Deluxe Digital Selects Spectra Logic For Post-Production Active Archive

Reading time for this article .

 Spectra Logic T950 Provides Highly-Scalable Platform for Retention of High Value Feature-Film Assets

Amsterdam, IBC— September 9, 2011—Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today announced that Deluxe Digital, a leading post-production and distribution provider, has selected the Spectra Logic T950 tape library with LTO-5 drives to archive over 10TB of film footage processed every day.

In an Active Archive configuration, feature film footage can easily be restored into Digital Deluxe’s production environment for foreign versioning and subtitling. Deluxe Digital’s Active Archive environment allows data to be moved between Digital Deluxe’s SGI disk-based arrays and the T950 library using Atempo’s Time Navigator software. Footage is kept in the Active Archive format for 12 months as standard before the tapes are taken out of the archive and moved to secure off-site storage.

“Feature film foreign versioning and subtitling for theatrical distribution are key, specialised services for Deluxe Digital London and have been ever since the two concepts evolved,” said Chris Green, Production Systems Engineer, Deluxe Digital.  “As the world leader in both these areas, with clients from major Hollywood studios to territory-based distributors, we rely on best of breed technology to ensure our continued leadership. Spectra Logic gives us the most cost effective, secure and efficient means of safeguarding our clients’ digital assets and ensuring they are readily available for valuable versioning and subtitling projects. Being based in Soho, London, floor space was also a major factor in our decision to select Spectra Logic: the massive density of the T950 and LTO-5 format means we have increased our capacity while making significant space savings compared with our previous Storagetek library, which was so huge we needed to remove windows to allow a crane to winch it into our offices.”

“Spectra Logic’s continued technological innovation, coupled with our strategic partnerships with the likes of other industry leaders such as SGI and Atempo allows us to deliver powerful content Storage Solutions to media and entertainment customers,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri, senior vice president of Business Development & alliances, Spectra Logic. “It’s gratifying to see our technology being used by Deluxe Digital  in post-production work on some of the most high profile films in recent years, including the Harry Potter franchise and Avatar.

Come and visit Spectra Logic at IBC on stand 7.K36. Spectra will showcase its archive solutions at both shows and demonstrate the capabilities of its full range of tape libraries, including a 3-frame Spectra® TFinity, T950, T200, and T50e.

For more informationabout Spectra Logic Corporation, click here.


Media Contacts
Spectra Logic                                                                                     
Leigh Grainger, 704-231-9789                                                                                                                                                               

Nick Sutton, +44 208 392 4086

Spectra and the Spectra Logic logo are registered trademarks of Spectra Logic Corporation. All rights reserved worldwide. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.