On The Workflow Show, Chesapeake's Jason Whetstone and Ben Kilburg address overarching trends and specific tech topics to help guide you through these challenging yet exciting times of unprecedented change within the realm of digital workflows. Chesapeake Systems is a full-service provider of technology systems and solutions that specializes in optimizing media workflows from creation to distribution and preservation. Chesapeake’s expert architects design pioneering asset management solutions that enable creative teams and drive efficiencies in IT, all backed by steadfast customer support. Dedicated to building long-term relationships as trusted partners, Chesapeake offers a rare level of passion and understanding in the design, development, deployment and maintenance of secure, high-performance media asset management solutions (MAM/DAM/PAM); storage, backup and archival systems; workflow automation; cloud platforms; media transcoding and delivery; and API integration, among other services. Chesapeake Systems is a full-service provider of technology systems and solutions that specializes in optimizing media workflows from creation to distribution and preservation. Chesapeake’s expert architects design pioneering asset management solutions that enable creative teams and drive efficiencies in IT, all backed by steadfast customer support. Dedicated to building long-term relationships as trusted partners, Chesapeake offers a rare level of passion and understanding in the design, development, deployment and maintenance of secure, high-performance media asset management solutions (MAM/DAM/PAM); storage, backup and archival systems; workflow automation; cloud platforms; media transcoding and delivery; and API integration, among other services.
#65 Automation in an Adobe Workflow with David Merzenich of MoovIt
On this episode of The Workflow Show, Jason and Ben chat with David Merzenich of MoovIt, a German-based systems integrator and the first Adobe Video Solution Partner in the program. David Merzenich discusses Helmut, a suite of workflow orchestration tools designed from the ground up, to bring consistency and flexibility to any Adobe post-production environment. Ben and Jason ask about the development, goals, and benefits of using Helmut within the Adobe ecosystem and discuss certain challenges of an Adobe-centric workflow. Listen in for some workflow therapy!
#64 PART 2: CHESA Interviews Adobe on the Adobe Video Solution Partner Program for Video and Audio
This is Part Two of our discussion with Dave Helmly, Head of Strategic Development, Adobe Professional Video, and Michael Gamboeck, Senior Strategic Development Manager, Creative Cloud Video regarding the new Adobe Video Solution Partner Program. In this episode of The Workflow Show, Dave and Michael further outline the benefits and intricacies of working within the AVSP Program, including how it benefits Adobe users. They also discuss the challenges of choosing a media asset management workflow and how the AVSP program aims to remove those challenges with highly trained systems integrator partners.
Ben, Jason, and guests discuss the possible impact of new Macs on customer hardware and workflow needs
They discuss how traditional workflows with Adobe are changing with new and exciting tech, such as LucidLink
Ben and Jason bring up the new standards of workflow, including work from home, and how that will affect the connections and media asset management of editing teams
Dave and Michael highlight how CHESA, an Adobe Certified Service Partner, works as an extension of the Adobe engineering team
Dave and Michael share the benefits of Adobe’s new speech to text feature for editors in Adobe Premiere
View CHESA’s Press Release on our Adobe Certified Service Partner Status.
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#63 Part 1: Introducing The Adobe Video Solution Partner Program
The Workflow Show and CHESA are proud to announce that we have achieved Adobe Video Solution Partner Program. This week’s episode is Part 1 of a 2 part discussion with guests, Dave Helmly, Head of Strategic Development, Adobe Professional Video, and Michael Gamboeck, Senior Strategic Development Manager, Creative Cloud Video regarding Adobe’s program. Here we discuss the introduction of this program and its impact on the industry.
As a way for integrators and clients to be further connected with the Adobe Engineering team, the Adobe Video Solution Partner Program seeks to close the gap between users and engineers, enabling collaboration that best serves the creative process.
Ben and Jason discuss the usefulness of working at a deep level with Adobe’s team to best understand the software and implementation
Dave and Michael discuss the criteria for becoming an Adobe Video Solution Partner and the importance of choosing CHESA as the first US company to be part of the program
This discussion covers the importance of the program to help connect creative IT to creative users for coding integrations, Adobe panels, and new workflows.
View CHESA’s Press Release on our Adobe Video Solution Partner Status.
