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Infrastructure boost with single node storage solutions
Lee Griffin 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.
Tags: iss126 | storage | san | nas | single-node | efs | xstream | efs200 | efs300 | editshare | Lee Griffin
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360 degree video storage requirements
Dave Frederick Swim with bears, run with the bulls, get a pads-eye view of a rocket launch: 360 degree video production, also known as cinematic VR, makes these and many other bucket list-worthy events more accessible than ever. The format has evolved into a powerful storytelling tool, and one that changes not only the way in which visual experiences are shaped, but also the way in which media consumers perceive and interact with video content.
Tags: iss126 | 360 degree | vr | storage | vfx | ssd | san | nas | quantum | Dave Frederick
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Building Out Storage for UHD
Andy Warman As the next big thing in video, from capture and production through to display in the home, 4K and ultra-high-definition (UHD) video offers many benefits. Most notable of these is an eightfold increase in resolution as compared with 1080i, the established standard for HD broadcast. A number of other significant enhancements to image quality are also helping to drive interest in the adoption of this format.
Tags: iss114 | uhd | storage | harmonic | Andy Warman
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Soutions for Portable Storage
Beth Zarkosh We all know how frustrating it can be to keep losing data because your hard drive keeps packing in, right? So, I 've done my research to help you choose the best portable hard drives with a focus for the 'on the go ' editor of today!
Tags: iss114 | storage | gtech | seagate | g-drive | transcend | western digital | toshiba canvio | seagate seven | istorage | lacie mirror | Beth Zarkosh
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Why fast production storage is just not enough
Martin Bennett UHD, 4k, 6k, 8k...the proliferation of high-resolution formats and files along with the growing number of skillsets that can collaborate on projects push storage bandwidth and capacities beyond their limits. If we just take a look at the potential storage requirements for a single 8K raw digital cinema format then we can kiss goodbye to 86,000 GB per hour! Then add to this the predicted increase in general video content IP video traffic is expected to be 79% of all consumer internet traffic in 2018 - this continual increase in media will test the storage strategies of all facilities, big and small.
Tags: iss102 | production | storage | ip video | traggic | media | Martin Bennett
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Advantages of SSD Hybrid Solutions in Post Production Environments
James McKenna There's a plan for everything in life. Think on it, scope it out, ask around and come up with a consensus, you'll be prepared when it happens. Like post production for example - you're bidding on a job that's acquiring in 6K for a UHD DPX deliverable, and you want the whole deal, edit through delivery, so you make a plan. Transcode to Pro Res HD for edit, up-convert to 6K for finishing and grading, render out to UHD DPX for delivery. Well done, it's a good plan. But wait - the colorist wants to work in DPX, and offline/online sounds like old-tech to the young producer, and he wants to run 6K raw throughout. The best laid plans are thwarted thusly. The new plan may be to rebuild the facility from scratch with fatter interconnects, new workstations and bigger, faster storage.
Tags: iss102 | ssd | post production | solutions | hybrid | delivery | storage | James McKenna
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The future of storage is now affordable and flexible.
Ed Harper As the 10th anniversary of the Avid ISIS shared storage product line approaches this autumn, Ed Harper, senior product manager in the Avid ISIS collaborative storage solutions group, looks at how the company continues to innovate its flagship, flexible and scalable storage solution.
Tags: iss102 | avid isis | storage | solution | future | media | Ed Harper
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Peli 1095 Reviewed
KitPlus Any owner of a laptop, or in my case a Mac Book Pro, leading a busy life needs to look at how their machine will be safety transported from one location to another.
Tags: iss102 | peli case | 1095 | hardback | storage | review | KitPlus
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The importance of storage
Larry Jordan# "What's the best computer to edit video?" It's a great question - it's just the wrong question. Yes, CPU speed is important and the Internet is buzzing with the latest specs on GPUs. But, today, virtually any currently shipping computer is more than adequate to edit video; even 4K.
Tags: iss102 | storage | cpu | 4k | gpu | codec | exabytes | Larry Jordan#
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Combining on-site and cloud storage
Alan Hoggarth Technology and profitability have an intimate and often complicated relationship. A new invention may open up the possibility of new forms of business, or greater efficiency in existing businesses. Sometimes the invention may be a response to a clear need necessity being the mother of invention. But on other occasions a technological advance may have good theoretical applications but be economically impractical to implement.
Tags: iss102 | on site | cloud | storage | archive | alto | Alan Hoggarth
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Heavy duty LCD Transportation
N/A Over the last few years we have seen the release of hundreds of new plasma LCDs LEDs and now 3D LED with new models from new manufactures being released with what seems like every day. The huge growth in the sector has driven down the cost of production allowing companies to be very creative in how and which way to use the screens.
