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Creative Storage Conference is now soliciting presentations

No one can deny how important storage is in the day-to-day lives of post pros. From big studios and facilities to indie editors working with external drives, storage is an indispensable part of the way people work today.  So if you want to talk storage and learn about the latest trends and product offerings, you might want to attend the Creative Storage Conference (CS 2016), celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

CS 2016 is accepting submissions for presentations, speakers and panels now through May 1, 2016 at www.creativestorage.org. CS 2016 will bring together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers, and professional media and entertainment end users to explore this year’s conference theme, “The Art of Storage.”

The 2016 event will be held Thursday, June 23 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City. “We have a great agenda planned with six sessions throughout the day and four keynote talks during the conference,” said Tom Coughlin, who is both the chairman and organizer of the event.

The Creative Storage Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance and Coughlin Associates.

Archiving solutions at NAB: saving more for later

By Tom Coughlin

With all the 4K content being created for new media workflows and more demonstrations of higher frame rate, image depth, multiple camera projects and even higher future resolutions all that rich content has to live somewhere. The 2014 NAB gave some indications of the future of media archiving. This article will look at developments at several companies providing products for the media archiving industry.

Active Archive Alliance’s chair Floyd Christofferson, director of storage product marketing at SGI, gave me a briefing on their recent activities and the current state of active archiving. I also attended a session at the NAB focused on active archiving. Floyd said that 80-85% of all data, Continue reading