Premier Technology Offers Significant Optimization of Post-production Workflow with File Search, Cataloguing and Metadata Management
St. Louis, Missouri, September 5, 2006 — Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier developer and worldwide solutions provider of optimized audio/video shared storage and networking technologies for the media and entertainment industries, today announced it will feature the public beta version of its Postmap software at IBC Amsterdam, The Netherlands. IBC is scheduled from September 8- 12, 2006 and the company may be visited at booth number 7.518.
Postmap, the company’s new search and management software for post-production workgroups, quickly locates folders and files stored locally, remotely, offline or online. Users can easily create and attach enhanced metadata to describe and classify specific files and folders to reduce search times, share production notes, and organize customized files to significantly enhance the workflow process. The capability to rapidly find, catalogue and manage files is a post-production solution developed to fill the void between simple OS-native search tools and highly complex Digital Asset Management applications. The software is designed for both Mac OS and Windows operating systems.
Postmap is designed to accommodate post-production workgroups that operate in a single office or in more complex environments wherein users are distributed throughout multiple locations. The technology’s unique architecture allows its backend components, the Postmap Server, Indexer and Database, to be installed on a single computer or distributed across multiple computers on any Ethernet network. This distributed architecture enables users at any location to search the indexed contents of all scanned storage including SAN file servers, and removable storage such as FireWire drives and DVDs.
Postmap Features and Benefits
Postmap offers a highly flexible platform of utilities that can be easily tailored to the needs of creative workgroups of all sizes. Due to the software’s integration of features, the Postmap database can be quickly searched to find a file and to ascertain if that file is part of a workflow and what steps have been completed in the workflow. The suite of highly customizable features include the following:
Scan/Search – sophisticated searching and indexing capabilities to schedule and selectively scan the contents of SANs, file servers, FireWire/USB disks, CDs and DVDs. The scanning process creates a searchable, online database of file metadata such as file name, location, author and more. This metadata store is available for query by all Postmap clients even if the scanned storage is online, offline, or remote.
Enhanced Metadata – capability to easily build customized templates (digital forms) including free text fields, date fields, keywords, hyperlinks, and more. All users can use templates to describe files and folders with structured information. The complete meta-data store can be queried to quickly locate files or folders throughout a company’s storage system.
Workflow – extends the enhanced metadata feature to enable a company to easily define the steps in “workflow scenarios” allowing users to set the status of a project file as it progresses through a custom workflow. Users can add information to metadata fields such as “Production Notes” that exist on the workflow form and it may be configured to send informative, automated emails at “step completion” to pre-defined recipient lists.
Postmap is currently available to the industry as public beta and is scheduled for launch during the fourth quarter of 2006. For more information about Postmap or to participate in beta testing visit www.trypostmap.com.
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.
Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.
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