Tags: storage | plasma transportation | oakleigh cases | lcds | leds | 3d led case | N/A
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Manage and Monitor
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | news production | Broadstream | Quantel | MOG Technologies | media management | Digital Nirvana | transcoding | Telestream | storage | Disk Archive | test and management | Phabrix | conversion | Cobalt Digital | workflow | Sony | facility management | Xytech | audio | monitoring | quantum Leap Technology | MAM Cambridge Imaging | Suitcase TV | quality control | Venera | Archimedia | Will Strauss#
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Israels i24news
Jason Danielson# Active storage for never ending news cycle
Tags: iss092 | NetApp | i24news | storages | Jason Danielson#
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Green storage Fat wallets
Ben Pearce

It’s not just eco campaigners that want to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s also the financial director.

Tags: iss091 | GB Labs | Green Storage | Ben Pearce
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Ask the Experts
Matthew Rehrer Storage and Archive
Tags: iss090 | harmonic | ask the experts | storage | archive | Matthew Rehrer
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The Importance of Storage
Nino Leitner For content creators, our profession is our livelihood. Any production relies on a host of technologies, all of which must provide quality outputs and perform at an optimum level, and the same demands should be made of storage devices.
Tags: iss090 | G-Technology | storage | Nino Leitner
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Data security in the cloud
David Peto Cloud computing, forecast to become a 150 billion dollar industry by 2014, is not only growing, its transforming almost every industry. And it could transform TV and broadcast media too, especially when it comes to first mile production, collaboration and data security.
Tags: iss085 | data | security | cloud | storage | aframe | broadcast | production | David Peto
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How the cloud is changing the post production landscape
Stephen Streater Nowhere is this notion more apparent than in post-production. Every calculation or data fetch in post-production that is currently carried out on a local PC could be carried out in the cloud.
Tags: iss085 | forbidden technologies | forbidden | cloud | editing | storage | post production | changes | new | software | forscene | Stephen Streater
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Will Strauss looks at post production in 2014
Will Strauss# With ever-faster Internet speeds and the introduction of remote editing and grading software, doing post-production need not necessarily include a trip into Soho, writes Will Strauss.
Tags: iss085 | will strauss | review | editing | remote | grading | software | internet | storage | cloud | work from home | post production | guide | Will Strauss#
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The impact on media workflows for multi site and cloud operations
Peter Gallen Many broadcasters are considering multi-site operating or even using the cloud to make their content more widely available.
Tags: iss085 | tedial | mam | cloud | workflow | media | impact | operations | files | media | storage | guide | Peter Gallen
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Quantum StorNext plays a starring role for Framestore
Laurent Fanichet Even Oscar winners need to update tools to cope with the rapid transition from film to digital, for leading post production studio Framestore that meant choosing StorNext File System and Storage Manager to improve digital workflows and automate data management, resulting in a 30-60 percent saving.
Tags: iss080 | storage | role | framestore | quantum stornext | post production studio | case study | file system | Laurent Fanichet
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Securing your rushes in a rush with G-Technologys G-DOCK
Mark Stopher I was recently charged with the task of backing up files from a 9 day web series shoot. We began day four by throwing a postman through a breakaway table covered in sugar glass items. After such effort went into getting that perfect shot - backing it up had to be done right.
Tags: iss080 | g technology | gdock | storage solution | drive | backup | review | case study | Mark Stopher
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Bringing increased efficiencies to file-based workflows
Reed Haslam Most professionals in todays broadcast and media industries can remember a time when the videotape format was ubiquitous. It was the defacto recording, storage, and playback medium for many years, and fragments of the medium still exist today.
Tags: iss080 | nverzion | efficiency | cost saving | workflows | upgrade | tape storage | digital storage | Reed Haslam
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Evolutions in the media cloud with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Years ago my boss, the sales director, warned me that talk of technical revolutions was not good. After all, a revolution ends up where it started. On the other hand evolutions were much better. Of course he was right.
Tags: iss080 | cloud | evolution | nab | internet of frames | storage | data | ibc | 3D | autostereoscopic | Bob Pank#
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Cloud STB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Its like trying to get to Heathrow in time for your flight. Many of us have to go there by road and the journey will involve travelling on the UKs busiest motorways. Even outside rush hour the journey may be quick, or not so quick or a real nightmare. This is a bit like live streaming video on the Internet.
Tags: iss078 | cloud stb | bt connection | storage | iplayer | on demand | itv player | connected tv summit | stb | dvb | Bob Pank#
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Learning to love IT with Dick Hobbs
[author] So what were people really interested in at NAB? There are a lot of answers to that question, but most of them come down to one thing: using commodity IT technology and techniques to help broadcasters do the basics more quickly and more efficiently, with perhaps some of it in the cloud.
Tags: iss077 | dick hobbs | IT | learning to love | cloud | storage systems | nab | review | avb | ieee standards | ethernet | sdi | it industry | [author]
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Protecting the archive
N/A Over the last 20 years or so we have all become accustomed to the expression asset management and, as ever, familiarity has bred contempt. In this case, the expression has become a loose descriptor for almost anything with a bit of a database in it. We need to stop and think about what we are trying to achieve.
Tags: iss070 | tmd | archive | storage | asset management | security | N/A
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Cloud Storage and the end of silos
Bob Pank# It should not come as any surprise that people who specialise in one thing are not necessarily experts at other things. For example, and getting straight to the point, a great video editor cannot be expected to have the technical skills to securely store the edited master of his finished programme. The master is a valuable asset that is expected to be kept safe and sound. In days gone by, placing it on the shelf in an adjacent storeroom might have been OK but now that is hardly considered secure enough. Running off a copy and storing that somewhere else is good idea... but wait! Surely the editor is getting away from his prime skill editing. The truth is that there now are many choices for storage and it is easy to access top-notch storage services via the internet in the Cloud.
Tags: iss069 | cloud | storage | Bob Pank#
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Addressing SAN Allocation and Permission Challenges
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Facilities today face a number of management complexities when allocating storage resources, especially as frame-based and 3D workflows increase in popularity and the amount of multi-format media that professionals are managing continues to grow. Camera acquisition formats are various, many workflows employ proxy generation to save space and bandwidth, and modern non-linear editing systems allow all these formats to co-exist in a single project. This mass of data required for project workflow and delivery insists that the overworked facility engineers become data managers as well.
Tags: iss069 | Facilis | terrablock | san | storage | archive | N/A
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Ask the Experts: Content Storage, Security, Archive and Management
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The media and entertainment industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of financial pressure. This comes from not only the turbulent economic era in which we are living, but also from increased competition and the need to repurpose content for consumption on different platforms and devices.
 
In order to succeed, businesses need to do more with less, making use of archived material, monetisation and also ensure the most valuable asset – produced content and footage – is kept safe and not misused. However, many companies will struggle to do this by themselves due to restrictive cost or lack of expertise. A good option is to outsource these functions to a specialist firm.
Tags: iss069 | technicolor | storage | archive | content storage | digitizing | digitising | outsourcing | N/A
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Metadata rules
Will Strauss# When it comes to re-purposing and monetizing archive footage, digitization is essential. But for all its obvious benefits, long-term preservation in this new file-based world is not without its quandaries, as Will Strauss reports¦..
Tags: iss069 | metadata | object matrix | archive | storage | avc-intra | mam | Will Strauss#
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No more softly softly on the cloud
Bob Pank# I can remember seeing graphic cloud symbols on computer system diagrams many years ago. So the idea of the cloud is nothing new. Indeed, just to prove it, the 10th (yes, weve already missed nine) annual Cloud Computing Expo (cloudcomputingexpo.com) is coming up in New York in June and the organisers claim that cloud computing is now a $120Bn market. So why are the television and media industries only recently becoming interested?
Tags: cloud | internet | archive | storage | upload | download | aspera | cisco | iss064 | Bob Pank#
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Every Cloud has a Purple Lining.
N/A Cloud computing has been around a long time. I seem to remember right back in the 1980s the phrase distributed processing describing one, if not the first, evolutionary step towards the concept of the Cloud. I am not sure when it acquired the nomenclature Cloud but most people in IT have been aware of it probably for a decade or more. It seems that only recently has the idea caught on in a big way in media and broadcast.
Tags: iss064 | suitcase tv | storage | aquaduct | avid | cloud | N/A
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Taking the pain out of collaborative editing
N/A Broadcast and post-production companies face the daily challenge of delivering more for less both in terms of time and money. Whilst the industry has been quick to embrace the efficiencies of file-based workflows and enhancements in the creative editing process, the reality - for companies of all sizes - is that the effective and secure management of media data remains complex and expensive.
Tags: iss063 | media edit | era | Avid | Apple Final Cut Pro | Adobe Premiere | MXFServer | storage | N/A
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Protecting your assets, safe storage and long life archives
N/A A vast amount of information exists out on the Internet that can be very helpful but also misleading and confusing on how best to protect digital content over time both from degradation of content and from piracy.
Tags: global distribution | archive | storage | assets | axus | lto | digital data tape | iss058 | N/A
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How the mysteries of Library and Archive have changed in Broadcasting
N/A Tape libaries are the history keepers of history, Larry tells us his story since 1974!
Tags: library | tape | storage | archive | lwt | u-matic | cassette | iss057 | N/A
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Storage and Archive - Ask the expert
N/A Why should the post-production and broadcast industry move away from in-house archiving?
Tags: archive | arkivum | storage | a-stor | iss057 | N/A
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Ask the Experts on Storage and Archive
N/A What is the most important thing to consider when choosing storage for content creation applications?
