Make Mine a Double Scoop

The LTO Program will be at the International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam dishing up a double scoop of technology with LTO-7 tape and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) as well as some tasty scoops of real ice cream! This double helping of goodness will satisfy participants’ appetites for low-cost, highly reliable storage technology as well as their sweet tooth. In this BlogBytes, we will give you a preview of what LTFS combined with LTO-7 tape can do for you by reviewing a couple of exceptional user case studies.

Offload high-resolution media safely and quickly in the field!

The Bridge is a post-production facility with an extensive roster of feature film projects specializing in on-set dailies, data archiving, conform services, color grading and post production workflow design and management. Located in the heart of Bollywood, Mumbai, The Bridge required a fast and simple workflow solution that could quickly offload high-resolution media on-set and in the field. They needed a solution that would lower the high storage costs associated with digital asset backup, SAN storage and long-term archiving. The Bridge deployed DNAevolution with LTO tape technology utilizing LTFS. This solution helped The Bridge attain a number of tangible benefits, including:

  • 50 – 70 percent combined storage cost savings
  • Eliminated labor costs for manual conforms
  • Secured data reducing reshoots and kept feature film budgets in check
  • Keeping content easily accessible. 100 percent open content maximizes future monetization of media!

Archiving video content doesn’t need to be difficult!

Fuji TV is a leading Japanese TV broadcaster based in Tokyo that operates through 28 regional affiliates. Fuji TV projects include documentaries, news, variety shows and drama series. Fuji TV needed to improve the efficiency of their video content archiving. They also needed to make the archiving process easy while improving the reliability of their overall storage platform.  Fuji TV implemented a solution that included LTO tape technology and LTFS, which yielded numerous benefits for their storage management team and graphics designers, including:

  • More efficient workflow with faster access to digital assets
  • Significantly reduced time taken to archive content
  • Direct access to archived work for computer graphic designers which improved business productivity
  • Capability for designers to archive files directly to tape through drag and drop functionality with LTFS

As these user case studies show, LTO technology with LTFS can make storing digital content an easy and efficient process. It can also improve business productivity and allow media assets to be portable.

How does LTO tape with LTFS technology make this possible?

The LTFS formatted tape has two partitions: one partition holds the content while the other holds the content’s index. This allows the tape to be self-describing and improve archive management. In the operating system directory tree structure, the user will see folders and files just like with other storage devices. See a list of LTFS supporting implementers here and get started on the path to lower costs and secured digital storage.

Want to see LTFS demonstrated with LTO-7 tape?  The LTO Program will be demonstrating this double scoop of outstanding technology live at IBC.  You can find us at booth location 6-A21, from September 15-19.