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Front Porch Digital Announces Latest Upgrade to DIVAdirector Content Management Application

(September 10, 2008)

DMN Newswire--2008-9-10--Front Porch Digital, the leading global provider of content storage management (CSM) solutions for the media and entertainment industry, today announced an upgraded version of its DIVAdirector Web-based interface, which makes it more powerful, versatile, and functional. DIVAdirector V4.0 adds multiple features to facilitate and enhance the users' ability to define, locate, collaborate, retrieve, and repurpose file-based assets through an easy-to-use Web interface.

Important new DIVAdirector features include key frame and thumbnail support, enabling the addition of visual markers in query results and to better identify segments in shot lists; collaborative shot list support, enabling many users to share viewing and editing of shot lists; and virtual asset support, enabling an asset and its metadata to be added to the system in anticipation of the clip's later arrival in the archive ? an extremely valuable tool to assist in the migration off video tape. More new features include Apple® Final Cut Pro® shot list support, full-text metadata search, a redesigned database that supports additional metadata types, as well as unlimited field definitions and jog/shuttle wheel support for editing speed and ease of use.

Available as an option to Front Porch Digital's flagship DIVArchive CSM system, DIVAdirector is a fully Web-based and distributed system that allows users such as journalists, editors, and producers to securely search, browse, and retrieve stored video content according to the asset metadata and to manipulate and repurpose this valuable content easily.

"The enhanced search and manipulation capabilities offered by DIVAdirector V4.0 have the potential to yield critical improvements both to facility efficiency and to production quality," said Brian Campanotti, chief technology officer of Front Porch Digital. "By providing more control and a richer interface for the desktop user, more powerful tools for collaboration, and more storage flexibility, the latest version of DIVAdirector demonstrates Front Porch Digital's commitment to responsive partnership with its customers and its leadership role in the industry."

The latest DIVAdirector version is available as an option for new DIVArchive customers or as an easy, cost-effective, and fully transparent upgrade for existing DIVAdirector customers. For more information, visit Front Porch Digital at IBC stand 11.D45 or on the Web at

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About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global market leader in Content Storage Management (CSM) solutions. The company has long been an innovator in delivering unique software, services, and integrated hardware solutions for CSM to broadcasters and media companies worldwide. Today, Front Porch Digital's patented CSM technologies are found in more than 220 installations in more than 50 countries, representing 9.5 million hours of content and more than 60 PB of data under management distinguished for superior functionality, scalability, performance, and customer satisfaction. Front Porch Digital's award-winning DIVArchive technology manages the largest broadcast archives in operation for the world's best-known media brands. More information is available at

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