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Telestream Presents: Workflow w/Vantage & Pipeline and Encoding w/Episode & Pipeline Workshows (LA & SF) June 9, 10 & 23

Transform your Video

Register now for one of Telestream’s upcoming workshops.
Learn how to improve your operational efficiency and save money

 

Workshop 1: Workflow with Vantage and Pipeline
Learn how our new Vantage workflow design and automation software and our Pipeline video capture device enable you to:

Design and automate any number or type of video workflows

Combine media capture, transcoding, analysis & clip management in a flexible, modular platform

Automate adaptive video workflows with integrated decision-making

Improve your operations and your ability to address new multiplatform opportunities

Edit or transcode video during capture for fast turnaround

Streamline video ingest into DAMs and digital archives

 Workshop 1: Workflow with Vantage & Pipeline

June 9: Los Angeles

Wednesday

1:30pm – 5:00pm OR
6:00pm – 9:30pm 
Hilton LA /Universal City;
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.,
Universal City, CA

Workshop 2: Encoding with Episode and Pipeline
Learn how our new desktop-to-server, multiformat media encoder for Mac/PC, Episode 6, and Pipeline video capture allow you to increase your encoding efficiency and throughput:

Share work across multiple machines using our new One-Click Clustering & file sharing

Simplify your encoding workflow using our new intuitive UI with graphical workflow builder

Get your work done more quickly with new parallel encoding & automated publishing to YouTube

Increase revenues by addressing new multiplatform opportunities

Edit or transcode video during capture for fast turnaround

Workshop 2: Encoding with Episode & Pipeline

June 10: Los Angeles
10:00am-12:00pm

Hilton LA /Universal City;
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.,
Universal City, CA

June 23, 2010

Wednesday

Workshop 1: Workflow with Vantage & Pipeline

10:00am ~ 1:00pm

Workshop 2: Encoding with Episode & Pipeline

3:00pm ~ 6:00pm

Embassy Suites Hotel – SFO
250 Gateway Blvd.,
San Francisco, CA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE WORKSHOPS AND FOR MORE INFORMATION

Avid Technology Professional Services Tandem Join Key Code Media

April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Avid Technology Professional Services Tandem Join Key Code Media

April 20, 2010-Burbank

Key Code Media announces the hiring of Ed Locke and Scott Williams. As Avid Technology, Inc. veterans they bring a combined eighteen years of experience working with advanced Avid solutions. The addition of Scott increases the number of certified Avid ISIS and Interplay engineers to 4 on staff, and Ed Locke brings 10 years of solution and workflow design experience. Mike Cavanagh, President of Key Code Media, states “Scott and Ed have a combined 25 years of industry experience, at Key Code Media they will help our customers manage the migration to tapeless workflows by leveraging advanced storage technologies and cutting-edge workflows covering ingest through distribution. Our clients count on Key Code Media to have the expertise to enable them to integrate the most cost effective and highest performing solutions available. This hiring further shows our commitment to providing the top talent in the industry to address complex solutions and workflows.”

Ed Locke joined the sales organization as a specialist on storage infrastructure and broadcast workflow. Ed spent much of his time at Avid working closely with broadcasters and the technologies that enable next-generation workflows. He discussed the significance of file-based workflows back in 2006 on a panel with other recognized experts at the “Tape-Less Revolution” event hosted at CBS Studio Center by the Television Academy. Most recently he worked on projects including “Entertainment Tonight/The Insider”, “The Ellen DeGeneres” show, Comcast Sports Net, and Fox Sports International. Asked about his move to Key Code, Ed had this to say; “Working for Key Code Media was a natural choice, their reputation for supporting their client base is completely aligned with my views. This position allows me to continue developing integrated multi-vendor solutions for broadcast clients while expanding the tool box to fully enable my design capability. Key Code Media’s exposure to our industry and their relationship with Avid create the exciting opportunity for me to work more closely with many of the customers I’ve been engaged with for years. I can continue to provide a deep knowledge of Avid’s workflow and solutions while leveraging complementary products to design a broad range of Editorial and Broadcast environments.”

