The installations at the headquarters of CNBC Asia in Singapore and CNBC Europe in London are identical. FlashNet is integrated with Grass Valley’s Stratus production suite and manages a SpectraLogic T680 tape library. Access to the SGL archive is gained via Grass Valley’s toolset. The CNBC Asia project is part of a major upgrade whilst the installation at CNBC Europe provides a new archive environment.
The combined SGL and Grass Valley solution enables operators to work collaboratively and accomplish tasks simultaneously. It also allows support for GXF partial file restore; an important feature for Grass Valley customers. Editors can select clips for the archive or restore from the SGL archive via Stratus, are able to view low-res proxies of material held in the archive, and mark in and out points to restore just part of clips.