post production

Filmmaking is a lot more complicated than you might think. Careful designing and planning happens during pre-production. The film is visualized through story-boarding, the crew is hired, and every one does early preparation. During production, the video is created and shot. For television shows and film, multiple people—from the director to the grips—spend several hours preparing the shoots.  After production ends, the crew might throw a warp party, but the project is far from over.

Post production frequently takes even longer than the production phase. Multiple people are involved in the video editing alone. On top of video editing, there is work on the soundtrack, sound design, and sound effects. Visual special effects have to be added, and we really like special effects in contemporary film. Additionally, there is usually some type of color correction that happens.

The video editing workflow process is complicated, very time consuming, and involves several people. Luckily, the digital revolution has made post production automation easier and faster. During post production, Signiant helps move data files for post production and visual effects studios so everyone can work on their part of the project. The faster everyone can transfer the files, the faster the work can get done.

OMNIMAGO, a provider of production and post production services, recently started using Media Shuttle. Technical Manager of OMNIMAGO said that Media Shuttle allowed them to move their large files more than 20 times faster than before and with the flexibility and reliability they need. Signiant software has been involved in several post-production projects at Envy Post Production, NFL Films, and Deluxe Digital Studios. Multiple post houses told us they’ve replaced physical couriers with Media Shuttle to deliver digital media in London and around the world, saving money and time.

Check out the following articles to read more about post production automation and Signiant software.

Oscars 2019 Winners: Congratulations to our customers!

We want to recognize and applaud our 30+ customers who were integral to creating this year’s Oscars award-winning films. Here they are…

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Michael Ball from Accord Productions talks about the Power of Portals. See the video interview.

One of our Media Shuttle power users, Michael Ball of Accord Productions, appeared in an interview with RedShark News. In the video, he makes the case that technologies like Media Shuttle allow smaller production companies to act and work much larger than they are.

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Simplicity in sending media helps support Atlanta’s surge in production

An influx of wildly popular episodic television productions such as The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries has invaded the state of Georgia. As a result, Atlanta-based creative post-production house Crawford Media Services has found its client base surging

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Stargate Studios highlights Media Shuttle on postPerspective

Stargate Studios is a really impressive company, continuing to be successful after 25 years and having offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Berlin, Cologne, Malta and Dubai. When asked how they’ve stayed in the game so long, Frankel shared advice about constantly reinventing yourself, your process and the tools you use.

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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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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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Streamlining the massive video archive behind Nat Geo’s “The 90s: The Last Great Decade”

Since I was born in 1992, I doubt I actually count as a member of Generation X (or, as the internet has begun to put it more casually,“90’s kids”), but there’s still a certain part of me that feels very connected to that last decade before the millennium. Whether I’m browsing online lists of the defining films or reminiscing about the few toys that I was actually old enough to appreciate, I can easily get swept up in the nostalgia. So I was fascinated by the prospect of National Geographic’s “The 90s: The Last Great Decade?” a three-part, six-hour documentary that aired in early July.

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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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OMNIMAGO GmbH Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Accelerated Delivery of Television Series and Feature Films

Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that OMNIMAGO GmbH, a provider of production, post-production, testing and restoration of film services, is using its Media Shuttle™ hybrid SaaS file transfer solution to facilitate the transfer of full television series and feature films to its global customer base. Built for operations that demand fast, reliable delivery of massive files –sometimes several terabytes – Media Shuttle allowed OMNIMAGO to replace solutions that are ineffective for high-speed transfers and have limits on files sizes, and in turn OMNIMAGO saves money and time.

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Envy Post Production Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Rapid Delivery of High Res Long and Short Form Programming

Leading post production house Envy Post Production has become yet another major UK broadcast content company to adopt Media Shuttle™ hybrid SaaS file transfer solution to move large files securely among its business partners and global customer base. Responding to its client needs, Envy Post has standardized on Media Shuttle because of its ease-of-use, the ability to be seamlessly branded and because it is today’s smartest way to move and share large files.

By Katie Staveley Learn more

Art of the Guillotine | Burbank’s 2G Digital Creates First Ultra-Efficient ‘Media Factory’

One factor that drove our adoption of the Signiant solution were requests from several of our large studio customers that also have existing investments in Signiant. The software provides powerful security, management and control of automated file exchanges between 2G Digital and clients with Signiant agents, speeding such tasks as the processing of raw content, adding metadata and closed captions, or formatting conversions for distribution in other countries. Signiant’s Media Exchange software offers 2G Digital a powerful and interactive tool for initiating desktop-to-desktop transfers, in turn enabling secure delivery of finished content to broadcasters and playout centers.

By Lisa Clark Learn more

Besco SI to Represent Signiant Solutions in South Korea

As a leading equipment and services provider in the Korean film and broadcast market for more than 15 years, Besco has earned a strong reputation among its customers and partners. The company was the first to consult to leading broadcasters and post-production facilities on end-to-end file based workflows from content acquisition to delivery.

By Lisa Clark Learn more