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.
Assimilate has introduced Scratch Web, calling it the easiest and most ideal way for Scratch and Scratch artists to set up secure, cloud-based client review sessions, eliminating multiple review steps and creating significant time savings
Forbidden Technologies, developer of the cloud video platform Forscene, today announced an agreement with Rome- and Milan-based media-technology reseller 09 Technology.
Sixteen19, a boutique production and post services company which provides a digital dailies service to filmmakers, used Aframe’s cloud video production platform to expedite digital dailies delivery on two forthcoming feature films from Scott Rudin Productions: Rosewater, which is in theatres now and While We’re Young, scheduled for theatrical release later in 2014.
Forbidden Technologies has announced a partnership with Toronto post-production house Triangle Post. Triangle Post has incorporated Forbidden’s Forscene technology into its post-production services business, making it the first company in Canada to do so.