Cloud Technology

Pixvana Raises $6 Million to Bring VR Video Cloud Production, Delivery Platform to Market

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 12:28 -- Nick Dager

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 Transforms Post Workflows with Aframe

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 14:37 -- Nick Dager

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.

Forscene Deployed Across Leftfield Entertainment Group

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:01 -- Nick Dager

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.

Prime Focus Technologies Secures SoC2 Certification

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:15 -- Nick Dager

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.

About the Cloud: Richard Welsh, CEO, Sundog Media Toolkit

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:50 -- Nick Dager

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.

About the Cloud: Chris Chen, CTO Prime Focus Technologies

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:40 -- Nick Dager

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 Releases Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:23 -- Nick Dager

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.

About the Cloud: Rich Phillips, CTO, Arts Alliance Media

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:46 -- Nick Dager

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.


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