Importing placeholders, items, and files into Cantemo Portal

Often times you will want to use third party tools to create files and related items in Portal rather than uploading, importing from storage, or using an auto-import folder. Here is the process I took which worked in registering both a new element available in a storage as well as adding different shapes to it. … Continue reading “Importing placeholders, items, and files into Cantemo Portal”

Scripting re-encode of Archiware P5 previews

Often times I see customers of Archiware P5 that are using the internal Quicktime preview generator in the hope that it will work well for their proxies. Unfortunately, when working in short form production video, the preview created by this system often times is actually the same size as the source file. The way Archiware’s … Continue reading “Scripting re-encode of Archiware P5 previews”

REST API for ToolsOnAir Just:In Engine Calendar

Recently I had a project that required remote systems to create calendar events for ToolsOnAir’s Just:In ingest product. While Just:In supports scheduled record, it is based on the Apple Calendar for scheduling events. The bad news here is that Apple Calendar local calendars don’t have any method for remote access/sharing. The good news is that … Continue reading “REST API for ToolsOnAir Just:In Engine Calendar”

Automatically backing up P5 indexes

Much of the truly important index data in Archiware P5 is indeed stored on tape with the data itself. ¬†That said, ancillary information like system licensing, custom metadata and proxies, and configuration settings are often not saved. ¬†While all of this is recoverable in the case of a true disaster, sometimes it is easier to … Continue reading “Automatically backing up P5 indexes”