DVS optimises post production facility workflow

Italian post production facility optimises workflow with DVS.

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The Cinecittà Digital Factory of Rome, a post production specialist chose to enlist the services of Hanover-based DVS to completely reorganise and sustainably optimise its post production workflow.

The central storage solution by DVS enables the Roman studios to efficiently process several film projects simultaneously in real time. The tailored storage infrastructure consists of a 48 TB online DVS-SAN complemented by three SpycerBoxes with 72 TB near-line capacities.

The redesign has merged Cinecittà’s heterogeneous infrastructure into a homogeneous and powerful post production network.

As a major European film studio, Cinecittà has to rely on a high-availability storage infrastructure offering openness, flexibility and security. DVS-SAN and SpycerBox turned out to be ideal for Cinecittà.

Several ARRI film scanners simultaneously ingest 2K film material on three SpycerBox systems for further processing.

During conforming, only selected film sequences are transferred to the DVS-SAN. This central online storage enables five uncompressed 2K data streams for parallel color grading on two da Vinci Resolve workstations in real time as well as data access for restoration, finalizing, and mastering.

Cinecittà benefits from the openness of the DVS-SAN by directly connecting SAN clients from a wide variety of manufacturers such as ARRI, da Vinci, Digital Vision and Thomson.

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