[February 20, 2014]
Hollywood Post Production and Restoration Facility Quickly and Easily Transfers Time Sensitive Dailies for Hit TV shows Including ‘Dallas’ and ‘Major Crimes’ to Production Companies
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that MTI Film, a Hollywood-based full service post-production and film restoration facility, is using Signiant’s Media Shuttle™ to automate the daily exchange of some of TV’s most popular episodics with its global production partners. Regularly transferring files as large as 350 GB, MTI Film is now using Media Shuttle to transfer digital dailies for several shows, including “Dallas,” and “Major Crimes,” with ease and speed that it couldn’t find in competing solutions.
MTI Film replaced former solutions with Media Shuttle, because they could not handle the large media files. Equally as important, those solutions were not easy enough for everyone to use, and they were slow and unreliable. Now that MTI Film has deployed Media Shuttle throughout its workflows, it is operating more efficiently than ever. Media Shuttle provides faster, more secure file transfers along with a highly intuitive user interface, asset transfer notification and reporting capabilities that provide critical documentation of all their file movement.
“Solutions we have used in the past have been painful due to the lack of automation features and overall reliability,” said John Stevens, director of engineering, MTI Film. “With a company of our size, automation and reporting features are a must. We work under tight time constraints and staff who are working on multiple projects regularly need to send files back and forth. Media Shuttle provides the ability to work autonomously and in turn, our business runs more efficiently because we are able to manage several projects with a variety of partners in dispersed locations.”
Media Shuttle, Signiant’s hybrid SaaS file transfer solution, offers the flexibility of customizable portals that can be branded and quickly configured in one of three modes – Send, Share or Submit – to support the needs of any project, team or media enterprise. With subscription-based pricing and functionality optimized for media professionals, Media Shuttle is the ideal solution for MTI film, enabling its team to transfer large, high-value digital assets with assurance and ease.
In addition, Media Shuttle deployments can be scaled up or down to align with the workload, and individually branded portals provide a delivery solution that is both reliable and simple for MTI Film’s clients. MTI Film has easily spun-up portals for every show they handle, and has also installed the product internally at the company’s “Dallas” production facility so files can be pushed directly to their production workflow.
“We love the scalability of Media Shuttle,” continued Stevens. “Being a boutique shop, having flexible pricing is much more attractive because we don’t have to make a huge capital investment that will impact cash flow, which is so important when trying to serve our high-profile clients in this economic environment.”