loader image
4K 4K resolution refers to a display resolution of 4,000 pixels. Digital television and digital cinematography commonly use several different 4K resolutions.

AI – Artificial intelligence
The development of computer systems capable of performing tasks typically requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

AP – arcapix
arcapix holdings is the parent company and owner of IP owned by pixitmedia and arcastream.

API – Application Programming Interface
A set of functions and procedures allowing the creation of applications that access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service.

Application integration
Application integration is the process of enabling separate applications to work together, providing access to data from independent applications through what appears to be a single interface.

A storage archive is used to preserve data that is rarely if ever accessed, often for long periods of time as a more cost-effective way of keeping hold of files that are not currently being used.

Artist anywhere
Artist Anywhere is a platform from [RE]DESIGN that enables the seamless deployment and scale of a remote production pipeline. Single namespace across all storage, on-prem and off.

Data Automation is defined as the process of uploading, handling, and processing data, such as archiving, using automated technologies rather than conducting these processes manually.

AWS – Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs.

Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service is a service offered by Amazon Web Services that provides object storage through a web service interface.

AWS S3 Glacier
Amazon S3 Glacier is an Amazon S3 storage class for data archiving and long-term backup.

Azure Blob
Azure Blob storage is a service for storing data, such as text or binary data. You can use Blob storage to expose data publicly or to store application data privately.


Backup is the process of creating a copy of your data that you can use for recovery in case your original data is lost or corrupted.

BOM – Bill Of Materials
A bill of materials or product structure (sometimes bill of material, BOM or associated list) is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product.

Broadcast media services
Broadcast media describes the traditional forms of media that include television and radio.

Burst Render
The amount of time it takes to compute and render the frames of a piece of content can be overwhelming and take many hours of core processing. Burst render is a process that handles all that data through using the globally scaled compute, storage and data transfer of a cloud platform, like Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.


CAP ex – Capital Expenditure
Money spent by a business or organization on acquiring or maintaining fixed assets, such as land, buildings, and equipment.

CDN – Content Delivery Network
A content delivery network, or content distribution network (CDN, or cdn), is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers.

CIFS (common internet file system)
CIFS is a remote file system access protocol that permits groups of users to collaborate and share documents over the Internet or within corporate intranets.

Cloud archive
Cloud archive allows you to store objects, such as important files and media assets, that are often large in file size, onto a storage tier in the cloud. Long-term data retention is often a necessity, so many modern architectures will use cloud archive for regular backup systems and legal, archive or statistical purposes.

Cloud backup
Many daily backup systems used in modern architectures are backed up to the cloud. Cloud backup is often seen as a secure and reliable way to archive data and meets the regulation and compliance requirements of industry and government. Cloud backup also provides a lot of control to manage the cost of cloud storage, and quick data recovery rates, depending on storage tier and existing infrastructure.

Cloud bursting
Cloud bursting is all about dynamic deployment of applications that normally run on a private cloud into a public cloud to meet expanding capacity requirements and handle peak demands when private cloud resources are insufficient.

Cloud computing
Cloud computing is the distribution of various services through the internet, this includes applications and tools like software, data storage, servers, databases, networking.

Cloud enablement
Cloud enablement is the process of building a cloud environment to host IT infrastructure and resources, including software, applications and workloads so they can utilise the benefits of having access to the cloud.

A cluster is the use of two or more storage servers working together to increase performance, capacity, or reliability.

Computer graphics (CG)
Computer graphics deals with generating images with the aid of computers for digital photography, film, video games, cell phone and computer displays, and many specialized applications.

Cost of ownership (TCO)
The total cost of ownership is a measure of how much an asset will cost a business over the long term.

Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The computer’s central processing unit is the portion of a computer that retrieves and executes instructions.


Data duplication
Data deduplication is a method that eliminates unnecessary copies of data and significantly decreases storage capacity requirements.

Data Management
Data Management is the process of keeping, collecting and utilising data efficiently, securely and cost-effectively.

Data migration
Data migration is a one-time process of transferring internal data from one storage system to another; it may include preparing, extracting, and, if necessary, transforming the data.

