Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!

Author:
Publish date:

Digital District Now Manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube!

500 New Licenses to Be Used Immediately Across Global Organization on New 3D Feature

Los Angeles, CA (November 19, 2013) –

PipelineFX

, makers of

Qube!

, the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today that the global VFX firm

Digital District

will now use Qube! to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.

“Qube! gives us all the flexibility we need for our current and future projects,” said Dave Lajoie, R&D Director at Digital District. “It was important to find a cross-platform solution with a strong Python API that would allow us to control every aspect of our processes. Qube! is that solution.”

With a new Montreal facilty, and a 3D animated feature in production, Digital District will be automating rendering tasks that are essential, but don’t require human intervention. “We want our creatives to focus on what they are hired to do: create!,” added Lajoie. “With Qube! we feel confident that we can tackle our next feature film that involves 1,500 shots, 200 characters and the task of digitally rebuilding Paris in the 1880s without the added stress of managing every process. Now, every computing device will be harnessed and controlled by Qube!, which will keep us competitive by reducing costs and maximizing our production’s rendering resources.”

When looking for a render farm manager, the Digital District team wanted to trust that the product they were buying had been designed for production. Finding a production-proven render dispatcher, backed by industry veterans became a high priority. Qube! bested all other options on the market due to its world class support team and customization features.

“From our research, it was obvious that PipelineFX had devoted years and years to making Qube! a strong product,” continued Lajoie. “Now with some peace of mind, the process of customizing our render pipeline for new software doesn’t seem so bad. In fact, it seems downright easy!”

About Qube!™ and Smart Farming™

Qube! is an intelligent, mature and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Smart Farming delivers intelligence to production pipelines by providing business-critical insight into render pipelines, maximizing investment in rendering infrastructure and automating manual processes. Qube! works out of the box with all leading content creation applications and is truly cross-platform with all software components available on Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®X operating systems.

About PipelineFX

As the leading provider of intelligent render farm management solutions for digital content creation, PipelineFX provides software, support, consulting and training services worldwide. Over 25,000 render nodes at more than 600 customers across film and visual effects, post production, broadcast, design, games and education include Arc Productions, BaseFX, BBC, Cinesite, Deluxe, Digital Domain, Dyson, Efilm, Electronic Arts, Google, HBO, Hasbro, L.M.U., Laika Studios, Lockheed Martin, Method Studios, NBC Sports, Nvidia, NHK, Original Force, Prana Studios, Pratt University, Procter & Gamble, ReelFX, South Park Studios, Target, Technicolor, and Telemundo. PipelineFX is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and has offices in London, Honolulu, Portland, Las Vegas, and Vancouver.

About Digital District

Digital District is an award-winning VFX, animation and post-production house with high expertise in feature films and advertisement. Based in Paris, Montreal, Brussels and Shanghai, Digital District offers global services including Concept Design, On-Set Supervision, Visual Effects, 2D & 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Compositing and Color Grading. Digital District’s commercial work includes Cartier’s “The Odyssey” and YSL’s “Belle D’Opium”, as well as content for Nissan, Adidas, and the animated McDonald’s McFlurry Spot. #####

Related

BlackBox-Radian

Black Box Radian Flex Software-Based Video Wall Platform Earns ISE Best of Show Award

Black Box, an industry-leading provider of pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced that the company's Radian Flex software-based video wall platform won an ISE Best of Show Award from AV Technology Europe, a Future Publishing magazine. Of the more than 1,000 exhibitors at ISE 2019, only 15 — including Black Box with Radian Flex — earned this award, which recognizes achievements and innovations in product and service development.

Luxul_XMS-1208P

Luxul to Bring Reliability and High Performance to IBS 2019 With Latest Networking Solutions for the Smart Home

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced its technology line-up for the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), taking place February 19-21 in Las Vegas. In the Legrand booth SU614, the company will exhibit a wide range of solutions for home builders that deliver reliable, high-performance networks in smart homes, including Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless controller technology; indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs); wired and wireless routers; intelligent network power distribution units (PDU); and the Wi-Fi Assurance Program exclusively for builders.

HoverCam_Pilot3

HoverCam's Pilot Series and ClassFusion Learning Platform Land Big Wins at TCEA 2019

HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced that the company's digital classroom solutions received three major honors from Tech & Learning at the recent Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2019 Conference in San Antonio. At the show, HoverCam's Pilot 3 digital teaching station received the Award of Excellence in the District category, while the company's new Pilot X podium and ClassFusion software platform both earned Best of Show honors. The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at a special ceremony held at Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio.

Veritone_CollegeFootballPlayoff

College Football Playoff Uses Veritone's AI and Digital Asset Management Solutions to Enable Richer Media Coverage

Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, today announced that the College Football Playoff (CFP) leveraged an expanded deployment of Veritone solutions and services for the 2019 CFP National Championship to give members of the media even faster and richer access to its content resources. In addition to the CFP's Digital Media Hub, a white-label digital asset management portal from Veritone, the CFP also utilized Veritone's Live Event Services and aiWARE artificial intelligence platform for the first time. With aiWARE, the CFP was able to apply artificial intelligence to video footage and still images of press conferences, interviews and other Media Day events to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks enabling expedited and enhanced coverage of the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. For the first time, the CFP was able to make Media Day press conference clips and images available for search and immediate download within minutes of delivery. Following the success of this deployment, CFP has renewed its agreement with Veritone through the 2020 championship game in New Orleans.