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 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 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.
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.
Quantum president and CEO Jon Gacek and the Quantum executive team today will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the company's founding and its longtime leadership in data storage by ringing the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
The Digital Asset Symposium returns to New York's Museum of Modern Art on May 8. DAS will include a full day of presentations, discussions, and varied perspectives from an array of digital asset experts who are at work in art, media & entertainment, law enforcement and science.
Shotgun Software has unveiled Shotgun 6 and RV 6, which now work together without any required end-user configuration. Shotgun, the cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, recently expanded via acquisition with RV, the widely adopted desktop image and sequence player.
A newly released report by industry analyst Coughlin Associates affirms the superior business value that workflow storage delivers over general-purpose IT storage for broadcast and post-production operations.
Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder now supports the AJA Video Systems Cion digital cinema production camera’s AJA Raw file format. AJA Raw is the newest format to be supported in Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder, along with Canon Cinema Raw, Sony FS Raw, ArriRaw and more.
Post-production companies of all sizes rely on Signiant’s file transfer software to move their large digital assets quickly and securely between teams distributed around the world, and Modern VideoFilm’s latest work takes the scale and reach of distributed finishing to new levels.