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Disk, Tape, Cloud – Which type of storage is right for your business?

by Julia Friedrich & Ibrahim Tannir When planning a data management strategy, there are a number of questions that need to be considered: Do I need an immediate failover solution? What is an acceptable backup frequency? What is the maximum retention period for past data? How can I make sure my data is safe in case of a natural disaster? 

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Boost index performance through SSD

Jan 17, 2014 – SSD ’s (solid-state drives) have become more widespread in the storage world, mainly because of their lower access time and latency. This gives them an advantage compared to regular hard drives and make them particularly useful for hosting P5 Backup and Archive indices. We have been using Elgato’s Thunderbolt SSD as well as the PROMISE Pegasus J2 during our VideoVisions tour and have seen how well this can work, even in a desktop Archive setup. Improve P5 Backup & P5 Archive performance Backup and Archive indices are at the heart of the P5’s functionality. The index manages all […]

Media Asset Management Systems

June 11, 2013 – Even though archiving is important in almost all industries, there is one that couldn’t avoid the topic even if it tried. I am talking about the digital media industry. The volume of data created in this field and the prices of primary storage make archiving not just an option, but a must.  In the digital media industry, data is often organized in Media Asset Management (MAM) Systems. There are countless one of them out there, some very complex, some a little more easy to use. What MAM you are using depends mostly on your workflow requirements and the […]

Scripts for PresSTORE P4

April 19, 2013 – About a year ago, we decided to put together a website with P4 scripts.  This site features the work of our partners, as well as some of our own techs. This is the site with our sample scripts. The goal of this site is to show the functionality and logic of such scripting and to save system integrators time by not having to reinvent the wheel. Many of our close partners have written scripts for very specific purposes.  One example is the PresSTORE Media Converter 3 by ToolsOnAir, an enhanced preview generator for P4. Another great […]

We love P4 Archive

January 3, 2013 – We love P4 Archive. We think it is a unique product within its market that will get more and more attention in the years to come.  But we have also noticed that archiving can sometimes be an uncomfortable topic. Why are some people not as excited about archive as others? We think there is one simple explanation. People are pushing the topic off until later, even though they know it is a pressing topic. The reason they do this is because archiving seems to be such a huge project that you never get around to starting […]

Scripts for PresSTORE P4

November 22, 2012 – About a year ago, we decided to put together a website with P4 scripts. This site features the work of our partners, as well as some of our own techs. This is the website with our sample scripts. The goal of this site is to show the functionality and logic of such scripting and to save system integrators some time. Many of our close partners have written scripts for very specific purposes.  One example is the PresSTORE Media Converter 3 by ToolsOnAir, an enhanced preview generator for P4. Another great example is Castor, a script package […]

Chesapeake Systems starts Podcast Series

September 3, 2012 – Our partner Chesapeake Systems has started a podcast series called “The Workflow Show”. In it they address trends and specific tech topics and guide through the field of digital workflows. The podcast is available on iTunes. About Chesapeake Systems: Chesapeake Systems integrates technology solutions for creative professionals in production, post, broadcast and new media. More information can be found on Chesapeake’s website.

CatDV and P4 Archive Integration

March 21, 2012 – After Apple announced that it would discontinue Final Cut Server, the search began for a good replacement. In many cases, the solution is CatDV by Square Box Systems. CatDV has become a very popular asset management system. It can provide entire video workgroups with a DAM and automation solution. Now there is an improved way to connect CatDV to P4 Archive, called Castor. This will help you connect your asset management to a tape storage system. Castor is a script package that ties P4 to CatDV. More information about this great tool can be found at our […]

P4 Training MasterClass

March 19, 2012 – Our English distributor JPY runs regular technical trainings for their P4 reseller network. They have recorded a training session and made it available as a free web-resource. In the P4 MasterClass you’ll learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot P4 via a collection of HD videos. Join David Fox as he presents a training course to engineers from UK resellers, including live demos, questions from the audience and whiteboard explanations. Videos available at masterclass.jpy.com.

First Steps

August 5, 2011 – We are starting a blog because we think it’s the best place to share our opinion on topics we care about. Posts will be inspired by questions from customers, real world experiences from our developers, or just stuff we want to share with the world. Hope you enjoy reading it!