FDA chooses SGL Flashnet

April 13, 2012

Software Generation Ltd (SGL) has announced that the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) broadcast facility, the Division of Communication Media (DCM), has installed an SGL FlashNet archive. The SGL system provides DCM operators with a seamless content management solution with dedicated back-up and archive from its new Avid editing environment.

SGL FlashNet is a key element of the agency’s major HD upgrade project within its post-production department, which has seen DCM overhaul its editing systems and transition to a full tapeless workflow allowing it to significantly improve operational procedures. The new workflow, which enables a collaborative production working environment, includes acquisition of video on XDCAM HD disks using high-speed ingest systems.

Video is ingested into an Avid ISIS-5000 shared storage solution and edited on eight Avid systems. B-roll and historically significant videos are then archived to a Spectra Logic T-380 library using SGL FlashNet. DCM will also use the SGL FlashNet and the Spectra Logic systems to archive its captioning, DVD master files and graphics items.

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