Archive & Research

Archive & Research

A key use case of Cubix is Archive & research. Cubix can automate and orchestrate libraries of content that users want to deep log – utilising metadata for searching and filtering.

Being file agnostic, Cubix can ingest whatever file types are required – but we also specialize is in the digitisation and ingestion of Digibeta formats. use of Flexicarts for helping automate the process of digitisation for Digibeta style formats. Any number of Flexicarts can be directly controlled by Cubix, using then Telestream Pipeline devices for capture to a wide range of formats including ProRes, IMX, DVCPro, AVCIntra, Uncompressed and more. All ingest is frame accurate, and Cubix monitors all channel conditions and stores this metadata alongside the asset. Decisions can then be configured within the workflow based on this metadata to drive any escalations or additional QC tasks.

Operators can easily monitor live what the current state of the system is via the Taskflow system – whilst then UIs such as the Bulk Ingest Manager show live what load and remove lists are required, what’s currently being ingested and more. This kind of capability applies for all file types and ingest – not just digibeta.

Taskflows can be built to start right from the tape dispatch area – where barcodes can be printed on demand and attached to tapes. They can then be tracked through the process of movement into the ingest area, preparation (if required) and ingest.

The workflow can then continue through any of the many vendors that we have supported for activities such as file based QC, transcoding and delivery / archive. Frame accurate reporting can be provided on precisely what content was captured and delivered - allowing for very simple billing processes even on the most complex workflows. Proxies can be generated using the open source transcode engine - including devaluations such as BITC, logos, IDs and more.

Cubix is integrated with several HSMs as well as LTO / ODA solutions natively, where content which is captured can then be delivered to archives and managed for onward review and restore. Cubix also natively supports many different cloud storage solutions - such as Backblaze B2 and Amazon Glacier for cost effective storage in the cloud.

You can configure custom hierarchies and metadata schemas around them – to “tag” the content either by a structure, or by keywords. This allows then for the content to be indexed and searched by users via one of the client portals that we offer. Using these portals, content can be further enhanced through metadata entry – all of which can be searched on using our powerful advanced search engine. This tagging can either be done ad-hoc, or via the Cubix Taskflow engine. The benefit to using the latter is that large disparate teams can be used to complete the work (e.g. home workers or “crowd-surfing”) but can still be easily tracked and managed centrally. This can be key when the content in question is regarding a specific event or period – and needs users familiar with the content to tag it.

Cubix also offers deep logging capabilities such as speech to text, image recognition and language detection thanks to its native integration with Google© Speech and Image API. These allow for media to be tagged much deeper than normal, without the need for large amounts of human resources to do so.