Data recovery
Data recovery is the method of retrieving data that has been corrupted, lost, accidentally deleted or made inaccessible.

DAM – Digital Asset Management
Digital asset management is a business process for organizing, storing and retrieving rich media and managing digital rights and permissions. Rich media assets include photos, music, videos, animations, podcasts and other multimedia content.

Digital Content Creation (DCC) applications
Operating systems that allow for the creation of digital content such as films and other media.

Deadline is a computer management solution often employed in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. It is used to control render farms with physical and virtual machines running both on-premises and on AWS.

DR – Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery involves a set of policies, tools and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster.


Edit-while ingest
Files that are ingested are immediately available and as soon as the ingesting has started. Ingest form could be copy, record/capture.

Elastic computing
Elastic computing is the ability to quickly increase or decrease computer processing, memory and storage resources to match changing demands without the need for capacity planning and engineering.

Encryption at Rest
Encryption at rest is designed to prevent hackers from accessing data by ensuring the data is encrypted when on disk.

EXR – Extended dynamic range
Extended dynamic range is something like HDR for video. It means being able to get incredible shots in low light, with much less noise and more colors and detail.

Ethernet is a method used for connecting a number of computer systems to form a local area network, with protocols to control the passing of information and to avoid simultaneous transmission by two or more systems.


Fibre Channel is a high-speed data transfer protocol providing lossless delivery of data primarily used to connect computer data storage to servers in storage area networks.

FTP – File transfer protocol
FTP is the method that involves the transfer of files between computers over a network.

File System
File system is a method that manages where and how data on a storage disk, typically a hard disk drive (HDD), is accessed, stored, and managed.

Fileserver is a process that enables a computer responsible for the management and storage of data files so that other computers on the same network can access the files.

Fragmentation is where storage is used inefficiently, reducing capacity or performance and often both.


GB – Gigabyte
A unit of information equal to one thousand million (10⁹) or, strictly, 2³⁰ bytes. Byte definition is – a unit of computer information or data-storage capacity that consists of a group of eight bits.

GCP – Google Cloud Platforms
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a suite of cloud computing services that provides a series of modular cloud services including computing, data storage, data analytics and machine learning.

Google cloud storage (GCS)
Google Cloud Storage is an online file storage web service for storing and accessing data on Google Cloud Platform infrastructure. The service combines the performance and scalability of Google’s cloud with advanced security and sharing capabilities.

Global Collaboration
The act of working together from around the globe. For example, one artist from London working with another from New York to create a video.

GPU – Graphics processing unit
A graphics processing unit is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.

Grading is the process of enhancing the appearance of an image for presentation in different environments on different devices.


HBA – Host Bust Adaptor
In computer hardware, a host controller, host adapter, or host bus adapter, connects a computer, which acts as the host system, to other network and storage devices. The terms are primarily used to refer to devices for connecting SCSI, Fibre Channel and SATA devices.

HDD – Hard Disk Drive
A hard disk drive, hard disk, hard drive, or fixed disk is an electromechanical data storage device that stores and retrieves digital data using magnetic storage and one or more rigid rapidly rotating platters coated with magnetic material.

Hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud infrastructure is a mix of two or more various types of clouds.

Hybrid workflow
Hybrid workflow is a method that uses a workflow where your back-end workflow runs in a private cloud (on-premises) while content is stored in a cloud service and people outside of your organisation can collaborate.

High-end production
High-end production is a part of the creative process that requires high-performance storage, compute, workflows and infrastructures to deliver. High-end production can include but is not limited to, content capture, post-production editing visual effects, or colouring and finishing. Production facilities and organisations will have many creative disciplines and many different types of software and hardware technologies to service the creative teams delivering high-end production. Often a requisite for high-end production is guaranteed video playback.

HSM – Hierarchical Storage Management
Hierarchical storage management is a data storage technique that automatically moves data between high-cost and low-cost storage media.


Identity and Access Management (IAM)
IAM is a structure of business policies, procedures and technologies that helps the management of digital identities or electronics.

