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There are many misconceptions surrounding what moving to the cloud really entails, and what the true benefits of a cloud infrastructure are. In this blog post, we explore the top five things wrongly assumed about migrating media management to the cloud (and what the truth really is!). 1. I need to be an IT company to implement a media management solution in the cloud Many believe that installing a cloud management solution can take weeks!

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Cantemo and Backblaze have launched an integrated solution to deliver a cost-efficient cloud media management and storage solution. The joint solution has already been implemented by Everwell. The combination of Cantemo iconik and Backblaze B2 enables users to ingest and archive raw assets from Backblaze without having to maintain a local server and storage hardware installation. Once uploaded, every team member has immediate access to raw assets and lightweight proxy files which are quickly generated by iconik.

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Cantemo announced today an API integration between Cantemo iconik and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental Server. Video providers increasingly need to enable multiple stakeholders in different locations to access content in complex workflows where teams can create, collaborate, distribute, and intelligently manage media projects. API integration between Cantemo’s solutions and AWS Elemental Server combines a well-established solution for on-premises video transcoding with all the scalability and simplicity of the cloud and pay-as-you-go pricing.

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Want to know why Cantemo Portal is the solution chosen by some of the world’s biggest media and entertainment brands to manage billions of Euros worth of content? Then meet us at booth 7.D67 at IBC. Here’s what we’ll be showcasing on our stand: Pre-release previews of Portal 4.0 Having undergone a number of significant upgrades, the latest version of Cantemo Portal will be on show at our booth where we’ll be offering pre-release previews.

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Cantemo, a provider of next-generation media management solutions, is to offer a pre-release preview of the latest version of Cantemo Portal, its media management platform, at IBC 2018. Cantemo Portal 4.0 features core upgrades, improving the simplicity of file transfers and downloads, and offering better control over user access. The latest version of the solution features upgrades to Elasticsearch, Python and Django. This includes API support for Elasticsearch aggregations, making searching and indexing even the largest of content libraries simple, quick and accurate.

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Never has there been such a need for video content to be so compelling and available on multiple devices and platforms instantly. With so much competition for viewing time in almost every media sector, producers are creating more elaborate content in a number of separate formats and resolutions. In response to this, AI technology looks sets to completely shake up the way we produce content for entertainment, pointing to a revolution in cinema, TV, VR and other video content production.

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Often times you will want to use third party tools to create files and related items in Portal rather than uploading, importing from storage, or using an auto-import folder. Here is the process I took which worked in registering both a new element available in a storage as well as adding different shapes to it. Hopefully it helps and is easy to replicate. I did it all with curl, but using anything else that can post should work fine.

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Competition in the OTT space is at an all-time-high. Faced with an increasingly saturated market, OTT providers must innovate if they want to succeed, by offering more than the TV experience. The challenge for OTT providers in particular is the multitude of different versions needed of every piece of content. This is because content needs to be distributed for multiple platforms and devices, which all have different formatting requirements. It is also because OTT platforms are in many cases being distributed outside of any previous geographic limitations.

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What is GDPR? The law is changing with regards to how companies use people’s data. From May 25th this year, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced to protect EU citizens from organisations using their data wrongfully or irresponsibly. This puts control of people’s data back into their own hands, rightfully so. Under the new law, people have the right to access any information a company holds about them and to know why that data is being processed.

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At Cantemo, we are continually updating our solutions to deliver the right tools in a constantly evolving industry. Each new version of Portal improves the efficiency that bit more, meaning you can get your content in front of the consumer that much quicker and easier. The latest version of Cantemo Portal is no exception, with a number of improvements to the review and approve workflows, application of metadata, and some extra flexibility in Rules Engine.

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Cantemo has launched the latest version of its Media Asset Management solution, Cantemo Portal. Cantemo Portal 3.4 features improvements to the review and approve workflows. This includes an improved user experience, as well as support for timecode based commenting. Users can add comments linked to a specific time within the video. These can also be easily updated and replied to against that same specific time. The latest version also enables single-instance metadata fields.

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It’s now been exactly two weeks since NAB came to an end and what a show it was for the Cantemo team. We gave presentations on AI, hosted a lunch and learn, spoke on podcasts and offered demos of a number of new partner integrations – it was a busy week! On the Wednesday, we were really pleased to co-host a ‘lunch-and-learn’ with partner, NetApp, to discuss the joint deployment of Cantemo Portal and NetApp’s StorageGRID Webscale at one of Germany’s most state-of the-art production and media technology companies, ProSiebenSat.