Archiving data storage firm Object Matrix has supplied London’s Frontline Club with its disk-based archive system, MatrixStore.

It will provide a secure repository for the club’s 40-year archive of content shot by journalists on the frontline of the world’s conflict zones.

Former cameraman and founder of the club, Vaughan Smith, said he was concerned that content stored on tapes could be lost. The club is now in the process of digitising and protecting clips.

Vaughan added: “In a largely Apple Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Server workflow the MatrixStore cluster will act as a central repository for the clips making them accessible from every desktop in the club and eventually allowing us to share the content with the wider world through a web interface.”

The Paddington-based club, which was set up to set up to support journalists, cameramen and photographers who work in the world’s trouble spots, shot into the news last week when it was revealed that Wikileaks’ Jullian Assange was using the club’s premises as his London base.