(London, United Kingdom--October 6, 2013) To cater for the increasing demand of high-resolution projects, Cluster Studio — which has served the post-production market in Latin America for almost a decade — recently added FLUX Store, the new post-production storage solution from FilmLight.
Cluster Studio has a workflow pipeline that involves the creation and handling of a huge amount of data, and the capabilities of the company’s incumbent NAS solution was being superseded. The team quickly realized they needed to invest in a larger and faster storage solution capable of dealing with their growing data demands.
FLUX Store is a breakthrough approach to storing and managing the huge amounts of content generated by today’s digital workflows. Capable of streaming 2K and 4K content into Baselight systems over dual-link 10 gigabit Ethernet, it includes user-expandable storage up to 80TB with integral data management.
“We are familiar with the capabilities of the FLUX storage solution through our sister company in Mexico, Color Space, which already has two Baselight systems,” said Armando Ricalde, director of technology, Cluster Studio. “With its unrivaled features, performance capabilities and unbeatable price we quickly decided that an investment in the FLUX solutions was the best option for our business.”
The large capacity of the FLUX solution combined with its high-bandwidth transfer constant rate means Cluster Studio can now utilise a number of workstations at any one time, which results in more iterations and more time to leverage creativity for its clients.
“Having a diagnostic suite and a set of specialized tools also means we can better maintain a smooth and efficient production,” added Ricalde. “This enables us to focus our developing efforts on more proprietary pipeline tools for the artists. And, happy artists and less frustrated IT department means more beautiful imagery in motion and compelling stories.”
The open connectivity of the FLUX Store means any client can be connected without the need for additional interface cards or client licenses. This has allowed Cluster Studio to maximize its resources by deploying FLUX Store throughout its current network infrastructure.
About Cluster Studio
Soul. Who are we?
We’re a VFX studio, passionate about creativity and technology to revolutionize ideas.
We have a special talent for blending artistry and technical skills, imagination and reality,and making them function in harmony. We innovate through doing what we love: Create.
Mind. What do we do?
We work in close collaboration with creative agencies, talented directors and visionary brands to bring their vision to life. We highly value communication with our clients and understand the needs of every project in order to achieve a common goal: to surpass expectations.
Body. How do we do it?
Every team member has the necessary passion, enthusiasm and above all the talent to generate ideas, overcome challenges and discover new ways to produce groundbreaking work.
We’ve had nearly a decade of innovation as a professional art, creativity and animation studio with a talented team whose talents and skills allow us to offer creative and technical tools to excel in any project.
For more information, visit http://www.clusterstudio.com
FilmLight develops colour grading and colour management systems as well as film scanning and data management solutions that are transforming film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s products are in use every day by leading studios, labs and post-production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines. Fuelled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2002, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, Beijing, Bangkok, Mumbai, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk