VTG provides specialized solutions for the creation, manipulation and management of television programming and digital media assets to professional teleproduction services companies and corporate entities. These solutions are highly technical hardware and software-based systems requiring consultative design, configuration, installation, training and after-sales support.
VTG’s sales offering can be broken down into product classes, as follows:
Shared Storage – Sophisticated disc-based SAN storage and networking systems technologies which have been integrated to incorporate file sharing and automated file management as design attributes.
Archiving – Digital encoding and alternate forms of storage technologies (e.g., optical disk and tape storage), which have been integrated into automated library systems used to migrate files from expensive, primary hard-disc storage to economical long-term formats.
Media Asset Management – Database technologies which have been applied for the acquisition, indexing, logging, search and retrieval of digital file-based audio and video elements.
Media Encoding & Signal Processing – Digital encoding & transcoding, live streaming, format conversion, signal processing and server technologies which are being used to replace traditional signal routing and distribution concepts in facility design.
File-based Workflow Management – Project-centric automation and management tools for centralized version control and archive integration.
Clients often approach us to help them find product and workflow solutions for applications ranging from simple encoding and shared storage architectures to complex file conversion workflows, archiving, media asset management, remote worker support, accelerated WAN file transfers, etc.
Common to all requests is a need to analyze underlying job requirements and educate our customer on the appropriate tools to match the application, workflow and budget requirements. By focusing attention on each application topic individually, we hope to highlight specific elements for you to consider when planning for a solution unique to your business.
Shared Storage & Archiving
High-speed, centralized, shared storage and archive system technologies for digitized creative content have become the new connective framework for modern post-production and broadcast facility design, with the newest industry developments bringing benefits which redefine traditional content production practices such as collaborative content creation, centralized ingest and archiving, shared content repositories offering greater storage utilization and efficiency, multi-site synchronization, disaster recovery and business continuation strategies.
Most facility refit and upgrade projects start with a review of your storage infrastructure need, so VTG is a certified storage integration partner for multiple storage vendors and will analyze your production requirements no matter how large or small, and design a shared storage implementation that best suits your immediate need while allowing for scale-out requirements common among growing businesses, continuing to partner with your organization for deployment/installation, training & long-term support.
Many of our clients have already found that moving to shared storage addresses the hardware infrastructure upon which to plan their facilities, and now are learning that having a complimentary software toolset with which to manage digital content allows them to improve production workflows, control costs, achieve higher monetization of owned program material through more efficient utilization and re-use and grow their business models.
As your needs will likely involve custom integration with external applications and providers for high-volume transcoding and distribution workflows, VTG is a certified design/deployment partner for CatDV by Squarebox Systems UK and can customize a package to your requirements to include workflow consulting, database design, deployment/installation, training & support.
Encoding & Transcoding
The impact of digitally created audio and video file creation, data-centric technologies and the internet on production and post-production processes in the last few years has created more challenges & opportunities for TV and film professionals.
Clients now routinely ask for deliverables in digital file formats - some of which require additional production processes and preparation. By analyzing your encoding needs fully, we can ensure that your investment in encoding and transcoding technologies will continue to provide positive impact for your business.
Terrablock is a high-performance virtual-volume SAN solution ideally suited for Avid, Apple, Adobe and Autodesk video editorial workstations as well as all high-performance Mac/PC/Linux digital production systems.
Facilis Technology, Inc. was founded in 2003 to bring advanced shared storage to television and film post production at a reasonable price. The company designs and builds high capacity, turnkey solutions that are open, flexible and scalable; enabling content creators to collaborate and work more efficiently.
CatDV, a division of Quantum
CatDV is a digital asset management system with production management capabilities. For companies that create or manage a large volume of digital media CatDV helps teams organize, communicate and collaborate effectively. Its simple, yet powerful tools support some of the world’s most sophisticated media workflows and provide the flexibility to work your way.
CatDV brings value to any-sized installations from desktop single user through to large, dispersed teams in the world’s largest firms. Unlike many asset management systems CatDV is easy to learn and deploy, has one of the lowest costs of ownership in its sector, has great support and an unrivaled ability to integrate with other products, platforms, formats, hardware and software.
CatDV’s key strengths are its scalability, flexibility, power, simplicity and cost.
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing intelligent solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. We help customers maximize the value of these assets to achieve their goals, whether it’s top movie studios looking to create the next blockbuster, researchers working to accelerate scientific discovery, or small businesses trying to streamline their operations.
With a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class disk, tape and software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, we enable customers to address their most demanding workflow challenges and opportunities.
