Lights, cameras, storage!

This issue includes our annual Storage in the Studio supplement, which focuses on the role of storage in media/entertainment applications, such as pre- and post-production, non-liner editing, animation, special effects, etc. in the film and TV industries.

If you’re an IT generalist or storage specialist in the media/entertainment industry, or if you’re a vendor or integrator that sells into that market, consider attending the upcoming Creative Storage 2009 conference, which is con- veniently held in conjunction with the massive NAB show next month—April 19 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.

The five key sessions at the one-day event include:

  • Storage for Capturing Content

This session explores the changing role of storage for content capture in professional applications, including cameras and field editing. Also includes discussions of digital storage for animation and special effects generation.

  • Storage for Content Editing and Post Production

Explores direct-attached storage, networked storage, grids, and other advanced storage architectures to support non-linear editing and post-production.

  • Content Delivery and Digital Storage

Explores the evolving requirements of content delivery, including video-on-demand, cable and satellite distribution, and methods for internet and mobile phone distribution. Also explores digital storage opportunities in video and content downloading and social networking.

  • Content Archiving and New Roles and Models for Physical Distribution

This session looks at new physical media distribution models, including flash, hard disk drives, higher-capacity optical discs, as well as new kiosk models for getting content to consumers.

  • Entertainment and Media Users Session

Panel will include end users of digital storage from the entertainment and media industries in a problem/solution, Q&A format.

For more information, visit: www. creativestorage.org

The conference is organized by Coughlin Associates. And to check out what those guys know about storage in the media/entertainment market, read Tom Coughlin’s article in this issue, Digital storage trends for media/entertainment, which is part of the Storage in the Studio supplement. Tom’s article includes a lot of interesting metrics related to storage requirements for digital content.

Dave Simpson

This article was originally published on March 01, 2009