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Key Code Media Introduces Education Division

Burbank, CA, 6/5/2018

Live and Post Production Training and Certification Programs

Key Code Media is proud to announce Key Code Education, a production training division, providing vendor-certified training, industry certifications, and advanced engineering programs.

“At the heart of Key Code Education is the desire to provide content creators and broadcast engineers an easier path to succeed with software, hardware, and creative tools. We can’t wait to see you at the Key Code Education facility located in Burbank, California.”-  Mike Cavanagh, President of Key Code Media


  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Audio
  • Autodesk Flame
  • Avid ACSR Certification
  • Avid Nexis Storage Essentials
  • Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I & II
  • Avid Pro Tools Training
  • Aesthetics: Intro to Storytelling
  • Assistant Editor Essentials
  • Color Grading
  • Conforming Essentials
  • DaVinci Resolve Color Grading and Finishing
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Editing Essentials
  • Facilis Terrablock Essentials
  • Post Coordinator Essentials
  • Storytelling 101


Johnathon Amayo is the new Chief Academic Officer for Key Code Media Education. Jonathan spent the past 25 years educating the industry on the next generation of film/media creation and distribution tools with management roles at Avid Technology. Inc, Producers Guild of America, NBC, Disney/ABC, and Runway.

“Education is a true passion of mine. I’m excited to help develop transparent resources for storytellers with the best training in California.” – Johnathon Amayo, CAO at Key Code Education


Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides California State funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good-paying, long-term jobs.  Key Code Education is now signing up clients for ETP. They will be a premiere ETP qualified education vendor, presenting production facilities relevant live production, editorial, finishing, and asset management training for individual and group courses.

Sign up for more information on ETP facility training here:


Key Code Education is a certified BPPE Post Secondary Education school. The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combatting unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.

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Key Code Media designs, integrates, supports, and trains on live production, editorial, storage/archive, media and asset management, plus audio and media automation solutions. We focus on helping our clients to maximize their budget, creativity and workflow efficiencies.

Our motto “Keeping You Ahead of Technology” focuses on helping clients invest in best of breed media solution integrations.  Solutions include Newtek, Avid, Quantum, SNS (Studio Network Solutions), Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, Avid Nexis storage and Pro Tools, Ross Video, Telestream, Crestron, Quantum, Root 6, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Clear-Com, Sennheiser, Facilis, StorageDNA, as well extensive access from our distributors for products including Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Synex and JB&A.

We pride ourselves on extensively training our service consultants are manufacturer-trained, certified professionals with years of hands-on experience who are committed to providing the highest quality technical support in the industry. Workflow consultation 

NAB 2018: Key Code Media and Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announce Exclusivity

Key Code Media, a leading live-to-post production equipment reseller and system integrator, and Studio Network Solutions (SNS) are announcing an exclusive partnership for the SNS EVO DPX, the latest addition to the EVO shared storage lineup, designed to make it simple for teams to integrate demanding coloring and finishing workflows into a shared storage environment with a single system.

EVO DPX was built to better support shared DPX and Open EXR workflows, rendering over complicated fibre channel deployments obsolete. The system features an eight-disk SSD architecture and comes pre-configured with 25-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The standard EVO DPX system is capable of approximately 3,000 MBytes/sec in real-world settings, and is qualified for 16-bit 4K (4096×2160) DPX and OpenEXR at 30fps. EVO DPX also includes multiple ports of 10-Gigabit and 1-Gigabit Ethernet for up to five direct-connect users by default.

The EVO DPX will be an exclusive product to Key Code Media, Studio Network Solutions top reseller in California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan throughout 2018.

Need more details on SNS EVO DPX. You’ve come to the right place. Contact us:

NAB 2018: Avid Technologies Announcement Recap

Avid Connect 2018 (#AVIDConnect) kicked off the NAB week with several new announcements, emphasizing enhanced collaborative editorial tools for audio and video. Announcements include new products: Avid NEXIS |E5 NL storage, Media Composer | Ultimate, Pro Tools | Ultimate, Avid | AI, Avid Venue S6L updates, MediaCentral updates, and more. Here’s a breakdown of the announcements:

1) Avid Announces New Post Production Workflow Tools

Avid post production workflows centered on MediaCentral | Editorial Management give everyone—from small editorial teams to global media enterprises—the speed, collaboration and efficiency needed to take on the most demanding projects. Featured include:

  • Intuitive media management in a streamlined user interface
    Media Composer solutions that suit everyone
  • Complete 4K I/O solutions in a portable and affordable configuration
  • Avid NEXIS shared storage innovations

