Digital Media and Xsan, five years later

This session will provide a brief history of digital media at Bloomsburg University, the process of upgrading to a tapeless HD workflow, and where we are now, five years later.  The current Xsan environment is hosted by two Quantum StorNext M440 controllers directly connecting 32 clients to 64 TB of storage.  The presentation will outline the physical infrastructure of the fibre channel fabric and how the file structure is managed to provide a secure collaborative environment for academic courses, student organizations, and professional projects.  This will include an in depth look at the current workflows used by students in the mass communications program as well as instructional media and marketing staff.  Finally, the presentation will explore the ways Apple workflows integrate with Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite platform as well as Haivision’s Video Furnace.

Key Concepts:

Design and management of Final Cut Pro based HDTV production studio Configuration and maintenance of Xsan Storage Environment Integration with other multimedia solutions and Windows clients

Foundational Lecture – 75 Minutes

 Asa Kelley, Bloomsburg University

Asa KelleyAsa has been in the instructional media field for nearly ten years working as a media production assistant, integrating classroom presentation equipment, operating media equipment storage and loan facilities, engineering an HD TV production studio, and administering several network media systems (including Xsan).  Asa has helped innovate digital media in several ways, including a streamlined classroom recording system using QuickTime Pro.


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