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Tim Siglin
Chairman, Braintrust Digital
423.384.9962

Tim Siglin is a contributing editor for StreamingMedia.com. He serves as Chairman of Braintrust Digital, a digital media production company, and is a co-founder of the go-to-market consulting firm, Transitions, Inc. He has been involved full-time with strategic consulting and integration in the visual communications and digital media fields for over fifteen years. Braintrust Digital is a media production and design company specializing in creation and delivery of content through traditional and new media. Braintrust also provides AV integration services for select clients that require high-quality viewing experiences on corporate, religious and educational campuses. Transitions, Inc. - a business and technology development firm - assists startups and hypergrowth businesses in the financial services, digital media and advertising / marketing industries. Prior to co-founding Transitions Inc., Mr. Siglin served in various technical and executive roles at the Hampton-James media consultancy and Century VII, Inc., a production and design company. While at Century VII, Siglin completed an MBA in entrepreneurship and was tasked with designing Century VII’s six-step consulting model. This model formed the basis of all of Century VII's consulting engagements and compelled both the client and consulting team to provide mutual feedback at numerous stages of the project. At Hampton-James, Siglin and his colleagues refined the model to allow small consultancies to manage numerous on-going technical and business projects for a wide client base. Transitions' founders bring experience dealing with three Fortune 10 companies, numerous Fortune 100 and multiple small businesses. Ongoing projects of particular interest include established businesses and startups in the digital media, financial services and marketing industries. Repeat customers accounts for more than 80% of all on-going business. Additional experience also includes work in motion picture production and crisis management public relations. Siglin can be reached at writer@braintrustdigital.com

Articles By Tim Siglin

Portable Field Transcoding with Small-Form-Factor Computers

What if you need to transcode files when you're in the field, in between production shoots or as a way to push digital dailies out to local clients? Recognizing the need for portability in such a scenario, we ran a number of tests to determine the ideal balance of size and speed, and we share those results here.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Sep 2014

Review: HP Z1 G2 All-in-One Workstation

In this review, we'll look at four key new features that make the Z1 all-in-one idea an even better toolset for those who need super-fast connectivity to external storage, coupled with touch capability and an all-solid-state-drive (SSD) configuration.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Sep 2014

Under the Hood: HP Z820 Workstation

Here we take a look under the hood of HP's new flagship workstation, the HP Z820, and examine both its design and performance advantages as a top-of-the-line system for video editing, graphics, effects, and other postproduction tasks.
Sponsored Articles, Posted 08 Sep 2014

First Look: Blackmagic Studio Camera

Company offers two models of innovative, if fragile, studio camera
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2014

Streaming Media's Gear of the Year, 2013-14

Rather than tempt you with the Next Big Thing, in this "Gear of the Year" feature we invited three contributing writers—and producers in their own right—to choose four products each, all released in the last year, that have proven themselves indispensable to professional online video production and webcasting workflows, or represent the best currently available choices in their particular category.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2014

NAB 2014: 4K Gets Cheap Thanks to AJA’s CION

There's a new camera in town that may have Arri seeing Red
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2014

Review: NewTek TriCaster 410

NewTek's latest addition to the TriCaster line is a slim form factor, power-packed SDI-only solution.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Mar 2014

Apple FCP and Compressor vs. Adobe CC, Timeline-to-Transcode Workflows, Part 2: Test Results--UPDATED WITH LINK TO TEST FILES

The results are in! See link to project files, encoder presets, and output files from our test set added at the beginning and end of the article.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Mar 2014

Apple FCP and Compressor vs. Adobe CC, Timeline-to-Transcode Workflows, Part 1: Methodology

We brave the "third rail" by testing two popular NLEs and their companion transcoding tools.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Feb 2014

Review: G-Tech G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt

Dockable drives double as desktop and pocket storage: That's the value proposition of this 2TB, $750 RAID system.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Jan 2014

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