For its work editing a project for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon, Hey Guy Media (HGM) needed a system that could keep up with multiple editors working in 4K. The team found a solution in QNAP's recently released TVS-882ST, a portable Thunderbolt NAS with 10GbE connectivity. Providing a Thunderbolt/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-882ST3 supports higher bandwidth for optimizing 4K video transfer and online editing.
With 4K and 1080p raw videos constantly being uploaded to the NAS through one Thunderbolt port, four to five editors were able to work with the footage through the other Thunderbolt port and 10 GbE network connection. Additionally, the post team was able to remotely replicate about 5 TB of footage to send to the New England office for backup and collaboration. They were able to simultaneously run a Windows virtual machine on the same NAS using QNAP's Virtualization Station app with Adobe Media Encoder to transcode the media to the correct format for their client.
Before they implemented the QNAP solution, the team would need several extra days for transcoding after the editing was done. A NAS with the power and throughput to handle these tasks simultaneously greatly speeds up the entire workflow.
QNAP has a complete Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 NAS product lineup designed to keep up with video production workflows with multiple editors uploading and editing off the NAS simultaneously. Besides fast throughput and a powerful CPU, these NAS units can connect to expansion units through Thunderbolt to allow for as much as 500 TB of high-speed storage.
See the complete Hey Guy Media story at youtu.be/Yi9v1OzB9xc.