Fast, scalable and transparent file-based workflows
sQ Fileflow is a workflow application designed to integrate media files between Enterprise sQ systems and IT-based workflows. It is a 'mid-tier' SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) component making its services available via Web Services.
sQ fileflow supports all the existing Enterprise sQ media formats - AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, IMX, DVCPRO and DVCAM. It also has the ability to transcode XDCAM HD files on import or create them for export.Files from both an XDCAM HD disk or network folder location are supported.
sQ Fileflow is desgned to be scalable. It consists of two applications: a Queue Manager that schedules and monitors file movement jobs, and an Engine that moves the actual media. Additional Engines can be added to enable multiple import/export jobs to be processed at the same time, and additional system-level resilience is available via clustering and control workflows.
The Fileflow job queue manager allows urgent jobs to be raised in priority so they are processed sooner.
The user interfaces to sQ Fileflow are Web-based and run in standard Browsers on networked computers without the need for special Firewall configurations.The HTTP-based API is also available for customers to create their own client applications and control workflows.
The import and export workflow can be automatic, based on import watch folders and keyword triggered exports, driven manually via the Queue interface or cotnrolled vi the API for an external application.
sQ Fileflow also enables edge browse media creation for file ingests in the ingest application rather than in the sQ servers. Creating browse media in the ingest device means file content is available to everyone the second ingest is started. Overall system costs are reduced as the sQ server no longer need handle browse for file ingests.
Because sQ Fileflow is software-only, users can easily expand their file ingest and export capacity and take advantage of the constant IT development cycle to provide ever-faster ingest.
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