I’ve been looking around for a new asset management and encoding platform for our editing enviroment consisting of 11 Mac Pro’s with a 64 TB raid 5 Xsan volume. We’re still running Final Cut server, tweaked in a way it can use compressor 4 codecs. So our codecs and stuff are stil up to date, the only problem is the hardware which is running for 6 years at the moment.
So I’m looking for a new asset management/ encoding platform, found some alternatives like CatDV, Telestream Vantage and Portfolio. I like CatDV because they have the final cut server migration tool but I was wondering what you guys think. The following actions are being mostly used in our enviroment now:
- Copy responses (using hot folders)
- Mail responses
- Uploads to FTP
Any of you out there experience with one of the earlier mentioned systems? Or working with something else that can fit to my needs? I woud love to hear!!