Kalray has acquired Arcapix Holdings, the parent company of pixitmedia. Kallay president and CEO Eric Baissus said, “I am delighted at the prospect of this acquisition that will accelerate our go-to-market and strengthen our key position in the data-intensive storage market. It is perfectly aligned with Kalray’s development strategy.
Seagate Technology and Axel ai have joined forces to manage and provide instant user access to many terabytes or petabytes of video content. The new collaboration is centered around the Seagate Lyve edge-to-cloud mass storage platform, designed to offer a coherent data storage architecture extending from on premise removable media through cloud storage-as-a-service, all from a single trusted vendor. Axle ai’s software is a browser-based front end that can be used across multiple storage devices and services, making it easy for media teams to remotely search and manage their content from anywhere. Together, axle ai and Seagate are broadening access to cost effective smart media solutions for real world applications.
Pixitmedia’s pixstor has been recognized by 3D design, engineering and entertainment software specialists Autodesk as a trusted and reliable storage option for creative and media workflows that utilize the Flame product family.
DejaSoft has released version 3.2 of DejaEdit to further expand its Avid remote file sharing software and to support Microsoft Azure secure storage. Another major highlight includes the safeguarding of project files with robust prior encryption before they are directed to an assigned media server chosen by the customer.
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will explore the evolution of video compression, and new ideas for keeping files small, while preserving quality and creative intent, at its monthly meeting, scheduled for March 26 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Norwegian Film Institute has selected Nagra’s media asset management platform DVnor Organizer for secure storage and one-click distribution of its films to more than 170 film festivals worldwide. The system will enable the NFI to receive, store and distribute new cinema titles in high-quality from all the major Norwegian film producers and production companies, as well as store more than 300 catalogue titles. It will also provide subtitling packages in different languages.
Films at 59, one of the UK’s leading post houses, has installed a Pixit Media PixStor scalable storage platform to support its 4K high-end grading and finishing work. Founded in 1990, Films at 59 is an award-winning pre- and post-production house, with sites in Bristol and Cardiff and collaborative working relationships worldwide. Delivering across all genres, the company is renowned for its achievements in high-end broadcast, particularly in factual entertainment and natural history.
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will review emerging storage and workflow systems for 4K post-production at its monthly meeting September 19 in Hollywood.
With the astounding popularity of the animated feature films from Paris-based Illumination Mac Guff, it would seem the whole world already knows about the secret lives of pets and the villainous plots of Gru and his goggle-eyed minions. But few moviegoers—or even the studio’s own digital artists—would guess the inner workings of the production systems behind the stories.
Film-marketing agency Picture Production Company is the first facility to place an order for the EditShare XStream EFS 300 single-node, scale-out storage platform. Renowned for its creative work, PPC has locations in Soho, London and Los Angeles, and produces trailers, television spots and online video for some of the world’s largest film studios.