SANS DIGITAL Video Asset Management
Sans Digital Video Asset Management (SD VAM) is uniquely designed to support production workflows and efficiently and effectively manage the continually growing pool of production videos that entertainment industry organizations create and have to manage.
Full Production Video Workflow and File Type Support
Sans Digital VAM was specifically designed to support video content management for production video workflows. It manages video data and tracks all of its metadata and associated files. It recognizes and supports data from today’s leading video editing solutions, including Final Cut Pro, Avid, and others. Sans Digital VAM also recognizes other standard video formats, such as mpg, wma, mov, and more. Once video file assets are ingested and cataloged within the federated Sans Digital Information Repository, user-configurable policies then migrate and replicate the video assets to less-costly secondary storage, immediately generating a greater return on investment of storage resources.
Many video files contain extractable context as well as content file-specific metadata that can be used to identify a particular file or group of files. The video and entertainment industry has evolved it own set of additional context metadata, such as shoot and edit dates, closed caption information, frame rate, lab references, edit decision lists, clapper board information, shot markings, subtitling, and more, and Sans Digital VAM incorporates that metadata in the post-production process to allow for the rapid search and retrieval of needed assets. Once in the Sans Digital Information Repository, metadata information follows actual video file assets as they move from the primary storage resources to subsequent storage locations.
Powerful Visual Search Capabilities
As video data is ingested into the Sans Digital Information Repository, Sans Digital VAM creates thumbnail representations from frames within the video as well as a low-resolution “proxy” version of each file. A simple click on a thumbnail launches the low-resolution proxy file in the Sans Digital Media Player, making it easy to determine whether the correct file has been located as well as the desired sequence within a file. The Media Player enables the user to view files at variable speeds, search metadata content, navigate to a particular point in a file, and clip particular parts of files for export. Thumbnails and low-resolution proxies also enable the user to search video files that have been moved off-line.
Once identified, requested video files are exported into the Export Queue, where further details concerning how the files are to be processed and exported can be defined. If data is needed for further production processing, for example, it can be retrieved to any network location. Other options include sending the data to a transcribing or publishing system, ftp site, or network storage location. The operation of these and other operations within Sans Digital are as easy as point, click, drag, and drop.
These tools provide the organization with the ability to significantly increase the re-purposing and utilization of digital video assets. Sans Digital gives you control.
- Unlimited Clients supported in Windows and Apple MAC environments.
- Pay as you growth: additional VAM units can add at later times to growth the storage pool, while manages and search all units in a single pool, single interfaces.
- Support LTO-5 tapes for archiving options.
- Automatically low resolution proxy files generations.
- Production video data is protected on a regular basis.
- Locating required video data is quick and easy because search queries can utilize a much broader set of identification criteria using metadata.
- Initial video data recognition from search results is easy with visual reference files.
- Confirming that you have found a required video file in search results is fast and conclusive using the playable proxy file.
- Defining a clip within a video file to be extracted using the provided video player/editor is very efficient.
- Staging video files for retrieval is easy with the export queue.
- Exporting video data to post processing systems, such as transcoders or publishing systems is simple using the export configuration tool.
- Video production workflow processes maintain their original form because the software supports native attributes common to the discipline.
- Video production storage environments can comprise a mix of storage resource mediums that meet the storage and performance needs of the environment while reducing overall costs.
- Video data is managed efficiently by data service policies that use the data’s native attribute elements as trigger parameters.
Easy to Use Management Interface
Video Search and Video Vision