If your installation has external IP Capture, you can automate some of the process of getting files onto your B-series broadcast server. To extend an IP Capture device on a broadcast or archive server without re-entering the metadata for the file you plan to encode, set the feed name and FTP server to match, then set the Master FTP File Server to FTP back to the feed.
- Go to the Content page on the archive or broadcast server where you want to import the content. Use the Add Program function to enter the placeholder. In the Source Information section, make sure the Location field matches the Feed Name of the IP Capture device.
- On the other server’s Config page in the Feed Setup section, select capture configuration. Set the Program Feed Server Host to the name or IP address of the TelVue server where the metadata was entered for the placeholder in Step 1.
- On the same capture configuration page, check the FTP Master File on Capture box so the pull down of Master File FTP Servers displays. Select the archive or broadcast server’s upload folder (directory).
- Go to the Record page of the server with the external IP Capture device. Add the capture or manual encode for the external IP Capture device. The Unattached Program pull down will include the archive or B-series server so you can select the placeholder.
When the encoded file is completed, the encoder will FTP to the media import folder. Because the filename will match the placeholder, the encoded file will auto-import to the root media folder, such as vol1. You cannot specify a subfolder when auto-importing.