Surviving Disaster: The Avalanche on Mount Everest

At 11:56 a.m. on April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 10,000 people and injuring more than 23,000. As the earthquake grew in power, the violent shaking caused an ice cliff between Mount Pumori and Mount Lingtren—two peaks that tower over the southern base camp that is used by climbers attempting to … [Read more]

The One that Got Away: Kike Calvo’s Storage Tips for Photographers

Award-winning professional photographer Kike Calvo, combines knowledge, intuition, and serendipity to capture jaw-dropping photos. As a freelancer, he has photographed travel assignments for the New York Times, UNOPS and UNICEF in multiple destinations, and as a Photography Expert for National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions, Calvo’s photos have been published in an exhaustive list of mainstream publications, including … [Read more]

Lights, Camera, 5big: Excelling with 4K Workflows

If you work (or play) in the video industry, you’ve likely heard of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, or SMPTE. They’re the people responsible for bringing standards that facilitate interoperability, to the film and television industry — or simply put, they’re the people who make sure that you can actually see and … [Read more]

LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 is a Rising Star for the Giant Screen

Creating stadium-sized video content requires digital storage with stadium-sized capacity and performance. imag8nineteen is a small, L.A.-based production company specializing in visual content for live entertainment events such as Justin Bieber’s world tour, JLo’s performance on American Idol, and a Stevie Wonder GRAMMY Special. Even though imag8nineteen’s final products are astronomical in size, their equipment … [Read more]

Avid Technologies: Taking Storage to the Limit

Over the past 25 years, Avid has become the world’s leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and independent professionals working in film, TV, music, and more. But storing all of that media presents its own unique challenges. In this post, Dave Tyler, Audio Solutions Specialist Manager at Avid, talks media, storage, … [Read more]

Jason Thompson Photography: Storytelling at 20,000 Feet

Photographer Jason Thompson works in both the editorial and commercial space, shooting breathtaking still images and videos of skiing and ice and rock climbing. He is a storyteller at heart, engaging the viewer with his travels, the people he meets along the way, and the amazing talent of the athletes he works with. Thompson does … [Read more]

The Science of: Nosaj Thing

As a young teen, Nosaj Thing created his own electronic music by tweaking beats and manipulating sounds. Emerging among the vanguard of Low End Theory-affiliated producers, he released his debut album in 2009, “Drift”, to critical acclaim. Soon he was producing tracks for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Busdriver, Nocando, and most recently, … [Read more]

Portlandia Editors Talk Video Workflows & LaCie Storage

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Editors from the Portlandia TV show love cat scream sound effects nearly as much as they love LaCie Thunderbolt storage. In this video, hear them speak seriously about consolidating storage and transporting it using LaCie products, while putting the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt through a far-from-serious battery of durability tests. As editors explain in the video, … [Read more]

360Heros: Immersive Content, Immense Data Challenges

360Heros provides end-to-end tools for 360-degree VR (virtual reality) video﹘a new, incredibly immersive way to tell stories. 360Heros designs VR camera systems, media management software, and other tools to let hobbyists and professionals alike produce this cutting-edge media. Here, Michael Kinter, CEO of 360Heros, shares more about his company, some of the data challenges associated … [Read more]