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Sinclair Broadcast Group to use Marquis Broadcast production storage optimisation and management tools Posted: 13/02/2020
Sinclair Broadcast Group to use Marquis Broadcast production storage optimisation and management tools

Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest television broadcast companies in America, is deploying Marquis Broadcast’s Analysis Parking software with a new enterprise monitoring dashboard for its many facilities across the United States. During its expansion, Sinclair Broadcast Group has always focused on optimising best practices for its news technology and operations. Part of this focus was to streamline and simplify the management and monitoring of multiple Avid NEXIS® systems, helping users manage Avid projects and valuable storage space more efficiently.

Sinclair Broadcast initially deployed Marquis Broadcast’s Analysis Parking in three major sites. The software understands the relationships between Avid projects, folders, bins and media, and runs automated Avid NEXIS analytics and visualization processes, enabling each station to maximise the use of space on their Avid NEXIS storage systems.

Paul Spinelli, director of engineering at Sinclair Broadcast Group, explains: “As a group, we’re continually evaluating new technologies that can realise further operational benefits and efficiencies. Our goal is to standardise technologies and workflows across all our Avid news operations, which now total over 60 sites. The new systems enable the recovery of large amounts of blocked-out – but usable – space and offers detailed enterprise-wide analytics on our Avid storage.”

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Sinclair Broadcast Group | broadcast | Analysis Parking | Avid | Avid NEXIS | editing | enterprise | workflow | NAB 2020 | NAB 2020
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New firmware for JVC CONNECTED CAM cameras enables Apple ProRes 422 recording to SSD Posted: 10/02/2020
New firmware for JVC CONNECTED CAM cameras enables Apple ProRes 422 recording to SSD

JVC has announced new firmware for its range of CONNECTED CAM models – now shipping – including the handheld GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 4K camcorders and the GY-HC900 broadcast camcorder, available in ENG and studio configurations. The latest firmware upgrade (v0110 for the GY-HC500/550 and v3.0 for GY-HC900, available free to existing customers) lets the cameras record to both SSD and SD media in a wide variety of formats, including Apple ProRes 422 recording and backup mode recording to an SSD drive.

The GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 handheld models feature class-leading streaming and IP connectivity, with the new firmware delivering 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 50/60p recording in both 4K and HD to SSD. The update on all CONNECTED CAM models also enables HEVC/H.265 live streaming via the KA-EN200 streaming encoder; this adapter can be inserted directly into a slot on the GY-HC500, GY-HC550 and GY-HC900 camcorders, supporting up to 1920x1080 resolution and reducing network bandwidth by half compared to H.264. Other features added by the new firmware include support of SRT protocol and Network Time Protocol, plus integrated broadcast overlay graphics on JVC’s GY-HC900 broadcast camcorder.

Customers will be able to see the range of JVC CONNECTED CAM models at the KitPlus show in London at the end of this month. 

Tags: JVC | camcorders | cameras | ISE | KitPlus event | CONNECTED CAM | live streaming | broadcast | live production | events | production | streaming | KPS London | KPS London
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Medialease wins best Asset Finance Intermediary at the 2019 Leasing Life awards Posted: 12/12/2019
Medialease wins best Asset Finance Intermediary at the 2019 Leasing Life awards

Medialease has won best ‘Asset Finance Intermediary’ at the Leasing Life 2019 awards, which brings together the most successful and innovative businesses throughout Europe in the leasing industry. 2019 has been a busy year for Medialease and the company was delighted to have been recognised for this award by industry-leading panellists.

The award judges commented that Medialease showed excellent growth and had a highly-targeted asset/industry focus, providing strong value to a very specialised end user. Medialease were also deemed to have very clear empathy and support to its chosen market, which is reflected in its exceptionally-high repeat customer statistics.

Medialease arranges asset funding tailored to the needs of the broadcast, film, television, AV and live events markets. Its relationships with many of its customers go back several years, with broadcasters and post-production companies returning to Medialease at each phase of their business plans to upgrade equipment or improve facilities. With a deep understanding of audio and video-based industries, the company supplies editing, grading and audio equipment for post-production facilities, along with the latest 4K cameras and location playout equipment for the world’s biggest sports and motorsports broadcasters. For further information, please contact us on 01327 872531 or visit www.medialease.com.

Tags: Medialease | awards | asset finance | broadcast | post production | broadcast | film | television | TV | audio | post | AV | events
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Storm upgrades to Avid NEXIS and takes the leap with HDR Posted: 12/12/2019
Storm upgrades to Avid NEXIS and takes the leap with HDR

Refreshed with a new-look, Storm Post Production has upgraded to Avid NEXIS | PRO, complete with MediaCentral | Editorial Management, developing and adapting its existing workflows to new technologies and providing a solid, consistent service for its clients. Storm’s impressive London facility is fully prepared for handling higher-resolution and HDR media, from ingest right through to delivery, with the new Avid products further improving production efficiency.

Storm is a multi-genre end-to-end post-production facility, specialising in factual documentaries and entertainment programmes for UK and international broadcasters. Its new Avid MediaCentral | Editorial Management workflow management system, together with upgraded Avid NEXIS shared storage, has been installed and configured by Altered Images and has already boosted Storm’s productivity. It has provided editors and production teams with greater workflow integration and flexibility, notably being able to access and edit media remotely.

“Our latest NEXIS and Editorial Management upgrade has really helped us streamline several processes and provide our customers with powerful tools to help satisfy their requirements and deliver content of a high-standard.” explained Jay Makwana, Storm’s Commercial Director. “We’re continuously looking for ways to develop and expand our capabilities in order to strengthen workflows and stay ahead of the curve.”

Tags: Altered Images | Storm | post production | HDR | edit | Avid | MediaCentral | Editorial Management | workflow | NEXIS
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Project Parking and Workspace Tools support OP1A workflows and Avid NEXIS Cloudspaces Posted: 29/07/2019
Project Parking and Workspace Tools support OP1A workflows and Avid NEXIS Cloudspaces
Updates to Project Parking and Workspace Tools include support for the new Avid Media Composer
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Avid | Project Parking | Workspace Tools | Media Composer | OP1A | Cloudspaces | Avid NEXIS | disaster recovery | workflow | sync | backup | cloud | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Marquis Broadcast releases Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro Posted: 29/07/2019
Marquis Broadcast releases Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro
New platform enables facilities using Adobe to confidently share projects and media
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Postflux | Adobe Premiere Pro | archive | storage | workflow | projects | editing | Avid | media | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Plymouth Marjon University chooses Altered Images for radio and TV facility Posted: 11/07/2019
Plymouth Marjon University chooses Altered Images for radio and TV facility

Leading technology supplier, Altered Images, has been chosen to supply and install a complete radio and TV facility at Plymouth Marjon University. The new facility will be located on the old BBC South West villa site at Plymouth and will house the latest technology for the university’s production and journalism courses. It will feature industry-standard equipment that students are likely to experience in professional studios and newsrooms, with clever media workflows allowing students to focus on storytelling and multi-platform publishing.

Tags: Altered Images | Plymouth Marjon University | radio | television | TV facility | radio studio | education | journalism | production | broadcast
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Marquis Broadcast focusses on interoperability at IBC 2019 Posted: 27/06/2019
Marquis Broadcast focusses on interoperability at IBC 2019
Marquis Broadcast will showcase its world-class disaster recovery and business continuity tools at IBC (stand 7.D39) this September, including Postflux for Adobe® Premiere® Pro and After Effects. There are also developments with Project Parking and Workspace Tools, with the systems delivering support for the latest Avid Media Composer and its OP1A workflows, along with Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces. In addition, Marquis Broadcast’s Edit Bridge – which integrates non-Avid editors and artists within Avid Interplay PAM or Media Central Production Management environments – has been updated to support connection to multiple Interplay connections.
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Postflux | Project Parking | Workspace Tools | Edit Bridge | post production | broadcast | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Marquis Broadcast Medway chosen to update RTVE production system Posted: 22/05/2019
Marquis Broadcast Medway chosen to update RTVE production system

Spanish broadcaster, RTVE, has updated its ‘Historic Archive’ production system with Medway – a powerful and scalable media-centric middleware from Marquis Broadcast. Medway links RTVE’s edit platforms, asset management and video servers together with its historical archive systems. It helps connect multiple sites in different regions, to allow one site’s archive to be used from another site, all controlled via media asset management.

