LONDON — Framestore recently installed an Elements One all-in-one server and shared storage solution for use in its post production and VFX workflows. The system (www.elements.tv) was supplied by London-based supplier, XTFX Limited (www.xtfx.co.uk).
Framestore has over 600 employees in their facilities in Los Angeles, New York and Montréal. The studio chose a 24-bay edition as a fast, scalable and easy-to-use server and storage solution. The Elements team and XTFX worked closely with the studio’s in-house engineers to design and install the shared storage infrastructure that currently incorporates their existing Avid suites. Framestore’s engineering team plans to connect various VFX suites involved in their DPX workflows via 40Gbit Ethernet in the near future.
“Elements One is the ideal match for our requirements,” states Steve McPherson, CTO of Framestore. “It offers an intelligent and convenient solution loaded with features that enhance and simplify our workflow. Especially the Avid Bin-locking and Avid project sharing support of Elements One are a huge benefit to us.”
Besides featuring native media sharing, enabling all connected clients to access all files through a shared file system and storage, Elements One provides 360TBs of shared storage in just 4U. The solution supports virtually all protocols, operating systems and nonlinear editing applications.