DOTS lands Hollywood studio for long term archive November 19th 2014 - 10:47 AM

A rival to the Piql Preservation System for long term archiving of motion pictures has reportedly succeeded in getting one major studio to allocate budget for its use in 2015. Developed by Group 47, DOTS (Digital Optical Technology System) stores digital data onto metal alloy tape and is claimed to be archival…

Film preservation for 500 years on film November 10th 2014 - 11:37 AM

Stone, papyrus, paper.. the history of recorded information suggests that a physical medium has the best chance of long term survival. It’s a problem that Hollywood studios continues to grapple with by retaining archival film prints of movies in the knowledge that, contrary to digital, optical or cloud-based formats,…

Using KPI for Media Workflows November 3rd 2014 - 07:09 PM

Determining the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) required in order to measure media workflows is no different than for other workflows. Attempting to set standards and measure these without a thorough understanding of the process will result in incorrect results regardless of whether your workflow is for a doctor’s office o…

Ericsson’s Media Vision 2020 October 22nd 2014 - 08:48 AM

Ericsson recently released its vision for media in 2020, painting a picture of how the current trends, potential influences and likely scenarios may play out. While, each region and specific countries have unique factors that define their progress towards this 2020 vision, many common aspects exist within the industry and consumer behaviours.