Mathew Gilliat-Smith of Fortium Technologies | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts
Larry Jordan: We‚Äôre here at a show which is focusing on new technology. Do you have new stuff for us?
Mathew Gilliat-Smith: We do. We‚Äôve got a new version of MediaSeal, which is the file encryption-at-rest product. It‚Äôs version 3.7.1 and, in there, it‚Äôs got much more granularity for the authentication levels. Sometimes you might be in a studio in deepest, darkest Africa. You‚Äôve got no ability to connect to a server, so you can have a sort of password protection that deals with that. But there‚Äôs either password only, there‚Äôs password and key, and there‚Äôs password, key, and server and it gives that granularity. The other thing we‚Äôve got is encryption-on-the-fly, it‚Äôs called Live Folders and it just makes it even more simple. You just drop the asset into the folder, it automatically encrypts it, and you can edit in that file and it‚Äôs persistent encryption all the way through.
LJ: Now we have to stress that, when you‚Äôre encrypting, you‚Äôre just sort of putting it in a folder‚Ää‚Äî‚ÄäI‚Äôm using the folder in the generic term‚Ää‚Äî‚Ääbut you‚Äôre not modifying my data; you‚Äôre not damaging the image quality or the audio quality. It‚Äôs just sort of getting a new envelope put around it.
MG: Correct, it‚Äôs an envelope. It‚Äôs an envelope wrapper. In the directory and the archiving, it‚Äôs listed exactly as a native file would be. It has to be completely compatible with all those systems.
LJ: What platforms do you work on?
MG: Windows, Mac, and Linux. It‚Äôs cross platform, it‚Äôs file agnostic, and it‚Äôs program agnostic.
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Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he‚Äôs done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website, larryjordan.com, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.
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