Telestream Acquires CMS Provider EcoDigital

In a strategic move that it says highlights its sustained growth ambitions, Telestream has purchased EcoDigital (formerly known as Front Porch Digital). Telestream, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, is a vertical market software business focused on the video space and is a global leader in media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies. The deal to acquire […]

Side Street Post And VFX Opt For GB Labs SPACE SSD

GB Labs, providers  of storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, said today that Side Street Post and VFX, Vancouver, supported by GDS Communications, has chosen GB Labs’ SPACE SSD NAS shared storage system to drive Side Street’s DaVinci Resolve Studio systems. More than 300TB of GB Labs “SPACE SSD” shared storage solution, with […]

ATTO To Unveil Software Update During IBC Showcase 2020

ATTO Technology, a global provider of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, has launched an IBC Showcase 2020 event page which features its latest connectivity solutions for media professionals. During the week of Sept. 8-11 ATTO will unveil new features and other updates to ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Warm To Cloud-Based Editing

Offerings from Blackbird, Grass Valley and Avid have seen a surge in usage since the pandemic spurred a remote workflow shift with costs coming down and performance improving.

A Decade Of Changes In Storage Tech

How the continual evolution of storage management has progressed over the last 10 years.

SME’s Enterprise File Fabric Solution Available In AWS Marketplace

Storage Made Easy (SME), with a mission of simplifying storage for everyone, announced today that the Enterprise File Fabric platform can now be launched directly from AWS Marketplace. Companies are deploying the Enterprise File Fabric on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to leverage the convenience and economics of cloud storage, to increase organizational agility, and to support increasingly […]

EditShare Innovation Designed To Improve Remote Editing Workflows

EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, has introduced an innovation to its remote cloud editing product EFSv that it says “transforms the economics of editing in the cloud while significantly improving the efficiencies of dynamic and remote editing workflows.” It goes on to […]

OPEN MIKE FROM JONATHAN MORGAN

The COVID Effect On Cloud Storage

In the pandemic rush to transfer legacy tape archives to the cloud, media companies may be overlooking potential pitfalls.

EditShare Announces Availability Of EFS 2020

EditShare, which specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, announced today the general availability of EFS 2020, powering faster EditShare storage nodes and networks on-premise, in the cloud and in hybrid configurations. The media-optimized file system features security improvements at every layer and enhanced performance across the board. In addition to […]

Sonnet Intros Internal Drive Mount For 2019 Mac Pro

Sonnet Technologies today announced the Fusion Flex J3i three-drive mounting system for the 2019 Mac Pro, the company’s latest internal storage enhancement product for the most powerful computer offering from Apple. The Fusion Flex system comprises a custom mounting bracket and plates that support the installation of 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and 2.5-inch SATA SSDs […]

Sinclair Deploys Qligent Vision Monitoring, Analysis Solution

In its largest U.S. broadcast project to date, Qligent has started providing an enterprise-level vision compliance monitoring and analysis solution on behalf of Sinclair Broadcast Group. The Qligent Vision system, scheduled for roll out through the first quarter, will support QoS/QoE, compliance and transmission monitoring across 191 TV stations in 89 markets, covering more than 600 channels of programming. Sinclair’s Qligent Vision solution is a hybrid architecture that brings cloud and on-premise elements together, […]

Avid Cancels NAB Show, Connect 2020

Avid’s new product introductions will take place online in April. Avid and ACA will host regional Connect events after public safety is assured.

Quantum Showcases Expanded Storage Portfolio At IBC

At IBC 2019 (hall 7, booth B07), Quantum is presenting the company’s expanded product portfolio, highlighting the accelerated pace of innovation that has been key to the company’s transformation. Visitors will see the latest developments in StorNext, Quantum’s award-winning file system, F-Series NVMe storage arrays for high performance video editing and rendering, and R-Series removable storage systems designed for mobile […]

Masstech Offers Kumulate Storage Management At IBC

Masstech has announced the release of Kumulate, its new intelligent storage and asset lifecycle management platform. The result of industry consultation, Kumulate offers media and entertainment (M&E) users a route through the many industry transitions in storage, media and workflow. Kumulate’s workflow orchestration enables customers to automate multi-vendor and multi-format file transformations, across unlimited storage […]

EditShare To Show Suite of Solutions for Adobe Premiere Pro Enterprise Post-Production Workflows At IBC

