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Transoft FibreNet Used in Editing "Planet of the Apes"

Entire film and VFX library was stored and shared (August 01, 2001)
Transoft Networks has announced that its FibreNet shared storage network solution was used in editing director Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes."

FibreNet is a Storage Area Network (SAN) solution for digital media, including production, post-production, film and television. The FibreNet shared storage network solution used to edit "Planet of the Apes" included three Avid Media Composers, three Transoft FibreNet seats, a 16-port Fabric Switch and 360 GB of Fibre Channel RAID storage.

The lead ACE editor of the editorial team, Chris Lebenzon ("Pearl Harbor," "Gone in 60 Seconds," "Armageddon" and "Batman Returns"), worked at various locations, Los Angeles, Hollywood, New York, and London among them.

Notes Joel Negron, Associate Film Editor of Planet of the Apes, "We’ve been able to store and share our entire film and VFX library. Also, our Director [Burton] needed us to move to various locations, therefore we had to take the entire editing and storage systems with us. He [Burton] was really impressed that we had the ability to move our complete editing room, location to location.

"He also loved the fact that he could go from one room to look at cuts, another room to look at visual FX, then another to listen to temp sound FX, and with all the same media and storage online," says Negron. "The ease of simply plugging in to an existing Avid bay with little downtime was extremely helpful. FibreNet is exceptionally solid in its performance and that alone is what elevates it above others."

Transoft Networks, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., provides integrated SAN (Storage Area Network), and pioneered open systems SAN. It was acquired by the Hewlett-Packard Company in May of 1999. Its web site address is

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