In summary, there are some technical, commercial, and cultural issues to address in the creative video community if raw footage and archive content is to be protected in accordance with internal or external regulations. One of the biggest challenges will be the physical resources needed to archive thousands of hours of potentially 4 and 8k raw footage.
One potential option is to create a mezzanine or proxy version of those rushes, in a certified transformation workflow, that take up much less space than the originals but retain enough quality for video processing to be applied at future dates. Metadata can be captured during the ingest and transformation process or that metadata can be generated later on using any number of AI platforms.
Keeping those rushes on LTO or SAN, NAS platforms will not be sufficient in terms of good Digital Content Governance nor the ability to efficiently process the files in automated workflows.
These rushes will need to be kept in object storage or cloud storage platform whose very automated technologies ensure that good DCG is followed and ensures that the rushes are instantly available and searchable.
Object Matrix has over 20-years experience of implementing MatrixStore object storage into highly regulated environments. Its core technology has been designed with Digital Content Governance, security, and regulatory compliance at its core.