File-Based Workflows

A workflow is a sequence of connected steps that depict every aspect of an operation. Media workflows include everything from ingest of files to live playback. Efficient workflows increase productivity and decrease errors.

File-based workflows are workflows involving digital media contained in files. Creating carefully considered file-based workflows can take a lot of time, but it is definitely worth it. When working with files, you can have more management flexibility, better security, and faster production times. You can also have multiple users collaborating on their assigned tasks at the same time with file-based workflows.

Signiant understands the importance of file-based workflows, and we offer a number of innovative media industry workflow solutions developed by our Professional Services team. We have worked on workflows for broadcasters, playout centers, and broadcast post-production facilities, as well as file-based workflows for a number of global media companies.

You can make an appointment to talk with one of our experts about how Signiant can help you streamline file movement workflows.

Signiant also offers file-based workflow modules that help you build and store several workflows that Manager+Agents will use to execute file transfers. In order to make the most of your file-based workflows, users need to be able to control and access all of their stored assets.Signiant Manager+Agents is an enterprise software solution for automated delivery of large files across geographically dispersed locations with advanced control, acceleration, and security features.

Media Shuttle is a hybrid SaaS solution that allows media professionals to quickly transfer any size file anywhere in the world. Consolidate and track all your file workflows while gaining speed, security and control in an elegant, easy to use, cloud-based solution.

Signiant has the innovative file transfer solutions you need to help you build better file-based workflows. Check out the articles below to learn more about how Signiant has helped companies with file-based workflows and workflow solutions.

ENVY Remote drives collaboration with a Signiant assist

When working with ENVY Remote, users need a secure and efficient way to move content into and out of the platform. As noted on their website: ENVY Remote’s Files service, uses Signiant to give the team secure access to their Client Store.

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The LMT is making localization more effective than ever

Created in 2017 and officially launched in 2018, the LMT is a standardized and unified source of reference for media organizations looking to apply language-specific metadata to a given piece of content to enable localization.

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Political conventions look to remote production to thrive under COVID-19

Under normal circumstances, political events such as nominating conventions are produced much in the same way as a major sporting event. This year, we will see smaller teams on-site and many working remotely to maintain safety.

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Signiant Unveils New Capabilities for Manager+Agents at IBC2017

Signiant Inc has announced that IBC2017 will see the company expand its leadership position in enterprise-class, accelerated file transfer with new capabilities for its flagship offering, Manager+Agents. With this trusted product as the foundation, Signiant’s simple, integrated portfolio addresses a broad range of use cases and extends seamlessly into the cloud.

By Katie McKay Learn more

Manager+Agents’ new workflow looping feature = easy iterations + visibility

If you’re currently building complex workflows in Manager+Agents, your job just got easier with our latest release. M+A 11.2. has a new workflow looping feature that allows for automated iterations and greater visibility. Here’s how it works.

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Signiant’s Cloud Solutions drive 65 percent increase in customer base in 2013, position company for future growth with 46 percent increase in worldwide employment

Signiant today disclosed key growth metrics for 2013 and offered further insight into the Company’s recent market momentum. Executives report a 65 percent increase in customer count and a 46 percent increase in worldwide employment, attributable to rapid adoption of Signiant’s next-generation hybrid SaaS solution and clear recognition of the Company’s leadership position in bringing the benefits of cloud technology to the media industry.

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MTI Film Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Swift File Delivery of TNT Hit TV Show ‘Dallas’ and More

MTI Film, a Hollywood-based full service post-production and film restoration facility, is using Signiant’s Media Shuttle™ to automate the daily exchange of some of TV’s most popular episodics with its global production partners.

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Signiant Further Expands Global Footprint to Support Continued Growth

Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, has increased its sales and support staff to meet rapidly growing global demand for its products. The developments follow on from the recent appointment of industry leader Greg Hoskin as Managing Director with responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as the Asia-Pacific markets.

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Cisneros Media Overcomes Regional Bandwidth Challenges with Signiant’s Media Shuttle

Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that its customer Cisneros Media, the corporate division that encompasses the Cisneros’ global media and entertainment businesses, achieved dramatic time savings and productivity improvements by implementing Media Shuttle™ as its corporate-wide file transfer solution.

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InBroadcast | Do Your Media Files Meet Required Broadcast Delivery Specifications?

For many years we have been talking about file-based workflows and it’s fair to say that data is fast becoming the norm at every stage of the production and post-production path. The plethora of codecs, formats and platforms has introduced a technical challenge of marshaling all this data into usable, transmittable files.

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Tech Spotlight with Gavin Tweedie

Hey, it’s Shark Week on Discovery Channel (a Signiant customer) so what better way to celebrate than to shine this month’s Tech Spotlight on our very own Gavin Tweedie who recently found himself diving with great white sharks off Seal Island just outside Capetown. Based in Scotland, Gavin leads technical operations for Signiant in EMEA. He has been with the company since we opened the doors in Europe six years ago.

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How many technical people does it take to change a workflow?

No idea? Well having attended TVB Europe’s IT Broadcast Workflow conference, I would hazard a guess that it may be less than you would think! Gathered today at BAFTA on London’s Piccadilly, were the heavyweights of the broadcast world such as BBC, ITV and South Africa’s Supersport, and service providers including itfc and Encompass, all of whom came together to share their insights on the technology challenges (and solutions) they encountered whilst implementing new file-based workflows into their infrastructure.

By Sally Reid Learn more