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Remember that time that you and the team worked for three whole days and nights to hit that impossible deadline? No? Selective memory?You tried to forget? Your clients didn’t. Remember that exact moment it all crashed and it all went to sh*t because you didn’t back it all up to a nice big fat storage platform cause you would “do it later when we had time?” Well having been there, I can tell you it might be one of your worst professional moments ever. Ever… Lets hope that you NEVER feel that way. It is possible. Check it all out…
Smaller Productions Receive a Bigger Infrastructure Boost with the Introduction of Single-Node Storage Solutions
Like other market segments, the motion picture and video production industry is dominated by smaller productions and facilities. Until now, the only option for this portion of the market to take advantage of the performance, fault-tolerance and ease of management of a modern scale-out storage platform was to invest in a storage cluster consisting of three storage nodes and at least one metadata controller. While this configuration is ideal for mid- to large-sized productions, the typical 96TB capacity of the smallest three-node cluster was often far beyond the requirements and financial means of smaller facilities and media shops.
The introduction of new technology can bring a combination of benefits and challenges for both manufacturers and customers. For instance, the shift towards digital-file based systems has sped up processes, multiplied creative options for production tools, and enabled collaborative workflows that would not have been achieved with film or tape. Even though broadcasters now have the ability to capture more media than ever before, this movement has brought new challenges to storage and asset management retrieval.
Until they are printed or framed, a photographers actual “products” are digital files held on either a hard drive, SD card, or USB drive. It’s similar for broadcast video files, where they remain hidden away in digital form until displayed on screen. Keeping a massive collection of images or video files on just one storage medium is a recipe for disaster, as accidents and errors do happen. And, photographers that lose their work risk ruining their current customers, reputation and business referrals.
Large and unstructured data, such as that obtained with video, is often 50 times larger than the average corporate database. This “unstructured” data is projected to surpass 100 Zetabytes worldwide by 2020. Out of the several influencing factors driving this trend, the fact that content resolutions are rapidly rising is fuelling this growth even further. Not only is 4K going mainstream, but 8K and high dynamic range (HDR) content are becoming a more likely choice for a variety of applications such as corporate video, sports, and VR/AR.
AI is impacting business, technology and everyday life at a dizzying pace. Data is the fuel of AI. An enormous amount of data must be captured, stored and analyzed before it’s turned into actionable insights that inform decision-making and drive a wide range of technical applications. At the same time, collection, analysis, and storage capabilities have improved dramatically in recent years. So has the means to transport data, an essential AI enabler in the media and entertainment space.
In 2015, 708 films were released in US and Canada, a 19% increase since 2006, and 409 original English-language scripted primetime shows were released, a 94% increase since 2009. In addition, countless hours of content were produced for game shows, news, reality shows, sports, talk shows, commercials and corporate videos. All of these productions present a huge volume of media assets that have to be saved to storage that’s easily accessible by production teams around the globe.
When the production team spends countless hours perfecting a film, and every actor and technical person gave it their all, it’s devastating to experience a technical problem with the footage. Unfortunately, technical problems do occur and can potentially wipe out a lot of great work. However, there are several best practices production groups can deploy to manage the camera’s storage capabilities in order to safely protect footage.
The DIVArchive CSM system will serve as the heart of the Yankees' editing and production environment, managing the team's digital assets and making it possible to repurpose the content to enhance productions. Learn about Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive, SAMMA migration and more from Jeff Matulich, Director of Sales and Business Development.
What’s the difference between backing up content and archiving it? Does it really matter? People use the terms interchangeably at times, but there are key distinctions in how these technologies protect and preserve content that can have a big impact in media workflows, including their potential to conserve storage capacity.