In order to work with Aspera server for uploads and downloads users will need to either host an Aspera server product or have log in credentials for a target Aspera server.
Additionally the free Aspera Connect needs to be installed on any CatDV worker machines to provide the command interface to interact with the Aspera Server, this can be downloaded from the Aspera Website here .
There are many ways in which CatDV can work with Aspera to improve and Automate file transfer processes below are some workflow examples:
Aspera to CatDV: Scheduled Download and Ingest
CatDV worker can check an Aspera Server on a schedule download new media either as a sync task to pull down changes or as a watch folder downloading the files and purging the source
the Worker can then ingest and publish this media to either a new or existing CatDV catalog using a watch folder
Aspera and CatDV: Review and Approval
CatDV catalogs can be presented through the CatDV server Web Server so media downloaded from Aspera server can be ingested into an “Aspera approvals” catalog and presented to external users for review and approval.
Complex workflows can be built up whereby changes in the approvals metadata made through the Review approvals web interface trigger further automated events such as file moves uploads to other individuals or destinations conversions or renders to different media types or submissions to a website , YouTube or Vimeo.
Aspera Server has many possible configuration options including file encryption speed and performance parameters . These parameters can be stored and called from config file so it is possible to hide log in credentials and encryption tokens and performance settings from the CatDV users and trigger multiple config options from within CatDV by specifying different config files for different upload profiles.
Our professional Services Department can work with you to develop custom workflows to integrate CatDV and Aspera for your production needs if this is of in terest then please Contact Us.
CatDV Aspera workflow Tutorials
There are tutorials available on or website to illustrate the following:
Uploading content from CatDV to Aspera … http://docs.squarebox.com/tutorials/media-delivery/Uploading-to-Aspera-Server.html
Downloading content to CatDV from Aspera … http://docs.squarebox.com/tutorials/media-delivery/Downloading-from-Aspera-Server.html