September 2017

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

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.

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Logo SwiftStack is a globally-distributed media storage system that excels as the backend to your MAM, the origin for multiple CDNs, and a path to distributing transcode and rendering operations. This allows you to start small and scale huge in a single namespace while optimizing your workflows from post-production to distribution.

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Venice is the New Sony Full Frame and S35 High-End Cine Camera

Preorder the new Sony VENICE at Band Pro and get it first! Contact your Band Pro Salesperson at today.

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Quantum's StorNext 6 Makes IBC Debut

Exclusive interview with Dave Frederick, Quantum's Senior Director of Media and Entertainment


Q: What's "hot" right now that you think will make a big impact at the show?

A: As we saw with NAB, AI will be a big thing. Many companies in the entertainment industry don’t have enough knowledge about the content they store. This can mean a huge loss of potential monetization. Quantum’s solution is to partner with the AI leader, Veritone, to bring the power of AI engines to libraries on the ground that are too big or too private to be uploaded for processing.

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We Enable Content-Creators to Capture & Tell Their Stories

Logo At G-Technology we design some of the highest-performing and most reliable leading-edge storage solutions for end-to-end creative workflows. In doing so, we empower creative professionals to capture their dreams, enhance their storytelling, and bring to life their moments of inspired creativity. 

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Delivery of Leica Thalia Lenses Has Begun

Logo CW Sonderoptic GmbH have shipped the first sets of serial production Leica Thalia lenses to half a dozen customers. The first rental companies to take delivery in Europe include ARRI Rental, RVZ in France, and Ljud & Bildmedia in Sweden. The first sets in the United States arrived last week at TCS in New York and the Los Angeles offices of Keslow Camera and Otto Nemenz International. 

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London-based VFX house Lexhag Creates Title Sequence for Sky Atlantic’s TV Drama Riviera

In our exclusive Q&A with Visual Effects Director Alexis Haggar, of London-based VFX house Lexhag, he talks about his work regarding the main title sequence for “Riviera,” Sky Atlantic’s new 10 part drama series starring Julia Stiles as the wife of a billionaire who uncovers the dark truth behind her opulent lifestyle.

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Core SWX Now Shipping: Hypercore 9 Mini Battery And Fleet Micro Charger

Logo Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces that its Hypercore 9 Mini (HC9 Mini) battery and award-winning Fleet Micro Chargers are currently shipping worldwide. The new HC9 Mini sustains all the features of the Hypercore line with a design ideal for smaller cine cameras, such as the RED  DSMC2 and ARRI ALEXA Mini. The range of Fleet Micro Chargers offers a complete battery management system and the fastest battery charging times in the industry of four 98wh packs in less than 2.5 hours. Core SWX will showcase these newly available products at IBC 2017 (Stand 12.F55).

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Attend SVG's Sport Production Summit before IBC 2017

SVG Europe is once again holding the Sport Production Summit prior to the start of IBC. Over the years it has become SVG's flagship European event, providing a wide variety of insights into the production workflows of the summer's major sports events as well as reflections on the primary emerging broadcast technology trends.

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Celebrate Emmy Nominees With VER on 9/14

Logo Please join VER Camera to celebrate the Emmy Award nominees and the crews behind them. VER is honored to have supported over 28 Emmy Nominated shows. Come enjoy live music, multiple food vendors, 'Emmy'-themed drinks, prizes, demonstrations of VER's NCAM, an Enhanced Environments highlight reel, plus tour our state-of-the-art Camera Prep facility. 

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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.

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Primestream Dives Inside Storage and Media Asset Management


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.

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