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News: XenData Partners with Blue Lucy Media to Deliver Partial Restore from LTO
on Aug 27, 2013 at 5:29:54 pm

Award-winning Blue Lucy Tailor Partial Restore to debut on XenData SX-10 and the SX-520 Series of LTO Archive Servers at IBC 2013

(Walnut Creek, California--August 27, 2013) XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, has partnered with Blue Lucy Media, a UK-based provider of advanced video processing modules and asset management, to offer partial restore capabilities for the entire XenData LTO archive server range. The Tailor Partial Restore Module is a new software-based plug-in that will enable users to quickly split large video files stored on LTO cartridges into multiple clip files and transfer the clips over a network.

With digital video there is often a need to read only a section of a large high resolution file, such as in the case of sports highlights. Through partial restore, users define the start and finish time codes for the clip and a new file is created which contains only the required content. This reduces the time to restore from the video archive and minimizes the load on the network.

Other features of the Tailor partial restore module include:

  • Automatically creates frame accurate low resolution proxies in H.264 MP4 that may be accessed via a web interface to define the start and finish time codes for the partial restore from the high resolution file.

  • Alternatively, the module may be accessed directly via a SOAP and REST API for integration into other systems.

  • ‘Stitch’ or ‘splice’ capabilities concatenates a number of clips together to create a new clip that can be written anywhere in the network.

  • Supports a wide range of typical master video formats including IMX, XDCAM, DNxHD ProRes, AVCi-100 in .mxf, .mov and .avi containers

  • Files output from Tailor may be re-striped with new user defined time-code if required.

“By integrating the new Blue Lucy module into the XenData range of LTO archive solutions, we have created a standards based LTO archive solution with fast partial restore capabilities,” said Phil Storey, XenData co-founder and CEO. “The combined solution does not compromise our use of either LTFS or TAR formats on the LTO cartridges which is an important consideration to prevent vendor lock-in.”

The Tailor Partial Restore module will be available later this year from XenData Authorized Business Partners worldwide. It will be demonstrated for the first time at IBC, September 12-17, 2013 in Amsterdam on the XenData booth 7-H47.

About Blue Lucy Media

Blue Lucy Media (BLM) is a software development leader in the field of production workflow modernization. BLM produce service orientated software tools for video processing and content asset management, enabling broadcasters to confidently migrate to IT based production environments. By challenging the orthodoxies of traditional engineering-lead systems design BLM offer a straightforward approach allowing broadcasters and content owners to build flexible user-orientated production environments. BLM has established itself in recent years as the ‘go-to’ organization for high quality, automated archive preservation and monetization by providing uncompromised quality and ease of use.

Blue Lucy Media is a pri vately owned UK company based in London, operating globally through OEM partners and directly to end-customers through a network of value added resellers. For more information visit:

About XenData

XenData is a leading provider of digital video archiving solutions tailored specifically to serve the media and entertainment industry – with typical customers being TV stations, global broadcasters, med ia service providers, video production and post-production organizations. XenData’s solutions range from cost-effective LTO workstation archives to multiple petabyte server systems. XenData archive servers have a network attached storage (NAS) architecture and are compatible with a broad range of third party media applications. They can be accessed via a standard file-folder structure or by using an API, providing the high-performance and functionality required to meet today and tomorrow’s demanding digital video applications. With over 500 digital video archive servers managing robotic LTO libraries installed in over 50 countries worldwide, XenData is trusted by some of the largest media companies. For more information visit:


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