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19/06/2014

Light Iron Selects Facilis TerraBlock For 4K Future

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New York post house Light Iron has installed a Facilis TerraBlock in the post production facility it developed during its expansion in 2013. The addition of TerraBlock to its workflow is part of a larger effort to future proof the studio for the advent of 4K editorial.

Light Iron’s fully populated TerraBlock 24D is situated in the center of its New York facility, where it is connected via 16Gb Fibre Channel to eight 4K-capable offline editorial rooms and seven pieces of ingest and output equipment located in Light Iron’s machine room. Each edit suite runs a combination of Avid Media Composer 6.5, Adobe Creative Cloud and Apple® Final Cut Pro X editing software.
"We’ve definitely seen a spike in 4K content over the last year and have already done several 4K finishes at Light Iron in Los Angeles. It’s really just a matter of time before we start seeing more 4K editorial requests, which is part of the reason we opted for TerraBlock," said Light Iron CTO Chris Peariso. "TerraBlock’s bandwidth, along with the flexibility it gives us to have multiple connections – Fibre Channel and Ethernet, will allow us to better handle post on any 4K project that comes through our doors."
TerraBlock has become the New York facility’s central hub for storing high-res versions and low-res proxies of its most important media. Peariso said: "TerraBlock gives us one central place to access and manage everything, which massively impacts our day-to-day. We can physically store all of the data on the same chassis, but also build virtual volumes within that chassis and assign to them specific projects or users as needed.
"Having the ability to spin up a volume that our team can use anytime is awesome. To my knowledge, there isn’t any other product out there that is as flexible with the sort of workflow we run in New York. Shared storage is the most important part of our business; without it, we’d be miserable. TerraBlock fit exactly what we were looking for in a system; it’s flexible, easy to use and teach, and it accommodates 4K workflows."

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