The Video Asset Management VA308-8E 7TB Rackmount with LTO-5 Tape Drive from Sans Digital is a 3U rackmount and RAID-5 protected digital content appliance with a built-in LTO-5 tape drive, uniquely designed to support production workflows. It is also used to efficiently and effectively manage the continually growing pool of production videos that entertainment industry organizations create and manage. VA308-8E is an affordable, professional grade, network storage archive system designed to tackle the media management needs of video professionals.
VA308-8E provides ready-to-deploy storage appliances 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. VA308-8E 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 a less-costly built-in LTO-5 tape. Once in the VA308-8E'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 is ingested into the VA308-8E, 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 you 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 you to search video files that have been moved offline. VA308-8E is compatible with any additional Sans Digital VAM systems added to the network, providing unlimited expansion feature to all video assets.