Signiant Teams Up with 5th Kind on Asset Management

Signiant and 5th Kind, manufacturers of asset management and workflow solutions for production environments, have partnered to integrate Signiant’s accelerated file-movement capabilities with 5th Kind’s CORE platform, enabling dispersed production teams to ingest and share digital media files quickly, securely, and reliably.

Deployed on internal networks or accessed via the cloud, the scalable CORE asset management system features flexible modules to organize, search, view, track, and tag any type of digital file, including footage and visual effects (VFX), and a flexible communication module for ongoing team collaboration. By integrating with Signiant’s accelerated digital file transfer capabilities, CORE increases user productivity while reducing labor and overhead costs. 

“It’s our goal to deliver the broadest asset management solution — from script to screen — tailored for the entertainment industry,” said Steve Cronan, CEO of 5th Kind. “Our collaboration with Signiant gives our studio, production, and enterprise media customers the levels of centralized control, security, collaboration, and ease of use that they require, and is already in use by our largest customer, Marvel Studios, to move time-sensitive VFX, audio, and 3D conversions across the supply chain.” 

For nearly a decade, 5th Kind’s software has helped some of the world’s largest studios streamline and secure asset pipelines on the highest budgeted film productions in the entertainment industry. With a client base that includes Disney, Aardman Animation, Warner Brothers, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, and Sony Pictures, 5th Kind offers a range of additional services such as camera workflow integration, on-set production tools, and automated burn-in watermarking. 

“5th Kind’s CORE platform is a unique digital production hub that offers clients end-to-end management support for not only media, but the full spectrum of production resources, including dailies, scripts, casting and marketing materials in a single system,” said Matt Thomas, western region account director for Signiant. “We are pleased to work together with them to serve the needs of the media and entertainment community with capabilities that simplify and centralize access to media and materials in ways that basic point-to-point file transfer or traditional FTP solutions simply cannot.”