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French Ekinops Goes Hollywood for Uncompressed HD

Modern VideoFilm is helping Ekinops of France go Hollywood by deploying its equipment to build an optical network for transporting uncompressed HD video during the crucial post-production process used for motion pictures and TV series.

Headquartered in Burbank, Calif., Modern VideoFilm said it currently provides services to all major Hollywood studios--using several networked-locations in the greater Los Angeles metroplex to allow fast and easy access to applicable video data to various post-teams at the various sites.

VideoFilm said the rapid emergence of HD technology in the Hollywood culture created an urgent need to transport high quality video between different facilities. Since there wasn’t a comprehensive HD transport infrastructure in place yet to serve the many content production centers in Los Angeles, VideoFilm said in a statement it had decided “to lease dark fiber between our sites and purchase the Ekinops equipment to light it up.”

Ekinops, based in Lannion, France, is transporting 10 GbE data, as well as SDI and HD-SDI video, via fiber--using its proprietary “360” platform to seamlessly consolidate multiple video and data circuits.