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Arrow bundles NetApp Storage with axle ai Software to Elevate Media Teams

Solutions target high capacity and quick access needs for rising corporate and education video markets   Arrow Distribution (www.arrow.com/) today announced immediate availability of a range of integrated solutions for corporate and university video teams based on NetApp storage systems (www.netapp.com) and software from axle ai, Inc. The three industry leaders have joined forces to provide complete solutions not only ...

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InfoComm Is Just Around The Corner – Are You Exhibiting?

InfoComm is the largest pro-AV show in North America, with 44,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing every facet of audiovisual technology. This year – Samsung, Blackmagic Design, Crestron and EPSON are major endorsers of the 2019 InfoComm show in Orlando, Florida. It’s the one event that has it all — the largest audio expo, largest digital signage expo, largest collaborative conferencing expo, plus ...

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT: IT’S JUST GOOD BUSINESS

VIXA overhauls its standard for monitoring and controlling AV system power Every time AVIXA begins the task of authoring a standard, I ask myself if I really, really think it’s worth the effort, or if the topic is just a collective passion of a few people in the AV industry. Nowadays we vet ideas for new standards using a very ...

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HOW TO PACK A TRAILER FULL OF A LUXURY HOTEL EXPERIENCE

Luxury has a technology component, and it’s all about creating seamless ease. That’s not just a contemporary ideal, either. Way back in the black-and-white days of Humphrey Bogart, his powerful executive character in the movie Sabrinawas all about super-chic, cleverly integrated audiovisual components hidden behind a glamorous veneer. Cut to 2019 and the perennially glamorous Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, ...

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BEST PRACTICE: Asset Management in AV Environments

The better Digital Asset Management products keep all sorts of things in check. They organize everything into a single interface and keep track of clips, project files, scripts (as in copy!) and some even monitor available storage. Comprised of both content (or “essence” — the actual clip) and metadata (a description of the content, which includes the title, author, creation ...

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Plura Releases Ground-Breaking Products

Plura, the leading global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, will be releasing two products at this year’s NAB Show New York event. The line-up includes the all new FUTURE PROOF SFP-H, Hybrid Monitor Series, supporting Coax, Fiber & IP connectivity and the PRM-3G series including PRM-224-3G, offering an elegant slim design integrated with a Grade A-10 ...

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Go Soft or Die – How a Software Defined Infrastructure Enables Studios to Keep Pace with Changing Technology and Business Requirements

The following article was written by Barry Evans, CTO Pixit Media   The era of “fast food” post production is finally upon us.  Clients want their content fresh, they want their content cheap and they want their content now. And from a format and resolution perspective, they certainly want it ‘their way’. Now, that’s not to say these demands have ...

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A Unifying Approach to the Storage Demands of Media & Entertainment

Today’s Challenges for Post Production, Visual Effects and Playout Workflows Today’s broadcast and post production environments are faced with a multitude of challenges, from complex and difficult to integrate ecosystems to increased pixel depth/frame rates to the evolving IP-video landscape. Chief engineers and IT administrators in many cases must integrate MAM, VFX, grading, transcoding, rendering/compositing workflows with make do cobbled ...

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A Unifying Approach to the Storage Demands of Media & Entertainment

Today’s Challenges for Post Production, Visual Effects and Playout Workflows Today’s broadcast and post production environments are faced with a multitude of challenges, from complex and difficult to integrate ecosystems to increased pixel depth/frame rates to the evolving IP-video landscape. Chief engineers and IT administrators in many cases must integrate MAM, VFX, grading, transcoding, rendering/compositing workflows with make do cobbled ...

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Multi-Cloud Data Management with SwiftStack

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Object Cloud Storage and featured Caringo, a pioneer in the marketplace. There are a great many players vying for the M&E market due to its forecasted data growth in the coming decade. The competitive landscape is fierce, and I can see consolidation coming in the years to come, but for the moment, ...

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Caringo SWARM – A Storage Platform for Production, Distribution and Collaboration at Massive Scale

  The Challenges for Immediacy The overwhelming access to on-demand media, anytime and anywhere via Internet broadband, handheld devices, streaming services, smart television and evolving IoT (Internet of things) devices has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content providers, cloud OTT (over-the-top) service providers, cable companies, broadcasters, streaming media providers, carriers and the like. All companies that are ...

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Efficient Storage as a Competitive Advantage in M&E

I just read a blog from Adrian Herrera, VP of Marketing for Caringo.  He’s spot on about two of the major pain points facing the production/post production industry – the need to store content at little or no charge and the increasing pressure to deliver digital assets in the shortest amount of time, due to viewers’ growing expectation of ‘immediate ...

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axle Video Raises Performance and Affordability Bar for MAM Solutions

This month’s company highlight focuses on one of the industry’s fastest growing companies, axle Video. Founded by industry veterans Sam Bogoch (CEO), Patrice Gouttebel (Product Manager) and Steve Ryan (Lead Engineer), formerly of SeeFile, in mid-2012, the company’s vision was to develop a MAM (Media Asset Management) solution geared to the needs of the many thousands of smaller video teams ...

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Westlake Pro Builds World-Class Sound Stages with JMR Mac Pro RAID Rackmount Workstations

Los Angeles based Westlake Pro, an iconic award winning pro audio reseller and studio designer, has chosen and integrated JMR Electronics LightningTM ThunderboltTM certified rackmount workstations into the studio’s high-speed SAN implementations. The JMR Lightning Thunderbolt (LTNG-XQ-8-RMMP) product combines the Apple Mac Pro®, three Avid Pro Tools® | HDX cards, RAID storage, a custom I/O panel, and a fiber channel HBA that networks the ...

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PANASAS COMPANY HIGHLIGHT AND STATE-OF-THE-INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT

Panasas, Inc., an award winning enterprise computer storage company that always turns heads, is this month’s company highlight story. Its innovative ActiveStor® parallel storage technology using hybrid scale-out network attached storage (NAS) leverages their patented PanFS® storage operating system and DirectFlow protocol® to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it ...

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2017 #NABShow – Day 4 Wrap-up

TODAY is the Fourth (and FINAL) day of The 2017 NAB Show – and WOW! WHAT a day it WAS!!! 🙂 Another GLORIOUS day!  You know, they say that Hollywood is “La La Land,” but when you’re at NAB Show, surrounded by all the equipment and many of the people who make La La Land possible, THIS feels even MORESO ...

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