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Digital Cinema Specialist Meet Tight Deadline for Network Show

Posted 10/14/2012

Location: Toronto, CA
Industry: TV production
Working Environment: 12 workstations running various applications including Final Cut and DVD Studio Pro

Bling Digital is a thriving production service company specializing in video assist, on-set data management and digital dailies solutions for RED ONE camera productions.  


Working on a spy drama for USA Network, among various other projects, Bling Digital faces tight deadlines every day in preparing a few hundred gigabytes of daily footage for review by studio executives and post-production editors.  While mystery and suspense is part of any good spy drama, the company sought a fast, robust and cost-effective storage system with little to no intrigue that it could dedicate exclusively to work on the show.


Armed with a 24 TB Small Tree GraniteSTOR ST-RAID Ethernet-based shared storage system, PEG6 multi-port Gigabit card and Small Tree’s SLVR Support Service, Bling Digital had the weapons it needed to successfully complete each mission for the spy drama. As a result of installing Small Tree’s cost-effective storage technology, Bling Digital’s four-member team was on the case processing a few hundred gigabytes of Red Camera footage daily into a variety of formats for editorial and screening, enabling the company to meets its primary objective: client satisfaction…in record time.


Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.

Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.

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