Cinecittà Studios recently used WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based digital asset management platform WCPApp to send high resolution scans of Federico Fellini’s 1985 comic masterpiece Ginger and Fred to Paris as part of a new remastering project.
WCPMedia Services recently helped MIA Market, Italy’s first-ever international market for film, television, documentaries and video games, connect content owners with potential buyers through the use of its groundbreaking media management platform. The cloud-based service allowed MIA’s 1600 participants—in Rome and in 58 countries worldwide—to view new content on demand via secure, online screening rooms. MIA was held recently in Rome in conjunction with the Rome Film Fest.
A film like Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes along once in a very great while. With the support of Veezi, independent theatre owners were able to participate in the film’s phenomenal theatrical performance incident-free, the company says.
Pixvana, a virtual reality technology startup, has launched today with a $6 million investment led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and angel investors. Pixvana is developing a cloud-based technology platform that dramatically improves the immersive video viewing experience for VR and augmented reality applications across a broad set of viewing devices. The company plans to bring it to market in 2016.
Waterfront Studios has deployed Aframe’s cloud video platform to manage and streamline its post-production workflows with users and partners globally. Aframe has replaced Waterfront’s previous manual processes for sharing and editing content, which were reliant on courier and online services, and has consequently delivered significant benefits including reduced costs, time-savings and improved collaboration with users and partners globally.
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.