Blog

13 December 2019

Marquis Broadcast – the producer’s choice

Getting value on-screen is a widely-held producer’s mantra. However, with productions needing increased distribution, this is becoming harder to achieve. Teams need to leverage value from the systems and infrastructure that enable a production, whilst minimising the potential security risks when content is distributed between production centres. Marquis Broadcast has developed a number of tools that enable efficient and simple-to-deploy workflows, delivering secure distributed productions and not forcing producers into an on- or off-premise workflow.

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01 October 2019

How to best protect Avid Media Composer work-in-progress?

Hats off to Avid for a great response to the mysterious data corruption issue knocking out Mac Pro workstations last week. It has caused many editors and creatives to reflect on how to best protect Avid Media Composer work-in-progress. At least the issue here has been recoverable, phew! However, in many disaster scenarios, recovery is not possible, for example theft.
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27 August 2019

Techno-workflow-confessional at IBC 2019

I have a confession: IBC2019 is going ‘to be’ different.

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01 May 2019

My First Three Months at Marquis

The last three months have flown by. Luckily for me, I knew a little about Marquis Broadcast before I joined the team to look after our North American sales operations, so I was able to hit the ground jogging – if not quite running. What I didn’t appreciate was the depth of knowledge and professionalism of the Marquis team, plus the breadth of solutions that we offer to help our customers address all kinds of media workflow challenges.

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23 April 2019

NAB 2019 Review

We’re all back and recovered from NAB!

Although overall NAB registrations were down by 1.6% to 91,460. We really bucked this downward trend and our contacts are up year on year by 17.5% of which 48% were all new contacts. For any exhibitor these are a cracking set of figures, despite an epic hike to the back of the south hall.

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05 February 2019

Skin best live action short film nominee 2019 Academy Awards

When people ask me exactly what I and Marquis Broadcast do, I say we make software for television and movie production. The next question is usually, do you know a famous actor, musician, personality? I'm afraid my world is more ordinary than that, often about resolving mind bending, complex integrations. Nothing too sexy or exciting, just making things work for the journalists, producers and creatives of the world. Some people also know of us for our big enterprise integrations for broadcasters and studios.

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01 April 2018

Exploiting and Protecting Valuable Interplay Metadata with Marquis Broadcast’s Interplay Metadata Export Tool (IMET)

Avid® Interplay® PAM has become a mainstay of many production workflows. It is relied upon daily by large and small production facilities around the world to find, track, archive and deliver projects. Some have been using Interplay for many years and have been actively managing the media on their ISIS NEXIS; usually archiving media after use. However, for very good reasons they have intentionally not archived or deleted the Interplay metadata associated with project media that has been archived.

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29 April 2018

Marquis Broadcast at NAB – Leading the Transition to Cloud

Like moths around a light, we’re drawn to NAB. This year, over 100,000 ‘media moths’ attended NAB but why? One thing is clear, it’s much more than just another media conference and exhibition. As industry change continues to accelerate, the vendor-customer relationship is also becoming more nuanced. A new eco-structure of partnerships evolve, often driven by customers wanting to do things that have simply never been done before – the most productive way to have these discussions is face-to-face.

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15 February 2018

Turning Cogs with our Accidental Rebrand

Here’s a fun fact – Marquis Broadcast grew around 40% last year. So what, or even why, you may ask? For us, it was due to lots of hard work, new customers and perhaps – just maybe – we’re doing something right. As way of introduction, we develop specialist software, performing tricky integrations including apps for post-production, disaster recovery, analytics, cloud workflows and large complex enterprise middleware integrations. Our customers range from big studios, including Warner Bros and DreamWorks, broadcasters, such as CBS and the BBC, and large service providers, including Ericsson and Telefonica, right through to post houses, such as ENVY and The Farm Group, and finally to many thousands of creative individuals.

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13 November 2017

Media Management Made Simple

As storage capacities grow and timescales shrink, managing your media and metadata has never been more important. Whether you’re a large broadcaster or a boutique post-production facility, the files you use need to be moved carefully both into and out of your projects and servers, then squeezed into an archive when complete. There are dangers lurking everywhere to attack these files too – hardware failures, fire, theft, human error, etc. – so it’s important to prepare, and this should really form part of a business continuity plan. Luckily, Marquis Broadcast has a range of very clever software applications to help; from a simple tool to trim and consolidate media, to a full-blown ‘set and forget’ backup and sync system. So, let’s take a look at these, with examples to demonstrate the software’s abilities.

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02 August 2017

Replacing Avid Transfer Manager with Marquis Medway

Medway is a very powerful and scalable media-centric middleware solution, enabling a complete digital workflow to ensure edit platforms, MAMs, video servers and archive systems can work seamlessly together. Designed to meet the demands of the most challenging production environments, Medway is used globally by broadcast, production, post production, newsrooms and playout facilities. In addition, it is an excellent plug-and-play replacement for old Avid Transfer Manager systems, offering immediate cost, operational and performance benefits.

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31 July 2017

Marquis Broadcast transforming disaster recovery for Avid ISIS and NEXIS storage with Workspace Tools

The ever-increasing capacity of Avid shared storage has completely transformed production processes, with faster networks, greater storage and more concurrent clients operating at ever-higher resolutions. However, there is a down-side, in that the risk of outage – especially of work in progress – has become concentrated in increasingly larger systems, many of which are of petabyte scale.

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Marquis moves media and metadata between different systems in broadcast and post-production workflows.

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