Input Media Upgrades MatrixStore for EVS

Cardiff, July 30th 2014 – Object Matrix, trusted provider of object based nearline storage today announces that Input Media has upgraded its existing MatrixStore cluster in preparation for new EVS workflows.

Input Media is one of Europe’s premier sports production companies with blue chip clients around the world. Many of those clients require fast turnaround workflows in high pressure environments. Input Media’s West London Production Centre combines multiple technology platforms to provide a flexible and scalable facility to meet their clients’ needs. Their experience with MatrixStore in file-based and Avid workflows proved comfort enough to commit to testing the platform with EVS:

We were very happy to test MatrixStore with EVS as we have current and future requirements to ingest, park and archive media assets for many of our clients. We were impressed not only by the results but also the commitment shown by the Object Matrix team to understand our needs.” stated Nick Symes, Director of Technology, Input Media. “It makes no practical, nor commercial sense to manage disparate silos of storage for different workflows, so we opted to consolidate and grow our existing MatrixStore cluster along with moving to 10GigE connectivity.” He added.

The expanded MatrixStore cluster, now six 24 terabyte nodes providing 120TB of usable storage, will continue to be used as a central nearline hub for many other workflows at Input Media:

  • Target storage for Aspera transfers
  • Transcode location using Telestream Vantage
  • AMA from Avid Media Composer using MXFS from Object Matrix
  • Managed EVS Nearline storage
Input Media

Future workflows are also planned with Avid Interplay and potential to add MatrixStore to Input Media’s Serviced Digital Archive model.

Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix “Customers like Input Media rely heavily on the impressive infrastructure they have built in order to deliver maximum value and results to their clients. Adding EVS workflows to the Object Matrix toolset supports and enables them to build a centralised and future proof nearline storage hub for the entire business. ”

MatrixStore is a trusted, object based, nearline storage platform that scales to multiple petabytes. As well as providing file system access, it also provides additional business benefits via features including built in search, options for local and remote replication, multiple-tenancy, WORM options and built in audit.

About Input Media

Input Media is one of Europe’s premier sports production companies, with blue-chip clients around the world. During our 25 years of experience working with top federations, broadcasters, marketing companies, football clubs and programme makers, we have built a solid reputation for delivering high quality productions to the world of broadcast sport. We have created a unique one-stop shop environment comprising programme production, live event production, extensive edit facilities including high definition, a live presentation studio, transmission suites, satellite and fibre links, branding, promotions and archive services. Our clients include UEFA, TEAM Marketing, The Football Association, FIFA, International Tennis Federation, FFT, BBC Sport, ITV Sport, ESPN International, SportFive, IEC in Sports and the Rugby Football Union.

Input Media is a fully independent company and can therefore offer clients an exclusive and impartial relationship.

About Object Matrix

Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Cardiff (Wales, UK). Its multiple award winning product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcast, production, VFX, post-production and creative agency customers. Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.