SAMMAclean: Step One for Efficient Encoding
Cleaning tapes before encoding is simply essential. Dirty tapes not only don’t convert well, they increase maintenance and shorten the life cycle of VTRs. But it’s risky to run vulnerable content through average cleaning systems.
Front Porch Digital’s unique design enables SAMMAclean to gently remove particulate deposits and correct packing and tension issues which plague videotapes that have spent years in storage. SAMMAclean will generate XML-format metadata and reports on tape quality that can help you take steps necessary to ensure the success of your migration and preservation projects. And, because SAMMAclean delivers faster than real-time, archival-quality cleaning at 1/10th VTR tension, your valuable content is quickly prepared for encoding without damage.
The advantages of starting any encoding project with SAMMAclean include:
- Reduced capital expenditure for hardware
- Improved migration success
- Lower percentage of damaged tapes during cleaning
- Reduced VTR maintenance time and expense
SAMMAclean is an intelligent solution that collects cleanliness, reflectivity and tensioning metadata. You set the pass/fail criteria for tapes, so you determine which content will move into the next stage of the system.
When the content you are preserving is truly precious, you can’t afford not to include SAMMAclean in the workflow.