The Extreme Files of Media Production
The huge file sizes involved in media production and distribution are so large that they’ve earned the coined phrase “extreme files,” driving the development of extreme file transfer software that is now being adopted in other data intensive industries.
Media IT professionals also face the challenge of having to deal with a wide array of file sizes at different points in the path from production to distribution.
The files coming off feature film sets, for example, are often over 5 terabytes, and generally get smaller and greater in number by the time they are ready for distribution, dropping off dramatically for secondary distribution to outlets like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video.
However, even the smallest files (1-3 MB) are not small and become problematic if you need to send them over the Internet, especially if you’re transferring multiple clips or an entire television series.
Signiant offers the speed, unlimited file size capacity, and security needed for sending extreme files anywhere along the production and distribution process — from the beginning to the many endings.
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