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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 ...


CASE STUDY | 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 ...


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