Making Music In The Cloud

Making Music In The Cloud There was a time – and not all that long ago – when the only options for musicians to create together involved enclosed spaces, physical isolation from the world and, above all else, physical proximity to each other. This physical proximity is the subject of many a dramatic “Behind the

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Amazon Reaches Mars

Amazon Reaches Mars The moment the United Kingdom hosts the Olympics, the United States lands on Mars. Competitive? Of course NASA used the most cutting-edge technology, the most advanced of it’s kind: it used cloud computing. Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, must be the happiest man in the world right now. Bezos is a known space

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Film And The Cloud

Film and The Cloud So how are cloud companies and film companies working together, and what’s new? Let’s find out. Did you know that Channel 4, PBS, Fox Entertainment Group and many more media companies all use Amazon’s public cloud service? Of course Amazon with it’s billions behind it will be at the forefront of

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Lowering Costs With The Cloud

Lowering Costs With The Cloud In all businesses keeping costs down is a major concern. The film industry is no exception. In an industry where it costs £30,000 just to remove a beer label with special effects, cuts have to be made somewhere. Especially as people are buying less DVDs. How can cloud computing save

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SoundCloud, But Better

SoundCloud, But Better SoundCloud has announced a redesign. The social sound platform’s new design will be available immediately but only through via private beta invites. Ho hum. It will go out to everyone else in the coming months. SoundCloud launched in 2008 and wants to make sharing sound as easy as sharing photos and videos

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Selecting The Right Cloud Service – Which Cloud?

Selecting The Right Cloud Service – Which Cloud? So you have decided to go with cloud computing, now what? Now you have to choose a cloud service. Price will probably be the first thing on your mind. It is hard to price cloud computing services. The price changes with the amount of RAM, storage, CPU

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The Pros And Cons Of Cloud Computing For Film Professionals

The Pros And Cons Of Cloud Computing For Film Professionals Cloud computing is big and here to stay. In fact it is hard to think why it took cloud computing so long to become prominent. The pros come thick and fast: convenience, low cost, a back up of your data online. But not everyone loves

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ScreenerONE: The Latest Cloud For Film

ScreenerONE: The Latest Cloud For Film Film, like every other business, has to constantly adapt or die. Filmmakers are constantly on the lookout for the latest technology to make things cheaper and easier. Last week I wrote about Ultraviolet and this week it’s Arvato’s platform for cloud computing: ScreenerONE Arvato, one of the world’s biggest

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Is Ultraviolet What The Film Industry Needs?

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Is Ultraviolet What The Film Industry Needs? It could be argued that the film industry is built on hope. Movies are a fantasy and millions of actors head to LA in the hope of movie stardom. Now the film industry itself has a hope: the hope of getting it’s consumers to buy films again, and

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Movie Cloud: Will It Democratise The Film Industry?

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Movie Cloud: Will It Democratise The Film Industry? The first thing to really change independent film was the DSLR. Personally I have made a movie on a Canon 60D. It is a stills camera that shoots HD, cinema-quality film. The independent film route is a hard and brutal road which has practically no money in

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