Digital Magic’s 30 episodes 4K UHDTV TV series production workflow
Building data management and storage solutions for locations’ filming, prep-post and at a 4K post-production environment
Recently, we have been busy in working out an almost bullet-proof pipeline for a native UHDTV 4K TV series production.
The filming are with RED Epic 5K and RED Dragon, in RED’s .r3d raw files.
Our TD’s researches on Data management has brought me to meet HGST in Hong Kong
The result has brought us into the attempt to acquire and to build a production eco-system with their G-Technology, premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount.
Building the heart of G-SPEED Studio system, we have been using the 24TB raid for location filming data management works.
Plus many other G-SPEED Studio Thunderbolt XL 64TB raids for our in-house local editing workstations, handling, off-line edit, RED 5K and 6K raw .r3d files post works, color grading, Vfx, on-line finishing, audio works, mastering, UHDTV deliverables and backups.
Both run pipelines raids are with Thunderbolt 2 ports, and using 6TB and 8TB Enterprise-class hard drives.
Taking a look into the G-SPEED Studio XL hardware RAID 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 solution, she offers professional content creators colossal capacity and high definition performance. This Enterprise-class storage solution with Thunderbolt 2 technology for ultimate speed is configurable in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, & 60. Designed to support multi-stream compressed 4K UHDTV workflows, with extremely large volumes of data at transfer rates of up to 1350MB/s and has the ability to daisy-chain via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports.