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Whitepaper: Fibre Channel Connectivity in Modern Content Creation Workflows

The Dilemma - IT Infrastructure Convergence with Rich Media Production

For over a decade now, content creation infrastructure has been penetrated by IP-based networks and network-attached storage products. Shared storage, once the bastion of a handful of high-end facilities, has become commonplace with the help of network file systems and lower cost 1/10Gb Ethernet hardware. The most popular workstation operating systems have decent compatibility with these systems, and mapping network shares to the desktop for access to project files is a popular workflow.

EBook - All Network Storage is Not the Same

The Choice Between Ubiquity and Purpose

You want a good storage system that can be seen and used by all the workstations in your facility. The reason for this is obvious, so all your incoming file-based content lives in one place. Attach your laptop or workstation to the plug in the wall, and there it is.

It is not, nor has it ever been, that easy. Before exploring the “gotchas” involved in deploying such a system, let’s first break down what exactly it is that you want.

Good storage system – Protected, reliable, high performance
Can be seen and used – Multi-platform compatible, application interoperable
By all the workstations – Scalable, accessible

Post Production Asset Management- Finding the Right Balance for Your Business

If you don’t have an asset management system currently, how do you know if your business could benefit from such a system? Which type is right for your business?

Video production workflows are constantly evolving. File formats and resolutions change, cameras come and go, all in search of creating the next award-winning show. Regardless of the camera and equipment used, one thing is certain, the amount of file-based media being captured in a production continues to grow, in some cases exponentially.  With so much footage being ingested, the demands on storage systems in terms of bandwidth and capacity are obviously high.  Media asset management (MAM) solutions are plentiful and designed to help people organize and easily retrieve media.  However, not all MAM solutions are created equal, and different workflows have different needs.

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Production for UHDTV – Is Your Facility Ready?

For post production companies keeping a watchful eye on the constant evolution of acquisition formats and delivery standards, staying ahead of the curve can be quite an exercise. This document will look at the challenges of dealing with this constantly changing landscape where bigger is always better in the eyes of clients. We will explore the challenges of maintaining workflow efficiency and profitability through optimized shared storage infrastructure. In particular, we will examine the impact of current and future high-resolution formats as part of UHDTV’s evolution.

* UHDTV and Evolving Acquisition Formats
* Saying Yes To Any Project
* The Hybrid Solution
* Connectivity and Flexibility
* Guaranteed Storage Performance and Consistency
* 4K — Only a Bump in the Road
* Conclusion–Future Proofing your Storage Investment