A Million Dollar Workflow

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Leslie Carney has more than twenty years of experience in television post-production. Working as post supervisor for MTV's Stranded with a Million Dollars, which will air February 21, she recently delivered 10 one-hour episodes. An efficient workflow has rarely been more critical. “The show was challenging,” said Carney. “It was shot over 40-days using 14 different types of cameras, including RoboCams and 4K Drones. We had to deal with a massive amount of media and all kinds of frame-rates and codecs.”

Creating an ACES Workflow

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:41 -- Nick Dager

Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van De Sande ASC was an early supporter of the Academy Color Encoding System, using version 0.2.2 on civil war drama Deliverance Creek in 2013, which was nominated for the ASC Award for Television. Since then he has been a staunch supporter, using ACES on numerous TV shows and pilots. When he was offered the chance to shoot Bad Santa 2 for Miramax, he turned again to ACES for his color-processing pipeline.

Symply Introduces RAID Storage for Professional Media Workflows

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

Symply is now shipping SymplyRAID, its RAID storage system with low latency and massive capacity for large-scale media workflows. "SymplyRAID is unlike anything the industry has seen. Built on rock-solid engineering, it provides unmatched ease-of-deployment and an unparalleled price performance," said Alex Grossman, CEO and president of Symply.

Quantum Releases StorNext 5.4

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:58 -- Nick Dager

Quantum has released StorNext 5.4, a new version of the company's workflow storage platform that enhances the efficiency and flexibility of media content management. StorNext 5.4 enhancements include the ability to integrate existing public cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage (private cloud) — starting with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING — as archive tiers in a StorNext®-managed media environment. Another new feature enables users to deploy applications embedded within StorNext-powered Xcellis workflow storage appliances.

Backstage Relies on Facilis TerraBlock

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:29 -- Nick Dager

The post-production team for the Canadian family drama series Backstage is again relying Facilis TerraBlock for their collaborative editorial workflow for its second season. Ellen Fine, CCE (Canada Cinema Editor) is the supervising editor and consulting producer on Backstage. The series is produced by Fresh TV and distributed by DHX. It currently airs on the Family Channel in Canada and on the Disney Channel in the US and worldwide.

Nugen Audio Announces AMB Audio Management Batch Processor

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:30 -- Nick Dager

Nugen Audio has launched the AMB Audio Management Batch processor, a suite of modular software that will expedite a range of audio management tasks. AMB expands on the concept of Nugen Audio's loudness management batch processing technology for high-speed audio loudness measurement and correction. AMB enables post-production facilities to speed workflows significantly and reduce delivery times for a range of different tasks, such as upmixing and loudness management. AMB also offers new features including threaded algorithm processing and multiple processing threads that are addressable for simultaneous parallel handling of files and queues.

Producing with an Eye to the Future

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:26 -- Nick Dager

Pixel Underground has been providing post-production services to Canadian television producer Peace Point Entertainment Group for more than 15 years, but their latest project together, the food series Inspired with Anna Olson, broke new ground for both companies. Inspired with Anna Olson is Peace Point’s first television series produced in 4K UHD.


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