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!