WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON  April 15, 2024 – FilmLight, best known for its grading system Baselight, has chosen Jigsaw24 Media as the first global and exclusive UK partner for their new product, Nara.  The announcement follows the launch of the new media tool at the 2024 NAB Show.

Nara speeds up and simplifies collaborative tasks such as progress reviews, approval and compliance processes for media professionals. At the heart of the product is its ability to natively decode and play back a wide selection of media without the need to transcode to proxy files which solves a number of challenges for post-production facilities and VFX houses. Nara provides controlled media access via a web-based media browser for secure review of content, offers colour-accurate media previews of any media codec and has an efficient index system with media-specific metadata for fast search and access. It supports on premise and in the cloud storage and can be client deployed or delivered as a complete turnkey solution.

Molinare, one of London’s leading post-production houses, was involved from the early stages of the Nara beta programme. Darren Woolfson, CTO of Molinare Creative Group, commented, “Nara’s background indexing along with its familiar user interface allows us to find media quickly. We can simply navigate through directories or create advanced searches based on media metadata. Once found, pretty much any file format can be securely viewed in the correct colour space from a web browser almost immediately.”

“We’re proud to have been selected to introduce Nara to the UK market and are looking forward to working with the FilmLight team,” said Jigsaw24 Media’s managing director, Jason Cowan. “Nara is a fantastic product that benefits from Baselight’s credentials while being completely software agnostic – so it can be integrated into any facility’s workflow regardless of the other tools in their tech stack and immediately start delivering efficiencies.”

“For 23 years FilmLight has operated as a sole distributor, forging direct relationships with our customers, so we were extremely selective when appointing Jigsaw24 Media as our first global partner,” said Sam Lempp, Nara’s head of business development. “Nara is not a stand-alone product and the local M&E industry trusts Jigsaw24 Media to put together and support multi-product solutions that solve workflow challenges, so they’re perfectly positioned to take Nara to market in the UK.”

Nara will be demonstrated for the first time in the UK at Jigsaw24 Media’s “The best of NAB 2024” event on Thursday 25 April at their HQ in London. Book your place by clicking here or visit Jigsaw24 Media on stand B45 at The Media Production and Technology Show, 15-16 May at Olympia London.

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About Jigsaw24 Media 

Jigsaw24 Media is a specialist division of Jigsaw24 and provides services and technology solutions to the media and entertainment, education and corporate sectors. Jigsaw24 Media’s team of industry-recognised experts design, deliver, integrate and support end-to-end solutions for some of the nation’s biggest broadcasters and facilities, underpinned by partnerships with over 30 leading technology vendors including Avid, Adobe, AWS, Nutanix and EditShare. It’s one of only two Avid Elite partners in both video and audio in the UK and Avid’s top video reseller for EMEA/ANZ. With an office and demo space at the heart of London’s post-production community and a nationwide support team, Jigsaw24 Media provides local services on a national scale. For more information click here

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