A Secure Remote Workflow Checklist for Video Pros

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Jun 21

How Much Is a Terabyte?

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Jun 17

Why Are Most Cloud File Transfer Services So Slow?

It is a poorly-known fact that internet speed does not correlate to high performance in cloud applications. Not enough internet or network congestion can influence your speed but it’s likely that your cloud file transfer service is intentionally throttling your speeds to save on costs and balance other requests.

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Jun 1

How to Build (And Film) a Virtual Production Stage

MELs marries physical stage design with cutting-edge virtual sets, often working with files of up to 12K resolution rendered on a 20-foot high LED wall in the background alongside a physical set in the foreground.

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May 11

Network Congestion: Common Causes of Slow File Transfers

We’ve all experienced it: the dreaded network slowdown that causes dropped packets, slow traffic, performance slowdowns, failed data transfers, and unhappy users. This happens in every industry and affects all types of people but is most common with larger network throughput.

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Apr 28

5 Side Hustles for Video Production Professionals

Side hustles can also be combined to serve as a universal source of income. For example, if you are a freelancer who has their own company, constantly chasing the next gig can be stressful. It’s good to diversify your options and have multiple revenue streams.

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Apr 27

3 Reasons to Send Proxy Files With MASV File Transfer

Most post-production specialists who work with large files have used video proxy files at one time or another. Because RAW video files shot in high resolution are huge and unwieldy, most video pros transcode lower-resolution copies of that RAW footage to serve as proxies for offline editing and related post work.

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Apr 22

What Are DPX Files (And Why Are They so Heavy)?

Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) files aren’t super well known to those outside the media and entertainment industry. But that doesn’t mean they’re not super important.

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Apr 4

Photogrammetry, Virtual Sets, and the Future of Digital Data

If you're creating virtual environments, I could go in and shoot through photogrammetry and have a background and then use that later as a location. A simple explanation of that is a show called Station Eleven on HBO Max.

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Mar 31

What is Video Upscaling and How is it Getting Smarter?

Video upscaling re-sizes lower resolution content to fit more robust screen sizes. It’s something that pretty much everyone who watches TV or movies has experienced. Although, most of the time, they aren’t aware of it.

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Mar 21

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