EditShare, a technology provider that specializes in collaboration, security and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, will showcase Helmut FX, IO, CO (Cosmo) and HK (Housekeeper) solutions at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). These are designed to enable extensive project administration, back-office management and render farm control for Adobe Premiere Pro enterprise […]

Rohde & Schwarz Sees High-Speed Ethernet Replacing Fibre Channel In Media Storage

While some manufacturers still promote Fibre Channel as an enabling networking technology in media storage its days appear to be strictly numbered — does this present risks for media companies? Oliver Gappa, Rohde & Schwarz sales director broadcast and media for Europe, believes that the answer is yes. “Today, if you look at Fibre Channel […]

Storage Modernization With PCIe And NVMe

In the many changes in media occurring during this age of digital transformation, production facilities are facing decisions about whether to go IP, while trying to determine the impact of producing content in UHD-TV1 (4K) and above.

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CNN Rides The IP Train Into Hudson Yards

The global news giant has built the first major broadcast facility to be completely based on the SMPTE 2110 IP networking standard. “The idea behind going IP was to get everything across CNN’s facilities connected,” says Bob Hesskamp, EVP of broadcast engineering for Turner. “The other reason we did this was we wanted to build a facility that wasn’t out of date on Day One, that was software-configurable, expandable and easier to make changes to.”

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MAM: Removing Barriers To Creativity

Media asset management systems, some of which interact with the cloud and use artificial intelligence to personalize content, are growing in acceptance among TV broadcasters as they add scaled-down functionality, standardization and microservices.

Pronology Presents Ruggedized NAS Solution AT NAB

Pronology, a developer of tapeless workflow solutions, introduces rNAS.m3, a ruggedized, high-performance network attached storage (NAS) solution at the NAB Show (booth SL8405). rNAS.m3 allows productions to acquire and transport broadcast media assets with a built-in a road-ready enclosure that provides strength and resiliency. rNAS.m3 also aids in managing the increased data requirements of 4K and […]

Arrow Bundles NetApp Storage With Axle AI Software

Arrow Distribution has announced immediate availability of a range of integrated solutions for corporate and university video teams based on NetApp storage systems and software from Axle AI. The three conpanies have joined forces to provide complete solutions not only to store, but to manage and provide instant user access to hundreds of terabytes of […]

Qvest Media Partners With Avid For Azure Integration

Systems architect and ICT integrator Qvest Media has expanded its long-standing partnership with Avid to become an Avid Certified Cloud Partner for use in Microsoft Azure. Qvest Media and Avid bundle their cloud strategies, so that clients of both companies benefit from even easier and more flexible access to cloud applications. A ready-to-use post production […]

TVN TECH | NEWSTECHFORUM

Metadata Is Key To Improved News Workflow

Broadcasting’s top tech practitioners are focused on improving the speed and use of metadata. ABC’s Tish Graham: “Whether it needs to be a linear piece, or it needs to be OTT or some type of digital piece, we need to build the backend systems and automate them as much as possible to be able to move that content wherever it needs to go, and to be reliable.” And metadata is also essential to find content in an archive or to direct OTT distribution, plus efficient use can also lower overall storage costs. (Photo: Jill Altmann)

Cloud Management, Storage From Cantemo, Backblaze

Cantemo and Backblaze have launched an integrated solution to deliver a cost-efficient cloud media management and storage solution. The joint solution has already been implemented by Everwell. The combination of Cantemo iconik and Backblaze B2 lets users ingest and archive raw assets from Backblaze without having to maintain a local server and storage hardware installation. Once uploaded, every team member has immediate […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Grass Valley & Dell EMC

Grass Valley & Dell EMC | Stands 9.A01 & 7.C39   A big part of building any successful broadcast infrastructure is integrating server and storage solutions to manage the critical assets that go into creating and delivering content. With a new OEM agreement between Dell EMC and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, broadcasters can deploy […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: mLogic

mLogic | https://www.mlogic.com/ mLogic will be showing four new products at IBC 2018:  mSpeed Pro, mRack Pro, mShare MDC and mTape SAS. Booths that will be showing product at IBC include Archiware (7.D35), Atomos (11.D15 11.D25), Hedge (11.B04), StorageDNA (7.A32), Tiger Technology (7.B58), and Global Distribution (7.A55). mSpeed Pro — The mLogic mSpeed Pro is a 10-drive RAID system with integrated LTO tape.  Featuring the best of both worlds, this hybrid storage solution and hard drive provides high-speed access to media for coloring, editing and VFX, while also providing an extended, long term archive for content to LTO tape, which […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Pebble Beach Systems

