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Marquis Introduces Interplay Orphan Crosschecking (IOC) in Project Parking

Marquis Broadcast has announced the launch of Project Parking V3.8. The latest functionality of its shared storage management solution, Project Parking, now includes Interplay Orphan Crosschecking (IOC) which provides verification of orphan material when working with Avid Interplay. The new functionality will be on show on booth 2.A58 at IBC.

“Project Parking enables editors to analyse and manage all the projects and media on their edit storage and has been supplied to broadcasters and post houses all over the world,” confirms Ben Miles, business development manager, Marquis. “The introduction of IOC opens Project Parking up to more customers who rely on Interplay MAM operating in tandem with ISIS workspaces.

“Customers that use Avid Interplay and Project Parking were looking for a tool that increased user confidence when determining orphaned media within the Interplay domain,” explains Miles. “Avid Interplay users can now use Project Parking IOC to identify orphaned media, while at the same time, leveraging existing tools within Project Parking to sweep orphaned media to another storage device. In this way, Project Parking gives broadcasters and editors even more control to manage the efficiency of their edit storage.”

Project Parking works by analysing 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.

Orphan checking or cross-checking can now be completed against a pre-exiting orphan list and hence pre-existing Storage Analysis digest database. The Interplay cross-check will use any pre-existing orphan list and correlate against the Interplay Web Services. If the orphaned material is found to be used within the Interplay environment then this item is removed from the original orphaned media list.

Marquis has recently analysed and documented the costs of managing projects on shared storage - illustrating how Project Parking is fundamentally the most cost effective approach available in the industry today. Marquis has looked at four perspectives of how Project Parking saves users money and explored how with regular use of Project Parking's optimisation of shared storage users can facilitate greater throughput hence driving increased revenues.

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Marquis to Showcase Enhanced Functionality of Project Parking and Medway at NAB 2014

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.

“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.

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X2Pro Supports REDCODE RAW (R3D)

Marquis Broadcast has announced the latest version of X2Pro, its cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing, will now support REDCODE RAW (R3D).

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Marquis to Launch Project Parking Version 3 at NAB 2013

Marquis Broadcast has announced it will officially launch Project Parking Version 3, aimed at assisting editors and facilities to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively, at NAB 2013.

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Marquis Launches X2Pro Professional

Marquis Broadcast has announced the launch of X2Pro Professional, its cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing.

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Marquis Enhances Archive and Retrieval Solution

Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced completion of work with Disk Archive Corporation to develop an enhancement to its fast and cost- effective archive and restore solution, Project Parking, in order to integrate with Disk Archive’s unique archive and content library, ALTO.

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