Take 2 Films deployed StorageDNA’s DNA Evolution to manage data on the feature film Paddington, which was shot in the 4:3 ARRIRAW format. The film’s production team generated a large volume of camera data—approximately 2 TB to 4 TB of content per day. The Take 2 team used DNA Evolution to archive, restore and access the ARRIRAW frames directly from LTO LTFS tape.
“In addition to significant performance increases, DNA Evolution allowed us to do clip-based conforms directly from LTO tape for selected VFX turnovers, which created some big workflow advantages,” says Adam Shell, post supervisor for Take 2 Films. “DNA Evolution’s web-based interface made it simple for us to find exactly the content needed and restore it directly from the LTO tape.”