01.04.2016 | Ausgabe 4/2016

The pitfalls of decentralized media workflows

Two entirely seperated file systems for Avid and all other NLE‘s (Bildquelle: André Kamps, www.elements.tv)

Ever since the “digital media revolution” the post production and broadcast industry is probably the most demanding when it comes to requirements on IT and network performance and flexibility. Fast, efficient and effortless sharing of media files amongst the various workstations has become one of the critical issues in today’s complex and sometimes intricate workflows.
However, the increasing number of movie and TV projects being executed remotely nowadays – where multiple users conduct the editing and post-production process simultaneously in a decentralized workflow, oftentimes even spread across numerous locations around the globe – elevated the challenges of seamless collaboration significantly, and raised entirely new concerns and barriers to sharing media files.
Leveraging today’s technologies to simplify and accelerate various processes will become more and more critical, especially in terms of user and asset management. But it doesn’t necessarily have to become more complicated.

High-speed production cycles. Tight deadlines. Numerous video professionals working simultaneously on the same project, utilizing various workstations on different platforms and applications, generating a multitude of new versions in numerous file formats. Modern file based workflows in the post-production and broadcast industry belong to the most demanding when it comes to requirements on IT and network performance and flexibility. Fast, efficient and effortless sharing of media files amongst the various workstations involved in a project is crucial.


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