Cloud

Autodesk announces Flow for M&E

Autodesk’s Flow, an industrial cloud Autodesk is developing for M&E. (Source: Autodesk)   Some may look at the annual Autodesk University as a conference for AEC, architecture, and manufacturing. And it is. But, there’s also a focus on the company’s “other” business: media and entertainment. Here, Autodesk announced Flow, a new industry cloud for M&E that will connect user workflows, … Read more

Intel’s Arctic Sound-M Flex Series AIBs

With the explosive growth in cloud compute workload and complexity, new segments are bringing unique workloads that require processing pixels, inference, analytics, rendering, and sending those pixels back to the client device to be viewed or for further analysis. These tasks are currently being done by separate discrete products in the cloud, and Intel hopes to integrate them in one … Read more

Being more connected makes you less connected to the real world

Source: “Eureka,” NBC   “Let’s not shoot the crazy end-of-the-world machine just yet.” —Marshall Jack Carter, Eureka, NBC, 2006–2012   A few months back, we were fighting to stay awake and pay attention during one of those vibrant technology-forward conferences when a speaker bounded onto the stage and told the glazed-eye audience: We’re living in an era of significant change … Read more

Autodesk takes aim at the factory

Once upon a time, the way the world worked in manufacture seemed pretty clear: the big engines of China and nearby smaller countries pumped out low-cost products. Consumers in the west bought whole bunches of the low-cost products and then sent them back to Asia to recycle. It was efficient, if not particularly equitable, or sustainable. Meanwhile, software vendors in … Read more

Adobe Express for everybody else

Adobe has introduced a new collection of cloud-based tools to enable anyone to create a quick multimedia something. Adobe suggests banners, flyers, logos, etc. In other words, prepare to see more plain old posts gussied up with baked content in your feeds. Anyone can do it: Adobe Creative Cloud makes the job of content creation easier. (Source: JPR) Adobe packaged … Read more

Frame.io introduces Camera to Cloud

Frame.io offers an established set of cloud-based video and review services. The company is upping the ante with the introduction of Camera to Cloud (C2C) a set of new capabilities, devices, and services that accelerates the production process from capture to finish.

Blackbird signs up Univision

Blackbird’s cloud-based video editing and distribution tools are designed to enable fast turnaround from capture to broadcast. The company is announcing a multi-year deal with Univision, the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the United States for large-scale video production. Univision selected Blackbird to enable efficient video production across its streaming and digital media operations. The companies say Univision’s … Read more

New stuff in video from Adobe

Adobe’s latest release adds new features for Audition and Premiere Pro along with the usual enhancements for performance and improved collaboration. These are cross-platform improvements. Adobe has been phasing in support for Apple’s M1 machines so we’re also seeing more of these. Adobe now says Premiere Pro, Audition, and Premiere Rush have full native support for M1. The company says … Read more

After a great 2020, Adobe says stars aligned for 2021

Adobe’s first quarter ended March 5, 2021, and the company says it is seeing plenty of more growth throughout the year. In fact, after the company’s cheerful assessment of the quarter, it also raised its expectations for 2021. Adobe’s Digital Media segment saw revenue of $2.86 billion, 32% year over year growth. Creative revenue grew to $2.3 billion, for a … Read more