My current day job is in IT at a university where I am in charge of storage. I'm currently trying to redesign storage workflow for the department that handles video production on campus. They have been dumping all their archival footage onto the main storage system to the tune of 4 TB. And I need to find a better way for them to mange their files while at the same time getting them off the general storage area.
Back in the day when we shot on tape, we'd ingest the footage into a non-linear system, edit, make a master and then the raw tape and master went on the shelf. There does not seem to be the equivalent storage flow today since the original digital capture media is reused and not kept as a raw master.
I was wondering what some of you do with video storage and what you do with archival footage that may only need to be retrieved once in a blue moon.
The video guys are dead set against archiving to blu-ray or something similar due to long term volatility of the media.