Alternate P5 preview/metadata automation

In previous articles I’ve shown how to create custom preview generators using Archiware’s scripting engine. In addition to using custom preview and metadata scripts, there is a method of automatically adding these items to any archived asset with P5 Archive by preparing the filesystem appropriately. Lets say we want to archive the file /Volumes/MySAN/Projects/ We … Continue reading “Alternate P5 preview/metadata automation”

Using open source tools to generate more previews in PresSTORE

A while ago, I wrote an article about using qt_tools to generate proxy previews for PresSTORE Archive.  While this solution is relatively simple, because of the toolkit it was relegated solely to Quicktime enabled Mac systems.  It made codec support easy, but also came with its own set of problems. As Linux/Windows becomes more common … Continue reading “Using open source tools to generate more previews in PresSTORE”

Castor, the lovable beaver, is here to help you archive

In a natural extension of the PresSTORE/CatDV work I have been doing, I have written a more unified installer and configuration tool for the scripts on Mac OS X.  The project is called Castor and it has its own page now here on my blog.  Check the page for updates to the scripts or if … Continue reading “Castor, the lovable beaver, is here to help you archive”

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”

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”