Archive to BlackPearl with axle ai and Spectra Logic

It’s a new year and we have even more features to share with you in 2021! This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features — some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common: they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s cover how axle integrates with one of our archive partners…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to archive with Spectra Logic

axle ai has a direct integration with Spectra Logic archive, enabling users to archive to BlackPearl via RioBroker software. By creating a RioBroker agent within axle, users can select media to archive directly from the axle interface. Users can take advantage of the power of BlackPearl’s internal disk cache with access to the huge range of Spectra Logic libraries on the back of BlackPearl.

“One of the benefits of axle and BlackPearl is the use of the disk cache to radically speed up the archiving process.” – Neil Blake, EAME Sales

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Archiving with axle ai and Archiware

It’s a new year and we have new axle features to share! This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features — some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common: they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s cover how axle integrates with one of our archive partners…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to archive with Archiware

axle ai can connect to most archiving systems, and we have a direct integration with Archiware P5 software. Archiware is a cost-effective solution that allows users to make single or dual-LTO copies of media. With axle’s P5 module, users can archive directly from axle; once archived, Archiware will send details of the LTO tape information back to axle which users can view as custom archive metadata.    

Want to see more archive features? Our next virtual product demo is Wednesday, January 20th. See what’s coming up on our events page and check out our latest full length demo here.

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Setting up your archives in axle ai

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features — some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common: they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s get back to archives…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to start archiving


axle ai’s archive utility works with disk systems, LTO tape drives, cloud storage, or any device of your choosing. The axle system administrator can quickly create archive paths in the administrator pages and enable them for users. The standard axle license allows you to specify a folder or watched location for the archive; advanced options are available to connect your axle system to different archive systems.

Once the admin has enabled the archive, users can archive single or multiple files by using the Action Menu. However, while you free up valuable Tier 1 storage space, the proxy previews and all the metadata tags remain in your axle database, letting you browse and, if needed, restore any archived files you may need in the future.

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Sharing in axle ai makes for easy collaboration

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features — some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common: they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s look at how users can share selected media with non-axle users…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to share media

axle ai’s share function helps teams collaborate on media projects with those who may be outside their organization, or who aren’t an axle user. This feature allows a user to select single or multiple clips to share in one of two ways: via an email directly from the axle interface, or with a share link. Both can be set to expire after a chosen period of time. The guest user who receives the shared media can comment or set an approval status, making it a helpful tool when you need a client’s approval or want a coworker to review material, without having them access the entire axle database. When you’d like to share securely outside your network, our reverse proxy tool can enable secure sharing to remote guest users.

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Quick and easy archiving, restoring

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features — some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common: they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at how archiving works in axle…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to archive your media

Users can archive to tape, cloud, or any chosen location to offload media that’s no longer in use and free up storage space. Axle will keep your proxy preview files, allowing users to browse and view archived footage and quickly restore clips when you need them. An administrator can create an archive location and set permissions for users, allowing them to archive single files, groups of files or entire folders.

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Countless ways to browse and sort metadata

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s look at a different way to view and browse your media in axle…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to sort and browse your media by metadata

Quickly browse your media and relevant, customizable metadata fields by using the list view feature in axle. An icon in the top right of the interface allows you to toggle between our traditional grid style proxy view and the list view, which features the ability to add columns of selected metadata along with the proxy thumbnails. Users can sort their chosen folder or search results by any of these metadata columns, helping you quickly filter and search through your media.

Want to see it in action? We’ll be hosting an upcoming virtual product demo to cover this and other features on Tuesday, November 10th and Wednesday, November 11th. Register on our events page and check out our latest full length demo here.

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Permissions templates makes quick work for admins

For October, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

Last time we talked about creating new users – now let’s cover how to apply permissions to multiple users…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to create permissions sets for groups of end users

Depending on your workflow, you might want to set different permissions for each end user; or, you may want to apply one set of permissions for multiple people. Administrators can take advantage of our template feature to apply permissions to multiple users easily. In the Users page of the admin menu, you’ll be able to save any new set of user permissions as a template and apply them to new or existing users one at a time or in groups.

Want to see more of the admin capabilities and other features in axle ai? We’re hosting a live product demo tomorrow at 1PM EDT- register at axle.ai/events/

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October Feature Highlight – Creating New Users

This fall, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

For the next few weeks we’ll be covering some of the more advanced options available to our admin users:

axle ai makes it radically simple… to customize your end user experience

We make system administration as radically simple as our search tools! Creating and managing new or existing users only takes a moment. By using our templates, large numbers of users can be managed at one time. Axle ai enables admins to entirely customize the end user experience behind-the-scenes, allowing users to work with their media without any frustrating delays due to heavyweight and complex management tools getting in the way.

Want to learn more about how to use axle ai as an administrator? We’ll be hosting a live demo at 1PM EDT today – you can regsiter for this and other events at https://axle.ai/events/.

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October Feature Highlight: axle Speech

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, I’d like to show you one of our new ai-powered modules:

axle ai makes it radically simple… to transcribe your video and audio media

Quickly create searchable transcripts of your media with our axle Speech module. Transcripts are editable, exportable, and timestamped, allowing you to locate, down to the second, exactly what you’re looking for. Axle Speech is available as a subscription module, or you can purchase blocks of minutes – for yourself, or to be shared amongst a team.

Want to see it in action? We’ll be hosting an upcoming virtual product demo to cover this and other features we love in axle in the coming weeks. Register at https://axle.ai/events/

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September Feature Highlight: Convert PDFs into searchable text

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s cover how…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to make your PDF’s searchable


axle ai lets you view proxy versions of PDF files, view individual pages of multi-page PDFs, and create metadata tags to find your files quickly. With our new OCR tool for PDF, axle ai helps you convert all of your PDF files into searchable text. You can browse the text of an individual file and search across multiple pages for phrases or keywords, or search through your entire media library with our advanced search tool.

Want to see it in action? We’ll be hosting an upcoming virtual product demo to cover this and other features we love in axle on September 30th. Register on our events page and check out our latest full length demo here.

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