Facilis Technology develops video shared storage networks for many markets including traditional Post Production, Advertising, Education, Sports, Houses of Worship, Digital Intermediate/Film, Government, Corporate, Studios and Video Surveillance. Facilis provides a cost effective, high performance shared network storage backbone with integrated Asset Tracking and Archive/Backup tools. In addition, Facilis continually qualifies compatibility with best-of-breed technology from industry-leading partners in Media Asset Management, Archive, Ingest, Editorial/Graphics, Ingest/Playback and Broadcast Automation.
Facilis Technology is a long-time partner with Adobe as an Adobe Anywhere and Pro-Video Development Partner. TerraBlock shared storage systems support Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Collaboration Hub and Adobe Anywhere for video. Facilis has developed customized tools that enhance Adobe collaborative workflows including Facilis Project Manager, and optimizations in the shared file system for Adobe applications.
Adobe Anywhere for Video is a modern platform the empowers virtual teams using Adobe professional video tools to collaborate more efficiently on video productions. As a result, Adobe Anywhere users working from a central server connected to TerraBlock are able to seamlessly use media across the network at advanced bit rates without moving files. Read more about Adobe and Facilis here!
Facilis Technology has been supporting Avid collaborative workflows since 2004, and Avid native bin and project sharing since 2009. The Facilis Shared File System includes an Advanced Emulation Mode with a no-compromises approach to cross-platform Avid workgroups. Facilis Technology personnel have decades of Avid experience to better support Avid facilities.
TerraBlock is the perfect choice to future-proof your facility. Easily deliver projects across multiple applications and operating systems, at speeds unattainable from Avid proprietary storage systems. Remove local attached storage and work completely in the shared environment. With ongoing support for Fibre Channel infrastructure, Facilis is the only choice for replacement of ageing Unity MediaNet systems, and a cost effective and powerful alternative to current Avid Storage products (ISIS/Nexis). See the full workflow details here!
Facilis TerraBlock systems include support for your Final Cut Pro and Final Cut x workflows by enabling real-time editing directly on the shared storage and eliminating the need for local drives and stand-alone RAID systems. This allows for Editors and content creators to focus on the creative aspect of the job and not on locating their media files and copying data.
Facilis turns Final Cut Pro X into a fully collaborative application through the Facilis Project Manager. FCPX libraries can now be shared in real time while keeping Events secure from overwrite. Facilis delivers this feature natively on every Shared File System volume connected through Fibre Channel and Ethernet. No other network system allows for this level of control in a shared storage environment, and these features improve workflow for any multi-user video editing team. See the FCPX project sharing details here!
Square Box Systems has been a partner with Facilis Technology for several years, and hundreds of facilities enjoy the compatibility and integration between the TerraBlock and CatDV products.
Deploying Asset Management can be a very complex undertaking, so it helps when the shared storage just works out of the box. The less time our customers spend managing the storage system, the more time they can spend customizing their ideal asset management workflow. Read more about CatDV and Facilis here.
Blackmagic Resolve has been a favorite application for Facilis customers, because of the bandwidth-hungry formats that are supported by Resolve in the color correction workflow. Resolve was the first OSX application that Facilis successfully qualified with 4K DPX uncompressed playback, and some high performance workflows in Resolve still cannot be delivered with any shared storage except Facilis. TerraBlock is listed in the Blackmagic storage guide as a supported storage system for 4K uncompressed workflows.
Facilis tests and qualifies the latest version of Resolve with every TerraBlock release, and an online demonstration of this workflow is available. See additional information here.
Telestream is a very popular brand for automated ingest, encoding and distribution systems. In these workflows, shared storage is not only recommended, it's required. Facilis and Telestream have hundreds of cooperative installs, and starting with TerraBlock version 6.5 and Vantage version 7, there is now full documented qualification of the supported workflows. Telestream systems work with watch folders and open file formats, which is compatible with growing file support in TerraBlock version 6.5.
Facilis and Telestream have combined to fulfill many advanced workflows in Post Production, Broadcast and Live Event. See some additional information here.
When working with hundreds of terabytes of data, proper and backup and archive systems are critical. StorageDNA has been a partner of Facilis for many years, and the two systems have combined to deliver data resiliency for hundreds of facilities. Fully tested through ongoing qualification in the Facilis lab, StorageDNA server and client software is directly compatible with the Facilis Shared File system over Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
With direct access to the LInux StorageDNA server, or through cross-platform agent software on TerraBlock clients or the server itself, there is a configuration that fits every facility. See more details here.
Facilis offers archive and backup solutions that are directly attached to the base TerraBlock server unit. These products are called SyncBlock, and they make use of software that enables data movement, scheduling, library control and indexing of archive data. One of these software solutions is Archiware P5.
Archiware software runs on the TerraBlock server itself, and delivers professional archive and backup workflows that are automated and robust, to handle the terabytes of data that comes through a large post facility on a weekly basis. Facilis sells and configures Archiware software with our SyncBlock tape-based products - see the full details here!
Newtek Tricaster is a multi-camera production system that is portable and user-friendly. Facilis has been qualified for use with Tricaster since 2014, and supports up to 32 tracks of concurrent video ingest on a single TerraBlock server. Through use of the Facilis Shared File System, traffic is optimized over Ethernet connections to better serve the demanding workflows of live event ingest and playout. TerraBlock is the perfect companion for the Tricaster, with it's ease of use and simple setup even on location.
Tricaster is often combined with various other content creation workstations in a modern facility, so TerraBlock is the one shared storage solution that can support them all with ease. See the Tricaster video here!