Video Technic's Apella Clip Server (VCS) 2.6 will be showcased at IBC2004 next month in Amsterdam. This network-ready, multichannel server has automated ingest and playout. VCS also has a centralized media database that is accessible to multiple users and applications. When media is ingested, the VCS creates DV and MPEG media files along with low-res proxy clips and metadata. Apella is compatible with Panasonic's DVCPRO P2 and Sony's XDCAM tapeless formats.
Other features include the Archive DVD Printer and Offline Jukebox Storage tools perform online, nearline and offline archiving. The VT Archive Printer has an automatic archive feature--all flagged assets are printed to DVD along with metadata, thumbnails and low-res proxies sent to an .html file for offline browsing.
The Apella VCS v2.6 has enhanced NAS/SAN playout reliability with an Automated Cache setting for networked media protection and a real-time Tandem Server feature that allows the user to synchronize two channels on the network.
Also improved are the network client interfaces such as VT Director and VT Proxy Editor, designed for remote multi-channel playout and offline editing and browsing.
Video Technics will be in Booth 7.228 at IBC2004, Sept. 10-14. For more information, visit http://www.ibc.org/
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