Indexing LTFS tapes

After a job completes, the database is updated with information about the files that have been copied and verified.
However you can also index LTFS tapes and add then to the database without copying them.

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Add tape

Put the tape into the drive, click the + button, select the tape and click Add Selected.

Open Source Browser

Click the folder button above the Job table to open the Source Browser.


The tape will be automatically mounted and indexed. The current Collection and Project are show in the top left. Click to open the Collection + Project panel.

Select a project

Projects are grouped together in Collections. Open an existing project or click the + button to add a new project.

Collections names could be clients, years, type of work or just have one collection for all projects.

Add a new project

Enter the new project name, select the project frame rate (this is used when displaying project durations) and click OK.

Store Index

Click the Store Index button to store an index or snapshot of files.

Assets in database

A browsable index of all source files has been stored in the Project Browser. In the Browser you can export ALE, CSV, MD5, MHL and PDF reports for all assets.

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