How IBM Aspera software assisting Europa

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Europa Corp, a film producer in France, is using IBM Aspera file transfer software for the production, editing and distribution of major motion pictures to speed collaboration and file exchange between offices and partners.

Europa Corp, founded by French filmmaker Luc Besson, produces and distributes English and French-language feature films, including blockbuster franchises such as the Taken trilogy and the Transporter series.

The company is using Aspera Faspex to exchange large files between its Paris headquarters, a satellite office inLos Angeles, and external vendors and film directors. Aspera’s Faspex simplifies and accelerates the transfer of visual effects (VFX) materials, digital cinema packages (DCPs), trailers and other large media files and metadata on a daily basis.

IBM said Aspera solution enables Europa Corp to send a DCP file (100 GB or more) from Paris to L.A. in two hours, a process that could take up to a week with traditional transfer protocols such as FTP.

EuropaCorp leveraged Aspera to replace its traditional transporting the data across international borders. Earlier, the company relied on overnight mail services or employees to personally deliver the files.

“EuropaCorp required a fast, secure and dependable file transfer solution to shorten production schedules and keep valuable content safe from loss or theft, which can be very costly and damaging to the company’s revenues and brand,” said Bruce Brewer, European sales director at Aspera.

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