ENVY will be launching ENVY STORE in August, offering clients a secure archive of their File-based Masters alongside a long-term library of proxy files. Jai Cave, ENVY’s Head of Operations says “Having a long-term archive strategy for masters in a file-based delivery environment is something every production company should be thinking about, and we can help with that process.”
ENVY will store a high-quality archive file at DNx185X with embedded final audio, as well as the broadcasters delivery file, audio stems, QC reports and a viewable proxy. Four copies of these will be kept for 3 years with the system utilising ENVY’s own internal cloud infrastructure over their five buildings. After this time clients can decide whether this gets extended.
Jai explains “We decided upon a DNx185X quicktime as the high-quality Master File because in an Avid finishing environment this can be made without any quality loss, but still allows production companies to view it themselves if they wish. Clients can then re-purpose this master in any way they want in the future”
The strength of the new service is that clients will know exactly where their data is stored at all times. Other cloud-based archive solutions sometimes can’t even guarantee which country a user’s data is held in. With ENVY STORE our clients will know exactly where their Masters are, with the added benefit of having physical access to them at very short notice.
In addition, all of ENVY’s clients will be offered free remote access to a database of streaming proxies held for 3 years, allowing them to browse every previous file-based master and series. This will become the front-end to the Master Archive service if they decide to sign up to it.