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For Compressed HD Projects, Small Tree’s Shared Storage Technology Eases Workflow

December 10, 2009 by Joe DiBenedetto

Location: Hollywood, CA
Industry: Film production
Working Environment: Final Cut, ioHD, Kona Lhe

Specializing in documentaries and other non-fiction film and video, Wilkman Productions, Inc. is an award-winning production company. Currently, the Wilkman team is working on a ten-part documentary series on the history of power in Hollywood. 

CHALLENGE

To realize the necessary throughput they need to maximize productivity and meet tight deadlines without crippling their operating budget.

SOLUTIONWilkman Productions Studio

Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR shared storage solution and unique OS X networking technology supporting multiple Ethernet ports, tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system, enabled Wilkman Productions’ two main Final Cut editing suites to triple their throughput. The GraniteSTOR solution incorporates Small Tree’s PEG4, a 4-port Ethernet card with the Edge-corE ES4524D, a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology. Once installed, Small Tree’s shared storage technology substantially reduced the amount of time spent on each project by enhancing Wilkman’s workflow.

MAXIMIZING WORKFLOW

Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.

Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.


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