With remote work top of mind for everyone during these challenging times, we want to share information about the best tools to keep you and your team securely connected and working. While working remotely you will also need to access, share and manage media securely. There are many solutions out there, some more complex and time consuming to integrate than others. CineSys have many options available via our large network of partners, but what you may not know is that we have also developed many custom and integration tools over the years. If you’re having a hard time finding the right solution to fit your specific requirements, please feel free to reach out to discuss.

Smart Media Management

One solution that we highly recommend is Iconik, which is a media management platform where media from any storage is organized, tagged with AI, and shared from a single place. Have a storage solution already? Keep it. iconik will sync all of your existing storage, so you can search and preview it all in one place. Because iconik is built for the hybrid cloud, it offers the best of both cloud and local storage, giving you a holistic view of all your content, from any device.  It also has a solid, proven API, so that developers can build upon and integrate it however they need.

You and your team can always access the media you need. No more waiting for emails, links and massive downloads. iconik will index all of your storage devices and send smaller proxy versions to the cloud so you can quickly find and use them. A missing image or video may leave your story feeling incomplete. With iconik, your entire media library is available from within the software you use. For example, you can find and import media directly from within your favorite Adobe editing software. When it’s time to render your video, you can reconnect the hi-res files to your timeline if proxies have been used. The iconik panel will let you upload your entire project files and final renders into iconik. From there, others can collaborate on the project, review and approve it, or give feedback.

Remote Content Access

How do you access content if working away from the office, or if access to a building is blocked? Many customers these days are wanting fully automated and tightly integrated workflows, so that their creative teams can self-serve content from their archive. If the content is on multiple silos of storage, or on legacy archive technology, access requires a local person to retrieve the content for you. This is where automation can enable creative teams to self-serve. Modernizing your workflow can include everything from implementing an object storage based archive in front of your existing LTO infrastructure to replacing it with an object storage based private, cloud, or hybrid cloud storage platform.

MatrixStore Cloud by our partner Object Matrix is a managed service cloud storage platform that enables creative and production teams to self-serve access to content from work or remotely from anywhere. It also comes with intuitive media focused interfaces that makes protecting, finding and sharing content easier than ever, therefore empowering creativity and collaboration between global teams.

“People need to be able to work from anywhere, especially if physical access to their building is restricted. Many organizations need to use people to get content from the LTO archive or disparate pools of disk storage, so the need for creative professionals to self-serve from anywhere, at anytime has never been stronger.”

Nick PearceCo-Founder, Object Matrix