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DR Group Completes Final Cut Pro Facility for HorseTVThe HorseTV Channel ramps up editing capabilities and installs largest Facilis Terrablock SAN (December 13, 2005)
Final Cut Pro facility design experts, The DR Group, announced today in conjunction with the Horse TV Media Group, the completion of a new Final Cut Pro (FCP) facility for the Cable channel operator. The new facility allows for up to 12 FCP workstations to run off of the channel's 4 Facilis Terrablock storage area networks (SANs), making The HorseTV Channel the owner of the largest Facilis installation in the United States.
The facility and workstations, fully designed and implemented in just one month by DR Consulting, are the first phase of a multiphase project set to reach completion in the coming months. The initial design encompasses 10 Final Cut Pro stations interconnected by fiber channel to enable media sharing and serial digital interface cables, which allows for digital transmission of broadcast quality video and audio between the creative workstations. The 4 Facilis Terrablock storage area networks encompass 30 terrabytes of digital storage space and allow for users on both PC and Mac based systems to work off of the same SAN. The entire system is designed for internal maintenance so that minimal outside assistance is needed for upkeep.
"The DR Group has provided us with a perfect solution for our editing needs," said Patrick Osterman, Senior VP of Broadcast Operations and Information Technology for The HorseTV Channel. "We are committed to providing only the very best quality television and the DR Group helps us make that happen."
"The HorseTV Channel provided us with a unique and challenging project and I'm happy to say that we rose to the occasion," said Lowell Kay, President of the DR Group. "We are looking forward to completing the second phase in the months to come, providing The HorseTV Channel with one of the most cutting-edge Final Cut Pro facilities in the industry."
Led by company founder and digital entertainment expert Lowell Kay, DR Consulting handles all aspects of facility planning from advising on hardware and software systems to developing electrical strategies to logistical wiring and installation. DR Consulting has serviced companies such as Mojo, LLC, HBO, MakinE and many others.
About The HorseTV Channel
The HorseTV Channel is the only 24/7 television channel providing audiences of all ages with entertaining and informational programming focused on the fascinating world of horses. From silk hats to Stetsons, The HorseTV Channel offers viewers a varied and compelling lineup presenting the events, recreational activities, competitions, stories and lifestyles that we share with one of America's most cherished icons, the horse.
About The DR Group
The DR Group is the entertainment industry's total solution provider for Final Cut Pro products, editing services, support, training and facility planning. With over a decade of experience, the company is recognized as one of Hollywood's top resources for post-production services, digital video solutions and motion picture film stock. The company also manufactures the DRaid storage drive, a fast, low cost alternative to Xserve RAID.
For more information visit www.thedrgroup.com.
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