We have just completed the final install in our 4K infrastructure revamp at Storm. We’ve invested in a new DDP shared storage system that can deliver insanely fast data to all of our finishing suites and our delivery workstations where creating large amounts of 4K data fast is critical to a smooth workflow. This is complemented by all three online suites being fitted out with the latest Strongbox workstations with dual GPU technology so they can all handle 4K (and higher) content with ease. These machines are the cutting edge of processor technology, all custom cooled and fine tuned by Strongbox to outperform anything else on the market.
The storage system for our online finishing is a DDP 96TB shared storage with an additional dedicated 16TB of SSD storage cache that will accelerate our systems working on 4K and be a huge benefit for our HD work too where the speed will be increased dramatically. This all connects to our finishing suites over dual bonded 20Gb fibre where we are seeing speeds of up to 1.6GB/s which is almost 8 streams of UHD material in ProRes444.
We have also installed the latest DaVinci Resolve Mini panel to help streamline our dedicated grading offering.