MediaCentral | Shared Library


Automate your archive

Archive everything—from original sources and production elements, to finished programs—all in one unified archive. MediaCentral | Shared Library is a service for MediaCentral that natively stores a broad range of media asset types, and can converge all of your assets into standard file formats, ensuring open interoperability and future access. It enables automated archive and restore workflows, and offers optional integration with third-party storage systems.


  • Archive and restore media
    MediaCentral | Shared Library is fully integrated into MediaCentral | Cloud UX, enabling to you automate your archive and restore workflows from anywhere. Easily archive production media as standard OP-1a MXF files directly from any MediaCentral workspace. MediaCentral | Shared Library automatically generates a proxy video of the archived assets for convenient playback within MediaCentral | Cloud UX.
  • Search and archive in one interface
    Searching for clips in your archive database is easy, as the MediaCentral | Search app is integrated in the same MediaCentral | Cloud UX interface as all of your other MediaCentral modules, apps, and services, including MediaCentral | Shared Library.
  • Save tons of time when archiving stories

    When using MediaCentral | Shared Library with Media Composer | Distributed Processing, you can now auto-consolidate Media Composer sequences when archiving a story. Save weeks of man-hours by automating and offloading laborious media tasks, freeing teams to focus more on creating content.

  • Simplify transfers to and from your editing suite

    For editors, you can quickly archive and restore media to and from Shared Library directly from the MediaCentral | Panel for Media Composer using built-in commands, without interrupting your edit session. You can also now archive Media Composer-created voiceovers and other audio-only clips and sequences directly to MediaCentral | Shared Library.

  • Gain storage flexibility
    For archiving, MediaCentral | Shared Library manages offline media stored and controlled by Oracle DIVArchive, Quantum StorNext Storage Manager, SGL FlashNet, or Spectra Logic BlackPearl. It can also store offline media on disk—such as an internal HDD, NAS, or SAN system—without the need of a hierarchical storage management system.

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