#62 HOW TO AUDIT A SYSTEM FOR CLOUD, ON-PREM, OR HYBRID SOLUTIONS WITH ERIC WHITE, CTO OF THE CLINTON FOUNDATION
In Part 2 of our interview with Eric White, CTO of the Clinton Foundation, Ben and Jason discuss different system types and how they can integrate or customize cloud components to fit the needs of a company and creative teams. They also dig into a common customer question of on-prem versus cloud, covering how Eric works through the needs of his own team for choosing a system.
#61 Managing Technology With Humanitarian and Environmental Impact In Mind with Eric White, Chief Technology Officer at the Clinton Foundation
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This episode of The Workflow Show is joined by Eric White, Chief Technology Officer at the Clinton Foundation. Ben and Jason ask Eric about his background in tech, beginning with his childhood and school experiences, and burgeoning technologies of the time. Eric covers his journey from Microsoft to founding Utopia Systems Inc., focusing on web hosting and cloud services, and eventually to the Clinton Foundation. Eric also speaks on the role of CTO in an organization the size of the Clinton Foundation and how it differs, based on the mission of the foundation, from the needs of other technology companies.
Eric discusses the transition to Technology from Agricultural and Economics businesses
Ben and Jason ask Eric about the founding of Utopia Systems Inc. and how the company participated in the changes in internet hosting, using cloud services
Eric highlights how the goals of the Clinton Foundation in public service and civic engagement affect the needs of the systems and workflows within the company
Eric further defines Data governance and the importance of utilizing data governance for security and streamlining work for their users
About Eric White, Chief Technology Officer at Clinton Foundation:
Eric White is the CTO at the Clinton Foundation. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, starting his career with Microsoft. Eric has served as the founder and CEO of Utopia Systems Inc., a pioneering cloud-hosting service provider. Most recently, he was the chief technology officer of Cloudscale365, a hybrid cloud, and managed services provider. Eric has a deep understanding of cloud architecture, networks, and software development with a focus on the strategic use of innovative technology to create impact and improve the organization’s ability to perform its work.
About Utopia Systems Inc.:
Utopia Systems Inc. was established by a group of professionals from different engineering fields driven by a common goal to provide sustainable end-to-end solutions to diverse engineering challenges. They provide fully integrated analytical, scientific, and testing solutions to support environmental, energy, and process sustainability.
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#60 Post Production in Broadcast News Media and Advances in Editing Workflows with Robert Lawson, Director of Technology, News Editing, CBS News
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In this episode of The Workflow Show, Ben and Jason have the privilege of interviewing industry veteran, Robert Lawson, Director of Technology, News Editing at CBS News. With over 20 years of experience, Robert brings a refreshing perspective about the common struggles of new tech in 2021, versus the transitions in broadcast media of the past, such as the move from analog and linear editing. The quick pace and stringent ethics of news reporting create separate challenges for post-production compared to feature film, network series, and others. Ben and Jason discuss with Robert important tools and workflows that help with the unique needs of news media.
Discuss the new moves to collaboration in The Cloud in the state of editing, and the previous transition from analog to linear
Discuss the differences between a new media editing environment for broadcast news and other types of productions
Cover Robert’s background and extensive experience in the industry
Talk about a build versus buy approach to a media workflow
About Robert Lawson, Director of Technology, News Editing at CBS News:
Robert has over 20 years of experience as a Film & Television post-production professional; including daily national news television broadcast, independent long-form documentary production, hi-end digital finishing for all television networks. He has a wealth of expertise in planning, budgeting, design, management, and implementation of digital media systems and infrastructure. Robert was Chair, Avid Customer Association Services & Support Advisory Board, 2015–2016. Board Member since 2014. He has a comprehensive knowledge of non-linear editing, specializing in Avid hardware and software operation and maintenance. He is Avid ACSR Elite for Editor, ISIS, and Interplay Production.
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Good show even though I don
I don't use Macs and I don't work in the video editing world, but this show is still very interesting (though I usually listen on 2x speed - the banter is fun, but makes for a long show otherwise). This is the first time I've really understood the difference between a SAN and a NAS, and I figured that was worth writing a positive review.
Not just apple geeks
I love that these guys, while clearly Apple enthusiasts, are not just talking about their products over and over again like other Apple techy podcasts. Great to hear one around post production! One request - can we get a show on your take on different transcoding products and the workflows you've seen with them, everything out there seems to have so many bugs that its hard to choose.