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Input Media positions Project Parking

Sports production company Input Media has selected Marquis Broadcast’s Project Parking for a data migration project at its west London, state-of-the-art broadcast and production centre. Input Media has used Marquis’ Project Parking archive and restore solution to migrate long-term content onto its new Unity ISIS system.
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Sports production company Input Media has selected Marquis Broadcast’s Project Parking for a data migration project at its west London, state-of-the-art broadcast and production centre. Input Media, which produces programming for the likes of UEFA, The FA, The French Tennis Federation and the BBC, has used Marquis’ Project Parking archive and restore solution to migrate long-term content onto its new Unity ISIS system. “We were looking for a practical solution to migrate key Avid project data,” explained Nick Symes, director of technology, Input Media. “Project Parking helped us to make an inventory of Avid projects and their assets, spanning across multiple workspaces on our existing ISIS system before the migration and identify which content needed to be moved across to the new system. The built in checksums were particularly useful to verify all the file copies were faithful to the originals. Project Parking and Restore supplied an intuitive interface, enabling a straightforward migration of the media from one physical system to another. We are now looking at how we can use Project Parking to assist with our on-going digital content management requirements for the forthcoming football season.” “Project Parking saves facilities time by eliminating the need to search for media across different workstations,” explained Chris Steele, product manager, Marquis Broadcast. “The solution takes an Avid project and collates a complete list of all the media that that project has used, whether in a timeline, or simply in a bin and then searches all the attached workspaces for that media. At the end of this analysis, Project Parking can tell you whether all the media is online, or if not, the name of the workspace where it was last located. Project Parking then goes on to copy all the project files and all the media that it references to a new location, checking all the files [with MD5 checksums] to ensure they are faithful copies. “Managing and keeping track of media within digital workflows is becoming a growing issue, particularly where large files sizes limit resources,” confirmed Steele. “Project Parking provides a simple archive and restore process to help HD and 3D production facilities and post houses manage their media effectively, now allowing them to unlock some of the many advantages associated with digitalisation.” www.marquisbroadcast.com

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