NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, communications and networking solutions, and Marquis Broadcast, an innovator in media integration products and workflow efficiency, today announced a new joint solution that provides media companies a highly efficient and cost-effective way to optimize the use of shared storage resources and ensure protection of media assets in the event of a disaster.
The new integrated solution, called HYDRAstor®/Marquis Project Parking, leverages NEC’s HYDRAstor Open Storage Suite capabilities and Marquis Broadcast’s core attribute of moving media and metadata between different systems in broadcast and post-production workflows. Media companies, with their heavy data usage, require a reliable storage off-load, which has become even more critical in this time of pervasive multi-media content delivery and regular image resolution increases to 4K and beyond. As the size of media assets drives data growth, media companies need a highly efficient and cost-effective way to optimize and secure shared storage resources.
Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project Parking
Integrated Shared Storage, Media and Metadata Workflow Fuels Productivity
At IBC 2015, shared storage provider Facilis Technology (stand 7.C10) and Marquis Broadcast (stand 2.A58), specialists in content workflows and media integration software, will announce further integration qualifying Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. As a result of this strategic partnership, Project Parking can utilize TerraBlock storage within Avid-centric workflows, processing projects and media seamlessly. If required, Project Parking can also use the TerraBlock system as the destination storage device within an Avid workflow.
With the ever increasing file-based workflow demands there is a growing need for organizations to optimize shared storage resources. Recent research by Marquis has shown that broadcasters are typically wasting up to 20 percent of their shared storage capacities due to duplicate files or orphaned media. The enhanced functionality offered by Marquis and Facilis enables customers take advantage of Project Parking’s intelligent media and metadata tracking features for enhanced project management in Avid environments.
Crossroads Systems, Inc. has announced new StrongBox features specifically designed for the media and entertainment industry. In conjunction with its partner, Marquis Broadcast, Crossroads will unveil the new capabilities September 11-15 during IBC 2015 in booth 2.A58.
StrongBox is a storage gateway that simplifies data management and provides the most cost-effective archive for media projects. The system supports up to 256 unique workflows while addressing all online, nearline and archive storage needs. By fusing high-performance storage with cost-effective LTFS tape, disk and cloud, StrongBox delivers speed and agility with the economics to fit a budget in one simple and massively scalable solution.
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software and specialists in moving media, today announced that Edit Bridge, its integration for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe® After Effects® CC and Avid Interplay, will be shown in Europe for the first time at IBC 2015 on booth 2.A58.
Edit Bridge enables the seamless integration of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects in an Avid Interplay environment. In this way, Edit Bridge makes it possible to edit Interplay content directly in Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects. Users can search Avid Interplay from within the Premiere Pro or After Effects interface, view thumbnails, find media and select for editing. Content in the correct codec is streamed direct to Premiere Pro or After Effects for immediate editing, while other content is copied and re-wrapped. Delivery of the completed story back to Avid ISIS is achieved with Interplay “Check In.”
Marquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, and Pronology, a U.S. - based developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions, announce their joint effort to greatly enhance the collaboration surrounding exports from Avid Media Composer. Medway, Marquis’ workflow automation solution, which enables seamless and cost-effective integration between leading broadcast content applications, combined with Pronology’s innovative media asset management platform, gives editors the ability to export and flatten Avid sequences, with rich metadata and view the results in a standard web browser.
There was a time when it made sense for a video facility to obtain its NLE, storage, archive, MAM and other sundry post-production workflow solutions from a single manufacturer. That made for easy integration.
But today, with more sophisticated, flexible API's and other advanced integration solutions available, post-production teams can have the luxury of choosing "best of breed" for each task along the post-production worklfow.
Well, almost. In truth, we're not fully there yet. And its companies like Marquis Broadcast that specialise in building bridges to address unique frustrating gaps in post-production workflows. In this episode of Chesapeake's 'Workflow Show' podcast, Daniel Faulkner, Business Development Manager for Marquis Broadcast, talks about its leading products including Parking and Medway.