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Facilis 5.5 with Linux launch March 15 at Federal Bar in N. Hollywood

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Join Key Code Media and Facilis at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood on March 15 (http://bit.ly/x1IQMU)for the LA Launch of TerraBlock 5.5.  This is a major release connecting Mac, PC and Linux workstations together.  Imagine, Avid MediaComposer, FinalCutPro and Autodesk Flame Premium or Smoke all working off the same high performance fiber channel connected drives. 

Join the Facilis Executive team and Key Code Media for a great pre-NAB event.

What you’ll see:

Linux Shared File System– Linux clients are now able to mount Multi-User Write volumes via Fibre Channel or Ethernet.
TX16 Capacity Expansion– The TerraBlock TX16 Expansion Chassis is a 3U chassis  containing 16 drives.
RAID 50– Multi-user Write RAID5 tandem volume spanning across multiple TerraBlock servers.
RAID 51– Multi-user Write RAID5 tandem volume that is mirrored across multiple TerraBlock servers.
Recovery (Rebuild) Priority– The Recovery Priority feature allows users to pause or control the priority of the recovery.
Locate Drive– The Locate Drive feature allows users to easily locate a specific drive in the TerraBlock server.
Premier Pro Project Sharing
The Facilis Project Manager application now allows users to manage and lock both Apple Final Cut Pro (v 7.x) and Adobe Premiere Pro projects.
Also:
– Media Composer 6 support
– Mac 10.7.3 support
– Facilis File Migration OSX

HP divesting PC business?

August 27, 2011 1 comment

HP is considering spinning off or selling the PC business.  Whoa….what does this mean to our Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Adobe users who count on HP to deliver high performance HP workstations?

My first take is good luck changing your business model.  That being said, every company needs a strategy and HP is making a distinct move away from the consumer and lower margin business’.  That said, we’re talking about a  $42 Billion top line business with $2 billion in profits, equaling 4.76 % net profit business.   My first take is, HP is passing up on an amazing opportunity to provide vendors with an integrated business to consumer workflow, well, not everyone can do Apple.

I had an opportunity to speak to the HP workstation team and get some insight about what this means moving forward for our clients who use HP products.  The good news is the Workstation team is almost giddy.  They believe carving out the PC business will allow them greater flexibility to design more products and not get caught up in HP’s divisions of server versus software and truly compete with more relevant solutions to complete high value workflows within the media industry.  They’ll be a  “nimble” and profitable Company.

So, HP warranties are safe, all products will be serviced by HP.  This transition could take up to eighteen months.  My one worry is the lack of development during this time as HP shifts resources to “higher margin” opportunities such as their recent acquisition of Autonomy.  Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated.

http://www.keycodemedia.com/Avid/avid-nitris-dx.html

http://www.keycodemedia.com/products/adobe/creative-suite-5.html

http://www.keycodemedia.com/Finishing/D.I/assimilate-and-kcm.html

http://www.keycodemedia.com/AutoDesk/smoke.html

Key Code Media Hires Terry Marshall and Trish Silverman To Join Sales Team

April 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Key Code Media announces the hiring of Trish Silverman and Terry Marshall to the Key Code Media Sales Team.  They will be joining Key Code Media at NAB 2011 and will going through training and attending booth presentations from our vendors.

Terry Marshall for the last eight years was Vice President of Global Sales – Professional Technology Division for Sonic Solutions.  Terry was a key influence for the world wide adoption of Sonic Scenarist to become the Blu Ray authoring standard.  In fact, Kris Koch, our San Francisco Account Manager, while at Sonic reported to Terry.  Terry felt strongly that the future of sales in the video space would be led by integrators such as Key Code Media.  I am extremely excited about Terry joining Key Code Media.  Terry will be managing the advertising, FX, commercial editorial, and commercial production territory at Key Code Media and primarily working from our Santa Monica office.  Terry is originally from Australia.

Trish Silverman comes from a background of selling into Universities, as well selling into the post production world.  Her past positions include Director of Sales at AlterMedia, Inc. and Director, Sales & Marketing, USA at The Electronic Farm. Trish was a four year scholarship tennis athlete at Oklahoma, although she is a California native, grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Trish is excited about the opportunity to represent best of breed solutions to educational institutions, government and houses of worship.  Trish will be based in our Burbank office.

