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Griffin Communications Selects Marquis & SGL Archive Offering For TV News Stations

sgl-hp-logoSGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced a contract win from Griffin Communications’, owner of TV stations KOTV News On 6 (Tulsa) and KWTV/News 9 (Oklahoma City). Griffin Communications has purchased Marquis Broadcast’s Project Parking archive and restore solution, which will be fully integrated with SGL’s existing FlashNet archive system. Griffin Communications reaches over 90 per cent of Oklahoma households via its two TV stations, state-wide radio network, online, and mobile information distribution service.

Marquis Broadcast’s Project Parking will provide the Griffin stations with a fast and cost-effective archive and restore process, by creating a complete copy of any Avid project and media onto the FlashNet storage device. By providing a simple vehicle for archiving all media associated with a project, Project Parking enables the stations’ Avid operators to archive complete projects safely, quickly and easily between systems within the same facility or between sites.

“Project Parking is the smarter way to manage shared edit storage,” confirms Chris Steele, Managing Director, Marquis Broadcast. “Marquis’ solution offers an intuitive toolset to analyse and manage projects and their media to optimise shared storage utilisation. In combination with FlashNet, archiving and subsequent access to stored media will now be made the most straight-forward task possible for Griffin Communications.”

Doug Wynn, SGL’s VP Sales Americas adds, “Project Parking for FlashNet gives users the tools to improve the efficient use of edit storage, reduce capital expenditure on additional edit storage and improve reliability and speed of archiving. We’re delighted to announce this sale to Griffin Communications and look forward to announcing additional joint Marquis and SGL sales in the coming months.”

FlashNet, SGL’s highly scalable content storage management system, provides resilience, flexibility and adaptability. Regardless of the installation size or environment, SGL FlashNet's clustered architecture and open system approach provides secure, future-proof solutions that fit together seamlessly.  

Südwestrundfunk (SWR) Parks Projects with Marquis

Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced Südwestrundfunk (SWR) the regional public broadcasting corporation serving the southwest of Germany has selected Marquis’ Project Parking to move projects and help manage its edit storage more effectively. Project Parking which was purchased through reseller Media Online Frankfurt, is now used in the broadcaster’s Stuttgart and Baden Baden facilities.

Storage Analysis Summary 1280 x 800 “Project Parking is used to transfer huge Avid-Projects, which are not currently being worked on, from the ISIS to an IT-Storage,” explains Frank Kleiner, Dipl. Ingenieur Fernsehtechnik (FH) SWR. “This means we can use less expensive IT-Storage instead of the Avid ISIS to archive large Avid-Projects. In this way we save time and free-up storage.

“We selected Project Parking from Marquis as it is the only tool which has the functionality to archive/move Avid-Projects in an Interplay-Environment to external storage,” continues Kleiner. “Typically we use the functionality for managing our longer broadcast magazine content and formats.”

“Project Parking enables you to take complete control of your edit storage,” explains Ben Miles, business development manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Projects can be prioritised by size, location, age and then archived to second tier storage at the touch of a button, snapshots of versions of projects can be taken, or files moved from one location to another, while still maintaining a usable and easily accessible format for future use. Duplicated and orphaned files can be found and deleted, all helping optimise valuable edit storage space.

“In addition, Project Parking enables the transfer projects from different locations to tiers of storage as required,” continues Miles. “After archiving and transferring media off-line - selected Projects or Bins can be restored and merged with the original media back on-line. 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.”

Project Parking works as it understands the relationships between Avid projects, folders and bins and all its media. It does this by examining all project files and compiles a list of complete media references. Project Parking then looks at all the media and matches the project references to that media allowing the application to complete some very useful tasks including the analysis of workspaces and the archive and transfer of projects. This in-turn allows edit storage to be ‘freed-up’ and back-up and recovery becomes a straight forward task.

Project Parking has proved popular with broadcasters and post houses around the world and is in use at the likes of leading facilities such as: Fox International Channels UK, German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), RTL9 and Česká televize, based in Prague.

Project Parking Enhances Edit Storage Management for seaside productions

Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced seaside productions GmbH, German creative agency for on air promotion, design and post production, is now using Marquis’ Project Parking to help manage its edit storage more effectively. The Munich based agency purchased Project Parking through reseller Videocation and the solution will be used on on-air promos for the ProSiebenSat.1 TV channels.

seaside“We now use Project Parking for monthly sweeping of orphaned files and exporting finished projects to our archive server,” explains Jörg Goeßler, general manager, seaside productions. “This keeps our central storage neat and clean and frees up storage space.

“In this way, Project Parking helps us to manage our workflow after edit projects are finished and the final sequence is archived,” continues Goeßler. “Project Parking sweeps only those files that were used by the specific project leaving files needed by other projects in place. It means we are able to avoid the need to invest in further storage.”

“Project Parking enables you to take complete control of your edit storage,” explains Ben Miles, business development manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Projects can be transferred, content backed-up and parked projects can be restored quickly and easily.

“By analysing all of your Avid projects and media you can cross check these against Interplay and acknowledge which projects are using up the most space, how old the projects are, what workspaces the media is residing in and identify orphan or duplicate media,” explains Miles. “Project Parking then cleverly gives you the tools to either transfer, archive or delete this material as needed.

“With Project Parking, users can create project archives based upon bin selection, move projects between tiers of storage or transfer to different locations easily,” continues Miles. “After archiving and transferring media off-line, selected Projects or individual Bins can be restored and merged with the original Project or into new Projects enabling the effortless creation of Highlights, revisited and revision of programs.”

Project Parking has proved popular with broadcasters and post houses around the world and is in use at the likes of leading facilities such as: Fox International Channels UK, German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), RTL9 and Česká televize, based in Prague.

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