Indonesian network MNC chooses Quantum storage

Quantum StorNext
Neal Romanek
Post Production
November 16th 2016 at 11:38AM : By Neal Romanek

MNC Group operates an array of pay-TV channels and four of Indonesia's free-to-air channels

Indonesian media company MNC Group has deployed Quantum's StorNext shared storage with MXFserver file management for the post production environment of its three television stations.

Supporting 120 edit seats, with Mac and PC systems running Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, the new StorNext-powered media storage and management system allow the MNC Group production team access to shared content without the need for transcoding.

Integrated with MXFserver, StorNext will provide a foundation for a platform-agnostic edit workflow at MNC Group facilities, and will also employ Quantum's QXS primary disk storage giving editors access to archived tape media. StorNext will also works smoothly with MNC's legacy Xsan system. An internal team of developers is using the StorNext API to create a media asset management system tailored to the three stations' requirements.

"Quantum and the MXFserver team worked closely to understand our needs, design and test this system, and ultimately ensure that we could successfully establish efficient media sharing across all our edit systems," said Kuswandi Aslan, head of integrated IT broadcast at MNC Media. "On a daily basis, the speed enabled by this new edit workflow makes it possible for MNC TV, RCTI TV and Global TV to get content to air more quickly.

"As we look ahead to the future of postproduction for MNC Group stations, we appreciate that we can scale our StorNext system very simply and easily as our operations demand," he added. "In the meantime, we plan to leverage this new storage infrastructure to facilitate the migration of our extensive SD content library to an HD format."