• GDPR

      The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals more control over how their personal information is use, and makes it easier for them to check and update the personal information we, and other organisation hold.

      We have updated our privacy policy to tell you more about these changes. Not all the information we hold and use is personal information, so it won’t all be covered by the new privacy policy.

      As always, we make sure we process, store and share your information safely and securely, and any business we work with will be just as careful.

       

      GDPR

    • FocalPoint Server FCPX WEBINAR THURSDAY 17TH MAY 2018

      We are holding two Webinars on Thursday 17th May 2018. Please see the invite below for details.

      FocalPoint Server the only solution that enables real-time collaboration of FCP X libraries between users. Please email Alyson Colman and ‘Go to meeting’ details will be sent to you.

      If you are unable to attend our Webinar but are interested in FocalPoint Server please come and visit us on Stand 356 at The Media Production Show at Olympia, London on the 12th and 13th June 2018.

      If you are interested in receiving a recording of Thursday’s Webinar please contact Alyson Colman.

    • Wednesday Webinar – 2nd May 2018

      Join FocalPoint Server on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 for another Wednesday Webinar. We have two sessions available for UK, Europe and USA. If you are interested in attending please contact alyson.colman@focalpointserver.com

       

       

       

       

    • FocalPoint announce the appointment of Blonde Robot

      FocalPoint Server and Blonde Robot have teamed up to develop and grow FocalPoint Server business in the South East Asia and Australian markets.

      As our new Distributor they will provide additional sales support, channel management and business development throughout the region. All business will be conducted through the Reseller Channel.

      They have a long history of providing representation and distribution for manufacturers in the South East Asian and Australian broadcast, TV and Film industries and fit perfectly into FocalPoint sales and marketing strategy.

      FocalPoint compliments Blond Robots existing product line and expertise.

      We look forward to working with their team and developing a successful relationship.

       

      About Focal Point Server:

      FocalPoint Server came out of the “fires “of the London Olympics 2012. Its task was to manage existing users and the extra 200 freelancers who were not familiar with company work practices.

       

      What is FocalPoint Server Software?

      Launch your graphics or editing application through our gateway/simple interface that allows users to collaborate in the Cloud, WAN or LAN, and find their files in three clicks. We track projects from ingest to archive, ensuring correct naming of projects, bins and their storage location. We set project preferences for each job, with version control. This filtering or traffic light approach to managing users increases workflow efficiency and collaboration. As the number of users and department’s increase, the importance of this approach grows exponentially. Remote working via the Cloud reduces the cost of hotel, space and associated expenses while ensuring flexible working and collaboration.

      WORK SMARTER, TOGETHER, REMOTELY

       

      Contact for FocalPoint Server:

      sales@focalpointserver.com   |   +44 (0)1173 700 963   |    www.focalpointserver.com

       

      Contact for Blonde Robot:

      sales@blonde-robot.com.au | (03) 90239777   |    www.blonde-robot.com.au

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • FocalPoint Server to Attend NAB Las Vegas to Empower Workflows Worldwide – Saving Time and Money

      PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

      Tel: +44 (0) 1173700963

       20th March 2018

      Contact Ken Bell for further information, full resolution images or logos.

       

      The FocalPoint Server team will be attending NAB Las Vegas on stand SL5124. FocalPoint Server is a unique Workflow Asset Management (WAM) software solution that deals with your projects from pre-production to archive. Already trusted by Fox Sport, NBC Universal, BT Sport and the BBC, FocalPoint Server is bringing further solutions to NAB Las Vegas.

       

      FocalPoint Server (FPS) is a software and production gateway that literally allows your team to pull together remotely. This means you retain the best worldwide talent, retain control and without wasting time on unnecessary travel or other expenditure.

      You can’t force the hand of a creative… So let them do what they do best, create great content… FPS looks after the rest.

      Simply launch the FPS application and projects are tracked from ingest to archive. Our rules based system speeds up production time, pulls together remote teams and means nothing is lost… Why do things twice?

