NIBG implements DIVArchive for broadcast file management

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NIBG) has installed DIVArchive system to manage its broadcast and film files. The Front Porch Digital system will give NIBG a complete in-house workflow and centralised archive for greater control and a quicker response time.

The Institute is using DIVArchive to archive audio/visual content that has been broadcast and scanned. NIBG will also move all of its assets that are now archived at Ericsson (formerly Technicolor) into its new in-house digital archive. When that process is complete, the DIVArchive system will manage 10 PB of DPX files and 6 PB of broadcast files.

NIBG purchased a DIVArchive system with an unlimited-capacity license, 11 DIVArchive Actors that move content throughout various workflow systems, and several options such as timecode-based partial file restore, storage plan manager, and disaster recovery via a second robot.

Features provided by DIVArchive that NIBG didn’t previously have access to include: complete object management of D10, XDCAM and multiple other video formats; scalability; disaster recovery; tape-grouping capabilities; DPX support; and the ability to retrieve specific portions of files. NIBG will eventually move the DPX archive to DIVArchive V7.0 in order to take advantage of that version’s AXF support.

Phillip Maher, NIBG manager of preservation and digitisation, comments: “We preserve a major part of the Dutch A/V heritage and make it accessible to broadcasters, journalists, educators and others via the Web, so the partial file restore capability is especially important. With that feature, you can extract directly from the archive only the portion of video you need, which will help our users retrieve their content and complete their projects much more quickly and efficiently.”

Rino Petricola, Front Porch Digital SVP and managing director, adds: “By adding capabilities to the workflow that didn’t exist before, DIVArchive makes it much easier for the NIBG to fulfil its responsibility for managing the country’s A/V heritage and making it accessible to the people. These improvements come from an off-the-shelf product that requires no development or customisation, and completely integrates with NIGB’s existing workflow.”

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