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FOX Sports Florida Install Shared Storage Technology to Maximize Productivity

December 10, 2009 by Joe DiBenedetto

Location: Sunrise, FL
Industry: Television Production
Working Environment: Final Cut, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya

A Fox owned and managed regional sports network, FOX Sports Florida provides sports programming with a strong emphasis on local and regional team/events. Hundreds of live telecasts are showcased on FOX Sports Florida each year to audiences across the state.  

CHALLENGE

To improve productivity across four Final Cut editing suites by eliminating confusion on file location and providing the post-production team with simultaneous access to files.

SOLUTION

With 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, the bandwidth requirements for Final Cut, Adobe After Effects and Autodesk Maya were handled easily, giving FOX Sports Florida the throughout they needed to improve workflow in its four editing suites.  Immediately upon installing GraniteSTOR, which also 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, the confusion from working with multiple versions of the same project was eliminated.

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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