Scott Williams joined the technical department and is well versed with integrating Avid solutions that include ingest through distribution and archive as well as configuring robust Cisco network infrastructures. Scott originally joined Avid through the Pinnacle acquisition and has deployed multiple mission critical broadcast systems including the West Coast deployment of the Fox SportsNet, CNN, Televisa (Mexico City), RDS (Montreal) and Bright House Networks using products such as Avid ISIS, and Avid Interplay. Scott adds “Key Code Media is big enough to support large client infrastructures, but also small enough to allow every employee have input and help guide clients. I am on the Strategic Product Group at Key Code Media which helps define, vet and approve the technologies we represent to our clients. I am excited about this next move for my career.”

Key Code Media is a media solutions value added reseller and systems integrator specializing in video and audio workflows including Avid Technology, Apple, HP, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, NewTek, Facilis, Digital Rapids, Isilon, StorageDNA, Root6 and Telestream.  Offices are located in Burbank, Santa Monica, San Francisco and Seattle.

For further information, contact Ruth Nakada (rnakada@keycodemedia.com) 818-303-3900.

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Join us at HD Expo on March 5, 2009

February 19, 2009 Leave a comment

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KEY CODE MEDIA ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN HD EXPO

 

Studio City, CA February 12, 2009

 

Key Code Media, an industry leader in Post Production sales, integration, service, and consultation, announces the showcasing of the 20×20 Post House.  This walk-through, workflow tour debuts at HD Expo, March 5, 2009 in Universal City.  Mike Cavanagh Key Code Media’s President states “Our clients are looking at maximizing every dollar spent.  Our 20×20 post production workflow enables HD Expo attendees to walk through a complete post production process, all connected together.  We cover price, performance and efficiency processes showing our clients a hand’s on production environment for film, television and web production.”

 

The 20 x 20 booth will feature enabling technologies to streamline the post production process, with hands on demos of Editorial, Audio, Finishing, and Encoding solutions.  Key Code Media’s end – to – end workflow solutions include the new Avid DS10 and Media Composer 3.x & Symphony featuring DX Nitris & Mojo Hardware and RAID Storage, Apple’s Final Cut Studio 2, AJA’s Kona 3, Digidesign’s new Pro Tools 8 featuring Video Satellite HD, Autodesk Flame and Smoke 2009, Root6’s encoding solution, Content Agent, Facilis Terrablock, HP Workstations and DreamColor Monitors.

 

Representatives from the newly formed Key Code Media Finance and Key Code Media Consulting divisions will also be in attendance. Event attendees interested in how to save money and time on production costs are encouraged to make an appointment with one of our professional consultants at the show or call 818-303-3900 for a guaranteed demonstration time prior to the show.

 

 

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HD EXPO March: Key Code Media Booth # 211 
 
March 5, 2009 | Universal Hilton | Universal City, CA  
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
 
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional consultants during show hours at: 818-303-3900 or sales@keycodemedia.com
 
  
REGISTER NOW, it’s FREE: http://www.hdexpo.net/march

FINAL CUT SERVER Lunch Seminar Dec 2 & Dec 9, 2008

November 19, 2008 Leave a comment

kcmlogo1If you are in film, post production, episodic TV, or broadcast media and use Final Cut Studio or Final Cut Pro, we want to introduce you to Final Cut Server, the media asset management and workflow automation software designed for your unique needs.

Join Apple & Key Code Media on Tuesday, December 2nd & Tuesday, December 9th

You will learn how Final Cut Server can free up your time, save you money, automatically manage thousands of assets, and execute dozens of routine production tasks, making it easy to work the way you want to work, starting for as little as $999.

WHEN Session 1: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm || Free lunch seminar

           Session 2: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm || Free lunch seminar

WHERE Session 1: Key Code Media 11530 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, CA 91604 (cross streets Tujunga & Colfax)

             Session 2: Key Code Media 1004 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 (cross streets 10th & 11th)

RSVP Save your spot for one or more people. Space is limited! Visit our website for further information (www.KeyCodeMedia.com), or call us at 818-303-3900, or email your NAME, COMPANY, PHONE, and EMAIL information AND THE SESSION YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND to RSVP@KEYCODEMEDIA.COM

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Client Success Story: Key Code Media Scratch Integration

September 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Alacrity Media Takes to the Road with the SCRATCH-RED Workflow

Alacrity Media has literally geared up for a SCRATCH-RED road trip with their newly assembled, customized Road Grader van. The Road Grader is used by the 4K Ninjas, an expert team of independent professionals skilled in the use of the RED ONE 4k camera and ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH Digital Process Solution.

