Video Production SAN

The Ultimate Creative Flexibility

Overview | Applications, Sharing, Security | Support

Seamless collaboration in a video post-production environment requires a storage and networking infrastructure capable of accommodating hundreds of separate audio and video elements through live ingest, editing, playout , transcoding, and finishing. Centralized real-time storage infrastructures from SAN Solutions provide video production facilities with the power and flexibility to maintain a shared and secure file-based production environment for:

  • Feature films
  • Television entertainment production
  • Video game production

Highly scalable both in performance and in capacity, SAN Solutions’ Video Production SAN provides reliable, robust operation in the background as the creative team focuses on its work.

    SAN Solutions' Video Production SAN environments support virtually any scale of user capacity and performance. Small workgroup solutions start at two to three users and one to five streams, and larger high-end systems scale up to 60+ users and hundreds of streams. Storage capacities can start as low as 3 TB and scale to hundreds of terabytes of usable storage.

    The company's solutions can support media in any resolution for work with DVCPRO 25/50/100, ProRes, DNxHD, Cineon, J2000, and uncompressed video, and they can be designed to accommodate any color space resolution, including YUV, RGB, 4:2:2, 4:4:2, and 4:4:4.

    Audio Production SAN Flow Diagram
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    Available in stand-alone, NAS, or SAN implementations, each media archive infrastructure from SAN Solutions is built on an open architecture with a scalable and extensible design. Each solution provides tiered storage workflow management to ensure a high degree of speed and utility in working with media assets.

  Key Features
  • Non-disruptive Storage Provisioning
  • Meets any performance and capacity requirements
  • Supports all major video applications
  • Scales to accommodate more than 60 simultaneous workstations
  • Supports up to 300 streams
  • Offers cross-platform support for Apple OS, Windows, and Linux
  • Provides centralized, secure streaming environment
  • Supports all video codecs at any bit rate
  • Supports all uncompressed formats at any color space
  • Offers creative flexibility through shared environment
  • Automates key storage management tasks
  • Automatic call-home repair
  • Features comprehensive support package with automatic call-home repair
Proven Performance

For many years, SAN Solutions’ Video Production SAN environments have been in daily operation at world-class facilities such as:

  • FOX Sports Graphics, Promo, and Production
  • Florida State University Film School
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
  • KPIX-TV San Francisco
  • CW Television Network
  • Westlake Village Studios