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 MediaCentral | Cloud UX playback.
  • Eliminate clutter with partial restore
    Find the clip you want and restore only the required segment of an archived master clip with a partial restore operation, saving time, storage, and online bandwidth.
  • 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.
  • Simplify transfers to and from your editing suite
    For editors, archiving and restoring media doesn’t get any easier, with menu commands built right into both Media Composer and MediaCentral | Cloud UX interfaces. This makes it easy to send and retrieve media to and from your archive without interrupting your edit session.
  • Gain storage flexibility
    For archiving, MediaCentral | Shared Library manages offline media stored and controlled by Front Porch Digital DIVA, 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.