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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
Seagull flies to
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.
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