IOPS – Input/Output Operations Per Second
Input/output operations per second is an input/output performance measurement used to characterize computer storage devices like hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and storage area networks.

IP – Internet Protocol
A set of rules governing the format of data sent over the internet or other network.

Islands (of storage)
A term used to describe the separation of data into ‘islands’ typically limiting or slowing down access to the data from its users.

IT – Information Technology
The study or use of systems (especially computers and telecommunications) for storing, retrieving, and sending information.


LAN – Local Area Network
A local area network is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building.

Latency is the time it takes for data to be transferred between its original source and its destination, measured in milliseconds.

Legacy storage
Legacy storage is storage software or hardware that is still functional, however, it is either outdated or unsupported.

Linear Tape-Open (LTO)
This involves an open-format tape storage technology; the term open format is about having entry to different sources of storage media products that are suitable.

LUN – Logical Unit Number
A logical unit number, or LUN, is a number used to identify a logical unit, which is a device addressed by the SCSI protocol or by Storage Area Network protocols that encapsulate SCSI, such as Fibre Channel or iSCSI.


M&E – Media And Entertainment
The media and entertainment industry consists of film, print, radio, and television. These segments include movies, TV shows, radio shows, news, music, newspapers, magazines, and books.

MAM – Media Asset Management
MAM is a system to archive and manage media and workflows in a distributed and collaborative environment.

Microsoft Azure
The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.

Multi-cloud approach is cloud computing where an organisation uses a mixture of clouds such as private and public clouds or a combination of both.

Media files
Files including photo, video, audio and other media-related assets.

Media management
Media management deals with organising and supervising teams of media professionals, various mass communication channels and technologies, media and entertainment productions, and more.

Metadata is data providing information about data; it is used to summarize basic information about data which can make tracking and working with specific data easier.

Ml – Machine Learning
Machine learning is the study of computer algorithms that can improve automatically through experience and by the use of data. It is seen as a part of artificial intelligence.

MXP – Material Exchange Format
Material Exchange Format is a container format for professional digital video and audio media defined by a set of SMPTE standards. A typical example of its use is for delivering advertisements to TV stations and tapeless archiving of broadcast TV programs.


NAS – Network-Attached Storage
Network-attached storage is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients. NAS is specialized for serving files either by its hardware, software, or configuration.

NL – Nearline
A low-cost, highly sustainable storage service for storing infrequently accessed data

NFS – Network File System
A client or server application that allows a computer user to view and optionally update and store files on a remote computer as though they were on the user’s own computer.

NPS – Net Promoter Score
A widely used market research metric that normally uses a single survey question asking participants to rate the likelihood that they would recommend an organisation,  product, or a service to a friend or co-worker.


On-prem is about the technology and software that are found within the physical confines of an enterprise often in the organisation’s data centre instead of in the cloud or running remotely on hosted servers.

OPEX- Operating Expenses
It is the costs an organisation incurs for running its day-to-day operations but The expenses must be customary and ordinary costs for the industry in which the organisation operates.

A highly scalable render manager created for the animation and visual effects and industry.  It gives a flexible architecture letting you allocate and tag specific jobs and tasks to certain machine types across different locations, both on-premises and in the cloud.


PAM- Production Asset Management
A production asset management system is created to manage production workflows and keep track of who’s working with each asset, and how they are working with it.

PB – Petabyte
Is a measure of data storage or memory capacity that is equal to 2 to the 50th power of bytes.

PC – Personal Computer
A personal computer is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use. Personal computers are intended to be operated directly by an end-user, rather than by a computer expert or technician.

PCoIP – PC over IP
PCoIP is a remote display protocol that Teradici created for providing remote desktops and applications to endpoints.

PDF – Portable Document Format
Is a file format for sending and capturing electronic documents in precisely the intended format.

Storage Performance
It is the measure of how well storage devices perform, in particular hard drives.

The remake of previously made recorded moving images or sounds

Private cloud
Private cloud is a cloud service that is not able to share with any other organisation, while the private cloud user has access to the cloud for themselves.

