As media houses, film studios and broadcasting companies embrace HD video as the new standard, the average size of media assets across all organizations has skyrocketed. Sizes will only continue to increase as 4K, 8K and VR media becomes more common.
With this shift to larger files, Media & Broadcast organizations have increasingly moved towards IP-based workflows to take advantage of non-linear and random access to files for post-production as well as shed the need to ship content in a physical form. But, bottlenecks still remain for those shifting to IP-based workflows, and one of the largest challenges is simply overcoming the very protocol which IP-based workflows are based on - FTP/TCP.
The FTP/TCP protocol simply hasn’t kept up to these changes, leaving it unable to move this hi-resolution media efficiently, resulting in failed or never-ending file transfers. Media houses and broadcast companies rely on FileCatalyst to provide them with blazing fast file transfer speeds, reliability and security for every file transfer in their workflow. Regardless of location or distance, FileCatalyst can successfully complete transfers that once took hours - in minutes!
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Accelerated File Transfers in Live Television Production
The editing room is no longer a room, and collaborators can be working on the same projects all around the globe. From ingesting content to sending it to production houses, post-production and other effects houses you work with, content has to go through many hands before it's delivered globally for play out. Many Media & Broadcast organizations around the world rely on FileCatalyst’s fast file transfer solutions to help them accelerate these workflows by providing with them multi-gigabit file transfer speeds and levels of reliability and security that traditional file transfer methods simply can’t provide
When it comes to delivering breaking news, deadlines and schedules are extremely tight. Whether its archived assets, graphics, or completed news segments, all of this content need to make it to the playout facility for air time. Our suite of solutions allow content creators to send large files via email, and people on the field can leverage our fast file transfer technology through our mobile app, available for both Android and iOS. Wherever your staff is located, they will have access to blazing file transfer speeds.
Organizations working with large numbers of media assets, usually in multiple formats, are faced with the challenge of organizing this data effectively and extracting it efficiently when used for projects. Creating folder structures to organize these assets is one way of managing the data, but it can become complex and time-consuming. FileCatalyst Direct’s transfer speeds can deliver content to any storage location, be it on-premise, off-premise, cloud or hybrid, at speeds hundreds of times fast than traditional FTP/TCP file transfer methods.
When creating content, its imperative that creators, editors and broadcasters have access to the most current and up to date content, and they need to access it quickly. Not only does FileCatalyst give content creators multi-gigabit transfer speeds (up to 10 Gbps), our suite of client applications allows for accelerated synchronization. Our FileCatalyst Direct client application, FileCatalyst HotFolder, allows users to create folders at each endpoint that automatically upload or download content to the HotFolder and customizable sync intervals. Once the folders are set up to your liking, your entire team will be sending and receiving content via a “hands-off” workflow.
The Travel Channel and FileCatalyst
Learn how The Travel Channel used Filecatalyst to transfer & manage its internal digital content exchange more efficiently, creating an immediately faster, and better organized, file exchange process.