Tim Cannella has been promoted to manage the Studio position at Key Code Media and is set to expand the video solutions driving initiatives around tapeless workflows for enterprise clients.  I’ve worked with Tim since the early 1990s and feel he has the industry experience and knowledge of Key Code Media to make significant inroads helping  clients leverage best of breed digital video workflows.

Key Code Media is the West Coast Leader selling digital video and audio workflow solutions.  Leading vendors include Avid Technology, Apple, Sony, Panasonic, Harris, -JVC, Grass Valley, Newtek, Facilis, AJA, Adobe, Sierra Video, Kramer, Leader and HP.  Offices are located in Burbank, Santa Monica, Irvine, San Francisco and Seattle.

-Mike Cavanagh

For details, please contact Matthew McClain at Key Code Media.  (818-303-3900)

Discuss. Share. Learn: Autodesk® Smoke for Mac® Mixer (KCM SM) Jan 26th, 2011 Santa Monica

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Autodesk® and Key Code Media

Invite you to

Discuss. Share. Learn.

Expand your capabilities.  And stand out from the crowd.

Wednesday January 26, 2011

Join us and explore the all -in-one editorial finishing capabilities of
Autodesk® Smoke ® for Mac OS® X

Join us for an informal gathering that will give you the opportunity to mix, mingle and come together with your peers for in-depth discussions and exchanges of knowledge that can help you do your job better. 

See for yourself how Smoke ® for Mac® OS X helps save time by bringing all the tools you need to deliver high-quality finished content into a single application, including powerful 3D visual effects and a streamlined timeline-based workflow.

Whether you are working on a short television commercial or a long-form episodic, it’s impossible to capture everything you need for the final frame in a single take or render.

If you’re interested in taking your post production workflow to the next level, come meet with Autodesk® Demo Artist, Will Harris and Key Code Media workflow consultants who can provide helpful tips on how to streamline the delivery of your content from editing to finishing while retaining creative control. 

With today’s smaller budgets and tighter timelines, setting yourself apart from other finishing services is no longer just an option-it’s essential to your success. 

early registration is encouraged, capacity is limited!

 

When

Wednesday January 26, 2011

6:30pm-8:30pm 

Join us for cocktails and appetizers, at our Westside location!  

Where
Key Code Media
Santa Monica
1004 Santa Monica Blvd
(between 10th & 11th)

Santa Monica, CA 90401


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Autodesk and ASSIMILATE Announce Settlement of copyright infringement

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Autodesk and Assimilate yesterday issued a joint release announcing the settlement of their copyright infringement lawsuit.  This is good news in an era of consolidation that Assimilate is now encumbered from this litigation.   Key Code Media is a partner of both Autodesk and Assimilate and view this as positive for all parties, that being said, we do not have knowledge of the confidential aspects of the settlement and the respective impact to either company.

Autodesk has some amazing products and with the recent Flame Premium bundle which incorporates Flame, Smoke and Lustre, the creative community has a compelling and integrated conform, FX and color grade bundle priced competitively in our new economy.  Key Code Media is very bullish on this combined integration.  Additionally, Autodesk has had solid success with Autodesk Smoke on a Macintosh, OSX this past year.  Although sales did not go to the level of expectations most of the community had expected, the interest and momentum has been a plus.   More importantly, Autodesk has brought the pricing of the tools within reach of a much wider part of the market.  Key Code Media is honored to be an Autodesk partner and look to helping them strongly complete their financial year.

I’ve had numerous conversations with Jeff Edson, CEO of Assimilate, about the longer term business ramifications of this litigation.  I am happy that the biggest threat to Assimilate was some draconian ruling by the court such as a “cease and desist order”   Assimilate, with their Scratch grading solution, offers a powerful grading solution priced in the mid range market.   Assimilate is a dispersed Company with no “real” office, or at least no real office I know of.  That keeps them nimble and they make their office in the community: at resellers and clients.  I like what they bring to the game and am happy both companies have worked out their legal issues.

On another Assimilate front, Tony Cacciarelli has moved on to AJA as a product manager and there is unofficial rumblings of another key person moving on in their career.  This being said, Assimilate is actively hiring new talent and in my opinion has a bright future within our industry.

