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Budda Jones Selects Facilis Terrablock

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Entertainment-marketing group Buddha Jones has selected Facilis TerraBlock to aid its management of thousands of hours of HD and 4K footage.

Last year, I.T. Director Kyle Gascho opted to integrate a TerraBlock 24D into Buddha Jones' post production workflow.
Prior to deploying TerraBlock, the team relied on a single computer with locally attached drives to store all media.
"We used to have to wait for one person to finish a project before another could touch it, but with Multi-User Write functionality, that's no longer the case," Gascho explained. "TerraBlock allows us to work on multiple projects simultaneously, significantly reducing ingest time. We can copy files to the server faster, and our colourists can playback HD and 4K files in real-time, which is amazing. It's allowed us to work faster and has definitely freed up more of our time for the creative."
Buddha Jones installed the TerraBlock last November and it is now connected via 16Gb Fibre Channel through a 16Gb ATTO Switch to two Mac Pro workstations that run Avid Symphony and Avid Media Composer, one of which also runs Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 10.
An additional Mac Pro workstation is connected to the system via 10Gb Ethernet over Fibre Channel via a Myricom card for backup syncing. Four additional clients running Avid Media Composer are also linked to TerraBlock via 1Gb Ethernet.
"If we just need just 1Gb Ethernet to run a small task, we can, or if we need to invest in 16Gb Fibre Channel for a massive project, it's not a problem," Mr Gascho said. "Our entire team can talk to the same media even through different types of clients."

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