Digital Bedrock and axle Video Offer Integrated
Solution at NAB

Companies announce partnership for digital
preservation workflows.
Boston, MA — Digital Bedrock, an affordable, secure digital preservation service that
protects and keeps digital assets evergreen, and axle Video, the leader in radically simple
media management software, are announcing that axle has developed an export
tool supporting Digital Bedrock’s new service. 
Priced at $195, it allows “one-click” export from axle 2017 software and
the axle Gear software-appliance to Digital Bedrock’s concierge archiving
service.  From the intuitively designed
export tool interface, assets (along with their metadata) can be selected using
axle’s Approval button, and batch-exported in a file format that can be read
directly by Digital Bedrock, for long-term, managed preservation.

Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle Video, said “This is an ideal solution
for customers who want a radically simple user interface to archiving and
digital preservation, without having to worry about engineering the back end of
the system. Digital Bedrock’s high-touch business model is very consistent with
the way we approach customer support at axle, so we can be confident our joint
customers will have a good experience.”

The integration means that small and midsize teams working
with valuable video content can seamlessly export metadata about that content
to Digital Bedrock’s service, along with the files themselves.  The media and metadata are then brought into
Digital Bedrock’s workflow and managed from there.  “We’re thrilled to be working with axle Video
and their prestigious roster of clients and partners worldwide,” said Digital
Bedrock founder Linda Tadic.  “Performing
full, managed digital preservation is a complex and costly endeavor for most
organizations. Digital bits degrade, formats and software become obsolete, hard
drives crash, and files are destroyed, lost, or hacked.  At Digital Bedrock, we act as the client’s
staff and infrastructure, so the client has no need to hire or train staff in
digital preservation functions, license software, or pay for infrastructure or
high capital expenditures. Digital Bedrock was developed to do that work for
clients so their funds and time can be spent on their core business. Clients
provide their files to us, and we do the rest.”
Digital Bedrock’s staff interface with clients, so a client
knows the people working with them. It is much more than anonymous Cloud-based
data storage. Clients are provided with custom tools to help them select which
digital content to preserve, to access and audit their assets at any time, and
to implement a long-term preservation plan.
Each company will be reselling the other’s products to its
clients starting at NAB, and the joint workflow will be demonstrated in the
axle Video (SL13609) and Digital Bedrock (SL15516) booths throughout the show.
About Digital Bedrock
Digital Bedrock
provides secure, managed digital preservation services in an offline, secure
architecture. Digital Bedrock (digitalbedrock.com) offers a unique, long-term
digital asset preservation strategy across a wide variety of industries, from
media and entertainment professionals, government agencies, businesses with
intellectual property, to cultural heritage organizations, at a competitive
price and with an unparalleled level of service. The company creates complex
metadata about an asset’s characteristics and dependencies, identifies
long-term vulnerabilities, and monitors asset health over time by performing
scheduled, bit-level fixity checks. Offline redundancy on LTO7 tape is provided
in three geographically separated locations, with assets migrated as new
storage media become available. In addition to its core preservation services,
Digital Bedrock also offers collection management and consulting services. More
information at http://www.digitalbedrock.com./
About axle Video.
axle Video LLC is the pioneer in developing radically simple
software for media management and capture, with over 400 installations
worldwide. Its solutions help small to mid-size organizations improve the way
they gather, share and archive digital video content, with media management
solutions that are easy to install, use and afford. Its radically simple media
software uniquely addresses a burgeoning need and has caught on rapidly among
video professionals in post-production, education, broadcast, corporate,
sports, house of worship, non-profit, advertising-marketing, and government
organizations worldwide. At its introduction, axle Video’s software was
recognized with the IBC 2012 Best of Show award and at NAB 2013 with the
prestigious DV Magazine Black Diamond and Post Picks awards. axle Video is a
privately held company; its founders have extensive industry experience in
media asset management for creative applications. Learn more at www.axlevideo.com.
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