LOS ANGELES: Premiere Digital Services migrated its 20 or so Mac-based workstations from independent drives to Ethernet-shared storage from Small Tree. The company’s post-production artists and technologists ingest, quality control, fix, encode, package, transcode, store and distribute digital content--including movies, television, music videos and songs--to online retailers and end users around the world and across all platforms.
Before installing three of Small Tree’s GraniteStor ST-RAID II systems, PDS worked off a rotation of independent drives in an assembly line atmosphere. Content would be captured to a drive, which would be handed off to a QC agent, then to a correction agent and finally to fulfillment where the project would be transcoded, packaged or delivered to the client.
PDS recently moved into a new 7,000-square-foot facility featuring a dedicated server room with instantaneous UPS power back-up and a 2,000-square-foot anti-static floor production space. The Small Tree ST-RAID IIs support 16 streams of ProRes 422HQ with 16 TB increasing to 24 streams with 32 TB with no dropped frames, Small Tree said.
Premiere Digital Services Connects More Than 20 Workstations to Small Tree Shared Storage
With upwards of 20 Mac-based workstations handling projects simultaneously from major clients such as iTunes, Netflix and Hulu, the decision to shift to Ethernet shared storage technology from Small Tree to replace the endless array of independent drives ...