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Workflow Benefits for Framestore with ELEMENTS ONE

Renowned post-production in london chooses ELEMENTS all-in-one solution for movie and vfx pipeline

ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unbounded collaboration in shared media workflows, has announced that London-based post-production house, Framestore, has installed an ELEMENTS ONE All-in-one server and shared storage for its post-production and VFX workflows. The system was supplied by London-based post-production and broadcast industry supplier, XTFX.

Framestore, one of the global leaders in visual effects and integrated advertising with over 600 employees in their facilities in Los Angeles, New York and Montréal, chose the 24bay edition of ELEMENTS ONE as a fast, vastly scalable and easy to use server and storage solution. Together with ELEMENTS’ team of experts, XTFX worked with Framestore’s in-house engineers to design and install the shared storage infrastructure that currently incorporates their existing Avid suites. Framestore’s engineering team plans to connect various VFX suites involved in their DPX workflows via 40Gbit Ethernet in the near future.

“ELEMENTS ONE is the ideal match for our requirements,” states Steve McPherson, CTO Framestore.  “It offers an intelligent and convenient solution loaded with features that enhance and simplify our workflow. Especially the Avid Bin-locking and Avid project sharing support of ELEMENTS ONE are a huge benefit to us.”  

Besides featuring native media sharing, enabling all connected clients to access all files through a truly shared file system and storage, ELEMENTS ONE, providing considerable 360TB of shared storage in only in 4U, supports virtually all protocols, operating systems and non-linear editing applications, allowing for an easy and flexible setup. In addition, ELEMENTS ONE simplifies and enhances every workflow by providing a full package of web-based workflow enhancement and management tools and features, like a Media Library with an embedded editing tool.

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