Blair Paulsen, owner and operator of Alacrity Media, founded the company to meet the 4K camera and post production needs of filmmakers, cinematographers, and creative teams that are using data acquisition to create their feature films, commercials and other imagery projects.

An early adopter of the RED ONE 4K camera — camera #19 — Paulsen firmly believes that RED is where the action is for the future. “And day I wake up as a DP is a great day for me, and the RED camera just makes it all the better,” says Paulsen. “RED uses cine lenses, offers 35mm depth of field, wide color gamut, and resolution to burn. Combine it with the SCRATCH digital post workflow and you can produce amazing imagery, no matter how large or small the budget.” To date, Paulsen has done 26 projects with the RED camera that include a Nike campaign and spots for Ford, Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, as well as music videos.

Using SCRATCH, Paulsen has developed a highly efficient and cost-effective real-time SCRATCH-RED Data Workflow that delivers quality post-production results with a strong cost/benefit ratio for clients.

“We chose SCRATCH as our post-production software because ASSIMILATE developed a real-time SCRATCH-RED Data Workflow that efficiently supports the RED CODE native files and it offers all the DI tools we need,” says Paulsen. “SCRATCH is great at conform, construct, color grading, playback, and finishing. Clients can participate in real-time review sessions, make changes on the fly, and actually see how the film will look on the big screen.”

Paulsen takes his RED 4K camera and post-production suite on the road in a customized van, the Road Grader, which includes all the state-of-the-art hardware and software needed for digital filmmaking. Paulsen notes, “Clients have varying needs for their projects. For example, a complete post facility on location, an adjunct post suite parked outside a post facility, or shooting 4K material and playing it back in real time to ensure all the shots are right. We offer the front to back-end services a client needs to produce a high quality film in the most expeditious manner.”

The 4K Ninjas

Paulsen is also a member of the elite 4K Ninjas (www.4kninjas.net), a co-op group of independent professionals skilled in the use of the RED ONE 4K camera and the SCRATCH-RED Workflow. They have teamed together to offer complete camera package rentals, with all the peripherals, and broadly experienced on-set camera technicians, as well as on-site post production services.

Along with Blair Paulsen, the 4K Ninjas team includes Steve Tammi (camera #17), Evin Grant (camera #199), Brook Willard, and Zak Sandberg, who all have similar and complementary skill sets. The Road Grader is shared by the 4K Ninjas, working independently or together, depending on the needs of a given project.

As a co-op team, the 4K Ninjas have grouped together to meet the more complex needs of high-end productions with enough manpower and cameras, as well as the Road Grader post suite on wheels. Paulsen explains, “Some filmmakers want to rent the RED ONE camera for their DP, but have concerns about post workflows. We can layoff to their tape format of choice in real time, right on set. Other times we are the entire camera department. We offer the flexibility to work in the manner that best fits the client and the project.”

When rented, our RED ONE 4K camera package comes with a Ninja to answer any questions and help keep the RED shoot on schedule. Any of the Ninja pros can interface with the DP, camera team, sound mixer, playback operator, VFX supervisor, colorist, and support on-set editorial right in the Road Grader. We always provide an on-site camera Ninja and a Ninja data manager, who handles the downloading, organizing, and verifying of all the footage. The data manager is equal parts I.T. whiz, workflow guru, and REDCINE pro.

Road Grader: Mobile Digital Workflow

At the heart of the Road Grader suite is the SCRATCH-RED Data Workflow. Once the data comes off the RED camera and into the purpose-built Road Grader van, data is copied and backed up on a proper RAID. Using ScratchCine on an over-clocked Globalstor workstation, the clips can be opened and played back in real time at 2K or 1080p from the 4K r3d masters with full quality de-bayering. Editorial can be done right in the ScratchCine interface or in FCP, and conformed via EDL.

