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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.
MPA decided to upgrade its production and editing systems and looked to integrator Sunset Studios for help. The integrator specializes in planning for and setting up production facilities that meet clients’ media workflow requirements. Working with Sunset Studios, MPA created a complete, modernized studio that includes four-camera recording in a two-bay garage facility supported by a high-performance data sharing and archiving storage capability.
by Tom CoughlinATTO has long provided important infrastructure technologies for storage supporting companies making digital storage supporting video workflows. At the 2014 IBC the companies equipment was being used in over 50 workflow demonstrations at many partner company exhibits.
Whether for functional need, budgetary alignment, or due to top-down pressure, any media and entertainment companies will benefit by executing parts of their workflow in the public cloud at some level. If an organization has less than, say, 50 terabytes of data to manage, it’s easy to move everything there. For those of you in this minority, you can stop reading this article and proceed directly to the cloud, and collect $200. The majority of organizations creating media have capacity needs that are at least one if not two orders of magnitude larger, i.e. multiple Petabytes.
SCRATCH v8 is everything a digital cinema or broadcast post artist needs for 2D and 3D productions: One comprehensive and robust end-to-end imaging tool set -- from data management to conform, color grading, versioning, compositing, playback, and finishing -- for nearly all digital workflows, including RED, ARRI, Sony F65 and F55, Canon 5D, Phantom, Go Pro and many more.
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 Cloud itself is pretty simple, but for broadcasters, leveraging it can be complex. It isn’t that difficult technically, but Broadcast still straddles requirements that demand real time, high resolution, quick turnaround solutions; and this is coupled with the need to connect geographically separate locations, reduce costs, and extend access to assets for multi-format distribution. All of this has meant that the conversation about the Cloud has evolved rapidly from asking the basic question “What can I do in the Cloud?” to trial projects and implementations that are now underway or under evaluation.
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.
Shared storage that spans location and time is becoming increasingly common in modern digital media workflows. Cloud storage in data centers fills this role and it is finding many applications in media and entertainment from post production to content delivery and archiving. This article will look at some developments in cloud storage and moving content on the Internet from the 2015 NAB show.