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World Series Champs Get Digitized


Okay... well this isn't my usual type of post... I'm not even sure if it's about animation... but it is about baseball and has the words software and digital in it. More importantly, it's about the Giants! Killer P's unite!

Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced a key sale of its FlashNet archive system to reigning World Series MLB champions the San Francisco Giants.  The installation, which sees FlashNet fully integrated into the SF Giants’ Avid workflow, was carried out by systems integrator Cutting Edge.

In January 2012 the SF Giants installed an Avid ISIS online shared storage system and Avid Interplay PAM system to begin their transition to a digital workflow.  The SGL FlashNet archive followed in January this year allowing the SF Giants to begin the process of digitising their huge catalogue of material dating back to the 60s and 70s.  This material, which is currently stored on various tapes such QIC and Beta, has significant historical value for the club and for future generations.

The SF Giants are also constantly creating a large amount of new material for the scoreboard, the website, TV and advertising.  This continuing acquisition of content means that the ISIS operators need to run the system as efficiently as possible, pushing old material off as new material comes in.

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