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.

Front Porch Digital looks to metadata and fresh markets October 7th 2014 - 05:34 PM

In a perhaps not entirely coincidental business move, the swoop by Oracle for Front Porch Digital (FPD) announced a month ago, reunites core FPD technology with the company that originated it 16 years ago. FPD’s flagship storage management product DivArchive was initially developed within StorageTek in 1998, a company subsequently acquired…

Disaster recovery strategies October 7th 2014 - 12:02 PM

We’ve all heard the phrase Disaster Recovery (DR), but what does it actually mean for broadcasters and content owners, and what constitutes a disaster? DR is a broad term that encompasses a range of scenarios, from catastrophic disaster (for instance, the complete destruction of a whole facility), to operational d…

The Integrated Network September 3rd 2014 - 10:05 AM

Integrating optical and copper transport of A/V and IP signals. Optical transport has been a mainstay in the broadcast and production industry for decades. The introduction of optical transport made a huge difference sending content over long distances. It solved the challenge of moving content within boundaries of cities,…