video file transfer

Creative Cow | LA-Based Venture 3D Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Accelerated Delivery of Massive 3D Movie Files

Known for its conversion work on “Titanic 3D” and “The Chronicle’s of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” Venture 3D is using Media Shuttle to deliver the film “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” directed by Stephen Chow of “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu Hustle” fame. Venture 3D’s business success on the project requires the ability to move massive files – sometimes 200-300 GB in a single transfer ­– to multiple entities across Asia. As such the company required a solution that would give their global partners access to large files without the administrative constraints of FTP.

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SVG | Maple Leafs Keep Fans Locked In With Improved Video Workflow Powered by Signiant, Dalet

“We embed producers with each of the teams: they travel on the team plane, they travel on the team bus, and they feed us back stories that we want to get turned around very quickly,” says Ed Holmes, director of engineering, MLSE. “We take the game and create what we call a Game in Six, which is a six-minute highlight package, [and] we integrate that with a lot of the feature things. I mean, we shoot on the bus, we shoot anywhere we can, [and] we try to get it back here to Toronto as quickly as possible.”

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Digital Media World | Film Festival Picks a Winner with Media Shuttle

“For previous festivals, we relied on free file sharing sites for digital film submissions. With finished file sizes exceeding 2Gb, filmmakers often experienced long upload times – up to three hours – and if transfers were interrupted for any reason, time was lost and they had to start all over again,” said Festival President Kevin Burton. “With 60 days to make their films, every minute counts.” In addition to submission of lower resolution judging versions of entries, Media Shuttle will be used to submit the final ProRes digital film versions for screening, instead of relying on couriers or in-person deliveries.

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SVG | As File-Based Workflows Evolve, Olympic-Rights Holders Reap Benefits

The London Games this past summer served as a coming-out party of sorts for mass deployments of file-based workflows within sports production. The ability to exchange high-quality files between the IBC in London and home bases oceans away became a reality, allowing many broadcasters to leave crew at home and save on expensive accreditation and travel costs.

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Ottawa’s Digi60 2012 Digital Filmmakers Festival Finds a Winner with Signiant Media Shuttle™

“The countdown clock to the deadline is merciless. For previous festivals, we relied on free file sharing sites, such as YouSendIt and WeTransfer, for digital film submissions. With finished file sizes exceeding 2GB, our filmmakers often experienced long upload times – up to three hours – and if transfers were interrupted for any reason, time was lost and they simply had to start all over again,” said Festival President Kevin Burton. “With 60 days to make their films, every hour – every minute – counts. The speed, ease of use and reliability of Media Shuttle lets users focus more on the creative process and less on the technical aspects of getting their submissions in before the clock runs out.”

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IBE | MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 Moves Video with Signiant

Signiant software will deliver digital media-cleared versions of news, as well as backstage blogs, interview and press conferences, back to London for encoding and delivery. It will also deliver daily content from the MTV2 US production team back to New York, via London, for broadcast and other online uses.

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2012 MTV EMA Show Uses Signiant to Get Highlights of Europe’s Hottest Musical Acts to Broadcast, Web and Mobile Feeds Faster

The MTV EMA team in London is using Signiant to deliver the latest news bulletins of 2012 MTV EMA winners to the base station for transmission to MTV affiliates worldwide – and move critical material, such as live acceptance speeches and last-minute edits to packaged content, at superfast speeds.

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Invisible Powerhouse

The Library of Congress Packard Campus is home to more than 1.1 million film, television, and video items. With a collection ranging from motion pictures made in the 1890’s to today’s TV programs, the Library’s holdings are an unparalleled record of American and international creativity in moving images.

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Sports Video Group | New Digital Workflow, Same Grueling Workout for NFL Films’ Hard Knocks

For the first time in Hard Knocks history, no footage was shot on tape. Rodgers’ crew shot more than 250 hours of footage per week, feeding it to Mount Laurel through a secure, 24-hour 1 GB data line using Signiant file-accelerated transfer software.

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Mass High Tech | Local Tech Companies Go for the Gold at Olympics

Signiant’s software has been managing the transport as well as the processing of video for major broadcasters since 2006, and it’s technology has been used in the past couple of Olympics Games. ABC, NBC, ESPN and Fox Sports are all clients, and while it’s used extensively for coverage of the Olympics Games, those broadcasters use the software year round for live sports coverage.

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21 days until the 2012 Olympic Games begin.

As a partner to NBC during the 2010 Winter Olympics our role was to manage the movement of content and automate processes on the back-end. We worked with NBC to produce 14 optimal workflows to automate, manage and monitor over 400 hours of live competition and more than 1,000 hours of full-event replays.

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Broadcast Asia Daily | Speeding Up File Transfer

How long does it take to send a file that holds an hour-long HD movie? According to Ian Hamilton, CTO and Vice President of Development at Signiant, the average time using moderately high-speed broadband at 50 mbps, is about 21 hours. With the help of Signiant software, however, the same file can be sent in as little as 3 minutes.

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