Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has today announced Russian Systems Integrator, OKNOTV, has selected Marquis’ Project Parking to assist its broadcast customers to manage their edit storage more effectively. Project Parking is now being used to enable editors at client sites to analyse all the projects and media on their edit storage by size, project, location, age, duplicated or orphaned files and then archive files to second tier storage, or delete unused media at the touch of a button, take snapshots of versions of projects, or move from one location to another, while still maintaining a usable and easily accessible format for future use.
“Project Parking allows the transfer of projects in order to back-up content and allow completed parked projects to be restored at ‘the touch of a button’ if required,” explains Ben Miles, business development manager, Marquis Broadcast. “In this way, one single application Project Parking gives users the tools to improve the efficient use of their edit storage - reducing capital expenditure on additional edit storage and improving the reliability and speed of archiving.”
Project Parking works by analysing all projects and media across all workspaces and allows them to be viewed in a user-friendly way. This enables the user to rank projects in the most appropriate way. This may be in order of total file size, number of files associated with a project, which workspaces the media is on, and whether media is off-line. The solution also identifies the location of any duplicate files and any orphaned media not associated with a project. The bin archive functionality in Project Parking then allows individual bins or folders of bins to be included or excluded in order to move media to second tier storage. Retrieval is also straight forward and can be easily achieved by restoring whole projects or just the required bins of an archived project for re-editing.
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software has announced it will showcase the new functionality of its archive and retrieve solution, Project Parking, as well as the enhanced control capabilities of its flagship media integration solution, Medway, at NAB 2014 on booth SL13405.
“Project Parking which enable editors to analyse and manage all the projects and media on their edit storage, has now been supplied to broadcasters and post houses all over the world,” confirms Daniel Faulkner business development manager, Marquis. “At NAB this year, we will be demonstrating the latest functionality which includes AMA content support. The solution now offers Park and Restore AMA linked media within a Project, enabling AMA linked media to be identified during the archive process and then be moved into the project archive. During the restoration, the AMA content can be mapped to a different mounted workspace.
“In addition, we will also be showing Project Parking’s enhanced ability to select additional content to Avid Projects (graphics/image and media files for example) at the point of archive,” continues Faulkner. “This means users can select additional folders at the point of archive from which Project Parking will copy the contained content into the chosen destination. Multiple folders can be included and certain different rules can be applied to which files will be used. Files will be returned to their original location but can be mapped to different folders if required. This will be helpful for editors needing to copy original graphics/Image media files or copying wider “project” related documentation such as scripts and other non-media items.
“Now available with new analysis and management tools Project Parking gives broadcasters total control to manage the efficiency of their edit storage,” explains Faulkner. “Project Parking analyses all Avid projects and media so that editors can understand which projects are using up most space and take action to transfer, archive or delete. As well as finding large projects, Project Parking can identify unused or duplicate media which can be deleted or archived. With Project Parking users can create project archives based upon bin selection, move projects between tiers of storage or transfer to different locations. After archiving and transferring media off-line, selected projects or bins can be restored and merged with the original media back on-line.”
At NAB 2014, Marquis will also demonstrate the enhanced control capabilities of Medway its flagship media integration product. New features continue to improve the efficiency and ease of digital workflows. These include a comprehensive proxy editing and re-linking workflow for Avid based systems; media and metadata integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and greater media acquisition and distribution solutions for customers working with web based content systems.
Marquis will also be showcasing Project Parking at JB&A’s reseller event prior to NAB. Featuring some of the most innovative technology in the industry, JB&A’s annual reseller event will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel Conference Centre on April 5-6, 2014 - the weekend before NAB.
Marquis Broadcast has announced ‘good sales’ of its archive and retrieve solution Project Parking through its main channel partner JB&A in North America. JB&A, which focuses on building and managing channels on behalf of vendors, sells Marquis’ solution Project Parking, aimed at assisting editors and facilities to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively, through its network of resellers across the USA and Canada. Through its resellers, JB&A has recently sold Project Parking to broadcasters in New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
“We became Marquis’ main channel partner for North America last year and have already seen strong interest and sales of Project Parking across the region through our resellers,” explains Jeff Burgess CEO, JB&A. “Project Parking is a particularly clever solution which enables editors to analyse all the projects on their edit storage by size, project, location, age, duplicated or orphaned files and then archive files to second tier storage, or delete or move unused media all at the touch of a button, while still maintaining a usable and easily accessible format for future use.”
“Project Parking also allows production staff to transfer entire projects from multiple locations to tiers of storage or different destinations if required,” continues Burgess. “Users can also create multiple archive destinations, for example another shared storage area or even a locally attached USB drive. A detailed report is produced upon completion of an archive providing certain knowledge that the project will be in exactly the same state when restored. As a result, Project Parking can give editors the tools to optimise the efficient use of their edit storage.” In addition to supplying Project Parking, JB&A also have the facility to develop and define specific workflows for its resellers’ clients by taking advantage of Marquis’ Medway tool kit. Medway is an ‘interoperability engine’ which enables enhanced integration between leading broadcast content applications within file based workflows.
“JB&A’s expertise and experience in taking products into the reseller channel has given us access to the North American market place,” confirms Daniel Faulkner, business development manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Project Parking is now being sold across the globe and providing broadcasters and post houses with the real benefits of transferring projects easily and freeing-up valuable edit storage.”
Marquis will be showcasing Project Parking at JB&A’s reseller event prior to NAB. Featuring some of the most innovative technology in the industry, JB&A’s annual reseller event will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel Convention Centre on April 5-6, 2014 - the weekend before NAB.