- TV Search
SnapStream's new clustering capability simplifies the task of managing separate SnapStream appliances, combining their forces into a TV search powerhouse. The cluster as a whole is greater than the sum of the individual nodes. For users, this means you'll log into one master interface to access, manage and search all of your TV content, no matter where it's physically stored. See how you can mix and match nodes to build your ultimate TV monitoring configuration.
Record 20, 30, even 100 channels at once with additional SD/HD tuners
Save time by transcoding multiple TV recordings simultaneously
Build a deep archive to store months and endless years of searchable TV
Play out recorded TV shows into SDI for seamless transfer to editing bays
Let's say you have two SnapStreams: one with 10 channels and another with 8 channels. With 18 total channels available for recording plus several terabytes of storage to build a lasting archive, you're in pretty good shape! But if your machines aren't "talking," then you may be suffering from separation anxiety. Before clustering (B.C.), each SnapStream worked separately, leaving you with the task of logging into each one separately, scheduling recordings separately, searching the libraries separately, and doing pretty much everything separately. Now, all of that unwanted separation is over!
So, what does all this togetherness mean? In analogous terms, we've remodeled the stand-alone SnapStream to help it conjoin with others, much like Siamese twins. TV archives, clip libraries, search results, post-processing tasks, you name it—all can be interfused with clustering. The result: a more fluid and robust experience for everyone who touches SnapStream within your organization. Administrators managing multiple systems can log in and easily oversee everything, from recording jobs to folder security, all in one neat and tidy place. Similarly, users can conduct a singular TV search that spans the entire TV archive.
Think of each SnapStream node as a versatile puzzle piece. These pieces fit together and can build upon each other in a variety of configurations. What's more awesome: adding on involves little-to-no downtime, so you can start small and let things evolve. From our experience, no two clusters are ever exactly alike. Each is conceived with a custom blueprint defined by your TV monitoring needs, and we'll help you identify those; whether it's to record 50 channels in HD or a specific blend of SD and HD TV channels, or you place far greater importance on archive depth, or you require a boost of transcoding power. Put your finger to the wind and scale up in any direction.
SnapStream's native recording format of MPEG-2 delivers high-resolution broadcast video in brilliant HD, ideal for repurposing content in post-production. For video editors looking to record high-definition television and then siphon TV clips off into Avid and Final Cut Pro, the answer is SnapStream's HD-SDI Playout Node. Just add it on to your SnapStream as a seamless connector to any professional editing suite. The playout happens in real time; so if you have a two-minute TV clip, it will only take two minutes to transfer out of SnapStream.