Film production

Image Sequence Formats – the challenge of collaborating on millions of files »

Image sequence files are usually managed within a hierarchical file system structure and are stored as folders containing multiple image sequence files. When collaborating in these formats, especially across locations and companies, new challenges arise.

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Congratulations to our customers: 2018 Oscar winners for The Shape of Water and more »

We wanted to congratulate our customers who worked on 2018 Oscar winning films. Thank you for your unending commitment to making great films that entertain us, educate us, sometime disturb us, and always expand our minds.

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Oscars 2017: Good Luck to Our Customers! »

While file movement software isn't the most glamorous, many of our customers in the media & entertainment industry are using it to accomplish some pretty incredible things. As the Oscars approach, we wanted to recognize some of the companies using our technology to help make it all happen.

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Comic-Con 2015 is underway and the costumes do impress »

Comic-Con is also where many of our customers will be this weekend; representatives from production and post production studios who helped create much of the film and television that ignited all that fandom identity in the first place, including our own. And we just wanted to give a shout out to them and the hard work they do to entertain and inspire massive of grown adults to don superhero costumes.

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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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Harbor Picture Company: A New York premium brand enables next generation collaborative workflows »

Harbor Picture Company has designed and built some of the most state-of-the-art post production facilities in New York City. They already occupy 50,000 square feet of space in Soho, and just broke ground on New York’s largest scale theatrical mix stage and premier screening room outfitted with Atmos, 3-D, and 4K projection. Harbor also recently deployed Signiant’s Media Shuttle, a hybrid SaaS large file transfer solution to address a critical aspect of the next phase in their business growth.

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100 Years of Moving Images: A first look at SMPTE’s documentary film »

Founded in 1916 and having developed over 800 standards and engineering guidelines, SMPTE is perhaps the ideal organization to create a documentary on the evolution of video technology over the past 100 years. They are currently in the early phases of shooting, mostly in the U.S., Canada and Europe, with months of sorting through historical footage, filming and editing ahead. “This documentary will shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes who are the inventors and perfecters of what is arguably the most important communication tool in the history of the industrial age,” said Producer Randall Dark.

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Local Hero Post on closing the digital gap in end-to-end feature film production »

Local Hero was established during the dawn of professional digital filmmaking nearly a decade ago, during what Wahlquist called “the RED camera revolution.” The RED was the first all-digital camera appropriate for Hollywood sets, and was responsible for ushering in a new generation of filmmakers. They were smaller, tighter teams with all the skills and technology needed to craft cinema ready feature films, without all the heavy infrastructure of their predecessors.

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Local Hero Post: A boutique post production studio closes the digital gap in end-to-end feature film production »

Local Hero Post has been a file-based studio since opening their first location in Hollywood nearly a decade ago, during the RED camera revolution’s genesis of professional digital filmmaking. However, like many media companies, they struggled with a critical technology gap trying to send large and numerous high resolution files.

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Zombies, Car Chases, and Far Flung Places: The big data files behind some of the most popular TV »

Stargate works on 20 to 25 different shows at a time. And while they have a studio in L.A., they’ve also settled in Atlanta, Canada, Germany, Dubai, and the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta. Coinciding with advances in TV quality over the last few decades, Stargate Studios has grown globally and witnessed a 180° shift in the tide of their workflow. “It used to be that our business was about bringing the rest of the world to Hollywood,” says Darren Frankel, President of Stargate Studios. “Now, producers go all over the world themselves, wherever they can get tax credits or...

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