HPA Awards issue a call for entries, add two new TV categories

The HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) has opened the call for entries in creative categories for the 13th annual HPA Awards. These awards recognize artistic excellence in color grading, editing, sound and visual effects in feature film, television and commercials.

The 13th annual awards presentation will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on November 15. Continue reading

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Freefolk New York hires Flame artist Brandon Danowski

Freefolk’s New York studio has beefed up its staff with the addition of Brandon Danowski as lead Flame artist. Danowski joins Freefolk after spending four years at The Mill’s New York City office, where he worked on the NFL’s 2015 Super Bowl Babies spot, among other things. Continue reading

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London’s LipSync upgrades studio, adds Dolby Atmos

LipSync Post, located in London’s Soho, has upgraded its studio with Dolby Atmos capabilities to LipSync. They also installed a new control system. To accomplish this, LipSync teamed up with HHB Communications’ Scrub division to create a hybrid, dual Avid S6 and AMS Neve DFC-3D desk while also upgrading the room to create Dolby Atmos mixes with a new HE-RMU. Continue reading

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Pacific Post adds third LA location servicing editorial

Full-service editorial equipment rental and services provider Pacific Post has expanded its footprint with the opening of a new 10,000 square-foot facility in Sherman Oaks, California. This brings the total locations in the LA area to three, including North Hollywood and Hollywood.

The new location offers 25 Avid suites with 24/7 technical support, Continue reading

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Lauren McCallum to head Mill Film’s new Montreal studio

Mill Film will open a new facility in Montréal, Québec with operations starting this summer. The announcement follows the February launch of Mill Film in Adelaide, Australia.

Mill Film, a Technicolor studio that won an Academy Award for best visual effects for the movie Gladiator in 2001, Continue reading

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VFX vet Rob Bredow takes helm at ILM, Gretchen Libby upped to VP

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has named Rob Bredow as SVP, executive creative director and head of ILM, which is a division of Lucasfilm. Bredow will be in charge of all of ILM’s four studios worldwide — in San Francisco, London, Singapore and Vancouver — and report to Lucasfilm GM Lynwen Brennan. Continue reading

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Dell updates Precision workstations

Recently, Dell made updates to its line of Precision mobile workstations targeting the media and entertainment industries. The Dell Precision 7730 and 7530 mobile workstations feature the latest eighth-generation IntelCore and Xeon processors, AMD Radeon WX and Nvidia Quadro professional graphics, 3200MHz SuperSpeed memory and memory capacity up to 128GB. Continue reading

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Display maker TVLogic buys portable backup storage company Nexto DI

TVLogic, a designer and manufacturer of LCD and OLED high-definition displays, has acquired Nexto DI, a provider of portable field backup storage for digital cameras. They are located in South Korea.

Nexto DI uses the company’s patented “X-copy” technology, while M-copy (copy to multiple drives simultaneously), Continue reading

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Enterprise Resource Preview: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Securing Your Company Video Content

There are many reasons to ensure company video security, like maximizing profitability, staying compliant or tracking employee viewing behavior. But to achieve those goals, there is a wide variety of security measures to pursue.

To gain an understanding of the steps you should take to secure your content and meet your business goals, carefully consider the content you’ll host on the platform. Training videos? Research and development materials? Quarterly meeting recordings? Each type of content will require its own viewing restrictions.

Before you get started searching for an enterprise video platform that can meet all of your unique video security requirements, there are several questions to ask yourself and your team.


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Questions to ask as you consider the content you’ll host on your company video platform:

  • Should some videos or video playlists be restricted to specific users or groups? For example, should research and development content like customer interviews and focus groups be restricted to viewing by your product development team?

  • Should certain videos be protected by passwords? For example, do you want to monitor who has viewed videos and for how long based on their user-specific login credentials?

  • Should select content viewing be restricted to our CMS or LMS? For example, your company may choose to restrict training videos for each department to individual CMS or LMS platforms.

  • Should video viewing be restricted to specific computers or networks? For example, you may want to ensure only authorized individuals with credentials can access marketing videos before they’re officially approved for public consumption.

  • Does our company need to limit the number of concurrent viewers? For example, if you have a limited bandwidth, you may want to prevent too many viewers from watching a video at once to avoid overloading your local network. Or, if you’ve you purchased a licensed training video that can only be streamed to a limited number of people at once, you’ll need this setting available in your video platform.

  • What IT resources are available for video hosting? For example, if your company has the IT resources like staff and hardware available in house, you may choose to host your own platform to maximize video security. Smaller companies without as many IT capabilities may opt for cloud-based video platform hosting.

Once you know the answers to these questions, the next step is actually implementing software that protects your company’s video content. In our latest resource, “A Guide to Securing Your Company’s Video Content,” we walk you through the steps you should take to ensure video security for your organization. Download the guide now.

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-26 at 3.46.04 PMNow that you know what questions you should ask yourself before securing your company video content, learn about why security is important in the first place. 

Download our resource to learn more information on why you should secure your video content and why it matters.

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