MediaGrid 4000 Installation Will Provide World-Class Facility With Performance Essential to Establishing Efficient, Cost-Effective ACES Pipeline
Located in Scottsdale and encompassing more than 15,000 square feet, Sneaky Big Studios will open in July 2016 to support shooting and production of television, commercial, and corporate content; web/media production; and post-production. Within this facility, the MediaGrid 4000 high-performance scale-out storage system will provide 540 TB of useable storage capacity and deliver the performance of a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) with the simplicity and scalability of ethernet-based network-attached storage (NAS).
The on-the-fly scaling of capacity and bandwidth made possible by the MediaGrid 4000 will ensure superior workflow efficiency and productivity while supporting an ACES workflow using OpenEXR for VFX, which has a high data rate and high storage demands. The robust Harmonic system also will facilitate full online work with RAW files from RED and Sony cameras. As Sneaky Big Studios adds bandwidth and capacity-intensive projects, the MediaGrid 4000 system’s active expansion architecture will enable smooth extension of storage without the need to take the system offline.
Sneaky Big Studios also has selected the Harmonic ProMedia® Carbon file-based transcoder to facilitate conversion of content to any array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats.
“As a next-generation shared storage system optimized for demanding media workflows, the Harmonic MediaGrid 4000 is a perfect fit for Sneaky Big Studios and the facility’s 4K online post workflow,” said Doug Triblehorn, regional vice president of sales for North American Broadcast at Harmonic. “With MediaGrid 4000 supporting the real-time work with 4K source formats, without the need for proxies, Sneaky Big Studios will be able to turn around projects at a quality and speed that rival that of major facilities in New York or Los Angeles.”
Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
About Sneaky Big Studios
Located in North Scottsdale and encompassing more than 15,000 square feet, Sneaky Big Studios is one of the largest, most technologically advanced production facilities in the Southwest. The studio offers a setting for television and commercial shoots, rehearsals and recording sessions, web/media production, press conferences, corporate training/videos, music videos, post production and video editing, color correction, photography and events. To learn more visit www.sneakybig.com.
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