• TOP NOTCH FILM & ARTS SCHOOL
      TAKES ITS 4K INGEST & EDITING
      WORKFLOWS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

MEL HOPPENHEIM SCHOOL OF CINEMA

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Industry: Media, Academic Research

“Consistency and data reliability are key and with our SAN powered by DDN SFA12K our students get both the performance and efficiency benefits of being able to play both 4K and 2K uncompressed streams. We couldn’t be happier with the technology, as it has surpassed all our expectations and gives our students the experience they need to be successful in this dynamic and global industry.”

Marcus von Holtzendorff
Post Production Coordinator
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University

 

CHALLENGES

  • Needed to update its aging workflows – moving from 90% film oriented workflows to a 99% digital landscape
  • Technical support team with very limited staffing
  • Multiple buildings on campus needed connectivity with third-party switches
  • Different client operating systems attached to a single pool of storage

Rohde & Schwarz turnkey video and storage solution powered by DDN technology enables:

  • Students to focus on creativity rather than worrying about the technology
  • Students to be immediately productive with experience in the best color correction, cameras, DCP and deliverable technologies when hired by top production houses
  • Two digital cinemas on-site; one with a Barco projector and the other with a Christie projector, both requiring Digital Cinema Packages for screening
  • Students to work on their 3D, 2K and 4K media files directly from the SAN at lightning fast speeds
  • Clipster enables support of majority of camera RAW files format in real-time or faster, correction of meta data errors in media, and rapid transcoding to any delivery format

SOLUTION

  • Rohde & Schwarz turnkey video processing and storage solution powered by DDN SFA12K® storage technology

CUSTOMER RESULTS

  • Environment is now 99% digital
  • What used to take 10 hours to copy files now only takes minutes
  • Users are able to render media files at 70-80 fps
  • Students and staff are able to play 2K and 4K streams directly from the DDN SAN without any frame loss
  • Sustained bandwidth of more than 10GB/s with one RAID controller
  • No downtime, no data loss and no dropped frames—even when formatting LUNs
  • Accelerated workflow while simultaneously decreasing storage footprint, power and cooling
  • Intelligent caching delivers consistent high performance for both throughput and high IOPS applications

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