"We were running an Xsan for years. Platform has made maintaining the system easier, plus it out performs the Xsan. Its IT integration has allowed us to expand our digital lab services by synchronizing to our delivery servers. This has enabled us to monetize digital delivery and create happier clients."
- Leonardo Gonzales, CEO Rhino Studios Miami
Rhino Studios in Miami offers the full range of production and postproduction services to an international mix of clientele for motion picture, network television series, and commercial productions. Their old XSAN network, which was only 2GB Fiber, just couldn’t meet Rhino’s performance standards and requirements. “I think I looked at every system on the market. Platform stood apart from others with its security, and reliability which was a must for our workflows,” explains the studio’s CEO, Leonardo Gonzales. Rhino made the move to Platform with its 10GB connectivity to each edit suite. The company’s infrastructure and in-house capabilities have been expanded and enhanced since Rhino brought a Platform Online workflow server onboard with 32 TB of shared storage space and Archival capabilities. Rhino is not only more efficient, but also offers an array of Digital Lab and archival services. Now they can handle productions’ DIT work including all data conversions, LTO transfers and storage through the Platform’s TRANSCODE module.
"We used the server for the first time yesterday on the one of the biggest fashion shows in New York Fashion Week. We really couldn't have done it without the server. Thanks so much for providing a great product!"
- Will Bystrov; Creative Director Post Production, Mustache Agency
Brooklyn-based Mustache Agency produces digital and social content designed to inspire audiences to take action. Much of Mustache’s work is for web series and large-scale, multiple video campaigns, where they deploy large teams of editors and artists on location to cover events for PR Agency packages. . Mustache initially wanted to get a sense of what type of investment was needed to get going with networked shared storage at the studio. What they found was that Platform Studio’s mobility opened up the capability to bring their editing groups on location for shoots and optimizing workflows to meet extreme project turnaround times. The Studio X model Mustache selected is equipped with 32TB of shared storage, an ARCHIVE Module and an LTO5 tape system to provide long term protection to their media assets. The production workflow fit so well that within 6 months Mustache was adding a second Platform Studio X with the SHARE module providing another 32TB of storage. Now for their live event PR productions, Mustache shoots the event and has the deliverables ready the next morning to blast complete and comprehensive assets to media outlets for online and social media outreach.
“Being able to have 4 editors edit simultaneously was really tantamount to the success of our stated goals for post production. Without a device as portable as the Platform Studio we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish that goal."
- Phil Loeb; Nerdist Industries
Nerdist Industries is the innovative production company behind a robust network of podcasts and a premium content YouTube Chanel. Their productions include “Course of the Force”, a video series chronicling the week-long relay along the California Coast that celebrates Star Wars and raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Nerdist was tasked with producing daily wrap up videos for this 8 day light saber relay that begins in San Francisco at Skywalker Ranch and finishes in Downtown San Diego at Comic-Con. It was important to have editorial systems that could withstand the mobile aspect of this event. The ProMAX Platform Studio was the tool for the job.
"Platform Studio really sped up our process of ingesting video."
- Ryan Spindler; Creative Director, Render Perfect Productions
Render Perfect Productions is a digital creative design firm in Baltimore, Maryland, working primarily with Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 444 as well as creating motion graphics. For a long time they just had been connected to attached storage. Creative Director, Ryan Spindler started researching shared storage options to see what was on the market, and what would be, “the best bang for their buck for our small studio.” Render Perfect Productions got a Platform Studio X with 16TB of storage in the SHARE module to serve their 2 primary edit bays with FCP and Adobe CC, as well as their 2 secondary stations for graphics and other post processes. Spindler shares, “We’ve been really happy with our studio-wide solution. I recommend the Studio and any of the Platform products to anybody that’s looking to keep all their team engaged all the time and wants to maximize speed and efficiency and get deliverables out the door quicker to your clients.”
“ProMAX has taken us to the next level having shared storage. Now we are positioned for success.”
- Matt Beauchesne; Multimedia Marketing Manager, Titleist Performance Institute
Known in the golf world as leaders in elite player development, the Titleist Performance Institute (www.MyTPI.com) is the largest collection of golf-specific health and fitness information from the world’s leading experts in the game. “Now we are bringing the full range of our resources online through our website in a consumer-facing format.” says Matt Beauchesne; Titleist’s Multimedia Marketing Manager. The keystone of TPI’s new public expansion was a monumental increase in the amount of digital video programming and content that would be created for consumer access. Prior to Matt’s coming on board, he says they worked job to job, using external drives. “Not a good storage workflow,” he comments. To meet the new demands of this daunting production slate, Titleist chose ProMAX’s Platform X with the SHARE module to bring 8TB of shared storage to accommodate the workflows from the group’s three editors creating content for the website’s re-launch in Adobe CS6.