PRODUCTION, POST PRODUCTION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
Hundreds of post production companies like Weta Digital and productions such as James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar, rely on Aspera software for their file transfer workflows – moving core digital assets internationally between production facilities, post houses and visual effects partners.
HIGH SPEED SYNCHRONIZATION
Award-winning visual effects and digital animation studio Sony Imageworks uses Aspera software alongside high-performance NetApp storage to synchronize large media libraries at over 500 Mbps between Los Angeles and Albuquerque, realizing tremendous cost savings and boosting productivity by allowing remote artists to work faster than ever before.
REMOTE REVIEW AND APPROVAL
With collaborative file transfer solutions such as the Aspera faspex™ Server, and industry-favorite tools that integrate fasp™ transport like Rising Sun Research’s cineSync Pro, new Aspera-powered remote review and approval workflows are allowing creative teams spread across the globe to collaborate in real time.
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Leading vendors such as North Plains, OpenText and Vfinity now offer high-speed ingest and distribution of large media files, powered by Aspera technology. In-house systems for film, TV, music and marketing assets also rely on Aspera to provide maximum efficiency and reliability without the expense and complexity of replicating asset stores in multiple regions or investment in content delivery networks.
MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES
Top media services companies including Ascent Media, EFILM, Red Bee Media and Technicolor, rely on Aspera software to power online media gateways, designed for exchanging content with clients and transferring media throughout their global production networks. London-based content services provider to the broadcast industry, JCA.tv, launched an online portal powered by Aspera to handle high-speed, secure and reliable ad-hoc file delivery for its clients.
BUREAU-TO-BUREAU TRANSFERS IN BROADCAST NEWS
News organizations depend upon down-to-wire exchange of graphics, video and re-purposed assets among nationally and even globally distributed bureaus. Uniquely able to transfer those assets in the tight windows required, Aspera software has been selected by the largest multinational broadcast news company to enable its enterprise media platform.
REMOTE ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING
News and sports broadcasters ranging from independent regional operators to network powerhouses rely on Aspera software to transfer file-based news content from the field – including some of the most remote regions of the world — and reporting tremendous performance gains over FTP. Aspera transfer efficiency holds over satellite and wireless networks plagued with high packet loss rates and large round-trip delays.
SPORTS AND LIVE EVENT BROADCASTING
In no area more than live sports is high definition quality so prized. HD production, the tremendous efficiency of file-based workflows, and the convergence of online and traditional broadcast have led league networks such as the NBA and Turner Sports, and one major US-based sports broadcaster to invest in high bandwidth networks, and fully optimize their transfer capacity with Aspera’s high-performance file transport.
The advent of digital media has led major Hollywood film studios and their IT partners to design fully-integrated systems for the creation, distribution, re-purposing, and archiving of the media enterprise’s assets. Accenture, IBM and Microsoft fully integrate Aspera software as a high-speed transport core in their service-oriented platforms designed to support the secure and efficient creation, distribution and monetization of media content.