What do you get when you mix LTO technology with video content? Nirvana. All your data storage worries can melt away. That’s what storage professionals were saying at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. The LTO Program team were there showcasing LTO-8 technology with LTFS and explaining what makes tape the go-to storage platform for video preservation.
Making a Hollywood Movie
About 100,000 attendees including movie producers, TV program providers, broadcasters and those concerned with rich media attended the NAB Show to discover technologies that help capture, preserve, protect and deliver outstanding news and entertainment content. Protecting video content was a major priority for attendees as it usually requires a massive investment in time, resource and money to take a movie to theaters.
According to YoExpert.com it costs on average $140 million to make a Hollywood movie, and another $200 million to market it worldwide (Hollywood Reporter). With that kind of investment, producers want to be assured that their video content is preserved and protected at all costs. That’s why they flocked to the LTO Program booth at NAB to see the data protection magic of LTO technology!
Video storage managers wanted to see LTFS in action – up close and personal. Dan Coombes, an LTO Program representative, showed video producers at NAB Show how easy it is to store and access video files with LTFS on LTO tape (Figure-1). “It’s like using a very large 12 terabyte USB thumb drive,” explained Coombes. “LTFS makes using tape easier than ever before. Simply drag and drop the files to and from the tape.” Learn more about LTFS in a short video here.
LTFS technology can be used in a one-drive implementation or in small-to-large tape libraries, integrated with workflow and archive management offerings. Additionally, LTFS has become an international standard and can be used on-set, on-location and at the post-production suite. Each tape is self-describing so sharing the content with other organizations that use LTFS is very easy. In fact, mailing an LTFS formatted cartridge can be less expensive and quicker than trying to push huge video files across the net. In addition, LTO tape is stored offline which means content is protected from hackers, sabotage, viruses and ransomware since it cannot be accessed. See a list of LTFS implementers here.
If you want to get the ultimate storage mix to reduce costs and securely preserve and protect your video content, follow the lead of savvy video producers and use LTO tape with LTFS.