Facilis TerraBlock Fast-Tracks University of Hartford Student Broadcasting

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From crafting on-air scripts to producing and editing interviews, University of Hartford's

STN Channel 2

encourages students to get their feet wet in the broadcast field early on. Each week, students are tasked with creating a 30-minute live broadcast covering campus, local, national and world news, which airs on the university’s network and online. Throughout production and post, participants are given access to a newsroom equipped with the latest cameras, editing gear and storage – including a Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System to assist with the management of large video files.

STN 2 added a Facilis TerraBlock 24EX Shared Storage System to its workflow last year in an effort to accelerate post production. Andrew Mannino, General Manager and Chief Engineer, STN 2, said, “My predecessor looked at several solutions on the market, but ultimately went with TerraBlock, because it had expandability options in terms of speed that others could not match.”

Over the last year, Mannino has seen a considerable reduction in the time it takes the station to turn around broadcasts. He shared, “With TerraBlock, students can easily share project files between workstations and collaborate on the same projects simultaneously, which saves us a ton of time. On top that that, it’s very fast! If we want to render graphics or play back footage, even over Ethernet, we never have to worry about lag time.”

STN 2’s current post production pipeline comprises two PC edit suites running Avid® Media Composer ®, which are connected to the TerraBlock via 8Gbit Fibre Channel. Additionally, STN 2 has a third Media Composer suite, two Adobe® Creative Suite® workstations and six Panasonic P2 Viewer stations for logging footage – which are all connected to TerraBlock via 1Gbit Ethernet. On occasion, editors will also bring in MacBooks and connect to their laptops to TerraBlock to edit files in programs like Apple® Final Cut Pro®.

With TerraBlock in place, the P2 editors are able to pull footage from any of the workstations connected to TerraBlock (rather than having to move everything over from an individual hard drive), which has simplified the station’s overall workflow. “Students no longer have to sign up to use whichever edit suite is holding the footage. We can access what we need, when we need it,” Mannino noted. “TerraBlock gives us one central location where we can store and access videos. It’s truly been a great asset.”

About TerraBlock

Facilis TerraBlock is a high-capacity, multiplatform, shared storage system for post-production and content creation. It fosters collaboration, supporting Fiber channel and Ethernet, volume and file-level control.

About Facilis Technology

Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds affordable, high-capacity, turnkey shared storage and archiving solutions for post production and content creation professionals working in the film, television, education and audiovisual markets. Its production-proven solutions are fast and intuitive – making it easier for creative professionals to collaborate and work more efficiently. Flexible, scalable and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any studio environment – boutique, mid-size or large – and have been installed in more than 2000 facilities worldwide to date.

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