Leading London-Based Post House Achieves Modern, Data-Centric Workflow and Maximum Data Protection for Security and Archive Purposes
HANNOVER, GERMANY and SAN JOSE, CA, Jul 21, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Molinare, the largest, privately owned post production company in the United Kingdom, has selected high-performance hardware and software from DVS and Quantum (NYSE: QTM). With tremendous rich media data growth resulting from HD and 3D projects, the facility recently opted for a combination of a DVS-SAN, DVS's CLIPSTER(R), SpycerBox and Quantum's StorNext(R) data management software to move massive image files between its sites in London, Mumbai and Chennai, India. Molinare's previous storage architecture was insufficient to satisfy the demands of today's digital workflow. Thanks to the combined solution from DVS and Quantum, Molinare now benefits from an enormous increase in storage and a high-speed, file-based workflow which enables users around the world to manage, share, protect and archive its large media files.
Molinare significantly increased its original 8 TB of storage capacity. The DVS-SAN with its 150 TB functions as the key component in the high data rate, shared storage solution: It is optimized for post production workflows and works independently of third-party components. Molinare's editors can now work in the highest possible resolution with the ability to share material across continents. DVS's SpycerBox provides an additional 48 TB of storage capacity and assists Molinare in creating a secure and dedicated backup.
DVS's award-winning DI workstation CLIPSTER(R) allows real-time playback of several RAW files like RED(R), ARRI, Phantom and SI-2K. Its ability to handle multiple tasks supports Molinare in new workflows, enabling the facility to take in any type of media, as well as edit, grade and conform the material. Molinare has even established a dedicated CLIPSTER(R) suite which enjoys exceptional popularity with clients working on Digital Cinema Packages.
Quantum's StorNext(R) Storage Manager software was seamlessly integrated with the DVS equipment. It enables shared file access and intelligent archiving, providing data protection, a repository for completed work and deep storage for other material. The features in StorNext facilitate Molinare's real-time 4K workflows and manage the resulting content across tiers of storage.
Scott Holmgren, Technical Director at Molinare: "With our increasing demand for bandwidth for both HD and 3D work, DVS and Quantum technology proves to be the ideal choice. The DVS-SAN has an excellent reputation in the industry and Quantum's ability to move media at high speeds over fibre complements it perfectly. CLIPSTER(R) is the Swiss army knife of video tools and essential to our workflow: we have achieved tremendous time savings, and our editors can work in real-time from high-resolution sources."
Ewan Johnston, Software Sales Director EMEA at Quantum: "With both DVS and Quantum equipment, Molinare saw its storage capacity rise from around 8 TB to nearly 200 TB almost overnight. The installation was completed within just one month of the go-ahead from Molinare, which could only be achieved because of our close working relationship with DVS and our understanding of the digital workflow environment."
Oliver Gappa, Sales and Marketing Director at DVS: "Quantum and DVS have a long-standing relationship -- we have worked together on many installations and our hardware and software solutions work in tandem. The new infrastructure at Molinare guarantees a seamless workflow and has fully equipped the facility with all the tools it needs to stay ahead of the field."
More details on DVS and Quantum products used in Molinare's implementation can be found at www.dvs.de/products.html and www.quantum.com/me.
For more information on storage and workflow solutions for the media and entertainment industry, please visit DVS (Hall 7, Stand E25) or Quantum (Hall 7, Stand G27) at the IBC Conference held on September 10-14 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam.
About Molinare: Molinare was founded in 1973 when two young Australians built their own small sound studio. Today, it has become the largest, privately owned post production company in the UK, headquartered in London's Soho. Molinare works across all story genres and distribution formats and is behind an increasing number of award-winning independent feature films. The facilities provide a comfortable environment, the technical support and the infrastructure to enable storytellers to concentrate on their job. Molinare's team gives great care and attention to detail, whether the story is to be told on a computer terminal, a plasma screen television or a 40ft cinema screen. From storyboarding, and previsualisation to grading and delivery, Molinare's involvement interweaves with the entire production process. www.molinare.co.uk
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global storage company specializing in backup, recovery and archive. Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales and service organization. This includes the DXi(TM)-Series, the first disk backup solutions to extend the power of data deduplication and replication across the distributed enterprise. As a long-standing and trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers' evolving data protection needs. www.quantum.com
DVS is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for the digital film and video post production, broadcast, presentation and event markets. DVS applications span the areas of R&D, production of popular TV series and Hollywood blockbusters, and enable 4K films for Digital Cinema. With nearly 25 years of experience in the professional video industry, DVS has cultivated a "passion for perfection," and continues to develop revolutionary systems for customized, flexible, high-performance workflows. DVS was the first company in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. CLIPSTER(R), DVS's flagship product, has won several prestigious awards, including the Hollywood Post Alliance's Engineering Excellence Award. At the BANFF World Television Festival, DVS was honored with the 2009 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. Headquartered in Hannover (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA), DVS also has branch offices in Miami (USA), Paris (France), and Singapore. www.dvs.de
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