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My Eye Media: New High-Speed Fiber Link Provides ‘On-Ramp’ to Faster QC

By Mel Lambert

In the age of digital workflows, Burbank, Calif.-based My Eye Media is leaving traffic-choked freeways and surface roads behind.

With a new 10 Gigabit-per-second connection between the quality assurance firm’s Burbank headquarters and the One Wilshire building in downtown Los Angeles — a key international data switching center — My Eye Media is able to offer even faster turnaround times for what chief executive Michael Kadenacy says is “an increasing volume of file-based projects.”

The new fiber-optic link streamlines the exchange of large digital audio and video files between My Eye Media and client facilities — providing a speedier alternative, Kadenacy says, than the physical transport of hard drives. A 2K feature movie, for example, now can be digitally transferred in under an hour, assuming similar bandwidth and hardware exists on the client side.

“The connection,” Kadenacy says, “forms the on-ramp to a 10-gig production infrastructure.”

Michael Kadenacy, My Eye Media

The file-transfer upgrade coincides with My Eye Media’s construction of a new data/machine room at its Burbank facility, along with the implementation of a new digital asset management system and nine state-of-the-art production suites. The facility also is equipped to handle digital file transfers via the Aspera platform.

“We’ve made this investment in our digital infrastructure as part of a commitment to provide top-of-the-line quality-assurance services in the new digital workflow,” says Kadenacy.

The independent technical services company, founded in 2004, employs more than 60 people in the evaluation of a range of digital content types — from Blu-ray releases to mezzanine files and video-on-demand titles.

Kadenacy notes that the installation of the new facility link anticipates clients’ future workflow needs as well. My Eye Media will be able to offer digital transfer rates as fast as 100 Gbps, he says, “when the infrastructure is ready and our customers require it.”

Mel Lambert is principal of Content-Creators.com, a Los Angeles-based consulting service.