Tapeless Workflow

    File-based workflows are no longer the exception to the rule – they are the norm. The speed benefits of a tapeless production are only possible when the entire workflow surrounding it is finely tuned. This is where Key Code Media can design a complete system surrounding your production, using industry standard best practices coupled with the most robust solutions technology has to offer.

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    Smooth production and post-production starts with an integrated workflow. As your tapeless workflow solutions partner, we navigate the sea of solutions to being you best of breed solutions:



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    Great projects start with great pictures. We guide you in choosing cameras that capture your images and retain this quality through post-production. This includes portable camcorders, studio based cameras, unmanned remote PTZ cameras, and motion picture cinema cameras.

    Tapeless means codecs, and the choices of formats during file-based acquisition can be daunting. Our extensive experience devising efficient production pipelines with h.264, AVCHD, XDCAM, P2 (including DVCProHD and AVC-Intra), ArriRAW, RED, DNxHD and Pro Res ensure no matter what your format, the workflow carries your high quality images through your entire project.




    While compressed, lossy codecs are great for hard drive storage space and chip size, they often can breakdown during post-production. Common challenges involve slow computer performance, decreased resolution, and less visual latitude during visual effects or color grading.

    This is where onset tapeless ingest devices shine – they take video pre-compression from your camera, and record them into more robust, edit-worthy codecs that can standup to the rigors of post-production. Many of these solutions also create real time proxies of your media for asset management, mobile viewing and offline editing – and can also interface with your storage solution.

    Ki Pro Family

     AJA's Ki Pro family span the spectrum, with easy to use baseband encoding products, including single channel DNxHD and Pro Res solutions (Ki Pro Mini), to more robust, larger storage solutions (Ki Pro) to rack mounted multiple input solutions (Ki Pro Rack) to larger-than-HD multi input solutions like the new Ki Pro Quad. Each of these solutions can ease the challenges of compressed codecs in post.

    Cinedeck EXTREME record1 On White 500pixCinedeck's EX, RX, and MX solutions set the standard for bridging the production and post production gaps with integrated, multi input encoders with easy to use touchscreen interfaces, and many codec choices to choose from to fit your productions needs.


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    Small and portable, with high quality touchscreens screens onboard, the Samurai, Ronin, and Ninja-2 are excellent choices for run-and-gunners who need DNxHD and Pro Res files while on the go.

    Storage & Asset Management


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    Digital files need a shared, central repository that offers several things:

    Space: Do you have enough Terabytes (or Petabytes!) free to house all of your raw audio and video media, as well as your stills, renders, exports and associated data files?

    Speed: Can you copy to, copy from, and edit from the storage pool fast enough?

    Redundancy: Do you have a backup if 1 drive fails? Or two? Or the entire chassis?


    Avid ISIS 5000cw 700x700 DS10-5CollaborationFrom SD and compressed HD Ethernet based editing, to fibre based solutions, and the emerging 10Gb solutions, we sell and support storage workflows from the top NAS and SAN solutions, including Avid ISIS, Editshare, Facilis Terrablock, Xsan, DDP, Apace, Isilon, and Falconstor.

    XsanGiven the wide variety of shared storage options available, our engineering team systematically puts each solution through it paces, ensuring that we not only are confident in the reliability and usability of the solutions we recommend, but that our Service and Integration team know the ins and outs of each product. In addition, we bench test all storage prior to field installation for a seamless integration into your facility.

    • Avid ISIS
    • Facilis Terrablock
    • EMC/Isilon OneFS
    • Quantum StorNext 
    • Panasas Pan FS & ActiveStor
    • ProMAX Platform
    • Editshare Xstream
    • Apace
    • SNS Evo

    Asset Management

    CATDVsystemDiagramAn ever-growing library of digital media and accompanying data files can easily overwhelm users. Maintaining and tracking these assets can be a full time job. Automating these processes while keeping your media organized can exponentially speed up the more laborious tasks in production and post, while simultaneously creating a clean user experience.



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    From enterprise integrated asset management systems to smaller boutiques just starting out, Key Code Media has unparalleled experience translating media related management challenges into complete facility solutions. We create seamless integration with your tapeless formats and surrounding technology infrastructure into a complete turnkey solution. We invite you to discuss your project with our Consulting and Design Division to construct a solution for you.



    Editorial & Finishing


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    The creative tool enables the editor the freedom to create, but the technical capabilities under the hood enable the creative editing system to work in a collaborative, shared environment – eliminating technical hurdles and concentrating on the story. We work with many of the top editing solutions, devising best practice recommendations when dealing with tapeless formats and the editorial technology that best handles them.


    The finishing touches to your project require the right tools for the job. Each finishing solution offers it's own unique advantages in color grading, visual effects, and compositing. Many handle specific codecs better than others, and we have the experience to recommend the best solution for your workflow.

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    Backup / Archive

    IsilonTurnaround time to get your media off your high speed SAN, NAS, or local drives is decreasing, as is the time to restore that same media in the future. This is where Tier 2, Archive, Disaster Recovery, and LTO solutions shine. It's easily one of the fastest growing concerns in a tapeless world. We offer several turnkey solutions or can engineer a tailored solution for your facility.storagedna dna evolution

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    For RED, Panasonic P2 and Sony XDCAM EX camera users Key Code Media has integration solutions into your editorial, finishing or conforming system. We can show you how to easily back up you valuable assets.  Expertise, proven results.

    We have consultative solutions to the answers to your questions which include product lines from Autodesk, Avid, Apple, Assimilate, including back up devices such as StorageDNA and Rimage Blu Ray.

    Our professional experts will ask you:

    • What are you using for capture?
    • How long do you need to archive your footage?
    • What companies will your project media be sent to and what do they use?
    • What is your end resulting format?


    Start your project right and cut your post head aches and expenses by calling Key Code Media today.


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