Extreme File Sharing

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.

The acceleration technology in Signiant’s SaaS solutions speed deliveries up to 200x that of standard internet transfers and is especially impactful for anything over 500 MB.

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.

For more on extreme files, check out the blog selection below:

Three Ways Media Shuttle's Auto Delivery Streamlines Large-Scale File Transfers »

Auto Delivery allows unattended file delivery through a native application running on your computer. It removes the need to check for new content and adds the ability to configure folders for automatic upload or download.

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Harbor Picture Company gives New York film production a new edge »

Over the past decade, New York has been slowly gaining on Los Angeles in terms of local film and television production. Mostly due to the Empire State Film Production Tax Credit launched in 2004, New York reported record numbers of local film projects in both 2013 and 2014, while Los Angeles experienced a slowdown. Yet, despite its iconic cityscape and talented artists, NYC still has a ways to go before catching up.

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Move Large Files Fast: Overcoming the challenge of transferring huge unstructured data sets »

The first era deemed an “information explosion” was in the mid 1900s and correlated to major University research libraries' doubling in size every sixteen years. However, the information explosion of those days was a mere sparkle compared to now. By 2020, IDC predicts that the volume of world’s digital data will have reached 44 Zettabytes.

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Kids These Days Have It Easy: One solution for important and large file transfers »

One of the reasons Apple succeeded with its iPod/iTunes franchise is that it finally provided a single solution to easily manage, share and listen to all your music, anywhere. No longer did you need to record an album to cassette for long car rides or for exercising with your Walkman. No longer did you have to keep up with piles of CDs or boxes of tapes.

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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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Dallas Audio Post Helps Clients Sing a New Tune With File Ingest and Delivery Using Signiant’s Media Shuttle Software »

Dallas Audio Post has deployed Signiant’s Media Shuttle extreme file sharing solution to allow customers and partners a faster, easier way to exchange full-resolution audio and video files. Within four weeks time Media Shuttle displaced the use of numerous other file delivery options including FTP, YouSendIt, WeTransfer and Aspera faspX, to become its clients’ preferred approach for moving content within the company’s workflows.

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Come see us at HP Discover on June 11-13 »

Signiant is excited to be participating in next week’s HP Discover event in Las Vegas! Come by and visit us in the StoreAll pavilion area to learn more about how we’re working together on enabling IT to have the best of both worlds – control and visibility over the sharing of critical digital assets with the ease-of-use of a cloud-delivered user interface via the combination of Signiant’s extreme file sharing solutions and HP’s StoreAll Storage.

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Five Reasons to Say Goodbye to FTP »

Do you wait hours for your large files to be shared with colleagues and clients? Have you ever struggled to use an FTP client? Do you worry about what has happened to your files after sending them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then chances are that you've had to deal with an outdated FTP system. Here are five good reasons to say goodbye to our outdated FTP system.

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