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.  




Pictures shown here, the G-SPEED Studio XL features a sleek black enclosure with 3-year warranty.

The units so far has been in our various production locations in China, Thailand, Korea and Hong Kong, working on various productions which are filming with RED Epic 5K and RED Dragon 6K cameras. Our work experience to the performance have been remarkable and pipeline runs 24/7, providing us with the ultimate storage solution for the demanding 4K UHDTV based production workflows

The IT manager of the project is; and TD of the 4K UHDTV workflow is

G-Technology HK , G-SPEED® Studio XL – 硬體 RAID 8-Bay Thunderbolt™ 2 解決方案為內容建立者提供巨大的容量與高清性能。這款企業級儲存解決方案提供 Thunderbolt 2 技術的極限速度,並可在 RAID 0、1、5、6、10、50 及 60 中設定。旨在用傳輸速率高達 1350MB/秒的極大資料量支援多數據流壓縮的 4K 工作流程,並可透過 Thunderbolt 2 雙連接埠到達菊鏈。G-SPEED Studio XL 備有光滑的黑色外殼、智能風扇技術、企業級硬碟和 3 年保用 – 為基於工作流程且要求甚高的錄影與攝影提供終極儲存解決方案。

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