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Medway | media | metadata | production | middleware | editing | edit | asset management | archive
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Academy Award-winning production company chooses Avid-certified Workspace Backup tool Posted: 22/05/2019
Academy Award-winning production company chooses Avid-certified Workspace Backup tool

Zentropa in Denmark is one of the leading post-production companies in Europe, winning the most prestigious awards on the international film scene and producing over 200 films to date. The company has recently invested in Workspace Backup from Marquis Broadcast, to take backups of Avid work-in-progress as part of its disaster recovery plan. Although feature film work for both the national and international markets are its main focus, Zentropa also produces TV documentaries and series, along with music videos, so needed a simple automated backup system that could provide a daily backup of all projects and media files.

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Workspace Backup | Zentropa | post-production | Avid | storage | backup | film
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AKA Design launches range of dedicated podcast and voiceover furniture Posted: 08/05/2019
AKA Design launches range of dedicated podcast and voiceover furniture
AKA Design has launched a new range of dedicated podcast, blogging and voiceover desks, with the first two installations at B/R Football in Covent Garden and Glasgow-based creative agency, Fore Digital. The ProCast and ProVoice ranges, available in several configurations, have been introduced due to an increasing demand for professional studio facilities for podcasting.
Tags: AKA Design | podcasting | voiceover | studio furniture | blogging | creative agency | post-production | audio post
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Crypto-ransomware not a threat with Marquis Broadcast Workspace Backup Posted: 07/05/2019
Crypto-ransomware not a threat with Marquis Broadcast Workspace Backup

With the rise in crypto-ransomware attacks in recent years, companies need to make certain they run scheduled backups of their data, in order to keep both media project data and critical business operations safe. However, when infected by crypto-ransomware, the backups themselves can also become infected, which often renders the whole backup strategy useless. Luckily, Marquis Broadcast’s Workspace Backup system avoids this problem. It analyses and copies Avid workspaces and projects to Tier 2 storage and the cloud and will never backup any media that has become encrypted, ensuring valuable media files remain intact.

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Workspace Backup | crypto-ransomware | backup | Avid | drive failure | media backup | Avid projects | data | critical | business continuity
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Project Parking and Workspace Tools simplify storage management Posted: 05/04/2019
Project Parking and Workspace Tools simplify storage management
Marquis Broadcast’s Avid Platform Certified Project Parking tool is the industry gold-standard for Avid storage management and project portability, providing project analytics, visualisation, management and archiving. It has been updated with a new dashboard feature, enabling usage tracking for Marquis Workspace Tools and Project Parking systems, which is especially useful for multi-site companies, helping to monitor their data usage. The latest version of Project Parking also adds S3 AWS server-side encryption support, delivering seamless management for Avid ISIS or NEXIS storage. In addition, it provides support for retrieval from Amazon Glacier cloud storage, helping to reduce the costs of hybrid cloud post production.
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Project Parking | Avid | Workspace Tools | Fotonflite | Nearline Parking | stoga §u8ji | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Medway workflows from Marquis Broadcast simplify integration Posted: 05/04/2019
Medway workflows from Marquis Broadcast simplify integration
Two clever Medway workflows have been recently developed by Marquis Broadcast and are currently in use by large broadcasters. These enable relinking, integrating and archiving of Avid projects; especially useful between a main facility and remote editors. Here’s a summary of how each of these workflows operate.
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Medway | workflow | integration | Avid | media asset management | MAM | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Marquis Broadcast Launches Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro Posted: 03/04/2019
Marquis Broadcast Launches Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro
Postflux for Adobe® Premiere® Pro is a new, cutting-edge platform which improves the archiving, versioning, integrity, security, performance and sharing of Adobe Premiere Pro projects in extended workflows. It addresses the fundamental issue of being able to confidently share projects, thereby mitigating risks, improving productivity and efficiency whilst enabling new extended workflows.
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Adobe | Premiere Pro | Postflux | editing | archive | workflow | projects | media | version | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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