Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
01/03/2013

UK Creative Shops Adopt Facilis

News Image
Facilis’ TerraBlock Shared Storage System is gaining market momentum throughout the United Kingdom.
Over the last year, an increasing number of creative studios in the region have selected TerraBlock as their central storage server to garner greater flexibility, capacity and bandwidth, as well as to enhance collaboration across graphics and editing workstations. Facilis’ new UK reseller, Tyrell, has played a pivotal role in expanding the company’s presence in the region. Together with Facilis' UK offices at Polar Graphics in Pinner, Tyrell will continue to provide sales, installation and support to new and future UK customers.
The Cut London, a boutique post production studio based in Shoreditch, began using the TerraBlock late last year to increase its storage capacity and facilitate greater collaboration between editors.
“TerraBlock has given us a seamless workflow. We’re able to mount a volume, launch an editing app and just start working,” explained Owner Jamie Mac. “Our editors can easily share media across workstations, so we don’t waste hours exporting or duplicating files. It frees up more of our time for the creative.”
"TerraBlock is affordable and easy to use. It gives us superfast bandwidth and increased storage capacity – a perfect fit for all of our post work,” said Post Production Manager John Lucas, who recently invested in two TerraBlock 24D systems for the consumer brand and television shopping giant JML. “Our 3D artist can also easily share project volumes with editors – without having to create separate media volumes, and we’re able to use DNxHD185 media on multiple edit suites without experiencing a slow down, which is crucial to meeting tight deadlines.”
In October 2012, Dublin-based sports broadcaster Transmit Solutions brought TerraBlock in-house to give its promo department shared access to programming clips to create fresh teasers each week. “A bottleneck-free workflow is essential, and TerraBlock allows that. Our team can quickly share EDL and timelines to create promos using the same footage at the same time, which has really sped up our workflow,” explained CEO Mark Pilkington. “I also love that TerraBlock is so agnostic. Even as editing and graphics apps evolve, we’re covered with TerraBlock, because it’s compatible with most solutions.”
TerraBlock is Facilis’ multiplatform, high-capacity, shared storage solution supporting 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre channel, and 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet through the Facilis Shared File System. It is available for purchase in the UK through Tyrell.
For more information and a complete list of TerraBlock features, visit www.facilis.com
Promotion Hire

Top Broadcast News Stories

26/11/2014
Production News : Sunset+Vine Wins Rio 2016 Paralympic Production Contract
Channel 4 has awarded the production contract for its live coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to Sunset+Vine, part of the Tinopolis Group. The
26/11/2014
Successful Year For Custom Consoles
Custom Consoles have reported a successful 2014 with sustained strong demand for its range of technical furniture for use in broadcast control rooms a
26/11/2014
NRK Invests In Sony XDCAM Cameras
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has bought new Sony XDCAM cameras to finish its transition to High Definition (HD). The cameras will be u
26/11/2014
Autoscript Rentals Support Rory Peck Awards
Autoscript Rentals, part of Vitec Videocom, supported the Rory Peck Awards that took place on 19th November. The awards recognise the contributions of
26/11/2014
Globecast To Distribute HGTV On MEASAT-3
Globecast has entered an agreement with MEASAT Satellite Systems to distribute U.S. Network, HGTV, on MEASAT-3. HGTV will debut as the first regional
26/11/2014
Audinate Appoints New VP Of Marketing
Audinate has appointed a new Vice President of Marketing. Joshua Rush rings over 20 years of experience in business, consumer and channel marketing in
26/11/2014
Thomson Video Networks Launch The CONVINce Project
Thomson Video Networks have launched the CONVINcE project, a consortium of 18 partners in five European countries that will address the challenges of
25/11/2014
Production News : Applications Open For Sky Academy Arts Scholarships
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, in partnership with IdeasTap, are now open for applications. The Sky Academy Arts Scholarships are designed to support
25/11/2014
Moldova Goes HD Across All Channels
General Media Group Moldova has gone HD across all channels, using Snell routing, infrastructure and production switching systems. The Snell equipment
25/11/2014
CueScript Selects Italian Distributor
CueScript has appointed ARET Video and Audio Engineering as its new Italian distributor. Effective immediately, ARET will be responsible for CueScript