Sept. 10, 2011
ANNECY, France — Sept. 10, 2011 — Front Porch Digital announced today that its unique SAMMAsolo HD migration solution is now shipping and available in two versions — HD or HD with Motion Compensation. SAMMAsolo HD provides the most flexible video format conversion for digitization of video and audio available, providing 10-bit broadcast quality picture scaling from SD to HD, and 20-point vertical and temporal aperture. The motion compensated SAMMAsolo HD provides the highest broadcast quality standards conversion using phase correlation techniques, enabling the smoothest frame rate conversion possible.
“Having standards and format conversion integrated into the SAMMAsolo HD gives our customers the best possible combination of quality and format selection, providing unmatched media delivery options,” said Mike Knaisch, president and CEO of Front Porch Digital.
Also available in SD, Front Porch Digital’s SAMMAsolo combines newly redesigned hardware and software to move archive-quality content from videotape to multiple file formats in a single pass. Because SAMMAsolo automates repetitive steps and uses advanced signal analysis to evaluate the quality of the videotape and to monitor and document the migration itself, the work can be accomplished with minimal staff training or staff time. The process preserves source timecode and also associates indexing and technical metadata.
The SAMMA® migration solution includes SAMMAprep for accessioning videotape libraries, SAMMAclean for cleaning the videotape itself, and the SAMMAsolo device, which performs the actual digitization. A four- or seven-stream migration robot is also available. Designed for maximum flexibility, SAMMAsolo HD enables users to customize their own output migration templates by specifying formats to meet their storage and usage goals as well as the quality control requirements of their tape library. Output files, stored locally on the SAMMAsolo cache disk, can be passed to any destination using the FTP gateway or transferred to Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive® content storage management (CSM) system for facilitated storage, access, and repurposing.
Front Porch Digital’s SAMMAsolo HD and SAMMAsolo HD with Motion Compensation are part of the fourth generation of SAMMA technology under the DIVASolutions banner of products to migrate, manage, and market media content securely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Visitors to IBC2011 can get a hands-on demonstration of the systems on Front Porch Digital’s stand 7.C16.
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About Front Porch Digital
The global leader in content storage management (CSM), Front Porch Digital now offers DIVASolutions, three product categories that can be integrated to migrate, manage, and market media content securely and efficiently. DIVASolutions SAMMA® products are the first of their kind to automate digitization of videotape, moving content into secure, accessible, and searchable digital storage. DIVArchive® and DIVAdirector® are trusted solutions for scalable and reliable CSM that enable digital file-based workflows to operate seamlessly across multiple sites. Award-winning DIVApublish is a unique, cloud-based service that combines automated creation of frame-level metadata with online distribution. More information is available at fpdigital.com.
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Front Porch Digital:
Michael Knaisch, President and CEO
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