      We are the only Workflow Asset Management (WAM) and Project Asset Management (PAM) tool that dynamically tracks workflow components and collaboration between users. What is more, FPS seamlessly integrates with other existing Media Asset Management (MAM) tools you already have in place. No downtime, just carry on working.

      Effectively FPS operates a ‘traffic light’ system in the background that allows seamless collaboration between users. As users grow so does the importance of FPS.

      How FPS can help:

      – Enforce correct file naming and save to the correct file location
      – Create a folder, name it & put everything in the correct place
      – Looks after versioning and overwriting
      – Push out system or project preferences
      – Intelligent filters & search
      – Track Projects & Manage Media Collaboration – work comes to you
      – Find files in 1 2 3 Clicks…

      Your objectives solved with FPS:

      – Flexible working Lan, Wan, Cloud & Remote
      – Manage users who do not know the rules
      – Assist production & IT Staff to manage & track work
      – Reduce File Management
      – Eliminate file loss
      – Increase productivity
      – Maintain company compliance & standards
      – Ease of use & maintenance
      – Protect against accidental deletion
      – Reduce cost across the board and project

      We are not a MAM!
      This is important for anyone considering FPS to consider, but far less to worry about.

      Definition: Media Asset Management (MAM) is software logic, designed to manage rich media assets and associated metadata across diverse systems. Production Asset Management (PAM) systems focus on managing assets as they are being created for a digital media production (video game, 3D feature film, animation, visual-effects shots, etc.) They usually include workflow and project-management features coupled with the storage, organization and revision control of frequently changing digital assets.

      ENDS

      Notes for the Editor:

      About FocalPoint Server:
      FocalPoint Server came out of the “fires “of the London Olympics 2012. The task was to manage existing users and the extra 200 freelancers who were not familiar with company work practices. The key was to make it simple so people would use it.

      What is FocalPoint Server Software?
      Launch your graphics or editing application through our gateway/simple interface that allows users to collaborate in the Cloud, WAN or LAN, and find their files in three clicks. We track projects from ingest to archive, ensuring correct naming of projects, bins and their storage location. We set project preferences for each job, with version control. This filtering or traffic light approach to managing users increases workflow efficiency and collaboration. As the number of users and department’s increase, the importance of this approach grows exponentially. Remote working via the Cloud reduces the cost of hotel, space and associated expenses while ensuring flexible working and collaboration.

      Contact for FocalPoint Server: sales@focalpointserver.com | +44 (0)1173 700 963 www.focalpointserver.com

    • FocalPoint Server to Attend NAB Las Vegas to Take the Pain Out of AS-11 Workflow Transition

       

      PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release –  20th March 2018

      Contact: Ken Bell

      Tel: +44 (0) 1173700963

      The FocalPoint Server team will be attending NAB Las Vegas on stand SL5124. FocalPoint Server is a unique Workflow Asset Management (WAM) software solution that deals with your projects from pre-production to archive. Already trusted by Fox Sport, NBC Universal, BT Sport and the BBC, FocalPoint Server is bringing further solutions to NAB Las Vegas.

      Media Asset Management (MAM) can’t keep up with a forever changing broadcast landscape, Workflow Asset Management (WAM) can. FocalPoint Server has already helped the BBC and are ready to come to the USA to help you deal with AS-11 deliverables, file syndication and EBUCore concepts. AS-11 production and its North American equivalents (AS-11 X8 for MPEG-2 or AS-11 X9 for AVC). AS-11 workflow is growing and maturing – It can’t be ignored.
      The FocalPoint Server rule based system ensures your are compliant without even knowing it. Simply drag and drop your projects to a folder and compliancy is dealt with, without you knowing it. In a predominately freelance market, these rules save time and money.

      FocalPoint Server won an award from Innovate 2016 in recognition for pioneering work in this field. This has enabled us to take our software solution to a different level and we are keen to demonstrate this at NAB Las Vegas.

      Already trusted by Fox Sport, NBC Universal, BT Sport and the BBC, FocalPoint Server is bringing the solution to NAB Las Vegas to provide you with a solution before you run into a problem. Our solutions leave you and your team to do what your do best – Create great broadcast compliant content from anywhere in the world.

