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9 Steps to Take Before an Outdoor Location Shoot

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There are different types of videos you can create for your client. There are also plenty of factors and costs involved in corporate video production. The success of a video project will greatly depend on the time and effort you have allocated toward properly planning the project. If you don’t have an outstanding idea and solid plan in place, no amount of production expertise can save your project.

To Buy Camera Equipment or Rent?

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It’s a lasting dilemma for film crews, production houses, and freelance camera people: Do I buy camera equipment or rent gear on a case-by-case basis? You may purchase the latest and greatest only to find it sitting on the shelf when the next best thing replaces it a month later. We talked to Pierre Habib of Dunia Films to take some of the mystery out of renting camera equipment.

Primestream Dives Inside Storage and Media Asset Management

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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.

Workloads WILL Go to the Public Cloud - It Can Be Easier than You Think

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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.


Smaller Productions Receive a Bigger Infrastructure Boost with the Introduction of Single-Node Storage Solutions

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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.

Why Young Production Companies Should Leverage Data Analytics

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According to Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, technological advancements in communication and data collection have leveled the playing field for SMEs. Large corporations are now in direct competition with smaller, localized businesses who can provide equivalent services, as well as offer that “personal touch.” As a fledgling production company, you need to utilize every available tool, like data analytics, to successfully compete against established companies.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Looking at Wireless At-Home Production

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What if you could produce more live videos without incurring the expense and hassle associated with sending entire production crews and trucks to every venue? And what if you could do that without sacrificing video quality or reliability? The wireless at-home production model allows you to do just that. At-home production is changing the way you can execute live events. Here’s how: