Total has renewed its confidence in VDM, associated with Opsomai, for the management of its audiovisual heritage, as part of a global offer including a DAM platform integrated into the existing information system built on the Opsis Media software.
For this platform called "e-Traces multimedia", which is hosted and operated by the VDM (Video Digital Multimedia) Audiovisual Laboratory, Opsomai has configured its Opsis Media software to meet Total’s requirements, the management of the Group’s archives under conditions designed to ensure their sustainability and their sustainable exploitation, all managed by Total’s Archives and Records Management department.
To create this new tool, Opsomai has taken and merged the 3 databases used by VDM to manage the films and video rushes, the photos and the hardware respectively. The new DAM gathers videos, pictures, sounds and PDF documents for a total volume of around 50TB. Opsis Media is also in charge of LTO tapes archiving of media in a non-proprietary format, with on-demand video masters restoration from a Quantum library.
The multimedia e-Traces platform, launched in early 2020, is now used daily by Total and VDM to:
• Filing, indexing and making available digital multimedia holdings (videos, photos, audio and print),
• Fine-tuned management of the rights associated with each media in this heritage fund from the many companies that have formed the Total Group over time,
• The permanent preservation of these funds with the guarantee of usability and readability of file formats.
In addition, thanks to its secure technical infrastructures, VDM offers a system available 24/7, with in particular an Activity Recovery Plan which is based on the duplication of data on a secondary site.
Finally, this Heritage DAM is a component of the Total Group’s central archiving system that will be interfaced with the other components of this system, and in particular with the Total e-Traces archive management software, which is based on Klee Group’s Spark Archives software.