September 12, 2009


XDCAM, which is designed to serve as an acquisition file format, is believed to be inferior to LTO for long-term archiving. SGL’s archive and content management system FlashNet 6.2 can now provide partial file restore directly from archived XDCAM files stored on linear data tape. FlashNet 6.2 overcomes the challenges presented by XDCAM and the way it uses technical metadata.

Partial file restore from XDCAM material can be achieved when extracting a segment from the archive, resulting in a much faster retrieval process. In addition to removing the need for more temporary disk storage, this new process also eliminates the need for additional transcoding, therefore increasing the overall cost-effectiveness and ease-of-use of the FlashNet solution.