Read the full press release

2) Avid Unveils Avid NEXIS | E5 NL

Avid NEXIS family extended to enable customers to seamlessly manage different storage tiers with optimal cost-efficiency and reliability. Featured include:

  • Access archived media fast – faster access to archived media
  • Integrate seamlessly into MediaCentral – new MediaCentral | Shared Library provides a powerful, flexible archiving solution for all types of assets.
  • Get easy scalability – Scale from 480TB to 7.8PB, connecting multiple E5 NL engines.
  • Avid Nearline pricing gets as low as $197/terabyte

Read the full press release

3) Avid Empower Creative with New Pro Tools, Media Composer, and Sibelius products

As of today, Avid’s Sibelius, Media Composer and Pro Tools solutions are each available in two editions for creative individuals and teams at any stage in their career. “First” allows creators to begin the journey. “Ultimate” is the go-to for Media Professionals.

Read the full press release

4) Avid Unveils Groundbreaking Unified Platform for Live Sound Mixing

Extended Avid VENUE | S6L platform delivers unprecedented compatibility and modularity with comprehensive new line of control surfaces, engines, I/O racks. Including:

  • New control surfaces:
    • VENUE | S6L-48D: 48 + 2 faders, 160 assignable knobs, 1 integrated Master Touchscreen, 5 integrated Channel Touch Modules
    • VENUE | S6L-24C: 24 + 2 faders, 32 assignable knobs, 1 integrated Master Touchscreen
    • VENUE | S6L-16C: 16 + 2 faders, 32 assignable knobs
  • New engine:
    • VENUE | E6L-112: 112 input processing channels, 48 mix busses + LCR
  • New I/O racks:
    • Stage 32—Maximum I/O flexibility in a smaller footprint for stage or remote I/O needs, with support for a mix of up to 32 inputs and outputs total, choosing from a variety of analog I/O, digital I/O, and Dante card options
    • Local 16—Expands control surface local I/O capabilities in a compact package that provides 8 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs, and 8 AES digital inputs and outputs

Read the full press release

5) Avid Updates Workflow Solutions for Sports, Accelerate Ultra-High Definition Content Creation and Delivery

Broadcasters accelerate their UHD production with Avid’s end-to-end sports workflows, which now include easy-to-use, cloud-enabled apps, integrated graphics production, and live content tagging and logging. By gaining production efficiency with workflows driven by the open MediaCentral platform, production teams can allocate more time to content capture, creative processes, and serving their UHD shows to every consumer device.

  • Ingest, edit and play out content with Avid FastServe
  • Collaborate on content creation with MediaCentral | Editorial Management
  • Tag content using MediaCentral | Log app
  • Automatically catalogue content with YEPCO Sports Data Feed Connector
  • Collaborate with anyone with MediaCentral
  • Store and archive content with Avid NEXIS
  • Integrated real-time graphics with Avid Maestro family
  • Display content in Maestro studio solutions

Read the full press release

6) Avid introduces Avid | On Demand, harnessing the cloud and artificial intelligence for content editing and storage.

Avid | On Demand is a cloud service and solutions platform that provides media production capabilities on demand. Avid | On Demand lets media organizations conveniently deploy the capabilities they need on a per project basis with optimal elasticity—and without a drawn-out deployment phase or large capital outlay.

Avid | On Demand cloud services include:

  • Avid | AI: A new suite of Avid and third-party capabilities that automate content indexing, such as closed captioning verification, language detection, facial recognition, scene detection, and speech-to-text conversion.
  • Shared Library On Demand
  • Editorial On Demand 

Read the full press release

7) Other Avid NAB 2018 Announcements:

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Jerry Tohtz – New Senior Account Manager – Central Region


Key Code Media is excited to announce Jerry Tohtz joining our Chicago team as Senior Account Manager. Jerry is well versed in various live production, post production, and storage technologies and is an industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience selling into the Media and Entertainment sector. Jerry started his career working at two of the top Post Production facilities in Chicago as an assistant editor. He later joined local integrator Midwest Media Group for 11 years as Regional Sales Manager serving Fortune 500 accounts throughout the Midwest. Jerry recently had experience on the manufacturer side as Territory Manager for Quantum and Spectra Logic. He brings a can-do attitude to every project and a passion for technology. Jerry is married and has twin four year old boys. When he is not chasing his kids around he enjoys golfing and spending time with friends and family.


He can be reached at: 224-231-4870 or