The importance of disaster recovery planning for archived footage

December 23, 2013 - 10:10am
Having proper disaster recovery plans in place is crucial to keeping systems running during an unforeseen event.

Having a robust disaster recovery architecture is essential to the success of video broadcast systems. As video delivery demands evolve, so too do the requirements placed on archival, storage and retrieval. It's important that broadcast engineers have the right equipment in place to facilitate system redundancy, content backup and scheduled play-out. Different interfering and complicating factors can wreak havoc on any video system, so it's important network operators are prepared.

Today's video archival demands have evolved, wrote TV Technology contributor Karl Paulson, which places extra emphasis on disaster recovery capabilities. Video programming must be protected at all steps of its development, from post-production to distribution. Broadcasters must decide in what video compression and physical media formats they want to retain video, as well as determine if encryption should be required.

Additionally, they have to focus on resiliency, or keeping systems running smoothly should any part fail due to an unforeseen event. A variety of architecture solutions are needed to ensure secure video pass-through for continued availability, including video transcoders, satellite modulators and transport stream servers.

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