TMSS service in partnership with NetApp

Technicolor has launched what it calls a scalable, flexible and secure media storage product, Technicolor Media Storage Service (TMSS), designed and managed by storage and data management outfit NetApp.

“We are very pleased to announce this new storage service in partnership with NetApp,” said Technicolor exec Chuck Parker. “Technicolor has long been trusted to preserve and protect the valued assets of its content-owner customers.”

“NetApp is focused on diversifying its pathways by collaborating with service providers to deliver differentiated cloud solutions in vertical markets,” said NetApp’s Julie Parrish. “This new partnership combines Technicolor’s media industry experience with NetApp’s storage and data management capabilities.”

Technicolor’s Media Storage Service supports content owners, aggregators and distributors in the shift from physical to digital media. The new service offers pay-as-you-go pricing that allows customers to scale storage to meet demand fluctuations, and not over-invest in off-peak periods.

To protect assets, TMSS features content assurance by Technicolor, designed to re-assure customers that their content is secure, traceable and auditable.

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Momentum Pictures has utilized Technicolor’s 3D quality-analysis service, Certifi3D, to ensure the quality of the 3D film, “My Soul to Take,” when it was delivered to various screen sizes, ranging from theatrical to mobile.

“Certifi3D provided us with a comprehensive set of objective criteria to ensure the highest quality of our 3D content before delivery to our broadcast and online platform partners,” said Nick Smith, VP of TV and new media sales, Momentum Pictures.

Certifi3D was created to ensure that 3D material meets minimum comfort requirements before it is delivered to consumers. As part of the service, Technicolor evaluates each shot against a set of objective criteria for stereographic reproduction, including a 15-point checklist to identify common errors in production that result in suboptimal 3D content.

“High quality 3D content is such an important issue in our industry right now,” said Pierre (Pete) Routhier, Technicolor’s veep for 3D product strategy and business development. “We are very committed to taking a proactive approach in support of the industry to ensure a consistent and quality end-consumer 3D experience.”

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