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GLOOKAST Introduces MediaRetriever
Providing “Partial Restore” Functionality
and Porto (Portugal) December 3, 2013 - GLOOKAST, an innovator in MXF
workflow applications, today announced a new addition to its product line -- MediaRetriever. MediaRetriever provides the ability to do
“partial restore” operations on content that is managed by Avid® Interplay®.
MediaRetriever allows users of Avid Interplay PAM to keep
their low res files on Avid ISIS®
and park their high res files on lower cost third party nearline storage. Low res files are online and immediately
available for editing. In the past when high res finishing was performed, the
entire clip had to be retrieved when parked on third party nearline solutions. This is not only time consuming but costly
since space is at a premium on production storage using Avid ISIS. MediaRetriever removes the necessity of
consuming potentially terabytes of production disk storage by restoring only
the portions of the clips that are required.
The partial restore mechanism allows handles to be placed on each side
of the retrieved clip. The retrieved
clip is then checked into Avid Interplay and stored on the Avid ISIS platform.
“We are excited about the cost and time saving benefits that
MediaRetriever provides by allowing new or existing Avid Interplay PAM users to
expand their storage with lower cost nearline storage while maintaining a
seamless workflow for the editing staff,” said Edel Garcia, Executive VP of
Sales and Marketing.
GLOOKAST has also collaborated with its technical partner,
Object Matrix by tightly integrating MediaRetriever functionality (at an API
level) to the MatrixStore nearline platform. “The new partial restore
functionality introduced by our partnership with GLOOKAST is very exciting and
is a natural extension of the workflows that allow our customers to work with
lower resolution clips on their production storage -- safe in the knowledge
that the high resolution clips are protected in the MatrixStore nearline
archive” stated Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix.
MediaRetriever rounds out the GLOOKAST family of products
that fit into diverse workflows:
Capturer is an SDI-based solution that allows the creation and ingest of up to
three simultaneous resolutions (low resolution, working resolution, and
Ingester is a multi-destination, template driven file-based ingest solution
with multi-stream, multi-resolution, and multi-codec capabilities.
Contributor extends the Ingester functionality to the capture of digital media
from mobile device applications.
Moover offers a software-only solution for inter-platform secure file transfers
and outgest workflows.
MediaRetriever is now available through GLOOKAST’s worldwide
network of resellers. The partial
restore option for InterConnect from Object Matrix will be available for
demonstration and sale in January of 2014.
innovative, modular, and highly customizable tools, which allow the design and
implementation of true multi-format, multi-resolution, and multi-vendor digital