German broadcaster upgrades MXF ingest servers

July 13, 2007

RTL Television in Cologne, Germany, has upgraded its archive-migration process by adopting several OpenCubeSD v2.0 ingest servers.

The OpenCube products were designed to smooth the transition to tapeless production, seamlessly introducing the MXF format into all types of workflows.

As the broadcast industry moves to IT-based facilities, it faces the challenge of managing the new metadata-enabled MXF standard in ways that enhance media exchange and ensure long-term reliable media retrievals.

After being digitized by OpenCubeSD, the ingested MXF media is directly dropped on central storage so it can be stored on an archive library supplied from IBM.

RTL’s migration process began in March 2007 and will involve more than 130,000 hours of video content during the next two years.

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