NEP has selected Signiant Media Shuttle to enable accelerated file-based operations across its fleet of OB trucks, studios and flypacks. With Media Shuttle, NEP clients can easily move media assets and associated metadata to and from the venue.
The flexibility of Media Shuttle allows NEP to offer fast, secure content exchange globally to any-size production working over any IP network without requiring additional hardware on the truck.
Media Shuttle also makes it easy to get content off the trucks quickly during the event and ingested into the desired storage or cloud-based platform, such as NEP’s Mediabank media asset management platform. Once there, the content can be distributed to global partners quickly, made available to remote editors and moved to the customer’s own archive systems for future use.
This content flow model aligns with live production trends that were accelerated by the Covid pandemic. Remote operations with fewer people on-site can easily be supported and NEP’s clients and production partners can set up, reconfigure and break down workflows on demand.
With Media Shuttle all structural metadata, including real-time time code and file names from highlight servers, remain intact along with the capability to add descriptive metadata on the fly. It can also move content into and out of any type of storage and is integrated with NEP’s platform for virtual editing and asset management. Web-based administration makes it easy to onboard new users and report in real-time on all transfer activity, while modern APIs are available to integrate Media Shuttle with other systems.
“We’re always looking for smart ways to help our clients and production partners produce and deliver better content. Productions require a more simplified file delivery workflow to make more content available to production stakeholders, who are not necessarily on-site anymore,” explained NEP Group’s Jay Deutsch, director of media solutions in the US. “Media Shuttle provides the flexibility to work with our newer IP and UHD trucks, plus our compact flypack and studio solutions, all of which can now easily leverage delivery of media to those not on-site at the production. This is a real game changer for our clients looking for more efficient means of content archive than removable hard drives.”
“We’re proud to work with NEP to provide software solutions that make it easy to enhance any-size live production with file-based content,” said Dan Marshall, Signiant chief revenue officer. “This agreement highlights the power of our SaaS platform which can easily scale to meet the needs of the largest global events as well as support smaller productions. That flexibility aligns well with both the market dynamics and NEP’s specific requirements.”