Shared Storage Technology Improving Productivity

Shared Storage Technology Improving Productivity


Location: Tallahassee, FL
Industry: HD Production and post-production
Working Environment: Two Final Cut workstations, HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422

Tallahassee-based On Point Digital Media specializes in high impact, HD video production for long form marketing videos, corporate videos and broadcast commercials.  


CHALLENGE

As a small HD video production company with two Final Cut editing suites, productivity is essential to increasing client volume and improving business development for On Point Digital Media. As such, relying on “sneaker-net” to copy files from one editing suite to another using external hard drives was having a negative impact on the organization’s workflow and, ultimately, its business growth.

Solutions

Since installing Small Tree’s Ethernet-based 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. On Point Digital Media’s editing team has noticed a huge workflow boost while no longer having to worry about dropped frames. Consisting of Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card, and Edge-corE ES4528V, a 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology, GraniteSTOR works seamlessly with HDV, DVCPro HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 formats to substantially increase the editing team’s productivity.

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.