Al3xa Data Manager offers 3 levels of protection against missing or dropped data. With these different levels of protection, you can be assured that your data written to your archival system is the same data that will be read out. Simply by including these checksums, you can ensure that the data is correct when you read it years from now.
Accountability and Audit Trails
By using this system, you can track when each file was transferred, when, and if the file was transferred correctly with a matching MD5 sum. This will help to pinpoint where things went wrong, should that happen. In addition, it is possible to see which files were originally transferred off the camera, to see if a shot was ever copied.
No matter what platform you currently use to backup and archive your MOV files with, the checksums created by Al3xa Data Manager are platform independent. So you can use the Mac version on set, the Windows version in editorial and know that the checksums will still match. In fact, because these checksum types are industry standards, you can be confident that you can use them years down the road.