Sohonet Levels Up Remote Post Collaboration for Studios with Introduction of ClearView Pivot 

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2020–Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, is introducing ClearView Pivot, a solution for real-time remote editing, colour grading, live screening and finishing reviews at full cinema quality. The new solution will provide connectivity and collaboration services for productions around the world and is currently being deployed by a major Hollywood studio. 

ClearView Pivot offers 4K high dynamic range (HDR) with 12-bit colour depth and 4:4:4 chroma sampling for full-colour quality video streaming with ultra-low latency and is provided over the company’s uncontended private media network, which avoids the extreme compression required due to contention and latency of public Internet connections.

As a preferred provider of Hollywood studios, Sohonet has worked closely with major productions for over 20 years and began initial development of ClearView Pivot in concert with their clients. “Studios around the world need a real-time 4K collaboration tool that can process video at lossless colour fidelity, utilising the industry-standard JPEG 2000 codec between two locations across a network like ours. Avoiding the headache of the current ‘equipment only’ approach, is the only scalable solution,” explains Chuck Parker, CEO of Sohonet. 

ClearView Pivot offers ease of use combined with the high security required by global content studios as the only integrated solution approved by ISE (Independent Security Evaluators) – the industry’s gold standard for security posture. Sohonet’s unique solution provides an encrypted stream between each endpoint and provides an auditable usage trail for every solution. The SMN connection offers ultra-low latency (measured in milliseconds not seconds), and unlike equipment-only solutions that require users to navigate firewall and security issues and perform a “solution check” before each session, ClearView Pivot ‘just works’ immediately every time. As a point-to-multipoint solution, the user can also ‘pivot’ easily from one endpoint to the next to collaborate with multiple people at the click of a button or even stream to multiple destinations at the same time. 

Sohonet has been working closely with productions on lots and on locations over the past few years in the ongoing development of ClearView Pivot. In those real-world settings, ClearView Pivot has been put through its paces with trials across multiple departments, and the colour technologies have been fully inspected and approved by experts across the industry. Early adoption across the post community has been strong, and Sohonet is fulfilling orders for more than 70 locations around the globe. 

ClearView Pivot is part of the ClearView product suite, which includes ClearView Flex and ClearView HD products.

To learn more about Sohonet and ClearView Pivot, please visit https://www.sohonet.com/clearview-pivot/

About Sohonet

Sohonet connects storytellers by innovating technologies and collaboration with world-class services. For more than 20 years, the fully independent Sohonet has been the leading global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. Sohonet offers a range of connectivity, data management, storage and compute solutions that enable clients to manage store and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively. All backed up by unrivaled technical support. The Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media and entertainment industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe and providing high-speed access to established and emerging cloud platforms. 

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