U.S.-based Leftfield Entertainment has chosen to deploy Forbidden’s Forscene across its group of production companies to provide a flexible and efficient post-production solution. The purchase comes after the cloud-based post-production platform was tested on the series Football Town. Forscene provided remote access to media, allowing producers in the field to collaborate with the post-production team back at base, expediting media processing and ingest as well as transcription.
Carmike Cinemas has selected the Kronos Workforce Central suite of workforce management solutions deployed in the Kronos Cloud. Kronos will be used across all locations around the country.
Prime Focus Technologies has secured a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 certification and expanded upon its ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). These certifications assure clients that PFT meets some of the highest standards for security, availability, confidentiality and processing integrity controls in the Media and Entertainment industry.
Richard Welsh is co-founder and CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit and he serves on the Board of SMPTE as a Governor for the EMEA, Central and South America Region. In this, the third article in an ongoing series of articles about the cloud, he and I spoke about how the evolving technology is changing the entire cinema business.
Cloud technology offers many benefits over traditional options and media and entertainment companies are increasingly embracing it. For this, the second article in an ongoing series of articles about the cloud, I interviewed Chris Chen, chief technology officer for Prime Focus Technologies to get his thoughts about the benefits and concerns involved with cloud technology.
Thinkbox Software has released Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform. The new Deadline feature condenses the configuration of Google Cloud Platform-based render farms that run the scalable, cross-platform high-volume compute management solution into a one-time automated task completed in under 30 minutes.
Rich Phillips is chief technology officer for Arts Alliance Media, one of the pioneers of digital cinema. In this, the first article in an ongoing series of articles about the cloud, Phillips and I talk about how the evolving technology is changing the cinema business including distribution and exhibition.
Prime Focus Technologies has received certification from Apple to deliver movie content and associated assets directly to iTunes.
72andSunny has selected high-speed transfer and automation software from Aspera, an IBM company, as the backbone for its new cloud-based media management platform, providing high performance transfers to cloud-based media asset management systems and enabling collaboration between creative teams worldwide.
WCP Media Services, a Swiss developer of cloud-based content management and distribution services for media and entertainment companies, today announces the launch of expanded North American operations. Based in Los Angeles, WCP Media Services USA will support the introduction of the company’s groundbreaking content management and distribution platform, WCP Web App, to the U.S. and Canadian markets. WCP Web App is a PaaS (platform as a service) product that provides a fast, direct, secure and affordable way to upload, manage, transcode and deliver content to broadcasters and others worldwide.