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DataDirect MEDIAScaler Supports Filmlance’s Growth

With viewer demand increasing for its hit TV shows and Ultra HD production, Filmlance needed to make some bold technology moves to keep up. The independent media production company replaced its entire file system and storage infrastructure with DDN’s MEDIAScaler workflow management and end-to-end storage solution. The new tool is designed to work with ever-increasing resolution requirements—such as 4K, 8K, UHD, HDR and IMF—and accommodate rapidly rising camera counts and frame rates.

Deploying DDN MEDIAScaler enables Filmlance to meet the immense data requirements of today’s films and television series shot in ultra-high definition. MEDIAScaler allows Filmlance to manage its end-to-end media workflows within a single platform, including ingest, editing, transcoding, distribution, collaboration and archiving in Filmlance’s new private cloud storage. The system is designed to scale to hundreds of petabytes.

“The beauty of this system is that we don’t have to do a lot of planning for increasing capacity in the future,” says Filmlance CTO Henrick Cednert. “We just buy another box and add it to the system as we need it. This makes it much easier than how we had to operate before. All in all, the solution is geared to meet the needs of Filmlance’s demanding postproduction environment—now and in the foreseeable future.”