Al3xa Data Manager is an application designed to help you better manage your data workflow. With the terabytes of data that you will create with your Alexa system, Al3xa Data Manager helps to step in, making sure copies of each MOV file go to the right place, and accurately.
Copies Made Correctly
Al3xa Data Manager helps to ensure that the data you read from your ALEXA MEDIA is the same data you have throughout your post process. With the terabytes of information you will create, its very easy for a digital zero or one to get misplaced, not to mention hard drive failures and overwrites. Any one of these issues can lead to a failure of your MOV files. We overcome this by creating checksums right off the card and passing those through the copy process. If one byte of data is missing you will know about it.
By gathering more information during the first on-set copy process, we can help to alleviate the search for missing shots. You can enter info about the shots before you copy them, and Al3xa Data Manager will record those to simple text files along with all copys of the footage. From there, editors can help search for missing shots, or for an audit log of what was transferred where.
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.