As production teams look to do more with fewer people on site, traditional file transfer methods present significant challenges causing broadcasters to find alternatives.
There are plenty of practical ML and AI applications in use today, and the pace of innovation is moving at a fast clip. Understandably, no business wants to be left behind.
“5G removes all the limitations we had with the things you have to plug in. Less gear and no limitation on where you can be,” Sahara says. “As long as you’re somewhere in the network, somewhere you can get a signal, you can do what you need to do. And that’s the freedom that 5G will enable.”
8K has a lot to offer, and 2020 will likely add uses to the conversation. As it stands, 8K’s efficacy is heavily intertwined with the nature of individual projects and the requirements of the deliverables in question, and understanding the key strengths and current limitations of the format will be essential to its efficient and cost-effective implementation.
Live production is one of the best examples of how dynamic M&E can be. By their very nature, live events are unpredictable and fluid, both qualities that are central to their thrill. Of course, with that thrill come unique challenges.
This case study covers COPA90’s record-breaking coverage of the 2018 World Cup, backed by BASE Media Cloud, Signiant Media Shuttle and an innovative model for fan-produced content.
“Media Shuttle allows us to quickly and easily make video files available to news outlets and still be in compliance with NFL security protocols.” ~ Ben Manges, Detroit Lions Senior Director of Corporate Communications and New Media
This production model rests on the ability to transfer huge amounts of data, whether large files or many small clips, in a fast, secure and reliable manner.
Find out why teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL and the IRB are using Media Shuttle.
Using Signiant, NFL Films footage from each game can be uploaded to a secure, shared, digital storage folder to be reviewed and edited by NFL Network employees. These clips are then securely sent across a high-speed, Wide Area Network (WAN) spanning almost 3,000 miles.
NBC chose Signiant software because of its process automation capabilities. After content is successfully delivered, a confirmation of receipt is automatically generated so that the URLs can be published. Because the volume of content was large, automation of workflows, job monitoring and delivery receipts were critical to deliver the Winter Games online successfully.
“Two different networks who want to come to our facility and shoot over the next two to six weeks, one of the first questions they asked was, “What is your COVID-19 policy? I never really thought about that, but we have to come up with one.”
“Time. I think it’s the biggest challenge. It’s been frantic. It’s been so frantic. Every day is just inventive in a way. Trying to get everything done within an unknown timetable and deploying technology at a slightly wider scale than we’ve done before.”
Over the past year, Signiant’s development team has been focusing on a few new significant additions to Manager+Agents. In addition to system-to-system automations, you can now also automate workflows to people and to and from the cloud, as well as support local object storage and growing files.
Signiant’s accelerated file transfer solutions are designed to optimize transfers based on file and storage type, distance, and network conditions, to make sure you get the most out of all available bandwidth. And, the bigger the pipe, the more we can help!