Magno upgrades screening & storage capabilities
April 23, 2012

Magno upgrades screening & storage capabilities

NEW YORK — Magno Sound & Video has upgraded Review 1, the facility’s flagship screening room. The screening room has been outfitted with a Christie Digital Cinema Projector and Dolby DCP Server.

“DCP has become a priority for the majors and we can now service our screening room clientele with the latest projection technology,” explains Bob Friedman, president of Magno. “We can present films on encrypted file, as well as all formats of HD video and, of course, 35mm film. We’re offering the film studios and the independents screening services in our two newly renovated theaters, located in the heart of Times Square with capacity of 65 seats and 38 seats.  Additionally, our 5.1 audio installation has been supervised by Dolby Laboratories.”

Magno has also upgraded its digital encoding, storage and delivery capabilities. The studio uses several Digital Rapids StreamZHD systems as its primary encoding tool, having added a new system earlier this month. Magno also recently acquired a Facilis Terrablock, shared storage solution. Files that are encoded can then be QC/evaluated, dubbed or digitally delivered anywhere in the world. The new Storage DNA tape archiving system allows the Magno to store unlimited amounts of data and have quick and easy access to it thanks to the LTFS protocol of the LTO-5. 

The digital delivery component of the division is anchored by the Smartjog and Aspera Faspex digital delivery systems that enable speedy delivery of files to broadcasters anywhere in the world. Additionally, Magno is pleased to announce the addition of the CatDV Asset management system by Square Box. This allows the studio to catalog and track every asset that comes through the department.