April 18, 2017
The currently attached storage units have been replaced with an MAM-enabled tiered storage environment, which caters Beach House with a media infrastructure, and control layer that enables production and post activities from ingest to archive.
Steve Pullet, Head of Technology for Beach House said, “Beach House Pictures now employs up to 100 people who work on an ever growing range of content. The established ‘sneaker-net’ workfl ow of drives being passed from one stage to another is just not conducive to the demands of the industry anymore.” He also emphasised on the specifi cs, “In any given project, we can log up to 50 terabytes of rushes and transcoded fi les, stored on attached drives which are shared among the various producers, transcribers, editors and other creatives. Swapping drives from one docking station to another to share and access content was fi ne when we were much smaller and delivering more traditional broadcast content, but today it simply does not work. We needed a logical way to centralise content and make it easily accessible to users in the way best suited to their needs.”