Vantage transcoding automation servers, LightSpeed Live Capture and Stream hardware appliance encoders and WireCast desktop streaming software.
Telestream® specializes in products that make it possible to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed. Throughout the entire digital media lifecycle, from capture to viewing, for consumers through high-end professionals, Telestream products range from desktop components and cross-platform applications to fully-automated, enterprise-class digital media transcoding and workflow systems. Telestream enables users in a broad range of business environments to leverage the value of their video content.
XenData is a global provider of professional data storage solutions optimized for creative video, medical imaging, video surveillance and other applications that require very high capacity file storage.
XenData digital archive systems scale to Petabytes and provide cost effective, secure, long-term retention of file-based assets on RAID, LTO, optical cartridges and/or the Cloud. Their newest generation cloud solutions provide a globally shared file system making your digital assets available for cloud computing and to on-premises machines worldwide.
Archiware focuses on innovative, efficient and comprehensive, off-the-shelf business-to-business solutions.
Archiware's P5 Software Suite is ideal for businesses in the Media and Entertainment industry. The four modules in the Archiware P5 Suite secure data using different methods and restore them when required. All modules can be combined to create multiple-step security concepts to achieve maximum data protection:
P5 Archive - Move or migrate data offline to disk, tape and cloud
P5 Backup - Back up server data to disk, tape and cloud
P5 Backup2Go - Back up desktop and laptop data to disk
P5 Synchronize - Replicate data to ensure high availability
DNA Evolution™ is a radically new approach to nearline and archive storage architecture and workflows. It offers a dramatically more cost-effective storage infrastructure by combining nearline and archiving directly on LTO tape. The archive, retrieval, and direct access workflow solution will help you manage content and lower storage costs as you transition to a file-based pipeline.
Comprehensive storage solutions, SAN, storage management and archiving technologies, and storage architecture engineering.
The Scale Logic team has been together for 25+ years and specializes in RAID, SAN, NAS and Archive storage solutions for the post, film and broadcast markets. Scale Logic Genesis storage solutions are powerful enough to support today’s most demanding video and film applications including; 2k & 4k film, color correction and 3D Stereoscopic.
North Shore Automation
Middleware, custom programming & scripting for Media Asset Management (MAM), production and post production systems.
The NSA team has spent years on the front lines of file-based production and distribution and has applied that experience to creating real-world solutions for broadcast professionals and media creation teams.
The North Shore suite of applications was created to bridge the gaps in complex MAM workflows and enables smaller teams to provide more, and better, content to feed the multiple media outlets that today’s broadcasters and producers must service.
Imagine Communications (formerly Digital Rapids)
Professional hardware and software solutions for real-time video ingest, streaming, transcoding and delivery.
Empowering applications from revenue-expanding multiscreen distribution to post production and archive, Imagine Communications' award-winning hardware and software solutions and technologies span the critical points in today’s sophisticated media operations, including ingest, encoding, transcoding, streaming, broadcast and workflow. Scaling from standalone appliances to enterprise and global workflows, Imagine Communications' solutions combine unparalleled quality, flexibility and efficiency with easy adaptability to dynamic customer requirements.
Affordable entry level media asset database with a clean, elegant Web-based user interface and dead-simple deployment and ease-of-use.
Axle provides a simple web browser interface that lets you view, annotate and log all your assets from any location. Your storage can be a SAN, a NAS or just a local RAID, and can be running on in a Mac, Windows or Linux environment – all axle needs is to be able to read the file system. axle then catalogs your media in its database and makes low-bandwidth proxies letting you work on your assets from wherever you are.
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Mailing Address: Video Technologies Group LLC P.O Box 3126 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004-3126
As the professional teleproduction industry has undergone significant growth and revitalization caused in part by technologies emerging from the digital computing industry and shifts in consumer activity, an explosion of new media file formats and Internet-based streaming and distribution are rapidly replacing traditional workflows and systems, requiring training, investment and re-tooling.
VTG was formed in 2005 by well-known industry veterans specifically to bring their product knowledge and expertise to bear on the provision of emerging technology product classes and applications. This focus allows VTG to provide a high level of product consulting and market support, installation, training and customer service.
VTG’s strongest attribute is the industry experience possessed by the management group, particularly as it relates to the value-added reseller business. Owners Bob Spencer and Cliff Allen have worked together as a team through several operations for over 27 years, serving the same geographies and market verticals. As VTG, they provide a sense of continuity and familiarity to both customer and manufacturer clients.
Video Technologies Group, LLC is a Sales, Consulting. Integration and Support company focused on professional solutions for the creation, manipulation, storage,
archive and management of digital film, video, CGI and audio media.