Industry Intelligence

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 ...


Checksums and Verification
Part 2: Define and Decide

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 which defines what a checksum is and why it’s important in the media and entertainment industry. For Part 2, we asked YOU ...


The Pitfalls of Online File Sharing and Sending Services for the Media & Entertainment Industry

Online file sharing services are great for some simple business use cases. But when it comes to mission-critical content of modern M&E companies, these services aren’t up to the challenge. ...


The Pitfalls of Relying on FTP to Move Large Media Files

FTP had its day. That day was yesterday. Now it's time to move faster! Get the eGuide! ...


Send. Share. Submit. Media Shuttle’s 3 Portal Types, Their Features and Use Cases Explored

Media Shuttle is a simple tool accessed by opening a web browser and going to a defined URL. The user is presented with a brandable portal with an intuitive interface ...


Checksums and Verification
Part 1: The 5 W's

This is part 1 of the Checksum and Verification blog series from Imagine Products. Checksums are important to the media and entertainment industry as well as many other industries. Learn more about the checksums and verification in the multi-part blog series. ...


Moving Large Files Between People: One Solution That Covers it All

The media industry depends on powerful file sharing software with the speed, security and control needed to move massive files. Many media firms still use the usual variety of solutions, such as courier services delivering hard drive copies and non-secure or outdated file sharing software. Some media firms still use File Transfer Protocol (FTP). ...


Top Picks for Facebook and YouTube Live from Videoguys

Start here if you are looking for ideas on how to bring your content to a live audience over social media. You’ll find options for the simplest operations to more sophisticated systems, but all promise quality streaming! Much has changed in the world of live production and streaming in the past year, so we have updated, ...


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