A practical guide to the implementation of state-of-the-art media storage systems.
Keep your media assets organized, searchable, protected, and immediately accessible with a clear understanding of the technical concepts and best practice workflows for deploying storage systems for media servers. Information is organized to focus on the principles of storage, collaborative workflow, compressed video and media formats, and associated topics that use file based workflows. A thorough understanding of the technologies is provided, accompanied by numerous illustrations, tables, examples, glossaries and additional reading suggestions.
The text and appendices are designed to provide easy to access valuable reference and historical information.
"Written especially for IT professionals involved in video production and multimedia management, this volume examines in detail the requirements of digital video and media professionals and the robust, secure and scalable storage solutions available to them. Beginning with overview material on server types, buses, disks and physical mediums, the work proceeds through a practical discussion of media specific storage issues including trans-coding and wrappers, multi-user IP storage, archives and backups, metadata and media asset management, clustering and resilience and virtualization. The work includes illustrations and tables and access to a companion website is provided."--Reference and Research Book News
"Complex media storage computer systems are employed to capture, store and retrieve moving media content on systems that will preserve the original integrity of the content over time and technological transition. This book provides detailed information related to the concepts, applications, implementation and interfaces of video file servers, intelligent storage systems, media asset management services, content distribution networks, and mission critical platforms. A tutorial and case example approach is taken to facilitate a thorough understanding of the technologies, using numerous illustrations, tables and examples. The text and appendices are designed to provide easy to access valuable reference and historical information."--Radio Magazine
Digital Media Recording and Storage Technologies ; Digital Disk Recorders - DDR; Non Linear Editing - NLE; Video Server Systems; Media Server Components and Disk Based Architectures; Storage Arrays; Storage Networking; Optical Based Storage Platforms; Bridging the IP and IT Worlds with the Video/Media World; Encoders and Decoders; Compression formats, bit rates and services ; Performance - Bandwidth, Stripping and Throughput ; Clustering; High Performance Storage Systems; File Transfer Protocols (FTP); Formats, Conversion and; Interchange and Exchange Formats; Scalability, Extensibility, Interoperability; Storage Management; Archives, Backup and Libraries; Applications of Video Server Technologies; Video on Demand; Digital Cinema Servers; Media Asset Management - Digital Asset Management; Workflow and Content Delivery Networks; Storage Virtualization; Multifunction Media Servers for Broadcast; Disaster Prevention; Upgrades, Updates and Forklifts