Using Apple iCal to schedule ingest using AJA Kona/Io devices and VTRXchange

While not optimal, sometimes you don’t want to spend the extra money to get a robust tool for doing scheduled ingest from companies like Softron or ToolsOnAir.  I had an inquiry on how you could do this using the free tools that come with AJA hardware after my write up on scheduling the KiPro using … Continue reading “Using Apple iCal to schedule ingest using AJA Kona/Io devices and VTRXchange”

CatDV/PresSTORE Updates for CatDV 9.0

For a full overview of getting CatDV working with PresSTORE Archive, click here.  This article discusses updates due to changes in CatDV 9.0. After doing some work with CatDV 9.0, I discovered that the XML schema has changed slightly.  The changes are actually just a more verbose XML output and adding some additional sub-fields to the … Continue reading “CatDV/PresSTORE Updates for CatDV 9.0”

Converting a volume with data on it to a mirrored RAID volume in MacOS X

Since the days of Panther, Apple has included the ability to create and boot from Apple software RAIDs.  Unfortunately, regardless of how you ordered your XServe (RIP) or MacPro or mini server, the system comes with two drives, one with a clean system installed, the other completely empty.  While it is easy to reinstall and … Continue reading “Converting a volume with data on it to a mirrored RAID volume in MacOS X”

Generating Proxies using Archiware PresSTORE

Note: I originally posted this on Xsanity but it seemed to make sense to move it to my personal blog as well. So I figured since this is an often talked about product that I would share a little bit of configuration information for everyone out there. This is by no means a definitive way … Continue reading “Generating Proxies using Archiware PresSTORE”

Scheduling KiPro recording using Apple iCal

The pressure towards automation in our industry is a constant which beats at a more rapid pace every day. It is now a part of every broadcast facility on the planet. Whenever there is more to do with less people, scheduling of recorded content can be advantageous. Small market stations often times cannot afford complex … Continue reading “Scheduling KiPro recording using Apple iCal”