Michele Clancy | 25-09-2013
Glookast is integrating Software Generation Ltd’s XML-based API for content archive and storage management into its Gloobox and Media Retriever solution. The combined solution is slated for shipping Q1 2014.
Glookast’s Gloobox provides a family of modular ingest and workflow-enabling systems that allow multiple resolutions of material to be ingested and sent to multiple destinations. Integrated with SGL’s FlashNet archive, this means that a high-resolution and/or source resolution version of material can be written directly to the SGL FlashNet archive system while a lower resolution proxy version is automatically written to production storage such as Avid ISIS.
This process removes the traditional method of ingesting high resolution material, creating a low res proxy and then sending the high resolution material to the archive.

Once the material has been ingested via Gloobox, the customer can then edit using the low resolution proxy available on the online storage system. Upon edit approval, Glookast’s Media Retriever, a dynamic partial media retrieving and conforming engine, will look for matching high resolution material from the sequence and retrieve those elements either from the near-line or the archive storage systems. Editing effects are automatically accounted for and are maintained after the high resolution conform process.