Aug. 24, 2011: Digital Asset Management

Date: August 24, 2011

Networking / Registration: 6:00pm    Light catering provided including finger foods and soft drinks.

Meeting: 7:00 – 10:00pm

Raffle: 10:00pm  (well somewhere around 10pm, we might run a bit long)

Location: Turner Studios, 1000 Techwood Drive NW, Atlanta (directions below)

You must Register in Advance. 

MEETING AGENDA: Digital Asset Management

We live in a digital world today.  From acquisition to edit to archive, all of us are working with a growing library of digital assets.  Whether you’re a one man band, boutique facility or a broadcaster, we all have the same issues.  Using the right storage for the task at hand and then properly storing those digital assets so you can access them later.  How DO you store all those files so you can get to them 2, 5, 20 years from now?  And how in the world can you catalog all of them so you can find what you need?

We’ll take a look at some workflows and ideas that affect all of us in Post Production.

Special Guests: Small Tree Communications – Atlanta Cutters Platinum Sponsor


First Half

DSLR Workflow and Asset Management – You’ve got a camera, You’ve shot some footage, now what? Find out some “Best Practices” on how to manage the data and turn your footage into your new Masterpeice! presented by Kris Merkel

Demystifying Storage – presented by Small Tree, Atlanta Cutters Platinum Sponsor.

Look at just about any professional user forum out there and the single most popular question is usually “What Storage Should I Buy?”   There is a virtual soup of elements to consider when choosing the right answer for your situation.  Editing, Audio Design, Animation, and Graphics design to name a few have different needs both in terms of speed and size of storage.  Do I need RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10…. and what exactly do all of those numbers mean?   USB, Firewire 400, Firewire 800, eSATA, SAS, Fibre, and this new thing called Thunderbolt….  Is 1TB enough? 2, 10, 100… how much is enough?   Should I get local storage or something I can share with another computer or 10, or 100?    The folks at Small Tree will help demystify what is one the most important aspects of your business.


Second Half

Adobe Quick Tips – speed up your workflow in the Adobe suite with tips and shortcuts that will allow more time for creativity. presented by Clay Asbury

Archive Solutionspresented by Brandon Cass, Quantum Inc.

In the world of digital asset management we are all faced with the problem of how to archive data long term. Brandon will explain different solutions and options available for archiving such as Shelf Life, Cost vs. Performance, and what might work for small/ medium / large scale projects.

 Q and A

Raffle 10:00


Directions to Turner Studios

Everybody should come to the main gate on Techwood Drive between 10th & 14th Streets. This is the main entrance using the 1000 Techwood Drive as your locator.
They will be directed to visitor parking under the 1000 Building and then it’s a short walk from there to the 1015 Building


Cost: Free!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND! You will not be able to enter the Turner Studios complex unless you are on the security list. Seating is limited.  Please note you will be required to show Photo ID prior to entering the parking lot and again when you enter the building.


  Catering for the evening is being generously provided by Quantum Corporation.



Each attendee will receive 2 raffle tickets free.

Additional raffle tickets can be purchased 3 for $5.00 and 7 for $10. Cash Only

CatDV Professional Edition from Squarebox
   ArtBeats $500 of Stock Footage. 
   HyperDeck Shuttle
   CX3500E Maximum Security External Drive: 2TB
  LM-2140W HD Broadcast Monitor
  4 winners!
Automating Photoshop: Photoshop for Video by Richard Harrington
  Red Giant Magic Bullet 11 Suite
Free On-Demand Webinar For professionals 2 winners

We’ll update as more items become available.