Asset Management

Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Lineup of Speakers

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 15:02 -- Nick Dager

The Association of Moving Image Archivists has announced a full roster of speakers for the 2015 Digital Asset Symposium, taking place November 18-19 in Portland, Oregon, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Experts from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Family Search, Game Metadata and Citation Project, the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, and Stanford University will discuss their approach to handling video, audio, written and physical materials in their respective fields.

AMIA Announces Keynote Speakers for Digital Asset Symposium

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:13 -- Nick Dager

The Association of Moving Image Archivists has enlisted keynote speakers Erik Weaver and John Downey for the Digital Asset Symposium, November 18-19 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. This year marks the first time that DAS will run simultaneously with AMIA’s Annual Conference, which takes place November 18-21.

About the Cloud: Rich Phillips, CTO, Arts Alliance Media

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:46 -- Nick Dager

Rich Phillips is chief technology officer for Arts Alliance Media, one of the pioneers of digital cinema. In this, the first article in an ongoing series of articles about the cloud, Phillips and I talk about how the evolving technology is changing the cinema business including distribution and exhibition.

Archimedia Releases Iris 1.0

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:07 -- Nick Dager

Archimedia has announced the release of Iris 1.0, a suite of applications that overcomes six specific areas where file-based media production and distribution traditionally bog down. “People who are involved with file-based workflow recognize these areas immediately,” says Mark Gray, CEO of Archimedia. “They are places in file-based workflow that are fundamentally different than linear workflow, and where unprecedented challenges slow things down.”

Codex Ships V-RAW Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35 Camera

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:46 -- Nick Dager

Codex is now delivering the Codex V-RAW Recorder for the Panasonic VariCam 35 camera to customers worldwide. Combining high-performance with ease-of-use, the Codex V-RAW Recorder adds important uncompressed RAW capture to Panasonic’s new camera platform by enabling the recording of 4K RAW at up to 120fps, and continues Codex’s tradition of bringing industry-leading recording and workflow systems successfully to market.

QSR Systems Helps Reality TV Productions Work More Efficiently

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:41 -- Nick Dager

One of the most challenging issues confronting reality television productions involves the processing of camera media. Productions often employ large numbers of cameras of different types resulting in dozens of hours of footage that need to be transcoded before editorial teams can begin their work of whittling it down into scenes, stories and episodes. It’s not uncommon for it to take two days or more to transcode footage from a single shoot day, a costly delay that productions would like to avoid.

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