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Storage: A Critical Ally That’s Empowering Broadcasters and Content Creators

Today’s content creation environment can be summed up in one word: more. More content, more demand for efficiencies, more high-resolution files, and more need for faster turnaround, amid static or even shrinking budgets. It all adds up to more pressure and a daunting challenge for the media and entertainment industry. New workflow complexities, formats and content distribution channels coupled with ...

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Black Dragon Spotted in Grass Valley :)

By now, everyone has heard the big news of Black Dragon Capital’s announced acquisition of leading broadcast and post-production hardware & software manufacturer Grass Valley. Belden Inc., a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, engaged in the signing of a definitive agreement to sell the Company’s Live Media business (“Grass Valley”) to Black Dragon Capital, a private equity firm ...

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NAB: How It All Got Started…

Well, here we are, approaching NAB Show!  Once again, I will be present, representing Broadcast Beat Magazine, as I glide through the Show Floor, seeing what I can see of all the newest products and innovations in the studio (broadcast and post-production) industry. Even with all the excitement that the Show brings, ever wonder what “NAB” is or who the ...

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Presenters for the 67th MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Los Angeles—Presenters for the 67th MPSE Golden Reel Awards will include Grammy Award-winning recording artist Melissa Manchester, All Rise star Nadia Gray, The Climb director Michael Angelo Covino, Dark/Web star Michael Nardelli, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables star Valery Ortiz and Stucco director Janina Gavankar. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, January 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in ...

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The 12 Days of Creative Christmas 2019

This Christmas Season has everyone celebrating in holiday-spirit mode! Even high caliber tech nerds much like us from the broadcast and post-production industry are ready for the holly jolly Christmas up ahead! In staying true with the holiday tradition, I asked Christmas lovers on many of our social media channels: “If you could get a cool production toy this Christmas, ...

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mLogic and axle ai offer Smart mTape™, a complete media archiving and search bundle

Hardware and software solution harnesses AI engines, state-of-the-art LTO8 data tape format mLogic and axle ai announced immediate availability of a complete media archiving solution at $9,995 which integrates software from axle ai, Inc., mLogic’s mTape Thunderbolt LTO drive and Apple’s most powerful Mac mini computer. The system brings many of the capabilities of high-end media asset management (MAM) systems ...

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What Broadcast Can Learn from Hollywood

By Jason Coari, Director of Product Marketing, Quantum For most of modern history, technology evolution has arrived in such a manner that innovation is driven by the application of technology to more and more specific use cases. In the automotive world, there was once just one type of rubber compound used for tires across all seasons and vehicles. As recently ...

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KCRW Builds New State-of-The-Art Radio Broadcast and Media Headquarters

KCRW recently relocated from the basement of a building on the Santa Monica College main campus, to a new state-of-the-art $38-million headquarters at Santa Monica College’s new Center for Media and Design. This new facility is a culmination of 11 years of fundraising, designing, installing, integrating, and training by KCRW staff and the partners involved in the project. At the ...

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Reflections of IBC2019

By Jon Finegold, CMO, Signiant The media and entertainment industry is in an exciting period of transformation and innovation, and Signiant is thrilled to be in the midst of it. Nowhere was this energy more apparent than at this year’s IBC conference, where we had the opportunity to speak with a wide range of organizations, vendors, and thought leaders to ...

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JMR BlueStor SHARE Networked Storage Server for Collaborative HD to 4K Workflow Shared Storage Applications

Gordon Moore, in 1965, predicted that the number of transistors in an IC or chip doubles approximately every two years, or that IC complexity could be expanded exponentially at a reasonable cost approximately every two years. Similarly in the 1950s, IBM showcased the first hard disk drive that was the size of two refrigerators with 50”x24” platters to give 3.75MB ...

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Remote Possibilities in Broadcast Post-Production

OpenDrives Adapts Workflows for Increased Efficiencies The undeniable benefit of live broadcast lies in its immediacy. The only problem is that traditional post-production workflows which are more appropriate for theatrical productions aren’t the most efficient way to make this happen with large-venue live events. From a technical workflow perspective, live broadcast captures footage as it occurs using onsite equipment and ...

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Think Flash Storage is Too Expensive? Think Again

Jason Coari, Global Director, Product and Solution Marketing at Quantum Everyone agrees that flash can deliver outstanding performance. And for some processes and workflows, that kind of performance is clearly indispensable. For example, when editors are working with numerous streams of uncompressed 4K (or increasingly often, 8K) video, flash can provide the kind of responsive experience needed to create the ...

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NASCAR Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Computing, Cloud Machine Learning, and Cloud Artificial Intelligence Provider

NASCAR enhances the fan experience, accelerates artificial intelligence efforts, and improves operational efficiencies by leveraging the cloud SEATTLE—June 4, 2019—Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has chosen AWS as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. NASCAR will use the breadth and ...

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Delivering DCPs across Malaysia with Signiant Jet

By Avinash Suresh, Director at Yusari Filem The rate of adoption of new media technologies varies across the globe, and Malaysia has traditionally been on the slower end of the spectrum. For example, it wasn’t until 6 years ago that the move from 35mm to Digital Cinema fully took hold. While slow at first, once the benefits and improvements in ...

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Top Three Hot Topics of NAB 2019

By Jon Finegold, Signiant CMO Before we completely settle after the whirlwind of NAB, I wanted to share a few reflections on this year’s show. It’s always interesting to hear the topics that bubble to the surface in different conversations. This year, there were three themes that really stood out. 1.    We are in a hybrid-cloud / multi-cloud world One ...

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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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