Tags: storage | archive | redcode | global distribution | esata | raid | iss057 | N/A
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Storage and archiving
N/A Anyone looking closely at a helical scan video tape mechanism, particularly the miniature variety, might be forgiven for wondering how such an elaborate technology ever came to be invented.
Tags: storage | archive | sony | jvc | panasonic | for-a | ltr-100 | thunderbolt | iss057 | N/A
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SOLID STORAGE FOR SPECIAL EFFECTS
N/A While its easy to be dazzled by the brilliance of visual effects on the big screen, the less showy side of film post-production often goes unrecognised. Here, Double Negative (known affectionately as DNeg) reveals how an array of Infinity|8 RAID systems and ATTO RAID adapters keeps all that amazing work safe and secure.
Tags: iss055 | solida storage | double negative | dneg | atto raid | infinity 8 raid | global distribution | N/A
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Thanks for the memory
N/A If I need to impress on someone just how old I really am, I explain that my first computer had 32kB of Ram. Then we go through the you mean 32 meg no, I mean 32 k routine. It does seem implausible that, while I managed to write letters on my BBC Model B, today I need half a million times the memory to bash out columns for TV Bay.
Tags: first computer | iss054 | bbc model b | domesday project | iabm | data storage | N/A
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Jamies 30 minute meals are served up
N/A The Challenge To shoot, edit, grade and conform 40 x 30 minutes episodes of Channel 4s Jamies 30 Minute Meals within an extremely tight timescale, whilst ensuring that quality wasnt sacrificed throughout the process.
Tags: iss052 | RED | CANON 5D Camera | RAID drive | ISILON server | Exported to DNXHD185 | Avid Media Composer | Avid Unity storage | Filmlight Baselight HD | Avid DS | Sony HDCam SR | Avid Media Composer | Avid DS | Avid Unity | N/A
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tv-bay IBC2010 double takes
N/A Acquisition, audio, grip, graphics and post, storage and archive, teat and measurement, 3d, monitoring...and much more from IBC2010
Tags: ibc | ibc2010 | iss046 | Acquisition | audio | grip | graphics and post | storage and archive | teat and measurement | 3d | monitoring | panasonic | sony | cinedeck | bluebell | p+s technik | canon | studer | rts telex | nhk | wohler | vario | autoscript | blackmagic | orad | brainstom | autodesk | maxell | glyph | mode-al | frontniche | convergent design | cel-soft | N/A
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Ensuring the longevity of an archive
N/A The role of the archive has changed dramatically over the last few years. Every broadcaster in the world, regardless of their size, has the tools at their disposal to unlock their assets, digitise and repurpose their content for renewed monetisation and, in some cases, for the benefit of historic value.
Tags: iss045 | sgl | archive | storage | revenue | roi | mam | media asset management | workflow | flashnet | N/A
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Those Who Forget the Past are Doomed to Delete It
N/A Hundreds of thousands of hours of film and video archives are slowly deteriorating in vaults and storage containers around the world. Although numerous projects are underway worldwide to restore, preserve and protect these vast repositories of cultural heritage, it does little good if the rescued material isnt catalogued, archived and managed. If it cant be found or identified, its as good as gone, forever.
Tags: tmd mediaflex | iss045 | archive | storage | nfsa | TransMedia Dynamics | N/A
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Data storage or Media storage
N/A Now I am no techie geek, which in this business could be viewed as a disadvantage, but I do know that in all areas of life the design of the storage container is determined to a large extent by the nature of the thing you want to store.
Tags: Data storage | Media storage | suitcast tv | iss045 | media asset management | mediastor | terastor | N/A
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Digital Archiving in Media Workflows
N/A Tv-Bay interviews Robert Overzee, Archiving Evangelist at Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, about the digital archives new leading role in media workflows.
Tags: atempo | iss045 | archiving | workflow | backup | storage | digital archiving | post production | N/A
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Shared Storage Comes of Age
N/A Increasingly stored in digital form, together with related metadata, digital media is in the process of transforming both the technology and process of production throughout the broadcast and post production industries.
Tags: avid | shared storage | films@59 | isis 5000 | media composer | final cut | iss045 | N/A
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Archiving in a Multiplatform Environment
N/A There was a time when broadcasters and media companies worried only about one version of content, destined for one distribution platform. Now, however, the increasing volume, number of versions, and growing complexity of digital media assets has made the management and storage of content a much more challenging undertaking.
Tags: Archiving | netia | iss045 | digital media assets | storage | content | mam | media asset management | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Storage and archiving
N/A In 1986 or thereabouts, I visited the London headquarters of a stripling company named Lightworks which had developed an innovative and relatively low-cost video editor based around a 1 gigabyte hard-disk drive. The drive was the size of a standard British housebrick and, bought in at £1,000, was considered mightily good value..............
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