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Films @ 59 Installs BrightDrive Media File Server for New Stereo3D Workflow

(October 03, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-10-3--
Bright Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced technology for shared media, has announced that Bristol-based post-production house, Films @ 59, has installed a BrightDrive media file server to provide the shared storage infrastructure for its new Stereo3D post-production and VFX workflows. The system was supplied by London-based post-production and broadcast industry supplier, XTFX.

The new BrightDrive is networked with an Autodesk Flame Premium which provides 2K 3D stereoscopic finishing, making Films @ 59 currently the only 2K Stereo3D facility west of London. Together, the systems provide a powerful, state of the art 2K and Stereo3D shared data environment that enhances and complements Films @ 59's existing 2D facilities.

BrightDrive's advanced file management technology enables content creators to achieve significant cost-savings from their workflows by maximizing system performance levels, even when the throughput of data is at its highest. BrightDrive optimizes the way media is recorded onto disk thereby reducing the occurrence of data randomization. BrightDrive G2 and G2 Pro network file servers are compatible with all leading file-based media applications and file formats, and support all media workflows including commercials, animation, DI, dailies, restoration and VFX.

"Our selection of BrightDrive and Flame means we have the best equipment in terms of craft and technology to serve our clients' needs," said Stuart Dyer, Operations Manager, Films @ 59. 

XTFX worked with Films @ 59's in-house engineering team to design and install the shared storage infrastructure which is built around the BrightDrive media file server with 216 TB of storage provided by Rorke Data. The infrastructure incorporates Films @ 59's existing finishing and grading suites as well as the new Autodesk Flame Premium suite.


About Films @ 59
Films @ 59 is a UK award-winning post-production facility. Having grown considerably over the past 20 years, we have made a significant investment in new equipment and staff training in order for us to stay at the forefront of new technology and deliver a first class service to our clients. Our aim remains the same today as it did when we started in 1990: to make our customers' pre and post production path as smooth and enjoyable an experience as possible. By delivering personal, flexible and innovative solutions, we enable our clients to achieve their ambitions.

About Bright Technologies, Inc.
Bright Technologies develops highly specialized technology for shared media environments. In the mid-1990s, Bright's core team began the development of the first file system for shared media and by 1999, Bright was the first company to address the core issues and challenges of file handling in media. Over the past 12 years, Bright has earned a reputation as an innovative, collaborative, problem solving media software and technology developer. Based on this level of experience and vision for what's possible, Bright has developed its current product line. Today, Bright Technologies provides the most advanced media file servers in the industry, featuring low-latency, high performance, and best possible predictability and reliability, specifically designed to meet the needs of media file-based workflows. Bright Technologies, Inc., head office: 10405 Double R Blvd, Reno, Nevada, USA. t: +1 775 823 9002

About XTFX Limited
XTFX was set up in March 2004 to supply applications and hardware solutions within a framework of sales consultancy/support services to the Broadcast/Film & Video Post-Production industry. XTFX has assembled a portfolio of products and services targeted at addressing the increasing movement towards a non-proprietary resolution independent data oriented IT based infrastructure. XTFX has at its disposal a core of expertise that stems from key individuals who have extensive experience working for and with various manufacturers such as Autodesk (formerly Discreet), Quantel and Avid/Softimage to name a few. Our technical expertise covers various OS/networking technologies such as Unix, Linux, Wintel/SQL, OSX, together with hardware experience with SAN, NAS, Servers, Storage, Disaster Recovery & Data Archiving/HSM solutions. All of these products are supplied together with a comprehensive range of support, data systems design, consultancy and integration options.

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