(Los Angeles, California--January 17, 2011) JMR Electronics, Inc., a leading value provider of scalable storage solutions since 1982, has announced their sponsorship of the prestigious seventeenth annual Slamdance Film Festival set to take place January 21-27, 2011 in Park City, Utah.
Slamdance is a year-round organization that began in 1995 “by filmmakers, for filmmakers” supporting innovative indie filmmakers by hosting a cross section of media events. The yearly Slamdance Film Festival, which takes place concurrently with Sundance Film Festival, premieres new films by first time artists who work within the creative confines of a limited budget.
Presented at the Festival will be an exciting new workflow solution from JMR Electronics, Inc and Blackmagic Design--an all-in-one portable PCIe based SilverStor™ storage system plus non-linear color correction on a Mac Workstation with the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve for Mac.
“Blackmagic is pleased to partner with JMR Electronics.” Stated Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design. “The combination of DaVinci Resolve color correction software on the Mac and JMR’s new high-performance SilverStor™ PCIe based portable storage offers independent filmmakers the ability to color correct at the highest level on an affordable budget”.
JMR Electronics along with co-sponsor, Blackmagic Design, will host a Fireside Chat, January 25th, 2011 from 11:20am - 12:15pm, and a filmmakers’ happy hour from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Rich Montez from Whipping Post Services, a Blackmagic reseller, will demonstrate DaVinci Resolve for Mac. Montez was a Senior Colorist at Universal Pictures and Director of Training for DaVinci.
Representatives from JMR Electronics and Blackmagic Design will detail how this new complete workflow solution allows projects shot on various digital cameras can be easily reviewed, edited and color corrected all in one workstation and in 3D.
“JMR is proud to support the independent filmmakers of Slamdance.” Said Mitchell Guzik, COO, JMR Electronics. “JMR’s new SilverStor™ storage and expansion units with Blackmagic Design products allow us to provide the highest quality yet most cost efficient solutions for the independent film community.
The SilverStor™ is a high performance RAID array and PCIe expansion unit that features a SAS/SATA backplane, PCIe 2.0 connectivity to the host and PCIe expansion within the unit itself. These high-performance direct-attached desktop units come in a sleek design and are whisper quiet for all environments. Drives are hot-swappable, SES monitoring and reporting is included and the system can be configured in a variety of ways catering to the changing needs of today’s digital content creators. Expandable up to hundreds of terabytes, the SilverStor™ combination of a high performance RAID protected system plus reliable patented PCIe expansion interface gives users the comfort and security they need to focus on their project not their system. JMR Electronics SilverStor™ will be released in units 4, 8, 10 and 18 bay expandable units and be available Q1 2011. For more information on the Slamdance Film Festival, schedules and passes please visit, http://www.slamdance.com
About JMR Electronics, Inc.
JMR is a leading value provider of scalable storage systems for performance and capacity driven applications in the government, DCC, VOD, video surveillance and Web 2.0 markets. Headquartered in Chatsworth, California, JMR has been developing reliable, high performance RAID storage technologies since 1982. JMR's complete line of BlueStor™ PeSAN™ DAS, NAS and SAN solutions, manufactured entirely in the U.S.A., are ideal for nearly every IT and video production need. For further information please visit, http://www.jmr.com
Design Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, routers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in the television industry, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984 and continue ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check http://www.blackmagic-design.com