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Korean Film Council Improves Efficiency in Digital Film Lab with 4K Playback BrightDrive Media Sharing System

(April 10, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-10--Bright Systems, Inc., developer of media server and infrastructure technology for the post production industry, is today announcing that the Korean Film Council, KOFIC, has purchased a BrightDrive media sharing system with 4K media playback for its facility in Seoul.

BrightDrive is installed in KOFICs digital film lab where it is used for sharing media between a range of software and hardware equipment that use a variety of different operating systems. As well as providing media sharing with 4K playback, BrightDrive is used as a storage area network (SAN) connected to a Digital Vision Film Master, a Clipster, Discreet Fire and Inferno and an Apple Final Cut Pro, and configured as nearline storage connected to an ARRI film scanner. Advanced media sharing intelligence enables operators using each system to share and work on the same media files concurrently.

KOFIC is government supported organization for the promotion of the Korean film industry. They decided to investigate media sharing technology to see if improvements could be made in workflow efficiency. With data centric workflows becoming popular throughout the post production industry, KOFIC began carrying out a number of tests on shared volume storage systems. The offering from Bright Systems was of particular interest because it was well established and had proven stability and performance.

 ?We wanted to implement a media sharing system for our DI workflow for a D-Cinema test bed, and liked the look of the BrightDrive solutions, said B G Oh, technical supervisor, KOFIC. ?Choosing the correct system was of utmost importance for the success of our facility. BrightDrive lets us decrease data transfer times and increase output which means we achieve greater efficiencies throughout the digital processes.

KOFICs BrightDrive was supplied through BESCO, Bright Systems business partner in Korea. BESCO will also provide first line support, installation and after sales services.


KOFIC was originally founded on April 3, 1973 and was known as the Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corporation (KMPPC) until the end of the 1990s. The KMPPC eventually set as one of its goals the restructuring of its organization in order to be able to cope with the specialization and diversification demanded by the global film industry. As such, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) was established On May 28, 1999, with the objective of adopting a Commission based management style composed of nine individual film specialists to discuss Korean film promotion related issues. This organizational structure has consistently been in place since then.

KOFIC is composed of the head office, which serves as the main outlet for the promotion of Korean films, located in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul; the Korean Academy of Film Arts, which has as its objective the cultivation of the human resources needed for the film industry and the provision of training programs for those engaged in the film industry, located in Myeongdong, Jung-gu, Seoul; the Namyangju Studio Complex, which serves as a film production studio, located in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do; the MediACT Center, responsible for educating the public about visual media; and Art Theater, which exclusively screens artistic films.

Founded in September 1996, Besco S.I Corp. is a company specialized in systems for broadcasters and DI workflow solutions in Korea. Besco has much experience in designing and integrating systems for broadcasters and is now becoming the leading company in DI business.

About Bright Systems
Bright Systems was founded in 1999 to design and develop advanced infrastructure systems for data-intensive environments. Based in Reno, Nevada, a centre associated with important milestones in the development of video disk recording, Bright Systems provides a range of extremely high-performance file servers capable of record/playback of real-time uncompressed video and data streams. With its unique expertise in advanced engineering and facility integration/workflow, Bright Systems is able to deliver a significant competitive edge to the post production industry.

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