Visual Data upgrade workflow engine with Quantum StorNext-Powered Scale-out NAS

Visual Data Burbank has deployed Xcellis Scale-out NAS to manage 4K transcoding workflows, high bit-depth film scanning, and support the heavy data rate required for high dynamic range (HDR) mastering.

Powered by Quantum’s StorNext high-performance file system, the Xcellis Scale-out NAS system supports multiple simultaneous 4K and UHD scanning and mastering operations, optimizing the workflow for VDMS and reducing the time to market.

In addition, the solution’s advanced data management features have enabled the Visual Data team to increase capacity by six times—without increasing staff. The ability to scale performance and capacity independently also will allow Visual Data to grow its system to meet expanding and emerging needs without forklift upgrades.

“On the performance side, our tests showed that the Quantum system did everything that we needed and more,” Said Steve Spear SVP operations “With StorNext-powered Xcellis, we could run 4K scanning, UHD transcoding and a 4K playback all simultaneously, and everything worked perfectly without a single dropped frame.”

Volume of 4K workflows drives technology infrastructure upgrade

Visual Data had been successfully providing end-to-end digital supply chain services, film scanning and media asset management for a wide range of international customers, including preparing content for distribution across the world’s premier broadcast channels and digital platforms.

This NAS infrastructure upgrade ensures the capacity to deliver on the ever increasing volume of 4K and UHD projects.