Over 90 years ago when Technicolor brought color to motion pictures, the company set the bar for technology innovations within the entertainment industry. Since then, the company has established itself as a pioneer and preeminent world leader in developing or deploying advanced methods of visual entertainment to millions of people through film, digital cinema, video, and optical technologies. Now, after nine decades of forward thinking, Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, game manufacturing, independent rights holders, and corporate customers around the world — and, in turn, their operations span the globe from facilities across North America, Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom.
When Technicolor decided to choose Studio Network Solutions’ A/V SAN PRO to link sixteen of its audio production areas, including two Foley/ADR stages, two pre-lay/sound design suites, two mix stages and a central machine room, at its sprawling headquarters in California, they made another forward thinking choice — they opted for the best Fibre Channel networking technology available.
“A/V SAN PRO represents a significant step forward for the way digital audio is stored and accessed. Studio Network Solutions products work particularly well for us because we need an end-to-end storage solution that is powerful and scalable. The A/V SAN PRO also integrates seamlessly with our Pro Tools and Sonic Solutions platforms.”
– Bruce Graham of Technicolor
The demanding requirements of Technicolor’s wide spectrum of audio projects, from audio restoration to full-scale theatrical mixing, prompted the company’s initial interest in Studio Network Solutions. The technology was a critical consideration because it serves as the disk drive-to-workstation link for post-production work at Technicolor.
“Ultimately, the A/V SAN PRO offers us a higher level of flexibility and performance for our on-line, near-line and off-line storage, which is critical in a post production environment like ours where multiple projects are worked on concurrently. With over a dozen Pro Tools and Sonic Solutions systems operating 24/7— we need a system that is as reliable as it is powerful.” – Chief Audio Engineer, Rick Austin
Some of Technicolor’s major Hollywood studio clients include DreamWorks SKG, New Line Cinema, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Pictures, among others.
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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