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
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
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.
integrated solution will provide the following functionality and resolve
bottlenecks at ingest:
. Create multiple resolutions during the ingest
. Parking of high resolution material to MatrixStore
and sending of low resolution to the online
storage (such as Avid ISIS) thus reducing online
. Enable content to be checked-in to Avid Interplay
and automatically re-link the low resolution and high resolution clips during
. 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.
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
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
. 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.
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
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.