From next-generation cameras to multi-camera arrays, new technologies for producing visual content are generating important creative opportunities for production studios, post-production houses, distributors, and other media organizations. The engaging content they are producing has an eager audience. Consumers are readily adopting ultra-high-definition (UHD) televisions, high-resolution mobile devices, and even virtual reality (VR) headsets so they can experience that immersive content.
I was at the annual Sports Video Group (SVG) Summit last week, and as usual it was a great show focused on content management, and the use of technology to help enable the sports industry to provide entertainment to all of us.
My thanks to Christophe Bertrand, a Senior Analyst at ESG, for his recent video which includes some interesting factoids from ESG’s 2018 Data Protection Landscape survey. The survey echoes my own observations as a member of organizations that care about such things, including the LTO Consortium, the Active Archive Alliance, and Quantum’s product marketing and product management team.
Data growth and malware are two facts of corporate life that extend to every corner of global commerce, including dairy providers. A dairy cooperative with 820 local farms, Maites Laitiers du Cotentin (MLC) is best known as a provider of ultra-fresh milk. They also offer a wide range of products including its specialties, crème fraiche and Normandy cream throughout France, the EU and even China. However, behind the bucolic images of cows in the French countryside, MLC is a global company that generates an enormous volume of data which must be protected.
Your organization is collecting more and more data. Whether you are producing ultra-high-definition videos, analyzing human genomes, or using satellite imagery to study climate change, your growing data volumes are central to your work. Protecting and preserving that data must be a top priority.
One of the things I like most about the technology industry is that it is characterized by a relentless quest for improvement. There is always something newer, faster and better right around the corner. Never a dull moment. And always the drive to be first and best.
Thinking about adding a little flash to your workflow? You’re not alone. More and more, video production teams are incorporating flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) into their storage environment as a way to boost performance for key post-production tasks.
I recently found myself in need of a new vehicle. It wasn’t necessarily because my old one was breaking down or in bad shape. My situation had simply changed over time such that the car I now have no longer meets my needs. In my case, I needed more room for a growing family and wanted better gas mileage. Unfortunately, the car wasn’t designed to easily or inexpensively make those improvements. It also started to cost me a lot more to maintain. This got me thinking about the similarities with legacy scale-out NAS solutions.
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.