Earlier this year we shared findings from a large-scale survey of North American video professionals about their use of flash-based storage. The highlights? Many organizations have already implemented flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) into their storage environment as a way to boost performance for key video workflows—and additional organizations are planning to move to flash soon.
With New Opportunities Come New Challenges: How Modern NAS Storage Helped A Premier Post-Production Firm Grow Their Business
"Business opportunities are like buses, there is always another one coming.” This is a favorite quote of mine, largely because of the truth that it speaks; specifically, that it takes much more than an opportunity or idea to ultimately have its inherent benefits or value come to fruition. Thinking about existing capability, understanding the business transformation required, and then properly executing these changes are all critical steps to achieving success.
It’s now been two months after a very rewarding NAB conference, and as the relentless pace of digital transformation in the M&E industry continues to accelerate, Quantum in parallel also hasn’t let our proverbial foot off the gas.
If you’re in the media and entertainment industry, 4K is a term now nearly as ubiquitous as HD. And if your organization does post production, broadcast, or content distribution, odds are you are already working with 4K media, according to a new survey from Quantum and postPerspective.
Is your creative agency seeing an influx of requests for video? If so, you’re not alone. As advertisers look for the latest ways to grab the attention of their busy and easily distracted customers, many are asking ad agencies to incorporate video into comprehensive campaigns that span print, TV, social media, custom apps, and beyond.
StorNext® has long been a staple product for Mac users, proven by the fact that an estimated 80% of Quantum’s media and entertainment StorNext customers use Apple workstations. With so many Mac users, we constantly strive to deliver features that will enhance their experience. One of the latest, Mac Offline File Status and Retrieve, was launched as part of StorNext 6. This new feature makes archival and retrieval operations easier and more efficient by providing users with the ability to browse the archive without the potential of accidental retrievals initiated by the Finder. To learn more about this capability, I talked with Jordan Winkelman, Quantum’s resident Mac expert and solutions architect. Below are excerpts from our discussion.
Whether you run a post-production house or an in-house corporate video department, your clients are requesting more video assets. And as viewers continue to upgrade to the latest mobile devices and 4K TVs, those clients are pushing you to deliver more of your work in HD, 4K, and other high-quality formats.
Just last week, Quantum announced a new Xcellis® Scale-out NAS solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance.
Make no mistake, 4K is here. Whether you work for a creative agency, post-production studio, or in-house video team, you probably have clients already requesting 4K content to satisfy the increasing appetite for compelling, ultra-high-definition content.
Artificial intelligence (AI)—the term might conjure up futuristic images of mainframe computers operating space stations or human-like robots defeating chess champions. But we don’t have to wait for the future to experience the power of AI. In fact, AI technologies available today are already helping organizations, in a wide range of fields, to analyze huge volumes of data, solve complex problems, and seize new business opportunities.
The cloud era is here. Across many industries, organizations are eagerly implementing private cloud environments and signing up for public cloud services to take advantage of the agility, flexibility, scalability, and cost-saving benefits that this technology can deliver.
The SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition was held October 23–26 in Hollywood, California, providing an ideal opportunity to showcase the latest Quantum solutions for professionals in the film and television post-production industry. New compression formats, 4K mastering, more complex workflows, growing content libraries—these were some of the many subjects discussed over the course of the event. An end-to-end workflow featuring StorNext® 6 shared storage and data management software plus Xcellis® high-performance storage appliances addresses each of these challenges.
StorNext 6 is the latest generation of Quantum’s shared storage and data management solution. It’s loaded with exciting new features, so I thought we’d pick off a few of them one at a time to explain how beneficial they can be to your media workflow. Our first deep dive is on FlexTier®, a technology that extends StorNext access to public and private clouds. Besides having a cool name, I wanted to hear exactly why it is a “must have” for content creators. Logically, I went to Greg Holick, our director of cloud storage solutions at Quantum and our resident FlexTier expert. Below are excerpts of our discussion about FlexTier and why it’s a real game-changer.