Magnetic Media in 2013


Contrary to the perennial “tape is dead” buzz, magnetic media is alive, well and still very much a part of today’s content management. Post production workflows on every budget level still use this media format for more than just archiving. Listen in to Digital Film Tree CEO, Ramy Katrib explain where these formats are still a mainstay in workflows and why they will remain viable for some time to come.

Director of Photography, Photographer, Editor and Educator Chuck Fishbein will also be joining us for this great webinar. Chuck Fishbein has over 25 years of commercial experience. He is a specialist in the field of entertainment promotion, corporate training, urban landscape imagery, time lapse photography, still life and portraiture.

Along with his wife and Senior Producer, Sarah Fishbein, Chuck owns and operates Crazy Duck Productions, a small video production company with a very large footprint.
They love their job.

Chuck was the DP/Cinematographer on documentaries about U2, Robert Flaherty, Photographer William Klein, Ireland, Mickey Hart and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Crazy Duck’s recent clients include: Clear Channel, iHeart Radio, Six Flags Theme Parks, Hersheypark and Hershey Hotels, Victoria’s Secret, Harley-Davidson, Jean Paul Gaultier, Clinique, NARS, Sony Music, Blue Note Records,, U2, the Foo Fighters, Circa Survive, Sony Electronics, Forest Pharmaceuticals, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Englewood Medical Center and many others. His work has appeared on all major networks and magazines worldwide.

Chuck’s unique imagery of New York City is represented exclusively by Getty Images and he is currently a member of the prestigious Sony Independent Certified Expert (ICE) team.

  • Tape is NOT dead.
  • Using tape for recording and storage.
  • Shifting natural evolution of content capture & management.
  • Transition of Hollywood & Broadcast networks to tape.
  • What are the remaining tape applications and who is using it?
  • Does it make sense to maintain video tape copies of file based content in this hard disk drive age?
  • Are there any reasons to use tape as a primary acquisition format?
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