      WORK SMARTER – TOGETHER – REMOTELY

       

      ENDS

       

       

      Notes for the Editor:

      About FocalPoint Server:

      FocalPoint Server came out of the “fires “of the London Olympics 2012. The task was to manage existing users and the extra 200 freelancers who were not familiar with company work practices. The key was to make it simple so people would use it.

      What is FocalPoint Server Software?

      Launch your graphics or editing application through our gateway/simple interface that allows users to collaborate in the Cloud, WAN or LAN, and find their files in three clicks. We track projects from ingest to archive, ensuring correct naming of projects, bins and their storage location. We set project preferences for each job, with version control. This filtering or traffic light approach to managing users increases workflow efficiency and collaboration. As the number of users and department’s increase, the importance of this approach grows exponentially. Remote working via the Cloud reduces the cost of hotel, space and associated expenses while ensuring flexible working and collaboration.

      About AS-11 International Versions

      Use of the AS-11 specification simplifies the process of creating and moving program material between post houses and playout companies – and the benefits are being recognized around the world. New specifications for the delivery of finished programs have been created for use in the Nordic countries, Australia and New Zealand, building on the success of the “AS-11 DPP” specifications for the UK. These new Specifications are closely aligned and based on the new rules based format.

      About NABA DPP AS-11 Specifications for North America

      The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) have worked in partnership to develop two technical specifications for the delivery of air-ready HD television programs. These specifications are designed for use in Canada and the United States and require that program files must conform to either AS-11 X8 (MPEG-2) or AS-11 X9 (AVC).

      Rules based specifications

      Traditionally, AMWA specifications have been text based. While being easily human-readable, they do not support automated processes or allow the specification to be quickly and efficiently adapted for new users. This has led to the development of rules based, machine readable specifications. Building blocks, or rules for each of the video, audio (etc.) elements are combined into the final specification. Human-readable descriptions can automatically be generated from the machine versions, and these blocks can be re-used in other specifications. This new approach has proven especially valuable as AS-11 has been extended to accommodate the needs of new international users.

      A new approach is also being taken to the publication of AS-11 Specifications. Specifications are now being published on GitHub as “code” and move through different “maturity levels” from “Work In Progress”, to “Proposed Specification” to “Specification”.

      Contact for FocalPoint Server:

      sales@focalpointserver.com   |   +44 (0)1173 700 963   |  www.focalpointserver.com

    • FocalPoint Server Wednesday Pre-NAB Webinar

      Join FocalPoint Server, Polar Graphics and Archiware on Wednesday 21st March 2018 for another Webinar. Learn more about new products available for  FocalPoint Server including Archiware Integration and the recent implementation of FocalPoint Production Tool ‘Syncthing’.

      We have four time slots available for UK, Europe and USA. Please contact us via the form below.

       

       

      Webinar Wednesday Invitation 21st March 2018

    • FocalPoint Server NAB 2018

       

      FocalPoint Server – Seamlessly pulls your productions together and unites your global team. Our interface allows users to collaborate in the Cloud, WAN or LAN, and finds their files in three clicks. We track projects from ingest to archive, ensuring correct naming of projects, bins, their storage location and access rights. We push out project preferences for each job, with version control and our traffic light approach ensures everyone has what they need i.e. the perfect workflow painkiller.

      Meet us at booth: SL5124

      NAB Demo Bookings

       

    • Visit FocalPoint Server at BVE London – 2018

       

      FocalPoint Server will be exhibiting at BVE with our UK and European Distributors, Polar Graphics – stand: H09

      FocalPoint Server understands the daily challenges you face with your workflow. We’ve listened and delivered a unique rule-based software solution that conquers your workflow challenges.

      Our rule-based system means your team (wherever they are) can work collaboratively, securely and seamlessly. There is simply nothing like this on the market.

      If you would like to know why the BBC, BT Sport, NBC Universal and others value this solution to manage their workflow, we would like to welcome you to our stand at BVE this year for a demonstration.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

      REGISTER HERE