It’s no secret that technology has changed the way media & entertainment professionals operate across the board. Whether it’s big picture concepts like the walls between production and post coming down, or specific evolutions like the transition from SD to HD and now 4K, you don’t have to look long or hard to see the kind of impact technology has had on the industry.
Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E - Collaborating, Sharing and Presenting Media … Smarter
More than a few experts labeled 2014 as the “year of the breach”, and a list of all the companies that experienced security issues last year would be an entire article itself. Massive organizations are the ones that get the headlines when they experience a security issue, but companies that are infinitely smaller are just as vulnerable to breaches, if not moreso.
With the relaunch of ProVideo Coalition this year, we rolled DAM Coalition into a channel on PVC that focuses on workflow, storage and archive in media and entertainment. It was an opportunity to create relevant content for regular readers of PVC while also highlighting some of the more technically minded professionals from different areas of media & entertainment for the benefit of our current and expanded audience.
As I’ve been exploring what it means to effectively utilize workflow, storage and archive in our industry, I’ve seen these concepts go far deeper than I initially imagined. A workflow for a small post house might be very similar to what a workflow for a major studio looks like in principle, but in practice those workflows come together and function in a very different way. Similarly, having a storage capacity of 30TB might be more than some content creators need, while others are getting into exabyte levels and finding that’s still not enough.
Free Function Friday is upon us yet again, time for the weekend, and some free ExtendScript code learning. Today we build a function to resize a composition. You would think this is a simple straight forward task, but nope. You could use the native attributes...
Philips: a new 4K UHD 23.8 inch monitorIf you need a small monitor but also need it to offer quality for photo retouching and graphic design, the 23.8 inches of the new display from Philips may interest you. This 3,840 x 2,160 pixels monitor will cost you around $550. Small monitors...
Compact size and outstanding detail are the promise of the new Philips 241P6VPJKEB monitor, offering 99% SRGB colour standard, plus integrated webcam and microphone.
After Effects Hidden Gems Weekly: Roving KeyframesKeyframes are the cornerstone to creating animations in After Effects, as they define a parameter’s value at a given point in time. If two keyframes have different values at different times, After Effects will interpolate the value between them (unless you have a Hold keyframe - the subject of next week’s...
Smooth out the speed of a complex animation in After Effects with as few as two keyframes.
Suzanne Collins’ young adult series “The Hunger Games” easily transitioned from being a literary success into a very popular movie franchise. It has been so popular, in fact, that the concluding chapter in that series was split...
Live streaming essentials from your multicam studioThis article will cover details you need to know to plan for live streaming, whether from a standard TriCaster or one upgraded to include the TriCaster Advanced Edition. You’ll learn everything you need to know in terms of...
Here are the details you need when planning to stream live from your your multicam studio.
Splat: a flexible tripod for your DSLRWhether you use your DSLR for video or photography, the new Splat flexible tripod from Miggo is an accessory to get hold of. It packs flat inside a backpack and gives you support for your camera, but also for flashes or LED panels. First things...
Splat is a three legged tripod able to flex its legs around almost anything, to hold your camera or accessories in multiple positions. The SLR version joins the versions for Mirrorless and GoPro cameras.