File Transfer for Live Events 

There are many organizations that require the ability to transfer large files fast, sometimes in the moment, to manage the requirements of live events. Fast media file transfer is important for many organizations and events: as they say, time is of the essence and live events are no exception.  

For organizations looking for a speedy solution to their live event needs, there is a solution that can help save time and deliver discernible results. In this blog we’ll talk about the how FileCatalyst offers an elegant and effective way to deliver files almost immediately for organizations to view, modify, and repackage for consumer consumption. 

How FileCatalyst Improves File Transfer Speed for Live Events 

When a live event occurs, organizations can be forced to wait until a live stream of the event is fully concluded before they can think about using the media files that have been captured to be edited for additional uses. Because of this, organizations are unable to use these files while the event is still in progress. That is, unless an organization has the right tool that offers a work around. FileCatalyst has developed a method that offers a work-around to this problem. 

It would be incredibly useful to take moments captured in a live stream and make use of it for marketing purposes, internal use, or for the express purpose of entertainment or information. FileCatalyst allows organizations to do just that 

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“Chasing the Tail” for Media File Transfers 

For example, while organizations are streaming a live event as it occurs, FileCatalyst software is able to transfer the video content to various users while the file is being created. FileCatalyst can achieve what is known as “chasing the tail,” which means that as the file is created (i.e., as recording is in progress), FileCatalyst is able to share that data for the purposes of modification or publishing. Think of a live stream as a file that grows in real time with the broadcast.With each new second of footage, the file that encapsulates the event grows with it.  

As that file grows, FileCatalyst is able to transfer each new additional subset of data to chosen recipients. This is how FileCatalyst can “chase the tail.” In this case, the end of each file is the “tail” and each new addition to the file (as it is recorded and streamed) becomes the new “tail.” That new data can immediately be appended to the end of the file and transferred to the intended recipient modification or publishing for internal use. 

A Unique Media File Transfer Process for Receiving Hi-Res Live Event Data 

The process that FileCatalyst uses to execute this task will continue until the file stops growing (for instances, when, the event ends). This is perfect for live events. What is interesting about FileCatalyst’s process is that recipients can specify which subsections of the received data they would like to receive high-resolution versions of. This helps quite a bit when considering the environment that live events take place in. 

In some cases, there can be up to forty or even fifty live feeds broadcasting an event over satellite. This would be a major hurdle for traditional FTP tools. Even if a network is dropped, FileCatalyst has the ability to catch up with the “tail” of a file very quickly, a feat traditional FTPs are incapable of. Something else that makes FileCatalyst a strong media file transfer tool is its ability to integrate with APIs and SDKs. FileCatalyst’s integration features offers seamless interaction with third party tools. 

FileCatalyst Brings the Speed for High-Octane Live Events 

Organizations that have robust live event challenges as a part of their mission can achieve fast and effective results to meet their needs. 

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