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.

stationEX Selects Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Accelerated Long-Form Content Delivery

Founded in June 2012, stationEX addresses the high-end, long form delivery market where massive client project files, often exceeding 100 GB, can bring conventional file transfer technologies to their knees. As a result, broadcasters are forced to ship storage ‘bricks’ or disks containing files to colleagues – imposing two- to three-day delays for shipments that go internationally, while racking up project costs.

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Sohonet to Integrate Signiant Media Shuttle™ into New Sohonet Hub Customer Portal and File Exchange Solution

Sohonet Hub enables Sohonet’s customers to network with each other more effectively and take full advantage of their membership in the world’s largest private media and entertainment network, whose members include the biggest names in TV, film and advertising. The addition of Sohonet FileRunner, the media transfer capability based on Signiant Media Shuttle, represents the next phase of development for the Sohonet Hub, which will also include a portal to Sohonet’s storage and render offerings, graphs and metrics on bandwidth usage and performance and access to Sohonet’s 24/7 support ticketing system.

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The Coolest Thing About Media Shuttle for Post

One post house we work with was just telling us today how excited they were about this subscription model. For the cost of one-and-a-half bike couriers running tapes or disks around London, they could have Media Shuttle at their fingertips – for all their fast file transfer needs.

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Signiant Goes on Tour

Chiswick Park in West London was the location of our first offline of 2012. Partnering with Boxer Systems and other vendors who work in the file-based world, we invited the Chiswick Park broadcasters to the Union Bar to meet with Steve and Gavin from our EMEA team and learn why Signiant’s workflow solutions have been widely adopted across EMEA.

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Signiant’s Media Shuttle Reaches Soho

Thankfully the rain didn’t prevent friends from Deluxe, Sony, Loft London, Boxer and many others from coming along to hear Gavin Tweedie give an overview of Media Shuttle with a live demo of how to create a branded file sharing portal in a matter of minutes.

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2G Digital Stays on Cutting Edge of Media Fulfillment and Post-Production with Signiant

“Signiant is critical to the automation and workflows we’ve put into place not only to remain relevant in our industry, but also to stay steps ahead of our competition. In fact, Signiant has been integral to our relationships with electronic sell-thru providers, and the ability to attract new global clients.”

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Swiss Production Company tpc Leverages Signiant File Transfer Solution to Accelerate Production Workflows

“Based on Signiant, we’re able to offer a service that gives our clients the peace of mind that their valuable content will arrive safely when and where it is supposed to. That’s a cut above many other production companies who still rely on manual processes to exchange video content.”

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Loft London Chooses Signiant to Accelerate Digital File Exchanges With High-Profile Media Clients

“All of our clients have transmission service level agreements that make it imperative for them to receive their content on time. With Signiant, we have complete visibility into the entire transaction, and the system generates a delivery confirmation receipt that ensures that the media has arrived at its destination in good working condition.”

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Berliner Synchron Chooses Signiant for Fast, Secure, and Managed File Exchanges With Business Partners

“We have built our business on top-shelf service and the highest-quality dubbing of films in all European languages. With Signiant, we’ll be able to help our clients maximize the revenue potential of their movies and other programs by speeding the distribution of foreign language versions to the worldwide market.”

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Sports Video Group | NFL World Feed Finds Global Success With Help of NEP, Level 3

Super Bowl XLV on Sunday closed out a massive week of global awareness for the NFL as the league’s broadcast and operations team pumped out a steady diet of Super Bowl-related content to 190 nations around the world. And the compound shared by the NFL Network and the team behind the NFL’s world feed continues to evolve.

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Post Magazine | How Content Supply Chain Management will Shape Post

The trends shaping the post operation of today and tomorrow are all about globalization, decentralization, and collaboration. Whereas most post functions such as editing, dubbing, and special effects were once tape-based and handled in-house by monolithic post companies, today’s digital workflows have enabled many functions to be outsourced to freelancers, mom-and-pop shops, and smaller specialty groups.

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Deluxe and Signiant Team to Deliver Avatar for a Same-Day International Release

Working with Signiant, Deluxe quickly and securely coordinated dubbing reference materials for actors’ lipsync dubbing work in 18 international languages. The same Signiant software also enabled immediate delivery of the completed dialogue tracks from across the globe for centralized mixing in Los Angeles and London.

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