POISX (Portable Operating System Interface)
A set of standard operating system interfaces based on the Unix operating system.

Post production
The process after production when the filming is finished and the editing of the VFX and audio materials starts.

Production workflows
A step-by-step method that lets you understand how components must come together to create a finished product.

Public cloud
Public cloud is a platform that uses the standard cloud computing model to make resources for example storage, virtual machines or applications accessible to users remotely.

It is a high-level programming language created to be easy to read and simple to implement.


RAID 6 is a type of RAID level that uses block-level striping and delivers two parity blocks on each disk within the array.

RBAC – Role-Based Access Control
RBAC or role-based security is an approach to restricting system entry to authorized users, while it is an approach to apply discretionary access control or mandatory access control

Rendering is the process of taking a 3D set, an environment and characters and assets and textures and generating a still 2D image to produce a frame. A piece of video content is made up of anything from 24 frames a second to 60 frames a second. Each frame might take minutes, hours or even days to render.

Rest APIs
RESTful API is a method that uses an architectural style for an application program interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to access and use data.

RPO – Recovery Point Objective
The maximum acceptable amount of data loss after an unexpected data-loss event expressed as an amount of time.

RTO – Recovery Time Objective
The amount of real-time a business has to reinstall its processes at an appropriate service level after a disaster to avoid intolerable unbearable consequences linked with the disruption.


SAN – Storage Attached Network
A computer network that allows access to consolidated, block-level data storage but they are primarily used to access data storage devices.

SAS – Serial Attached SCSI
This is a point-to-point serial protocol that transports data to and from computer-storage devices, for example, hard disk drives and tape drives.

This is a process or growth architecture that focuses on horizontal growth or the addition of new resources.

Data Security
Is the method of protecting data from data corruption and unauthorized entry throughout its lifecycle.

Single namespace
Is a directory for an individual file system.

Software-defined storage (SDS)
Software-defined storage (SDS) is an approach used to manage data storage functionality and resources while having no dependencies on the underlying physical storage hardware.

SMB – Server Message Block
A communication protocol for granting shared access to printers, files and serial ports between nodes on a network, while also providing an authenticated inter-process communication mechanism.

SSD – Solid State Drive
This is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies to store data persistently, typically using functioning and flash memory as secondary storage in the hierarchy of computer storage.

Studio production
This is the method of producing and recording video within a fixed studio environment.


TB – Terabyte
TB is a unit of digital data that is equal to about 1 trillion bytes, that is used as a measure for the amount of stored data and storage capacity.

TCO – Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership is a financial estimate in order to help owners and buyers decides the direct and indirect costs of a product or service.

TPN – Trusted Partner Network
This is a global, industry-wide film and television content protection initiative, That helps organisations prevent breaches, leaks and hacks of their customers’ television shows and movies before their intended release.

It is the method of converting an audio or video file from one encoding format to another in order to raise the number of compatible target devices a media file can be played on.


UDP – User Datagram Protocol
This is one of the core members of the Internet protocol suite. With UDP, computer applications can send messages, in this case, referred to as datagrams, to other hosts on an Internet Protocol network.

UI – User Interface
The means by which the user and a computer system interact, in particular the use of input devices and software.

UX – User Experience
This is the overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use.


VC – Venture Capital
Venture capital is a form of private equity financing that is provided by venture capital firms or funds to start-ups, early-stage, and emerging companies that have been deemed to have demonstrated high growth and high growth potential.

VFX and animation
Visual effects (VFX) is a word used to describe imagery created, enhanced or manipulated, for any film, or any other moving media that will not take place during live-action shooting. while Animation is the process of photographing successive drawings and models in order to create an illusion of movement in a sequence.

VLAN – Virtual Local Area Network
This is any broadcast domain that is isolated and partitioned in a computer network at the data link layer. While LAN is the abbreviation for local area network and in this context virtual means to physical objects altered and recreated by additional logic.


WAN – Wide Area Network
It is a telecommunications network that extends over a large geographic area for the primary purpose of computer networking and is often established with leased telecommunication circuits.