Asset Management

MediaSilo Releases SafeStream for On-Demand Watermarking

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:13 -- Nick Dager

Secure video sharing platform MediaSilo has released SafeStream, an on-demand watermarking system that embeds user-identifiable information as a visual watermark into video files in real-time. Amidst explosive original content growth in the media and entertainment industry, there’s an increasing need for creators to protect content in all stages of the production process, from pre-release to distribution. To prevent leaks, content creators have been forced to choose between locking down content or facing potential revenue loss from unauthorized distribution. SafeStream redefines that tradeoff.

DFT Unveils Production Ready WetGate

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:16 -- Nick Dager

DFT has unveiled new WetGate technology for its latest Scanity HDR film scanner. The patented technology is designed specifically for DFT’s Scanity HDR model providing a real-time organic solution for the ingest and management of difficult to solve historical film transfer issues – such as dust and scratch removal – surpassing prior transfer standards. The company says the WetGate is ideal for archive owners who need a scanner that’s able to handle a range of problematic and historically aged film issues.

MTI to Show New Cortex Features at NAB 2016

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 11:22 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film will debut the latest version of its dailies and media management software Cortex next month during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. New features include IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.

Kiwii Delivers Tini Dailies with WCPApp

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 16:08 -- Nick Dager

Italian/UK digital media workflow specialist Kiwii Digital Solutions recently managed the production dailies of the new movie Tini: The Big Change in Violetta using the WCPApp from WCPMedia Services. The cloud-based platform made it possible to deliver dailies and other media from the film’s set in Italy to its editorial team in Spain virtually instantaneously, saving significant time and costs.

Walking The Walk

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:00 -- Nick Dager

The Walk feature film, Atomic Fiction’s digital recreation of 1974 New York City—complete with hot dogs steaming on a vendor cart—earned the praise of critics who proclaimed the movie “a visual spectacle” with effects “so grand it’s easy to forget you’re watching a virtual 100 percent CG-created world.” Less visible but equally important to filmmaker clients is the studio’s behind-the-scenes production artistry. Marc Sadeghi, president of Visual Effects at Atomic Fiction said, “By combining the power of technology, the creativity of passionate artists, and a collaborative approach to working with filmmakers, we’re able to overcome the challenges inherent to VFX production. As a result, we can satisfy both the VFX appetites and production deadlines of our clients.”

ASG Tops 100 NetApp E-Series in Use

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:25 -- Nick Dager

Advanced Systems Group says that more than 100 film and video production and post-production clients are now using its NetApp's E-Series storage systems. "In the video and film production world, digital storage has transitioned from being a useful part of the process to being the central hub of the process,” said Dave Van Hoy, founder and president, ASG. “As such, the value of tier-one products such as the NetApp E-Series has become not just desired, but critical."

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