Mike Cavanagh, President, Key Code Media (www.keycodemedia.com)

Here is the official release:
For immediate release

Media Contacts:
Greg Eden                                Aggie Frizzell
Autodesk, Inc.                                ASSIMILATE
greg.eden@autodesk.com                         aggie@assimilateinc.com

Autodesk and ASSIMILATE Announce Settlement

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 2, 2010 — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) and ASSIMILATE, Inc. announced an agreement to settle a pending lawsuit for copyright infringement brought by Autodesk’s subsidiary, Autodesk Canada Co., against ASSIMILATE.

The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, was based on Autodesk Canada’s purchase of the intellectual property, including copyright interests, in a software program called Cyborg from an English company, 5D Solutions, Ltd.  The Cyborg software provided digital compositing, color correction and various editing and art functions for the post production and visual effects industry.  The lawsuit alleged that ASSIMILATE’s software program, known as SCRATCH, infringed Autodesk Canada’s copyright in the Cyborg software.

The parties have now settled the dispute.  ASSIMILATE acknowledges that it used code and design elements from Cyborg in its SCRATCH product.  ASSIMILATE apologizes for such use.
Pursuant to the parties’ settlement agreement, ASSIMILATE has made a quitclaim of its rights in Cyborg to Autodesk Canada and has received a perpetual license back from Autodesk Canada for use of that code and those design elements and a release for any past use of that code and those design elements.  Other terms of the settlement are confidential.

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries  including the last 15 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects  use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit http://www.autodesk.com.

About ASSIMILATE
ASSIMILATE, a leading force in developing digital cinema technologies, is transforming the post-production of complex imagery projects with its SCRATCH® data workflow and DI tool suite. ASSIMILATE is committed to empowering the broad spectrum of creative and post-production professionals with state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions that enable increased productivity and deliver optimal price/performance. To learn more about SCRATCH, see http://www.ASSIMILATEinc.com

Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

SCRATCH is a registered trademark of ASSIMILATE, Inc.

ATTO Reliability and Performance Ensure Real-time Uncompressed Playback for Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS® X

September 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Amherst, NY (September 10, 2010)

The consistently reliable, high-performance connectivity provided by ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs and ATTO ExpressSAS SAS/SATA HBAs and RAID adapters is essential in Smoke editorial finishing work-flows where deadlines are tight and performance is a must even when working with uncompressed media. “Autodesk’s long-standing partnership with ATTO made them the perfect choice to qualify the Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs for Smoke on Mac OS X. Using ATTO technology with Smoke for Mac allows editors to concentrate on being creative without worrying about bandwidth or performance limitations —- even when delivering uncompressed HD, 2K or stereoscopic 3D finished results, “states Marc Bolduc, product development manager, Autodesk Media & Entertainment.

The combination of Autodesk Smoke for Mac and ATTO HBAs and RAID adapters, equals a powerful finishing solution offering the highest level of performance and reliability on the Mac OS X platform.

“ATTO consistently strives to deliver best of breed storage connectivity solutions, translating technical expertise into product features that meet the needs of the most demanding editing environments,” said Tom Kolniak, director of products, for ATTO Technology.

ATTO Celerity and ExpressSAS products are available through a wide network of domestic and international partners, Key Code Media carries stock of Atto Technology, Inc product, please contact Key Code Media sales for more information: 818-303-3900.

Demystifying Autodesk® Smoke® for Mac OS® X Webcast Wed May 26 11:00am PDT

You’ve been hearing about Autodesk® Smoke® 2011 for Mac OS® X, and here’s your chance to see it in action.

Join Autodesk Applications Specialist Dean Schirm in a session that demystifies Smoke 2011 by answering real-world questions from Final Cut users, demonstrating cutting-edge tools for 3D editorial finishing and showing examples of real-world projects completed in Smoke.

See how Smoke 2011 for Mac OS X can change the way you finish content on the Mac. If you’re a Final Cut or Avid editor, you don’t want to miss this chance to see the editorial finishing solution that everyone is talking about.

Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS® X Webcast

When: May 26, 2010

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT 

FREE ONLINE WEBCAST

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