Access to Media Assets is No Object for Marquis

Marquis Broadcast has been working with Object Matrix, manufacturer of MatrixStore, a disk based nearline and archive storage solution, designed to protect both video content and metadata in video workflows, to create a new solution to allow easy archiving and access to media assets.


“With more content saved in more formats than ever before, easy access to media assets is an on-going challenge for facilities,” explains Chris Steele, product manager, Marquis Broadcast. “The combination of Project Parking and MatrixStore potentially offers an economical answer to archiving and storing file-based content as it can free-up expensive shared storage by creating portable projects which can be stored off-line. Parked projects also provide significant advantages for disaster recovery procedures, business continuity and inter-site workflows.

“We are delighted to confirm we have completed an initial project to enable Project Parking, our archive and restore solution, to interface with MatrixStore, Object Matrix’s popular content storage management product, with the aim of making archiving and subsequent access to stored media a straight-forward task,” continues Steele. “The new solution will be on show on booth: 2.A58 at IBC in September.”

“Marquis Broadcast has a heritage of producing solutions based on real customer requirements and true to form Project Parking is a product that the Avid community has been asking for over the last few years,” explains Nick Pearce-Tomenius, co-founder, Object Matrix. “The combination of Project Parking with MatrixStore provides customers with the peace of mind that all of the elements of a project will be protected in a highly resilient nearline platform that requires little or no management. The solution now provides a user-friendly solution to address the need for easier access to digital assets.”

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

Broadcasters and post facilities alike in AVID, Adobe, Autodesk and Apple workflows are choosing MatrixStore to protect their file based content and keep it available throughout the production process. Customers include Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, the BBC, BT, UTV, TV2, Gorilla Post and Sumners.

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