Facilis FastTracker

Simple Media Asset Management and Proxy Generation

Included with every Facilis system, Facilis delivers the fastest way to index, tag, search, and access your video, audio and still format media across connected storage using our media and video asset management system. FastTracker supports 1 million+ asset records and is completely integrated with Facilis server software. Our FastTracker 3.6 release includes several new features and integrations that streamline the process of ingest, tagging, access, and archive. 

Using FastTracker, you can develop a custom workflow without the complexity and cost of traditional MAM systems. Easy to learn and quick to use, you'll find this asset tracker to be a huge benefit in almost any workflow. Call us today at (978) 562-7022 to learn more about what is included in our video storage servers.

Facilis FastTracker 3.6

Even small facilities can have hundreds of terabytes of files across multiple hard drives, network locations, and tier 1 shared storage. Managing the access and location of these files can be a challenge, wasting time that should be used for production. FastTracker is a media asset management system that is designed to be a fast way to index, catalog and find your video, audio, and still image files across Facilis volumes, network drives, and local storage.

FastTracker 3.5 introduced file movement and archive profiles, enabling the user to copy assets to archive locations, other online locations or move from ingest location to project volumes. Duplicate file tracking will find and reallocate the location of files that have been moved outside FastTracker, and show multiple file locations on the same record for locating alternate copies and file cleanup. Integration with Facilis Object Cloud and Object LTO is complete, showing the status and storage location of all archived files on Cloud and LTO, and enabling simple drag and drop restore from archive locations. Proxy on demand features are new, including proxy to cloud and proxy to LTO for keeping lower bitrate versions of the master footage, or making proxies available through the cloud to remote locations.

FastTracker 3.6 now includes timecode burn-in for proxy clips, compatibility with Avid Op-atom, as well as Redcode and P2 media types. Also, users can now download proxy and source files through the FastTracker interface without access to the source storage locations. FastTracker 3.6 will automatically mount volumes that are needed on the server for proxy generation or automatic indexing without user intervention. Gallery view has been enhanced with status indicators and clip duration, and a new help area with status key is available.

Indexing can be automatic on a global scale, by watch folder for specific catalogs, or manual with drag-and-drop of folders. Catalogs can be assigned permissions just like Facilis virtual volumes, and asset records can be assigned to one or more catalogs. Metadata tags are customizable, to add as much useful data to asset records as possible. An integrated media player for preview and a separate full resolution player is included, supporting desktop playback of hundreds of formats and codecs. There is no external workstation required for FastTracker, as the software, database, and encoded proxies are stored on the Facilis server.

  • Auto Index and catalog all incoming files on Facilis volumes without manual interaction.
  • Encode Proxies at preview, HD, and same-as-source resolutions, automatically at index time or on-demand.
  • Catalog and encode proxies for archived video through Facilis Object Cloud.
  • Restore files from LTO or Cloud locations through Facilis Object Cloud with drag and drop into work volume
  • Filter unwanted files with index filters based on file extension and size.
  • Manage access to indexed data through per-catalog user permissions and password protection.
  • Search assets based on imported/custom metadata, Boolean terms, index time, tag content, and more.
  • Access assets directly from FastTracker Desktop Browse or Adobe Panel, and drag/drop directly to the current application.
FastTracker Desktop Browse
FastTracker Adobe CC Panel

A sample of the FastTracker video series that covers the client Desktop Browse application.

FastTracker Client Browse Video