There have been a lot of changes to production workflows since 2020. Creative teams had to adjust to working from home, and in many cases this was done by spinning up (sometimes hastily) remote desktop utilities or a VPN server with little time for due diligence on how it would affect the team’s workflow.
Across a huge range of industries from live music and broadcasting to sports, there is nothing better than a heavy-duty, high-quality flight case to offer peace of mind when transporting your valuable gear across the world. At CP Cases we made our name with flight cases, and we have been designing them since 1971 when two semi-pro musicians got together to create a long-lasting rugged case they could rely on again and again.
In this sit down with the EditShare’s EMEA team, viewers will learn how the team looks at the market and solutions their customers and partners are implementing, to ensure they are staying up to date with demands.
As the heavily awaited easing of restrictions is well underway, the landscape for sport and Outside Broadcast is starting to open up again with worldwide events being scheduled in throughout the summer and autumn months. From the Olympics to Formula 1, Wimbledon to the Euros – sport is set to return with a bang this summer and travel is set to resume. With this in mind we wanted to ask the question…is your equipment protected? Don’t worry if it hasn’t been your number one priority, CP Cases are on hand to cater to your needs.
Over the past decade the media industry has hailed the adoption of the cloud as a way of introducing new efficiencies, as well as improving content protection and business continuity. For many media companies so far, the cloud has been all about storage. But of course, storing content is far from the only thing the media industry does. In some ways, the current iteration of the cloud, let’s call it Cloud 1.0, is not built for the needs of complex media workflows and what comes next must address these concerns. So where is cloud today and where is it heading, and could Cloud 2.0 be on the horizon?
In the old days, post-production may have been viewed as a licence to print money with post houses competing with each other for the biggest city centre facilities, the most inventive décor and the biggest espresso machines.
This is a collection of presentations that the IABM Insight & Analysis team delivered at at BaM LIVE!™ June 2021.
The presentation cover the topics listed below.
- Americas Regional Trends
- Digital Transformation in Media: The Stats
- Decentralized Production Models: Effects on Media Tech Investment
- Media Convergence: Current & Futuristic Perspectives
Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) doesn’t look like many of the community colleges you’re used to. Their diverse student body occupies a large urban campus in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Students choose between academic programs like architecture, culinary arts, mathematics, and manufacturing, with many more options available to kickstart their career or post-secondary education.
GRCC has relied on their video production department for over 40 years to provide technology support for instructors and students, enhance learning with programs and lecture series, produce marketing and instructional videos for school administration, and run two cable access channels: one for higher education and the other for K-12 schools. With decades of rich archival footage and a highly-skilled video production department, this school’s media team is always immersed in their work.
So much media has to be reigned in somehow, which is exactly why Grand Rapids Community College decided to reinvent the way they store and archive their media.
The media landscape looks vastly different than it did only five years ago. “Media” is no longer solely the realm of production studios and television stations. Social networks, gaming sites, and user-generated content platforms are media companies. Internet service providers and technology giants are also foraying into the music and video space. E-learning services, faith groups, local newspapers and even fitness companies now use video more than ever to reach wider audiences.
At the same time, consumers’ idea of media has drastically changed. In a recent Lumen survey, nearly 90% of European consumers considered “television” as any video they watched on their devices. 65% of them already subscribed to two or more streaming services.
As video and technology merge, the face of media is changing; development teams are agile, software and cloud computing have replaced hardware-based workflows, and black-box technologies have fallen out of favor. Media companies need solutions that are adapted to new challenges and new ways of working.
The acceleration in media technology transitions such as the move to remote production models and the migration to cloud operating platforms is putting functions such as infrastructure and storage in the spotlight. IABM research shows for example that the accelerated move to remote production is prompting an increasing focus on connectivity resources. Moreover, the need for content to be accessible from multiple locations is driving investment in cloud storage, as we shall see later in this Briefing. While these digital transitions have been accelerated, other physical investments have been dramatically reduced.