An excellent day in Cardiff last week for the inaugural Workflow Innovation Group  session with an impressive 90% turnout for an event held outside the M25. The main feedback was that the event should be expanded to use the whole day  allowing people to spend time with the technology (video of the tech room here for those who missed it!) as well as absorbed in the discussion sessions. The Mediasmiths team will post more content about the event  in the next few weeks but I wanted to mention the main themes that were discussed:

– Preserving and managing rushes and work-in-progress in tapeless environments

– Tracking and exploiting metadata through workflows, including multi-site, multi-vendor workflows

– Cost effective production and media asset management in multi-vendor (Avid, Apple, Adobe, Autodesk to name just the “A”s) environments

– Multi-platform production/project management

Click below to see a time lapse video from the tech room:

The View from OM

This event was the first of many and the feedback was very encouraging in that our community consisting of technologists and creative professionals is ready and willing to collaborate to produce solutions that work.

Thanks to the Mediasmiths (Steve in particular) for running the event and to the other tech companies who took time out to share their thoughts and skills. (Gridiron Software, Vidispine, MXFServer, First Person and the BBC Ingex team)

(Music in video: Chepstow Male Voice Choir)