Spectra Logic Corp. announced Friday that Deluxe Digital, a post-production and distribution provider, has selected the Spectra Logic T950 tape library with LTO-5 drives to archive over 10TB of film footage processed every day.
In an Active Archive configuration, feature film footage can be restored into Digital Deluxe’s production environment for foreign versioning and subtitling. Deluxe Digital’s Active Archive environment allows data to be moved between Digital Deluxe’s SGI disk-based arrays and the T950 library using Atempo’s Time Navigator software. Footage is kept in the Active Archive format for 12 months as standard before the tapes are taken out of the archive and moved to secure off-site storage.
“Feature film foreign versioning and subtitling for theatrical distribution are key, specialised services for Deluxe Digital London and have been ever since the two concepts evolved,” said Chris Green, Production Systems Engineer, Deluxe Digital. “As the world leader in both these areas, with clients from major Hollywood studios to territory-based distributors, we rely on best of breed technology to ensure our continued leadership. Spectra Logic gives us the most cost effective, secure and efficient means of safeguarding our clients’ digital assets and ensuring they are readily available for valuable versioning and subtitling projects. Being based in Soho, London, floor space was also a major factor in our decision to select Spectra Logic: the massive density of the T950 and LTO-5 format means we have increased our capacity while making significant space savings compared with our previous Storagetek library, which was so huge we needed to remove windows to allow a crane to winch it into our offices.”
“Spectra Logic’s continued technological innovation, coupled with our strategic partnerships with the likes of other industry leaders such as SGI and Atempo allows us to deliver powerful content Storage Solutions to media and entertainment customers,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri, senior vice president of Business Development & alliances, Spectra Logic. “It’s gratifying to see our technology being used by Deluxe Digital in post-production work on some of the most high profile films in recent years, including the Harry Potter franchise and Avatar.