San Diego, CA. - August 14th, 2008 - SoleraTec LLC today announced the addition of support for video content with its archive management product, Phoenix. New features added to Phoenix include support for SAM, SMPTI, MXF and other video production standard metadata attributes. The product's search engine has also been enhanced to support extended metadata for use in search queries, and the product's search engine results page has been redesigned to provide a better user experience when working with digital video data.
Phoenix™, SoleraTec's flagship product, provides protection, preservation, and management of computer data. The solution is based on the Phoenix Information Repository, an active, tiered storage environment comprising a mixed set of storage resources. It also includes a suite of applications that process data into the repository, a flexible set of policies to manipulate data within a tiered repository environment, and a comprehensive search and eDiscovery engine to locate and retrieve data on demand.
Phoenix supports many types of file system data from Windows, Macintosh, Linux and other operating system-based environments. Phoenix's new features overcome the challenges that are inherent in managing digital video data.
These challenges are most apparent when searching for specific video files from within archive storage. Digital video is not quantifiable by most data-management products; therefore, a catalog of a file's contents cannot be defined. This makes it impossible to use anything except file attributes (age, origin, size, type, etc.) to define a search query. Search results provided in textual form also make identification of a required video file difficult.
The new features in Phoenix add support for many new metadata categories, which the video and motion picture industry have standardized to provide details about scenes and sections within a digital video file. These attributes include details such as shoot dates, camera angles, time codes, director information, process lab information, clapperboard information, and much more.
The metadata processor and catalog within Phoenix has been enhanced to recognize, extract and catalog these attributes as video data files are ingested into the Phoenix Information Repository. Support of video metadata standards enables Phoenix to manage archived video data more efficiently according to its service level requirements and recovery time objectives.
Video metadata support has also been added to the Phoenix search application. This enables highly refined search queries that return a small, focused set of results. To further enhance the user-empowered search experience, Phoenix now provides a unique 'criteria stacking' interface.
Each element in the criteria stack includes: