RTVS, Slovakia’s national broadcaster, is upgrading its archive system to create a national TV archive that includes its legacy SD material. The project will use NOA systems to build a complete MAM facility to manage all ingest workflows and transcoding, with logical content description, and full integration of radio and TV content.
The installation includes four NOA Framelector machines for the ingest of SD video with complete RF monitoring control, and a five-server transcoding farm based upon MediaButler for export from lossless ffv1 towards the production formats in use at RTVS. A set of mediARC file management tools FileManager, Remote File Agent, Storage Connector will handle transparent OAIS File management and replication between WAN sites. A four-server QC analysis farm using VidCHECK with Quantum StorNext AEL6000 complete the upgrade to the RTVS facility.
“This new installation will give us a complete archive-centric view on all kinds of production creation,” said Vladimir Hübner, project manager at RTVS. “Our aim is also to share existing metadata description and the metadata repository for better semantic linking of content crossmedia both radio and TV.”
The broadcaster chose a NOA solution for SD Video to create mathematically lossless archive files based upon ffv1, and for its RF logging of ingested material for quality control. The NOA installation will be integrated through standard XML and file gateways with metadata management and provides a mediARC API for live replication towards external RTVS repositories.