As the French National Center of Cinematography (CNC) launches its new program to help innovation in the media industries, a roundtable is organized at the Paris Image Show.
Benoît Ruiz and Cédric Lejeune presented the scope of the study that was produced for Ecoprod on the audiovisual environmental impact. This study covers not only climate aspects, but also resources, legal and commercial changes that will happen in the near future, as they are all connected.
An exec summary is available in English too on the Ecoprod website.
The European Broadcast Union has started a Sustainability workgroup. Workflowers will be participating the discussions and provide insights on technology studies to reduce the broadcast business environmental impact.
As part of the IBC Accelerator program, Movielabs has put together a roster of technology companies to work on the topic of asset management for CG and VFX artists. Workflowers and Perfect Memory have teamed together to propose a working PoC platform to deal with the complexity of those assets in a user-friendly user interface.
Supamonks has chosen Workflowers to help its move to a more flexible model with more remote working to accompany the growth of the studio. As this is not only a technology issue, we have made a full diagnostic of the organization and proposed an action plan not only for the implementation of tools but also for helping shaping a new organization that would scale while keeping the essence of the studio, a nice combination of creativity and fun at work.
The report is available on our Publications page.
The DPP provides a great network of professionals in Europe and more, with workgroups about media technologies and workflows.
We are very happy to see our founder Cedric Lejeune featured on Digital Cinema Report in a nice article with a beautiful title!
Behind these mysterious codes lie the viability of your cooling system for the next 10 years.
With global warming and the need for exponential calculations due to 4K today and 8k tomorrow a cooling system is increasingly essential to ensure the operation of your on prem data infrastructure; it maintain the set temperature.
Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) like refrigerants R410A are use by cooling system for thermal exchange. These HFCs replaced Ozone Depleting substances (ODS) that damaged the stratospherice ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol (1987) phases down the CFC’ production and consumption.
However HFCs, used as a substitute, have proven to be aggravating factors of global warming and could represent 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2050. That’s why the new European regulation F-Gaz II organizes the rarefaction of HFCs on the market according to their Global Warming Power (GWP).
The refrigerants GWP e.g. R410A = 2 O88 are compared to the CO2 one = GWP 1.
Gradually refrigerants are withdrawn from the market depending their GWP thresholds :
- 2025 : ≤ 1000
- 2030 : ≤ 400
How it will impact your cooling system?
Nowadays most of the air-cooling system use R 410 A, in 2025 you will have to switch to R32, it means costly renovation: the compressor and the condensator must be replaced.
Cooling system has an average 9 years lifespan, so it is time to be wise in your investment and choose a cooling system running on R 32 that will last till 2030.
Until then, you can decide to rationalize your needs and adopt free cooling solutions, Workflowers can facilitate you, this low cost & low carbon transition.