• Understanding how QAPE applies to archive

    Understanding how QAPE applies to archive

    91% of production companies say that the Producer Offset is “critically important” to their business. The offset is a vital source of funding for Australia’s moving image production industry. Since it was introduced in 2007, it has paid out more than $1.5 billion in rebates on more than 1000 projects. What is the Producer Offset? Screen Australia administers the offset. But it’s not like other funding that’s contingent on availability, (with competition for limited budgets)....

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  • Data transfer options for media content files

    Data transfer options for media content files

    We all know transferring media content files can be a headache. And despite years of promises, the NBN's not much help. So how do you get your content to and from Preferred Media? Most clients currently use hard drives to transfer media content Although hard drives aren't the best way to store your content long term, they're a good way to hand your files over. Since you're not using an internet connection, there's no issue with...

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  • Do your files play well with others?

    Do your files play well with others?

    Once upon a time, filenames were incredibly restricted. Names used to be limited to 8 characters! Now, with advances in Operating Systems, it can seem like a whole new world with no rules. At the same time, Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems like MediaPhile reduce reliance on filenames too. When you have rich, searchable metadata built in, it doesn't matter quite so much what the filename is. But it's not quite that easy. Software programs aren't...

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