Real-Time Editing with Small Tree Shared Storage Technology

Real-Time Editing with Small Tree Shared Storage Technology


Location: Tampa, FL
Industry: Production and post-production
Working Environment: Three Final Cut workstations

Sullivan Productions is a leading producer of the direct response infomercials we all know and love, as well as the subject of the Discovery Channel’s popular “Pitchmen” series.


CHALLENGE

If an infomercial was produced surrounding the old workflow at Sullivan Productions, the on-camera spokesperson would say something like this:

Tired of constantly having to deal with long delays? Frustrated with having to copy files from one editing suite to the next? Having trouble meeting deadlines and managing your projects? In need of an affordable solution that will maximize workflow by allowing your entire post-production team to work concurrently on projects? Well ACT NOW and say goodbye to those problems.

Solutions

After struggling with its workflow for months, Sullivan Productions is completing projects much more easily after installing Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR shared storage solution and unique OS X networking technology, which supports multiple Ethernet ports tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing application. By installing the GraniteSTOR solution, consisting of Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card and Edge-corE ES4524D, a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology, Sullivan Productions is now running two of its editing suites concurrently for 10 hours every day and its three editing suites for 10 hours at least three days a week with real-time editing and no dropped frames.   But wait, there’s more.  Not only did GraniteSTOR make life easier for Sullivan Productions’ editing team, it did so at a fraction of the cost of a typical shared storage solution.

MAXIMIZING WORKFLOW

Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.

Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.