Server Mapping Tool
Monitoring the inventory status of your video servers, Server Mapping Tool (SMT) updates the Avid FastBreak automation SQL database with information about the material it discovers.
Automatically Catches New Material
Material that is ingested directly into a server may have no matching metadata record in the automation database. Some clips that are file transferred to the server may not have valid duration information. SMT scans the server to discover this information.
For efficient retrieval of data, each version of SMT is built around a particular video server Application Program Interface. No operator interface is required because SMT continuously queries the server for inventory information automatically as a background task.
Since it is specifically designed to update the automation database, the information generated by SMT benefits each part of the ingest and inventory maintenance workflow.