• STUDIO ACCELERATES
      CONTENT-INTENSIVE, MULTI-USER
      CONCURRENT MEDIA PRODUCTION
      WORKFLOW

NICE SHOES

QUICK FACTS
Industry: Media Post Production

NYC-based Nice Shoes is a full service, artist-driven design, animation, visual effects and color grading studio specializing in high-end commercials, web content, film, TV and music videos. The company specializes in motion and interactive content, from concept to completion, across all media platforms. Included in the company’s global list of clients is TD Ameritrade, BlackBerry, Calvin Klein Jeans, MTV’s Video Music Awards, and Ford.

 

CHALLENGES

  • Explosive growth of resolutions, file sizes and performance requirements
  • Tight deadlines, complex workflows & multiple stakeholders
  • Inefficient file transfers & storage islands wasting valuable creative time
  • Unpredictable performance leading to frame drops & redoing projects
  • High cost and complexity of managing & maintaining multiple systems

SOLUTION

  • DDN file-based media storage engine
  • Real-time, guaranteed QoS for HD, 2K & 4K workflows
  • Centralized storage pool eliminated islands and file transfers
  • Consolidated multiple systems, reduced floor space & TCO
  • Future-proof for tomorrow’s resolutions, frame rates, capacity growth

BUSINESS BENEFITS

  • Safeguards data integrity while protecting file system performance from drive error and recovery events
  • Maximizes data availability and system uptime with a highly-resilient architecture
  • Offers world-leading density and energy efficiency to lower company’s TCO

TECHNICAL BENEFITS

  • Allows concurrent editing of shared files across Mac, Linux, UNIX and Windows clients to improve workflow efficiency
  • Provides native support for Apple Final Cut Pro® and Apple Final Cut Server® to accelerate performance
  • Facilitates real-time editing capabilities with guaranteed quality of service
  • Scales non-disruptively from terabytes to petabytes