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  1. Premiere Digital Services Connects More Than 20 Workstations to Small Tree Shared Storage

    November 8, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Digital Distribution and Encoding Facility Streamlines Workflow

    Los Angeles, Nov. 8, 2011 - With upwards of 20 Mac-based workstations handling projects simultaneously from major clients such as iTunes, Netflix and Hulu, the decision to shift to Ethernet shared storage technology from Small Tree to replace the endless array of independent drives throughout their facility was an easy one for Premiere Digital Services (PDS).  (more…)

  2. Small Tree Introduces 24-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Video Editing Switch

    October 27, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    New Switch Offers Maximum Reliability, Power Efficiency and Optimal Operation

    Oakdale, MN, Oct. 27, 2011 - Small Tree announced today the introduction of its ST 10G24 SFP, a 24-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch offering video editors maximum reliability, power efficiency and optimal operation. Leading experts in Mac OS X technology and converged networking – bringing two technologies together to allow fast, low latency storage protocols to run over Ethernet – Small Tree’s newest offering enables companies to deploy one set of switches, cables and adapter cards to reduce complexity and cost.  (more…)

  3. Small Tree’s Shared Storage and Archive Systems Improve Performance and Provide Peace of Mind for LionStar Films

    September 29, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Boutique Production Company Able to Meet Tight Deadlines and Strengthen Redundancy

    Atlanta, Sept. 29, 2011 - Experiencing rapid growth, boutique production company LionStar Films required an affordable workflow system that would enable the Atlanta-based company’s editing team to work simultaneously on the same projects without the headache of copying and transferring content. To meet its growing project demands, LionStar installed a GraniteSTOR ST-RAID with 8 1TB drives, an Ethernet-based shared storage solution from Small Tree.  (more…)

  4. Small Tree Names Adimex Distributor of Storage and Networking Line of Products for Australia and New Zealand

    September 21, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Leading Manufacturer of Shared Storage Solutions Looks to Increase Sales outside the United States.

    Sydney, AU, Sept. 21, 2011 - Small Tree, a leading designer and manufacturer of robust, affordable Ethernet shared storage and networking solutions for Mac-based post-production professionals, today named Adimex as the company’s new distributor for Australia and New Zealand.  (more…)

  5. Small Tree Plays Big Role in “The Making Of” a Creative Agency Whose Workflow Improves Through Shared Storage

    August 29, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Sunnyboy Entertainment Installs GraniteSTOR ST-RAID Mobile System in New Facility

    Los Angeles, Aug. 29, 2011 - Behind the scenes at Sunnyboy Entertainment, post-production editors are working more fluidly as the creative agency’s workflow has improved substantially since installation of Small Tree’s 32TB GraniteSTOR ST-RAID Mobile system at its Los Angeles location.  (more…)

  6. Small Tree Named Initial Platinum Sponsor for Atlanta Cutters

    July 20, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Leading Shared Storage Provider Supports Post-Production User Group

    Atlanta, July 20, 2011 - Walter Biscardi, founder and president of Biscardi Creative Media and one of the founding members of the Atlanta Cutters, today announced that Small Tree, a leading designer and manufacturer of Ethernet network shared storage, would serve as the initial platinum sponsor for the newly formed post-production group. (more…)

  7. WNET Public Television Relies on Small Tree to Maximize Ethernet Network Storage Infrastructure at New Facility

    July 13, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Small Tree Delivers 10GbE Switches and Network Adapters to Leading Public TV Provider

    New York, July 13, 2011 - When moving to its new, 95,000-square-foot facility at Worldwide Plaza in New York City, WNET, the premiere public media provider for the metropolitan area, sought to streamline its editing workflow to provide its post-production team seamless access to critical digital assets. With more than 14 editing rooms and over 50 desktop editors throughout the new facility, WNET acquired multiple 10GbE switches, 10GbE network adapters and GbE switches with 10GbE uplinks from post-production experts Small Tree to optimize the editing team’s workflow.  (more…)

  8. Twin Cities Public TV Installs Small Tree ST-RAID II to Provide Essential Shared Storage Workflow on Popular New Program

    June 6, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Solution Meets Station’s Workflow and Budgetary Requirements

    St. Paul, MN, June 6, 2011 - For many post-production teams, shifting to a shared storage workflow system is a result of growing tired of dealing with the limitations of portable hard drive solutions, otherwise known as “sneaker-net.” Not so for Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), a nonprofit organization based in Saint Paul, Minn., that operates four digital television channels. Happy with what its existing sneaker-net solution provides to its 30 editors, TPT only decided to turn to Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR ST-RAID II Ethernet-based shared storage system for Mac users when a new project required that multiple producers and editors have simultaneous access to content files.  (more…)

  9. Small Tree’s Customer Service and Shared Storage System Performance Leave Lasting Impression on Artsis Media

    May 3, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Full-Service Production Company Able to Meet Tight Deadline for Largest Client

    New York, May 3, 2011 - It is every small business owner’s worst nightmare – not meeting your customer’s expectations and then losing that customer as a result. For Artsis Media, the nightmare almost became a reality as the full-service production company was crippled with a crashing editing system that nearly prevented the completion of a critical project.  (more…)

  10. Small Tree’s Shared Storage Enables Generations Church to Share Word of God Quickly and Easily

    April 5, 2011 by Joe DiBenedetto

    Congregation’s Demand for Content Leads to Greater Efficiency in Post-Production

    Generations Church

    Yuma, AZ, April 5, 2011 - For a typical weekend service at Generations Church, a contemporary house of worship in Yuma (AZ) that recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, roughly 90Gb of SD video and multi-track audio are produced and duplicated for its loyal congregation members. As the congregation’s demand for content continued to increase, so too did the challenges facing the church’s post-production team.

    Working on a 2TB RAID that they were sharing over OS X AFP, the post-production projects were piling up for the Generation Church editing team. While they managed to produce quality videos for their congregation, the difficulties working across such an environment, which included dealing with system-wide crashes and lost work, were beginning to impact the team’s ability to meet pressing deadlines. Having recently opened churches in Phoenix and Charlotte, which would increase demand even further, the editing team was in desperate need of a solution to improve its workflow and project management capabilities. (more…)