digital media workflows

Signiant (and the Patriots!) at the Super Bowl once again

Signiant’s media technology is used by teams across the major sports leagues, including the NFL, and we always appreciate speaking with the dedicated people who bring the sports we love to our screens.

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What Media Operations Trends to Watch For at NAB 2017

Heading to NAB there’s always anticipation about what trends and technology highlights will emerge. While many conversations are likely to centre on developments and the uptake of VR and AR technology, the continued growth of digital content creation also warrants discussion on how to support complex workflows including the storage, movement and security of large media files.

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Seven Reasons Why We Love Our Customers

With Valentine’s Day upon us, we’ve been reflecting on our lives and the people we love. We know it’s a bit mushy, but we really do love our customers and wanted to share a few reasons why.

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Is shadow IT good for most enterprises?

Sometimes out of necessity, sometimes out of preference, younger generations are quick to utilize technologies they are more familiar with and they feel work better; the large majority of which are cloud applications. A recent Netscope Cloud Report found that there is an average of 461 cloud applications running in most enterprise companies — that’s almost ten times more than IT had estimated.

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Post-Production Product Placement: Extreme time pressure calls for extreme file movement

Today, some of the most innovative TV advertisers are working with a technique known as post-production product placement, a more natural form of traditional product placement — something that once seemed like an improvement over commercials but has gotten rather ridiculous as of late. Post-production product placements are less disruptive because they are placed in TV shows after they’ve been created, allowing advertisers to carefully select a clip to implant a brand image like the billboard in this scene. They can even insert TV tickers appropriate to each market, allowing viewers to engage with a brand via social media.

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Stateful Workflow Restarts and more for M+A 10.6

We have released version 10.6 of Managers+Agents, which includes some enhancements that I think you’ll find very useful. This blog highlights two of those enhancements available in this release including stateful workflow restarts and RESTful FIMS transfer service interface.

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Venture 3D Used Signiant’s Media Shuttle to Meet Tight Deadlines with Ease for New “Metallica: Through the Never” 3D Movie Project

Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that Venture 3D, a stereoscopic 3D conversion production company based in Los Angeles, used Media Shuttle™ as its primary file transfer solution during production of Metallica’s latest cinematic venture, “Metallica: Through the Never” which premiered in Imax 3D on September 27, 2013 and will premier in theaters everywhere on October 4, 2013. Under tight deadlines to deliver large files – 20 GBs numerous times a day – Venture3D relied on Media Shuttle to provide this high profile client with reliable and efficient service.

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

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.

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Broadcast Engineering | Testing FIMS 1.0

A practical approach to standardization requires more than object models and interface definitions to gain serious traction. Consequently, the FIMS Technical Board recognized the need for a tool to help FIMS implementers validate their implementations. Signiant did as well, given the test-driven development methodology we use to develop software. Using such an approach, developers create and code tests to validate an implementation before coding it. This leads to higher quality products that can be evolved quickly.

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Signiant Adds Workflow and Business Intelligence Enhancements to Award-Winning Media Shuttle™ File Sharing Solution

“With Media Shuttle, we have the ease of use and flexibility of a cloud-based solution, but files arrive directly on a server sitting on our premises, which cuts delivery time in half compared to other products on the market,” said George Rizkallah, founder and CEO of The Product Factory, a Burbank-based creator of animation TV shows. “As a subscription-based solution, Media Shuttle also lets us avoid sizable capital outlays. After working for years with customers like Marvel and NFL Films who routinely send us large digital files using Signiant’s solutions, it’s a delight to be able to access all of the key capabilities of Signiant in an affordable, easy to use tool like Media Shuttle.”

By Jeanne Learn more

Inflight Productions Deploys Signiant to Accelerate and Manage the Delivery of Airline Entertainment Programs

“Signiant’s solutions were the only ones that ticked all the boxes in meeting our file movement requirements, one of the biggest being the ability to provide iron-clad security for transferring full-resolution Hollywood movie assets. By moving away from tape, we’ve been able to reduce our costs by as much as 50 percent, and our business processes have been improved across the board.”

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Signiant Goes on Tour

Chiswick Park in West London was the location of our first offline of 2012. Partnering with Boxer Systems and other vendors who work in the file-based world, we invited the Chiswick Park broadcasters to the Union Bar to meet with Steve and Gavin from our EMEA team and learn why Signiant’s workflow solutions have been widely adopted across EMEA.

By Sally Reid Learn more