The Media Production and Technology Show 2023 was a gathering of industry professionals, innovators, and enthusiasts from across the globe, providing a platform to showcase the latest advancements and trends in the dynamic field of media production and technology.
As we take a moment to reflect on this remarkable event, we are brimming with inspiration and excitement for the future of creative endeavours. In this blog post, we will delve into our thoughts and highlights from the show, exploring the profound impact of innovation, the workflow enhancements brought about by new product technologies, and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.
Let's start with a brief overview of the brands and products featured at our stand:
Having debuted Symply’s Disk, Tape and Cloud product lineup in the UK at last year’s show, it was great to meet so many users that have adopted either Spark, an LTO system or Nebula (cloud) over the past 12-months – and some customers that are now utilising all three in their production workflows. A big focus last week was on the new Workspace XE and Transporter solutions that begin shipping next month.
Collaborative workflows on-location and in small production offices are addressed through Workspace XE – an ethernet-based storage area network (SAN) solution starting from £12,999 that is built to be quiet, compact and transportable and provide direct connection for us to 14x users without the need for any additional network switches. Workspace XE offers high levels of performance with HDD, NVMe and hybrid configurations available and seamless integration with the public cloud to scale capacity and integrate with remote workflows. Built on the same portable hardware platform, Transporter is a new and unique S3 native edge appliance designed to provide highly secure and resilient storage wherever you need it with secure private cloud functionality and integration with public cloud services and the ability to run embedded application and fully integrate with cloud computing services.
P.S. Symply Yo-Yos have taken the show by storm, captivating yo-yo and media enthusiasts with their unique wooden construction perfectly aligning with their plastic-free brand ideology. There will be more at IBC 2023 ;)
Tiger’s software and appliance offerings underpin the infrastructure and creative workflows of many production companies and facilities. From collaborative storage to data replication and tiering, dynamic workspace management and asset management, Tiger provide the tools to drive on-premises first, hybrid solutions. Providing unrivaled 24x7x365 support and wide-ranging industry application integration, including Avid bin-locking support, speak to us to see how Tiger could improve your systems and workflow.
At the show, we noticed a significant demand from businesses and individuals for storage solutions that are secure, scalable, cost-effective and cloud-based. So, enter Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, a game-changing cloud storage solution that offers an impressive range of features and benefits.
Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage offers transparent and predictable pricing without hidden fees or data egress charges. Data durability is ensured through replication across multiple storage nodes, providing protection against data loss. Their high-performance architecture delivers fast data transfer speeds and low latency. It prioritizes data security with encryption at rest and in transit, access controls, and compliance certifications. Users can easily scale storage capacity as needed, without capacity limits or restrictions.
Wasabi is compatible with various applications and integrates seamlessly with existing workflows. It provides a reliable and versatile solution for storing backups, archiving data, hosting media content, and running cloud-based applications.
Everyone knows everyone knows LaCie’s iconic Rugged drives, and has likely used them at some stage in production, but a lot of visitors weren’t aware of the latest NVMe-based Rugged SSD and Rugged SSD Pro models available. Rugged SSD models offer best-in-case features, performance and warranty that like all LaCie drives are also backed by Rescue Data Recovery Services as standard. 2big Dock with it’s RAID 0/1 configurable storage and integrated USB hub and SDXC, CFast 2.0 and CFexpress Type-B card readers appealed to users of other two-drive systems.
Our Sony FX6, kindly supplied by Hireacamera.com, was rigged out with support and ergonomic enhancements from SHAPE and featured battery and power upgrades from Hedbox alongside professional SDXC and CFexpress Type-A media by Angelbird and pro-grade cabling from ZILR. At Global we represent numerous vendors who support the periphery and accessory requirements of all types of cameras, so speak to us to see what we can offer to improve your particular camera.