The Video Asset Management VA003-6E 4TB Tower with LTO-5 Tape Drive from Sans Digital is a RAID 5 protected digital content appliance with built-in LTO-5 tape drives, uniquely designed to support production workflows. It is used to efficiently and effectively manage the continually growing pool of production videos that entertainment industry organizations create and manage. VA003-6E is an affordable, professional grade, network storage archive system designed to tackle the media management needs of video professionals.
VA003-6E provides a ready-to-deploy storage appliance for creative professionals. Specifically designed to support video content management for production video workflows, it manages video data and tracks all of its metadata and associated files. VA003-6E recognizes and supports data from today's leading video editing solutions, including Final Cut Pro, Avid and others. It also recognizes other standard video formats, such as .mpg, .wma, .mov, and more. Once video file assets are ingested and cataloged within the federated video database, user-configurable policies then migrate and replicate the video assets to low-cost built-in LTO-5 tapes, immediately generating a greater return on investment of storage resources. Once in the VA003-6E's storage database, metadata information follows actual video file assets as they move from the primary storage resources to subsequent storage locations.
As video data are ingested into the VA003-6E, Sans Digital's VAM creates thumbnail representations from frames within the video as well as a low-resolution "proxy" version of each file. A simple click on a thumbnail launches the low-resolution proxy file in the VAM's Media Viewer, making it easy to determine whether the correct file has been located as well as the desired sequence within a file. The Media Viewer enables the user to view files at variable speeds, search metadata content, navigate to a particular point in a file and clip particular parts of files for export. Thumbnails and low-resolution proxies also enable the user to search video files that have been moved offline. VA003-6E is compatible with any additional Sans Digital VAM system added to the network, providing unlimited expansion to all video assets.