Catwalk Fashion Brands, National TV Spots, Luxury Cars and Leading Sports Teams Archive to LTFS LTO tape With Cache-A
Cache-A LTFS archiving takes the guesswork out of carrying today?s work into the future
May 21, 2014 --
For more than 30 years, B Productions in New York, has been the go-to production and post boutique for A-list fashion and beauty designers such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Betsey Johnson and Oscar de la Renta. The company has shot so much material for its stellar clientele, that it is now saving the material for posterity using Cache-A's Pro-Cache6 archive appliance. B Productions' library contains over 6,500 original camera tapes ? comprising around 4,000 Sony Betacam tapes dating back to the early 1980s, and over 1,500 Panasonic DVCPro HD tapes ? representing between 1,500 to 2,000 hours of precious fashion footage to safeguard to LTO tape.
"We have worked hand-in-glove and cultivated great relationships with our clients down the years, to the extent that they also trust us to keep footage safe for the longterm," says Jorge Piniella, media distribution manager at B Productions. "So we have undertaken an LTO-tape archiving strategy using Cache-A Pro-Cache6 to safeguard everything. LTO-6 is a strong format that will last a long, long time. Unlike storing material on BetaCam or DVCPro tapes, you will know LTO will survive into the future. Now we can keep footage for our clients in perpetuity."
"Cache-A LTFS archiving takes the guesswork out of carrying today's work into the future," said Greg Gabry, operations manager at Territory. "We have developed a very concise and efficient workflow in-house, so that when a project is finished, it is all in one place on our central shared storage. Whoever is tasked with archiving a project need only go to one location to find everything they need to archive the entire project. Thanks to Cache-A, and the Pro-Cache6, archiving is literally no more than a 'drag and drop' process, and that's pretty darn cool. Having the ability to archive to a stable format, and give each client peace-of-mind to know that their project will stay safe with us for years to come, makes the long term ROI worth it."
In the cultural arts, Interlochen Center For The Arts, Michigan, and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are among many respected institutions to invest in Cache-A. Walker Art Center is one of the United States' 'big five' museums for modern art. With the preservation of artworks a key priority, The Walker is a long-time user of Cache-A archive appliances, being an early adopter of the Prime-Cache4 and more recently taking the Pro-Cache6. Materials being archived include a sizeable digitization project of celluloid films made by notable experimental filmmakers ? including Man Ray, Stan Brakhage, Matthew Barney, William Klein, Bill Morrison ? as well as a range of video performances and events, artist talks and lectures, exhibition trailers, educational materials for visitors, and online promotional content, shot in HD formats using Sony XDCAM and Canon 5D DSLR cameras, and edited and finished with graphics and audio in-house.
"As a museum we are a repository of artistic information, and archiving is an important aspect of our work," commented Andy Underwood-Bultmann, media producer at Walker Art Center. "It is vital for us to maintain records and archives that scholars and archivists can visit in the future. Everything we do comes from a mind-set of saving materials for posterity and future use. That?s why we have Cache-A at the heart of our LTO-tape archive strategy."
About Cache-A Corporation: Cache-A's award-winning, archive appliances are employed daily by thousands of users worldwide, in media/entertainment, Fortune 500 corporations, government departments, higher-education and houses of worship, to securely archive, search and retrieve vital digital assets. The company was founded in 2008 with a dedication to make archiving easy, and combines extensive experience in data storage and video media, with a reputation for delivering innovation and excellence to digital media professionals at a reasonable cost. Cache-A's product range includes desktop and rack-mount appliances that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix networking infrastructures. Renowned for their ease-of-use, Cache-A products deliver leading-edge performance in video and digital film workflows, and lead the field in using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTFS and tar formats on LTO-6 media. Cache-A's Pro-Cache was awarded Creative Cow's prestigious Blue Ribbon in 2011 for Best Archiving System, and Power-Cache won Studio Daily?s 2012 Prime Award for Best User Interface/User Experience. www.Cache-A.com