SGL Highlights Final Cut Server Integration at NAB2010

SGL - FCS Integration

 Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is demonstrating its integrated archive solution for the latest version of Apple’s Final Cut Server (FCS) to the American broadcast market at NAB 2010 on booth N1520.

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All archive-related actions are performed directly from the Final Cut Server user interface

 Final Cut Server, Apple’s media asset management solution for Final Cut Pro, provides a proxy based workflow for increased flexibility. By adding SGL’s FlashNet archive solution to the Final Cut Server environment, post production facilities and broadcasters can significantly improve and speed up their workflows by managing the available free space on shared storage that is traditionally reserved for ‘work in progress’.  

All archive-related actions are performed directly from the Final Cut Server user interface on the editors’ desktops. All types of FCS material whether assets, projects or productions can be archived to the SGL FlashNet content management system. FCS automatically generates low-resolution proxies of the original content, enabling users to locate archived or online material quickly and easily. Editors restore content directly from the FCS interface via standard menus. This integration of the archive and restore functionality into the FCS interface means that there’s no need for editors to be trained on additional software.

SGL FlashNet's clustered architecture provides secure, future-proof solutions

FlashNet’s unique open system architecture means that the solution is easily expandable as storage requirements or user demand increases.

 Mickey Charles, President SGL Americas comments, “SGL’s integration with Final Cut Server is another example of SGL’s open system, which has been designed to enable seamless integration of the archive with third-party systems. This ensures that the archive appears as a transparent storage area available to every user in all departments from within their day-to-day applications.”

 FlashNet, SGL’s flagship solution is the most scalable content storage management system available to the broadcast industry, providing unrivalled levels of resilience, flexibility and adaptability in tailored solutions. Regardless of the installation size or environment, SGL FlashNet's clustered architecture and open system approach provides secure, future-proof solutions that fit seamlessly.

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About SGL

Software Generation, Ltd is a privately held archive management software company headquartered in Fareham, England. SGL has been in business since 1989 and its flagship FlashNet product is installed in over 4,500 customer sites around the world.

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