SCRATCH is then used for the color correction with lift, gamma, and gain. The JLCooper Spectrum control surface is used for precise control and speed. The eCinema DCM-23 color evaluation monitor is in a controlled environment that permits high-accuracy color timing on location. When the final cut is approved, we can output to disk or layoff to tape in real time. Using the nVidia Quadra 5600 with HD-SDI daughtercard, the system can layoff to HDCAM-SR 9or many other tape formats) in 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 color space without rendering.

“The Road Grader is a complete DI suite on wheels that offers incredible time and cost savings,” says Paulsen. “To work with high-rez 4K footage in a real-time post process is a major breakthrough in filmmaking. Right off you eliminate the cost and time required for rendering or waiting for dailies to come back from an off-site lab. Both production and post production timelines can be reduces significantly, while achieving better results.”

Paulsen adds, “The digital cinema negative is available a few minutes after the shot. With SCRATCH, the DP can immediately see the look of the shot, and we can make color corrections on site. The DP gets a sense of how the shot will look in the final cut. For instance, if you want an intense or high-contrast look it’s a huge advantage for the DP to actually do a one-light grade to see if they’re on target before striking the set. If the schedule allows it, the DP can actually do a tough grade on set and sign off on it.

“Once all the shots are done, SCRATCH soaks in all the data and the time code is automatically there. The user has access to the all metadata. The SCRATCH-RED workflow is so efficient that we save loads of time,” says Paulsen.

“Because SCRATCH is resolution independent, we can also use the Road Grader for post production in any format. The beauty is taking the DI suite on the road and adapting to any situation—on site, parking outside a studio, rolling cases of equipment into a facility and setting up shop, providing ‘road service’ as a back-up emergency team for any production.”

Wrapping It Up

“SCRATCH is a far richer, more powerful tool set than we had ever imagined,” says Paulsen. “Along with RED, it has truly been a driving force to our business model. Real-time data post production is the way to go for us and our clients, who always have tight deadlines and need the best quality results possible. Not long ago, superior imagery and quick turnaround were polar opposites. This workflow has changed the rules of the game.”

Top 9 Reasons To Attend The AVID & RED Workflow Demos On September 11, 2008

September 4, 2008 Leave a comment

Now that you received our initial mailer about the event in San Diego on September 11, 2008, we’re wondering why you haven’t responded to us yet. We’ll give you our top nine reasons why you should attend our free AVID DX demo and RED Workflow presentation…

  1. You may attend the first session of AVID, or the second of RED Workflow, or both
  2. This is a must-see if you are an AVID user as we are demonstrating AVID’s new DX architecture
  3. It’s also a must-attend event if you are an APPLE user
  4. We will be debuting HP’s brand new Dream Color monitor for color grading
  5. Telestream’s product manager Chuck Buelow will be attending and demonstrating their automated compression workflow using Episode Pro
  6. If you are a RED camera uer or want to know more about the RED acquisition to post pipe line
  7. Meet Blair Paulsen-RED camera early adopter and evangelist
  8. See Alacrity Media’s mobile van, complete with RED cameras, Assimilate SCRATCH system for post, and HP’s new Dream Color monitor
  9. Meet David Sconyers and Michael Kammes, our application engineers and workflow experts.
To RSVP for this event, please send your NAME, COMPANY (if any), EMAIL ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER to:
We will confirm your reservation. Hope to see you all at the event!
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AVID Media Composer + Nitrix DX and RED Workflow + SCRATCH Event

September 2, 2008 Leave a comment

                     

KEY CODE MEDIA hits the road and invites you to join us in San Diego for the AVID DX Experience vs RED Workflow seminar. Here are the details:

SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 at Humphrey’s By The Bay | 2303 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA

Afternoon session: 1pm-4pm    

We will be introducing you to the new AVID DX product line featuring a comprehensive editing workflow presentation. *Hands-on demos and individual Q&A available.

Evening session: 6pm-9pm

We will present the RED Workflow featuring the Assimilate SCRATCH system and discuss the workflow and the management of files, including RED acquisition and finishing. *Hands-on demos and individual Q&A available.

Both events will be held in the Harborview room. Please RSVP HERE. Questions? Call us: (818) 303-3900.