Metadata Probing

Starchive probes every bit of inherent metadata as well as all of the metadata added per a simple XML template.

  • Upon ingest, Starchive probes all metadata (inherent file knowledge) and displays that information to the user
  • The probed metadata is used to build out tables and fields automatically organizing or reconciling an entire collection of assets
  • Each individual bit of metadata is a hyperlink that can sort an entire collection by that unique identifier

Derivative Creation

Upon ingest, Starchive creates every derivative of a file you can dream up allowing easy access to any file type.

  • Starchive can be configured to transcode a file into multiple file types enabling lighter weight display, cloud storage, and distribution
  • Derivatives are always connected to the master file
  • We work with obscure file types as well as massive file sizes

Components Management

Starchive allows you to create a piece of any file - like a set of coordinates on a larger image or a start and stop time on a video or audio track.

  • Starchive makes it very easy to crop part of an image or select a specific start and stop time (clip) within a video or audio file
  • The newly created component can then be saved as a new asset and can contain its own unique metadata
  • To preserve storage - a component is just a reference point in a master file - and not a newly created file


Easily change metadata title and fields across any set of assets, allowing for nearly effortless organization of naming conventions.

  • Forge allows users to quickly rename a field or add/change values of a field
  • Forge can alter values on all files, files in search results, or files in a stash
  • A user can forge across the enit system, a set of search results, or lastly across a selected stash


Allow different users access to specific content or specific features as is best to protect content or increase efficiencies.

  • Starchive uses identity levels, file levels, metadata field levels, entity levels, and slices to meet any possible demand for identity's permission to view and access content in a given Starchive
  • Users can be broken down into multiple levels - owners, admins, producers, or guests
  • There are five levels of an identity privilege, metadata field privilege, file privileges, entity privileges and entity log privilege


Easily export files with downloadable links (that can expire) - or set up metadata based file trees as zip files.

  • Single files can easily be downloaded via their menu, additionally, the download link can be copied to send out (with a number of expiration possibilities)
  • Starchive allows you to bundle any set of files and download that set as a zip file organized in an infinitely customizable folder tree
  • A user can download the master file, derivative, or a bundle of all the files related to a master


Narrow any set of content based on metadata search or file type. Then, either forge through the collection or create a set playlist for later.

  • Starchive allows a user to build easily retrievable collections of files in a left column view called a stash
  • The top stash (known as the Primary Stash) acts like a desktop of files for a working session - and can easily be named, saving it separately for later work-flow
  • Users can stash a single file, multiple files, page results of the files, and files viewed in the list player


Starchive allows for multiple security levels - up to 3 part authentication (beyond banking standards), internal provisioning, and watermarking.

  • Starchive allows for five levels of security for identities, files, and metadata respectfully
  • All passwords are saved one way encrypted using salting and stretching
  • If required, Starchive can configured with authentication standards well beyond those required by banks

Storage Flexibility

  • Starchive is storage agnostic - allowing a user to keep their files in any storage environment they want - whether local, in the cloud, or both
  • Larger more unwieldy master files can be kept locally while smaller more easily distributable derivatives can be kept in the cloud
  • Starchive can store any size and type of file and supports up to 4.2 billion files each of which could be greater than 1TB in size