HIPAA-compliant DAM

What does HIPAA compliance have to do with Digital Asset Management?

HIPAA is an acronym you have certainly been exposed to during any recent doctor’s visit: they ask you to sign a page that says you understand how they protect the privacy of your health information. It stands for the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act,” which was signed into law in 1996. Among other things, it and its later companion … Read More

MerlinOne annual season of giving

For almost 25 years, MerlinOne has had an annual tradition of gifting toys to low-income and military families for the holidays. Every December the Quincy, MA. staff goes on a shopping spree at Toys R Us, purchasing over 1,000 toys for area charities. This year our out-of-state and Canadian employees were able to join in as well, via an online … Read More

The MerlinOne DAM playing its part at AirVenture 2016

Over 550,000, 10,000 airplanes of all types, 20 photographers and seven days. Oh, and Harrison Ford. About 120,000 frames were made, with about 8,000 edited and added to the EAA Merlin Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. I spent a week recently in Oshkosh at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) annual convention, known as AirVenture 2016. Considered the busiest airspace in … Read More

MerlinOne continues the tradition of making holiday wishes come true.

As 2015 comes to an end, all of us at MerlinOne would like to thank our loyal customers and vendors, and wish you all a wonderful holiday and a happy and healthy New Year! The strong partnerships we have with our customers allow us to give back to the community every year, and this holiday season we were able to … Read More

When Work is Fun

Some of my pictures won ribbons in the professional photographers category at the Utah State Fair this year. One of them was taken while I was working with a customer. “Planes of Precision” won second place in the “Action” category. Earlier this year, I was able to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual “Fly-In,” EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The … Read More

A Good Story to Tell

This is a case of where the adventure was much better than the pictures. During a recent trip through the Four Corners region of the United States, we visited Monument Valley, the goal, a visit to the top of Hunts Mesa to complete a previously unfulfilled trip. A colleague at work suggested a visit to the top of the Mesa … Read More

Searching Digital Assets in All Directions

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to France, and I was reminded about some advice my father had given me several years ago about driving in France. The French like their traffic circles (and so do I). As you approach a traffic circle, a sign will list a couple of the places you can get to from … Read More

Olympic Sized Challenges

While watching the opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, I was reminded of the challenges faced during my tenure as the Photo Chief for the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. Once the games start, it always looks good on television and in pictures. But a lot of behind the scenes work goes into making sure … Read More

As the Space Shuttle era ends…

Ever wonder how those crisp still photos of the Space Shuttle rising off the pad are made? It is harder than it looks. No media person is allowed closer than 3 miles to the pad, and in Florida haze that makes a crisp photo impossible. In the early days of the Shuttle program (1982) media people were