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WORLD NEWS Media-focused cloud services ERA Ltd, an IT and broadcast technology integrator and reseller, has announced the launch of ERA Cloud, a new on-demand services platform tailored to the needs of broadcast & media companies. ERA Cloud offers access to leading technology with the simplicity, scalability and affordability of a secure hosted environment.  Services currently available through the e-store platform include IaaS, servers on demand, security and continuity, media management and publishing. Seagull flies to new heights www.eraltduk.com R ome-based post-production house, Seagull Post, has recently upgraded its Quantel Pablo 4K and Pablo PA to two of the latest Pablo Rio color correction and finishing systems. Seagull Post is built on 15 years of experience, offering services from scene to screen in 2D and S3D for the film, television and commercials markets. The facility has worked on 3D films including, Com’ bello far l’amore, the television series, Intreatment for SKY, and documentary film, Giuseppe Tornatore - Every Film My First Film, as well as commercials for Ferrarelle and Salmoiraghi & Vigano. www.quantel.com Shared storage for remote post set-up F acilis TerraBlock has provided a shared storage solution for two ABC Studios series in Burbank, CA as part of a new workflow process that provides an integrated remote post set up that includes editorial, online, titling, color, dailies and VFX.  Designed by post production, consulting and software development company DigitalFilm Tree (DFT), the pipeline was originally outfitted with TerraBlock because of the systems small form factor, high-capacity and performance. First implemented in September 2012, TerraBlock has already proven successful in facilitating the workflow for DFT on the ABC series Mistresses and Perception.  It’s a Technicolor whodunit! T echnicolor completed grading and re-recording for the latest feature length episodes of ITV’s acclaimed Poirot and Marple murder-mysteries. Technicolor provided sound and visual post on all eight episodes for both series from its Lexington Street facility in Soho, London, which now also offers sound services. www.technicolor.com With support for 4TB drives, TerraBlock fits 96 terabytes into a single 5RU, 24-drive chassis providing all of the bandwidth and storage necessary for a full show season, while also reducing the power consumption and heat emission from that of a traditional SAN. This robust and compact design allows post production teams to easily complete on- set dailies. Once filming is wrapped, hard drives with RAW Apple ProRes 444 footage are loaded into the TerraBlock for the dailies to be processed. www.facilis.com 26 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013 TV-BAY079JUL13.indd 26 09/07/2013 16:51