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Tracking and Managing Media Assets - Getting Your Feet Wet

Posted by James McKenna on 8/19/16 10:00 AM

If you’re involved in post production, you’re probably juggling a lot of media these days; probably more media than ever before thanks to increasing shooting ratios and the prevalence of multi-camera productions. Some people say that 30% of time taken in the edit suite is spent searching for things, but with so many files, are you able to find what you are looking for using Apple’s Spotlight or Windows Explorer?

Modern file-based cameras store a multitude of data along with the shot that can be useful when searching in the future. However, it’s nearly impossible to search by descriptive metadata with OS level search tools. There is simply too much data that operating systems don’t know how to handle. 

Maybe you’ve looked at media asset management systems only to be frightened away by a combination of sticker shock and/or concerns around successful implementation in your organization. Can you find tool that works equally well in any editing environment? Something that won’t burden your team with unnecessary rules and structure that they’ll ignore when working to a deadline? It’s true that there are many forms of asset management systems out there: MAM, PAM, - DAM! How do you make sense of it all and avoid making a mistake that takes your finely tuned crew in the wrong direction?

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Topics: FastTracker, Whitepaper, Media Assets, Search, Post Production, Media Tracking

IBC 2015 - Facilis Recap

Posted by Kelly Taranto on 9/24/15 2:18 PM


IBC 2015:  What an amazing show for Facilis! We would like to thank everyone who came by our booth. We also have a lot of exciting news to share with you!

If you couldn't attend IBC 2015 in Amsterdam this year don't worry, we have all of the exciting Facilis news here for you!

At IBC 2015 in Amsterdam, Facilis (booth # 7.C10) announced new offerings for both high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with an all-new digital asset tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface. Learn more about these products here.  

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Topics: Fibre Channel, 4K, 4K DPX, SAN, Workflow, Ethernet, Events, TerraBlock 8D, TerraBlock HA (Hybrid Array), FastTracker, New Products, TerraBlock, SSD

Can high-end post tools empower the small facility?

Posted by James McKenna on 6/23/15 3:29 PM

 

In the UK, March saw the publication of Broadcast magazine’s Indie Survey 2015 and this annual overview of our industry provided some fascinating reading. It represents an important overview of the global Indie sector, which the report’s authors value at a whopping US$ 3.5 billion.

Amongst a plethora of facts & figures is a trend indicating the rise of a new breed of tech savvy facilities that are using technology to empower their staff and return some stunning trading results. Whilst the #1 position on the survey list is firmly owned by IMG (WME) which employs 347 full-time UK staff, the next two positions are filled by Carnival Film & Television and Thames who each employ just 22 staff. And these two facilities are at the cutting edge, producing blockbuster series such as Downton Abbey and The X Factor respectively.

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Topics: Fibre Channel, SAN, Workflow, Ethernet, Partner Integration, TerraBlock 8D, FastTracker

NAB 2015 - Facilis Recap

Posted by Kelly Taranto on 5/8/15 4:32 PM


NAB 2015:  What an amazing show for Facilis! We would like to thank everyone who came by our booth. We also have a lot of exciting news to share with you!

If you couldn't attend NAB 2015 don't worry, we have all of the exciting Facilis news here for you!

At NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, Facilis (booth # SL8811) announced new offerings for both high-end and budget conscious facilities, along with an all-new digital asset tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface. Learn more about these products here.  

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Topics: Fibre Channel, 4K, 4K DPX, SAN, Workflow, Ethernet, Events, TerraBlock 8D, TerraBlock HA (Hybrid Array), FastTracker, New Products, TerraBlock