Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlock

Date: 13/12/2013
Navigation Films Cruises Into 4K Post with Facilis TerraBlock

Navigation Films Co-Owner and Managing Director Mike Charlton moved to Dubai in 2003 to launch a local facility for Atlas Television a UK-based video kit rental house. Over the next seven years, an increasing demand for production and post in the region prompted Charlton to launch sister company, Navigation Films. Since its debut in 2010, Navigation Films has handled several prominent projects for oil and gas companies, airlines, corporations, government agencies and documentary filmmakers. To help manage an influx of 4K projects, the company recently invested in a Facilis TerraBlock 24D with 24TB of shared storage space. 

Throughout the search for a new system with reseller Wecom Global, Charltons team of editors weighed in on the decision-making process. The new solution had to be reputable, futureproof and able to seamlessly handle 2K and 4K projects, all of which they found in TerraBlock. TerraBlock had a proven track record for being a solid system and wed only heard great things about it. It was also scalable, which would allow us to build upon it in the future, shared Charlton. Additionally, a surge in 4K project inquiries made 4K compatibility a top priority for us. We knew TerraBlock could handle the massive volumes of high-res material that 4K requires. 

Since installing TerraBlock, the Navigation Films crew has come to rely extensively on the system. The team shoots on a variety of camera brands including RED, ARRI, Sony, Canon and Blackmagic on a regular basis. Once shot, footage is ingested into a TerraBlock 24D that is connected via 1 Gbit Ethernet to two Mac Pro workstations running Avid® Media Composer®, Apple® Final Cut Pro® 7 and Adobe® Creative Cloud¢, where editing ensues. Charlton said, I cannot stress enough how much weve come to rely on the system. With TerraBlock in place, I can walk in everyday confident our media is protected, because I know it will continue to work. 

Navigation Films captured one of its latest projects a corporate promo for Dnata, the largest air travel service provided in the Middle East in HD and 4K using a Sony F55 camera. Tapping the speed and bandwidth of the TerraBlock, the crew was able to deftly handle several hours of high-res material. No matter what we throw at it, TerraBlock continues to deliver rock-solid performance even when working with large files and formats, noted Charlton. It also allows us to dip into the same material and work on the same project simultaneously. One person can cut while the other composites, and all of our material is still safe.

Charltons former system required additional outside IT expertise for which he enlisted the paid services of an outside contractor. With TerraBlock, hes saved both time and money. Charlton concluded, TerraBlock is so easy to use and doesnt require an outside IT expert. Its absolutely vital to all we do. I like the system so much that were looking to invest in more in the future.

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. http://facilis.com/

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Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP . Crystal Vision will also be showing its extensive range of modular interface and keyers for those planning SDI projects, including its popular chroma keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches.

Tags: Crystal Vision | BVE 2019
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Calrec Brio audio consoles see major success in Japanese market Posted: 15/01/2019
Calrec Brio audio consoles see major success in Japanese market

In 2018, Calrec Audio generated serious momentum in the Japanese broadcasting market with the sale of 40 of its Brio audio consoles to a number of Japanese broadcasters. The customers are a mix of existing and new.

Tags: Audio; audio consoles; audio routing;
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New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping Posted: 14/01/2019
New Cobalt Digital Customizable 4K Encoder Cards Now Shipping

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Cobalt Digital today announced the availability of its 9992ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5 encoders for openGear® frames. Designed for a variety of broadcast applications, the dual-slot card offers customized I/O options and extensive audio support for cost-effective contribution, distribution, ENG, IPTV, and OTT solutions.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | encoder | distribution | ENG
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TVU Networks Receives End-of-Year Innovation Awards Posted: 14/01/2019
TVU Networks Receives End-of-Year Innovation Awards

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced the company was awarded two 2018 Product Innovation Awards from Future Publishing. Publishers of TV Technology, Government Video, Radio World and Creative Planet/DV and VE magazines, the annual Future Publishing awards honor the year’s top product introductions in TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio technology.

Tags: video-over-IP | IP-video-production | TVU-Networks | automated-video-content-management | cloud-based-video
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RHC to Present Lava Cable Product Line at NAMM 2019 Posted: 14/01/2019
RHC to Present Lava Cable Product Line at NAMM 2019

RHC will showcase the Lava Cable product line at the 2019 NAMM Show (Booth #11510). RHC acquired the brand’s assets last spring and has streamlined the Lava Cable product offerings to focus on the company’s best-selling products.

Tags: RapcoHorizon | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
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PMC Showcases Dolby Atmos Adoption at NAMM 2019 Posted: 14/01/2019
PMC Showcases Dolby Atmos Adoption at NAMM 2019

A Dolby Atmos® demo suite will form the centerpiece of PMC’s booth (16112) at NAMM 2019, giving artists, producers and recording engineers an opportunity to experience Dolby Atmos through a world-class monitoring system.

Tags: PMC Speakers | NAMM 2019 | Dolby Atmos Demo Room | Capitol Studios
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Rising Star Elle Exxe Is Named As Pro7ect 2019 Resident Artist Posted: 14/01/2019
Rising Star Elle Exxe Is Named As Pro7ect 2019 and rsquo;s Resident Artist
Elle Exxe, the formidable and fully fledged electro-clash pop star, will be the resident artist at this year’s Pro7ect songwriting retreat, which teams top songwriters with top producers for three days or pure collaborative inspiration at Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco.
Tags: Pro7ect 2019 | Songwriters Retreat | Elle Exxe | Hotel Pelirocco | Brighton
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LiveU Announces $20M Multi-Year Deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group Posted: 14/01/2019
LiveU Announces $20M Multi-Year Deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) recently signed a multi-year lease agreement with LiveU that upgrades its fleet of hundreds of portable transmission units to LU600 HEVC for its newsgathering operations, ensuring the media company always has the latest bonded IP technology. The agreement immediately upgrades Sinclair stations spanning 80 production locations in the US to LiveU’s flagship model of HEVC field units featuring higher efficiencies, greater stability, increased reliability and the best video quality in low bandwidth situations.
Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K
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