Tips, tricks, FAQs and technical information for Drastic hardware and software products

Setting up Amazon S3 AWS Access for Drastic software

Drastic software supports direct access to cloud resources using http, http2, ftp and other file sharing methods.  For cloud providers like Amazon, an authentication system is also required to access the stored files.  All of Drastic's version 6 or greater software supports authenticating directly with Amazon via AWSAccessKeyId/SecretKey through an https transport. This is most useful for Net-X-Code's partial file restore system, but can also be used from videoQC, MediaNXS or MediaReactor.  Accessing these resources requires a second level of setup, beyond the basic software setup, and this article provides an overview on that process.

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Controlling videoQC

videoQC can be called by external applications with command line parameters.  If there is already an instance of the application running, the parameters will be transferred to the running instance, and the called one will exit.  This is especially useful where the workflow requires the system to display particular aspects of a clip in an automated fashion.

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Setting up Google Cloud (OAuth 2.0) Access for Drastic software

Drastic software supports direct access to cloud resources using http, http2, ftp and other file sharing methods.  For cloud providers like Google, an authentication system is also required to access the stored files.  All of Drastic's version 6 or greater software supports authenticating via OAuth 2.0 across an https transport. This is most useful for Net-X-Code's partial file restore system, but can also be used from videoQC, MediaNXS or MediaReactor.  Accessing these resources requires a second level of setup, beyond the basic software setup, and this article provides an overview on that process.

Read more: Setting up Google Cloud (OAuth 2.0) Access for Drastic software