Press Release GLOOKAST Partners with Object Matrix to Automate and Protect Ingest Workflows - 3/8/13

GLOOKAST, innovator in MXF workflow applications, announced a technology partnership with Object Matrix, trusted manufacturer of secure nearline storage platforms. This partnership results in GLOOKAST’s sophisticated ingest management solution seamlessly integrated with MatrixStore, Object Matrix’s popular nearline solution. 

At NAB 2013 in Las Vegas, GLOOKAST and Object Matrix will unveil the core technology that will enable substantial improvements in workflow while reducing total investment in infrastructure. Workflow demonstrations will be shown at the following booths:
     . GLOOKAST, South Upper Hall. SU6118 
     . Object Matrix, South Lower Hall.  SL5621

“Today's digital production trends require massive amounts of storage, especially in Reality TV, sitcoms, and drama production environments. This translates into much higher costs for both equipment and infrastructure. As a result, users are looking to reduce storage costs by “parking” high resolution media into highly reliable, yet lower cost nearline systems. The collaboration between GLOOKAST and Object Matrix targets a tight integration of the ingest, parking, editing, finishing and nearline archiving processes by means of a reliable workflow that is capable of reducing the online storage footprint and consequently the overall production cost”, said Guilherme Silva, CEO, GLOOKAST.

The integrated solution will provide the following functionality and resolve bottlenecks at ingest:
     . Create multiple resolutions during the ingest process.
     . Parking of high resolution material to MatrixStore and sending of low resolution to the online storage (such as Avid ISIS) thus reducing online storage costs.
     . Enable content to be checked-in to Avid Interplay and automatically re-link the low resolution and high resolution clips during conform.
     . Parking high resolution finished content to MatrixStore in news-based workflows in order that journalists may access content for re-use or re-versioning before being sent to deeper LTO archive.

“Our customers are constantly striving for automated, repeatable and efficient workflows that enable their technical teams to focus elsewhere in the business. The GLOOKAST team brings that automated workflow with their highly innovative suite of tools that are forged from years of expertise and experience working with MXF-based workflows.  The market is calling for choice from ingest to archive but it also wants those elements to work in harmony so we are very excited to be working with the team at GLOOKAST who have embedded the MatrixStore API into their products.”  Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix.

The MatrixStore provides functionality that is perfectly suited to the ingest of file-based content. It is scalable, secure and can lock down rushes from accidental deletion until the production process is complete. With digital fingerprinting of content, continuous data verification and meta-data extraction, it provides producers with the peace of mind that their content is not only protected in two locations but is also guaranteed to be authentic.

     . GLOOBOX Capturer is an SDI-based solution that allows the creation and ingest of up to three simultaneous resolutions (low resolution, working resolution, and finishing resolution).
     . GLOOBOX Ingester is a multi-destination, template driven ingest solution with multi-stream, multi-resolution, and multi-codec capabilities.
     . GLOOBOX Contributor extends the Ingester functionality to the capture of digital media from mobile device applications.
     . GLOOBOX Moover offers a software only solution for inter-platform secure file transfers and outgest workflows.

GLOOKAST develops innovative, modular tools for the design and implementation of true multi-format, multi-resolution MXF workflows.  GLOOKAST removes the complexity of capturing, sharing, managing, converting and distributing content through seamless integration across multiple platforms.

About Object Matrix
Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Cardiff (Wales, UK). Its acclaimed product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcast, production, VFX, post-production and creative agency customers. 

Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.