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Digital Media World | Envy Post Speeds Large Files with Signiant Media Shuttle

Aug 16, 2013

Broadcast post production facility Envy Post Production has adopted Media Shuttle hybrid SaaS file transfer to move large files securely between business partners and its global customer base. The company serves and produces content for major UK broadcasters and a number of international channels including Discovery Channel and National Geographic in the US.

Envy, located in Soho, London, operates editing facilities for Avid Media Composer and Symphony and Final Cut Pro, suites running Baselight for grading, Flame and other 3D software, and audio. They have won Best Post Production House of the Year at the Broadcast Awards several times and worked on a number of BAFTA, RTS, Bulldog, Promax and Creative Circle winning projects including ‘Grand Designs’ for Channel 4, ‘The Voice’ for BBC1 and ‘Top Gear’ for BBC2.

Envy Post chose Signiant’s system because it is easy to use, collaborative and secure, and can be branded. They look after numerous file transfers each day including rushes and other fast-turnaround works-in-progress involving a variety of file sizes, including very large files for high resolution long and short form programming . Also, all of the assets remain under its control at all times because their content remains on a local server on their premises.

“We installed Media Shuttle as a replacement for our current file transfer services,” said Jai Cave, Head of Operations, Envy Post Production. “Because we can transfer even large files in and out of the facility, Media Shuttle makes our operation more adaptable. It also has options for us to set up new workflows in the future as broadband speeds and connections in the UK increase. As a product, Media Shuttle also seems to be constantly evolving.”

In the past the company used couriers for large file transfers, however, switching to Media Shuttle has required no client or employee training, and the software makes it relatively easy to add or subtract users via the administration functions. A dashboard for monitoring content flow shows who, where and how content is being accessed at any time, and customizable portals can be branded and configured in one of three modes – Send, Share or Submit – to support different projects, teams or organisations. www.envypost.co.uk www.signiant.com