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The Need for Speed Series Part 3: Media Shuttle – Signiant’s Answer to Today’s Need for Speed

Signiant software helps the world’s top content creators and distributors ensure fast and secure delivery of large files over public and private IP networks. ...


The Need for Speed Series Part 2: Operational Speed – An Essential Element of Success

Content companies need to have adaptable, operational speed to survive and succeed in this consumer-driven and cloud-enabled media landscape. ...


Speeding is Believing

If you’ve read any number of our extensive educational resources, white papers, or articles… or checked out our product features and technology innovations… or tuned into any of our webinars… then you might have concluded that we spend a whole lot of time talking about how fast our file transfers are. And you wouldn’t be ...


The Need for Speed Series Part 1: In a Changing Media Landscape

In a rapidly changing landscape, there are huge challenges —as well as opportunities—for distributing video in the media and entertainment industry. ...


One Viewer, Doing the Work of Five Without Transcoding - from a Lifeboat

Randy Mills has been a digital imaging technician and editor for over 15 years traveling the world. He’s worked with production companies like TNT’s ”72 Hours” and National Geographic Channel’s ”Ultimate Survival Alaska.” He’s also the editor for Theory Studios, an online animation studio which produces short cartoons and VFX. Not long ago he was working ...


Meet the Patents: Where Signiant Leads, Others Follow

To succeed in today’s competitive world, tech companies must continually innovate. One indicator of a company’s innovation abilities? The patents it holds. ...


LTO Best Practices Part 2: Advanced LTFS Software Can Be the Key to Success

After all of the money the production company spends on crew, locations, props, wardrobe, cameras – all of the millions of dollars – eventually everything is left only on these tapes. So it is very, very important that we trust the software writing them without a shadow of a doubt.” Jesse Korosi, BLING Digital This a ...


LTO Best Practices Part 1: You've Settled on LTFS/LTO. Now What?

Once you’ve decided to create an LTO/LTFS archive, there are some things you need to consider in order to be successful with it. It’s not the same as copying files onto hard disk and sticking it in a storage closet. The mechanics are different, so there are a few more steps, and there are rules ...


From FTP to open source file acceleration, Chimney Group tried it all

Founded in Stockholm over 20 years ago, Chimney Group produces more than 6,000 outputs in over 60 countries every year. Since they work with international brands, file transfer is core to their business. And they tried many different options to move media files throughout production, post-production and delivery — including FTP and open-source file acceleration ...


Checksums and Verification
Part 3: Speed vs Security

This a multi part blog. As more blogs are posted, links to those posts will be included in this blog. Before reading further, we encourage you to begin with Checksums Part 1: The 5 W’s and Checksums Part 2: Define and Decide. Speed:Let’s face it, we are all constantly trying to do everything faster. When my computer takes two ...


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