SGL Strengthens Grass Valley Partnership With SGL XML API Integration

Software Generation Ltd (SGL) (Booth N1520) has extended its technology partnership with Grass Valley (Booth SL206). The longstanding product integration between the two companies now sees SGL FlashNet integrated with Grass Valley’s production- and content-management toolset GV STRATUS via SGL’s XML API.

GV STRATUS is a non-linear production solution that delivers workflow efficiency by enabling users to work collaboratively and accomplish tasks in parallel. The SGL integration provides transparent access to the FlashNet archive from GV STRATUS, allowing full support for GXF partial-file restore, a critical feature for Grass Valley customers. With SGL FlashNet, the backend archive appears as a seamless extension of all Grass Valley environments. The archive may comprise disk or tape storage, or a combination of these in an archive hierarchy, using rules-based SGL StorageManager to manage data lifecycle within the archive based on size, type, content, or age.

For on-air, automation sees the SGL FlashNet archive as an extension of the Grass Valley server, and, when a clip is required for playback, users can restore it back to K2 Edge or K2 TX servers by selecting it in the playlist and choosing restore. The same applies to the archive interface with GV STRATUS. Editors can select clips for archive or restore from the archive directly using the application. They can also view low-res proxies of material held in the archive and mark in and out points to restore just a partial of the clip. All source timecode data is preserved.

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