Pebble Beach Systems | Stand 8.B68| http://www.pebble.tv/ Pebble Beach Systems will showcase integration between its Dolphin integrated channel device and XStream EFS shared storage options from storage and workflow experts EditShare. Dolphin is a compact and cost-effective integrated channel device which, operating under the control of Pebble’s Marina automation, delivers highly automated integrated audio, video and […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Object Matrix

Object Matrix | Stand 6.C28| http://object-matrix.com/ Object Matrix, a pioneer of digital content governance and object storage to the media and entertainment industries, will be showcasing MatrixStore-as-a-Service (MaaS) at IBC. MaaS is a fully hosted version of MatrixStore and to celebrate the IBC launch Object Matrix will offer a “show special” on the digitisation and […]

Rohde & Schwarz Expands Media Server Platform

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded and optimized its R&S Venice platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S Venice offers stability and a wide range of features. Thanks to the use of open standards, the media server is interoperable with systems from other manufacturers and can easily be integrated into existing infrastructures. […]

Avid Unveils Nearline Storage Solution

Avid today introduced Avid NEXIS | E5 NL nearline storage solution. With the addition of this high-density on premises solution to the Avid NEXIS family — the world’s first software-defined storage platform for media — Avid customers “can seamlessly and efficiently manage media across all of their online, nearline, and archive storage resources,” the company said. […]

Vigor, Telestream Partner On PTV File Delivery

Vigor Systems, a provider of TV content distribution and media solutions, and Telestream, a provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, have partnered to deliver a technology solution that will enable the public television community to move file delivery and media processing to the cloud. Ultimately, this will allow the public television system to migrate […]

NAB HOT TECH TOPICS

Media Asset Management For The Masses

More and more broadcasters are investing in software-based media asset management systems that use metadata to track a piece of content from ingest through production to playout, then archive it in a way that allows easy future access. Above, a Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system at Raycom’s WFXG Augusta, Ga. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of MAM and storage vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

NAB 2018 Tech Hot Topics Products: MAM/Storage

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is media asset management and storage (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information […]

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IP, ATSC 3.0 Top Tech On Tap For 2018

The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.

Quantum Unveils Scale-Out NAS For IP Workflows

Quantum Corp. has a new Xcellis scale-out solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum’s StorNext shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance — three times better than that of competing NAS systems […]

LTO Program Outlines Generation 8 Specifications

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs) — Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum — have released the specifications of the latest LTO Ultrium format, generation 8, which is now available for licensing by media manufacturers. The LTO Program also released a new LTO technology roadmap, detailing specifications up to 12 generations of tape technology, extending the […]

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Tedial

Tedial | Stand 8.B41 | Website: http://www.tedial.com/ MAM Distribution— Tedial will continue to highlight its MAM workflow systems for the preparation, management and packaging of distribution, including versioning, OTT, VOD and on-line distribution. Tedial Evolution enterprise MAM tools include the Evolution Version Factory. Focusing on efficiency, Tedial will demonstrate an end-to-end Interoperable Master Format (IMF) […]

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Quantum

Quantum | Stand 7.B27 | Website: www.quantum.com Quantum provides workflow-optimized storage technologies and data management solutions. New | StorNext 6 Release — A series of substantive updates within the StorNext 6 platform demonstrates Quantum’s ongoing leadership in workflow storage — with a particular focus on enabling high-resolution workflows. StorNext 6 highlights include: • Quality of Service — […]

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Scality

Scality | Stand 7.G16 | Website: www.scality.com  Scality, a provider of object and cloud storage, will showcase and demonstrate its newest cloud and object storage products Appliance-inspired, Scality RING7 multi-site scale-out filesystem and object storage solution, is designed for security-focused organizations once leery of the public cloud. Companies can leverage vast scalability benefits, confident that essential data […]

Quantum Begins Shipping Xcellis Workflow Storage

Quantum Corp.’s aiWARE for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone, is now available. Bringing Veritone’s multi-engine AI capabilities into a Quantum StorNext-managed environment, aiWARE for Xcellis lets users leverage the power of Veritone’s cognitive services and applications ― beginning with optical character recognition (OCR), object detection and […]