The cloud-based video supply chain company OwnZones is helping studios and post houses around the world respond rapidly to the growing global consumption of content through its remotely compatible cloud-based platform Connect.
The first cloud-based solution to support SMPTE IMF and ACES workflows, Connect was designed natively in the cloud to join the fragmented pieces of many post-production workflows by replacing multiple vendors, non-compatible formats and expensive data servers. The largest movie studio, or smallest indie network, can easily connect with their audiences by rapidly processing and delivering content in any format to any platform. According to the company, Connect users can transcode video content up to 35 times faster while reducing costs up to 90 percent.
The demand for content has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 virus. However, production has slowed dramatically, and even stopped for studios and content companies. They are looking at their vast libraries to try and fill the demand and OwnZones says it is helping them conform their content and deliver it to global platforms through its cloud-based infrastructure.
“With billions of dollars at stake and an audience with a voracious appetite, business continuity is critical for the content industry as it grapples with the impact of shutting down operations because of the global pandemic,” says OwnZones CCO Rick Phelps. “While the movement to the cloud is likely not going to enable the industry to kick start filming at any time soon, for productions already in the cloud, it can enable remote working in many parts of the chain, and lead to their completion in order to continue delivering content to consumers who are in need of entertainment and solace throughout the coronavirus crisis.”