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.
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.
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.
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