Open Architecture Benefits
Someone once said “The war is not won with bayonets, but with effective organization”. When it comes to editing media digitally, success comes through true media organization. In order to work on the media, you need to find it. Once you find it, you need to know that you have access to all of its components. You need to be assured that the components you are working on aren’t mixed or scattered throughout your storage arrays. And when the inevitable time comes where you have to move or copy it out, you need to know that you have control over your media, and not the other way around.
Open architecture frameworks not only provide solutions, but they provide solutions based on your particular workflow. An organizational hierarchy can be designed to match the way in which your business operates, unfettered from the constraints imposed by generic proprietary frameworks. An organized hierarchy based on your business needs opens the door to additional possibilities, like automated processing. Try that with a closed system that dumps all your files in one place, and then attempts to sort them out through it’s own internal databases.
Organized media lends itself to an organized operation, one in which the results are predictable, where processes can be defined, and where collaboration can flourish. Open architecture lends itself to organized media design, because it’s not tied into cookie cutter packages designed for a quick sell. Organized media sets the foundation for greater efficiency, fault tolerance and recovery. It’s time to make your media assets work for you, because you have enough to deal with.