Did You Know? Discover Workflow Solutions that Save You Money

28 Feb

Did You Know? Discover Workflow Solutions that Save You Money

With security, budget and quality requirements to juggle it’s not always obvious which solution is right for you, on-prem, cloud, hybrid? Boxer are here to help you navigate an efficient, effective and secure path through today's technological challenges, give us a call, we are here to help!

In this edition:  Did you know that on-prem transcoding can be cheaper and guarantee more up time than the cloud, or that you can stream the live output of an edit suite or production in 4K Dolby HDR to a remote viewer for collaboration over the public internet? When looking at storage, cloud options can look attractive, but egress costs are often overlooked. Take a look at our on-prem storage solutions that are often cheaper than you think. 

DID YOU KNOW THAT ON-PREM TRANSCODING CAN BE CHEAPER AND GUARANTEE MORE UP TIME THAN THE CLOUD?

 

There are several use cases where a well provisioned on-prem transcoder can deliver savings from the cloud, offer wider functionality and a greatly improved user experience for support services.

On-prem transcoding can deliver increased up time, removing the need to rely on external factors and internet connectivity, giving you full control of your workflows.

Even 99.9% up time means a day lost every year, and often very little visibility of the fix is unacceptable for many users. On-prem systems offer wider functionality, with an increased range of profiles and codecs available so you don’t have to compromise your workflows, and you won’t be surprised by any unexpected egress costs. In the event of any issues, there’s always someone on the end of the phone.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN STREAM THE LIVE OUTPUT OF AN EDIT SUITE OR PRODUCTION IN 4K DOLBY HDR TO A REMOTE VIEWER FOR COLLABORATION OVER THE PUBLIC INTERNET?

 

Colorfront’s Streaming Server enables everyone collaborating remotely on a project, from post production creatives to clients, to simultaneously see the same material with identical colour accuracy, in grading suite quality, wherever they are located around the world, securely over the public internet.

Colorfront tools allow you to see colour-accurate HDR content on professional 4K reference displays, prosumer screens and HDR-capable notebooks, tablets and smart phones.

The Streaming Server incorporates key elements of Colorfront’s award-winning On-Set Dailies, Transkoder and Colorfront Engine technologies. Conveniently packaged in a 1RU form factor the Streaming Server can live-stream colour and frame-accurate footage in reference quality 4K HDR from third-party grading, editorial and VFX applications – such as Blackmagic Resolve, FilmLight Baselight, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut and Autodesk Flame – to multiple remote clients simultaneously anywhere in the world.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT ON-PREM STORAGE CAN BE CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK?

Cloud storage solutions require support and engineering resource just like any other system, with certifications for engineers adding to the cost of setting up and managing cloud based products. If you’ve ever tried to contact a large scale cloud provider for technical support in a hurry, you’ll know how frustrating it can be. Keeping your storage hardware on site can take the pain away if things don’t go to plan, with easy access to specialist engineers who understand your systems and hands on servicing available to diagnose problems quickly.

TYPICAL ON-PREM STORAGE COSTS - BASED ON GB LABS

Keeping critical files stored on-prem with no third party access is also a bonus for producers looking for increased security for their assets. For location shoots, use of cloud storage is dependent on internet connectivity and can often slow the workflow down. An on site system offers fast transfer of assets whatever the location, and is ideal for caching large volumes of dailies. Remember, there are no egress costs for on-prem storage.

 

STORAGE TIER 1: 128TB - £39,995

TIER 2: 224TB - £29,995

ARCHIVE: 448TB - £45,995

LIVING WITH LEGACY, MISMATCHED TECHNOLOGY OR FACED WITH UNWELCOME EGRESS COSTS? BOXER ARE HERE TO HELP

Boxer have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the maze of today’s workflow choices, with both cloud and on-prem solutions available to suit a range of budgets and requirements. Our in house support team are highly trained, 100% focused on your needs and easily accessible. Talk to us today and discover how we can help you revolutionise your workflows on 01582 466100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 01582 466100.

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