Workflow Improvement Not Just a Matter of Fun and Games

St. Louis, Missouri, August 6, 2004 — If life were a video game, the editors in the video department at Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) recently powered-up, increased their speed and have a greater chance of completing their mission on time, thanks to the addition of a five-seat Studio Network Solutions A/V SAN PRO system, a storage solution that provides multiple digital audio/video workstations with concurrent access to centralized storage at truly extraordinary speed and across multiple platforms.

VU Games’ video department produces marketing trailers, commercials and many of the cinematics seen in the company’s interactive products. Due to the large size of these videos and the file sharing needs, VU Games required a seamless solution to manage and store mass quantities of video data on the company’s network. The A/V SAN PRO has facilitated these efforts appreciably.

Based at the VU Games’ headquarters in Los Angeles, the VUG video department edits digital video using Final Cut Pro 4HD/AJA™ with dual stream SD, Final Cut Pro 4/AJA with one stream HD, and a dedicated administrative backup all running on Mac OS X. The A/V SAN PRO’s cross platform capability, made possible through SNS’ SANmp™ multi-platform software, has greatly improved the efficiency of VU Games’ post-production efforts.

A/V SAN PRO is the storage solution used by world-renowned facilities such as Abbey Road, Sony/ATV, Wally’s World, Vidfilm/Technicolor, and many others. The A/V SAN PRO has earned respect among industry leaders as being nothing less than bulletproof. Using fibre channel technology, A/V SAN PRO is a storage solution that provides multiple digital audio/video workstations concurrent access to centralized storage at truly extraordinary speed. The system offers exceptional performance and stability to applications like Avid™, Pro Tools™, Nuendo™, Sonic Solutions™ and Final Cut Pro™.

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

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