Studio Network Solutions has announced the beta release of
Postmap, a search and management utility developed for post-production workgroups. Information on how to participate in the beta release is available fro the Web site.
Designed to work along side simple search tools and more complex Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems, Postmap can scan the contents of a Storage Area Network (SAN) system, file server, Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, CD/DVD, FireWire or USB-based storage system, providing a database of file and folder metadata. The database remains available even if the volume the data is on is taken offline (for example, a DVD that’s put in storage).
Postmap also supports a form-building engine to enhance metadata attached to specific media. Templates can include free text fields, date fields, numbers, keyword, hyperlinks and other data of import to individual workgroups. That same form-building engine can be used to define the steps within a custom workflow, to help Postmap users manage projects consistently.