Media Production Company in Canada Builds Larger Studio with Fibre Channel SAN


This leading media production company has been working in the advertising, corporate video, television and film sectors. Founded in 2008 in Canada, it offers all services under one roof: from scripting your content to visual effects, including complete production and post-production services. With more than 800 audiovisual projects broadcast on the Web, mobile devices, radio, television and cinema, the professional team is always able to meet all of their customer requirements in quality and budget.






To support its growth, this company built a second production studio, this one more spacious at over 5,000 square feet. The firm was producing a large film project in the studio and needed to enable eight editors and two 3D animators to concurrently access and work with high-resolution footage. They had to store terabytes of data not weekly, but daily.

The company’s legacy server, once adequate for smaller projects, lacked both the speed and capacity to handle such torrents of data. The challenge was especially pressing, because meeting deadlines and safeguarding clients’ work were both essential to its business. Moreover, the company required a solution that was quick to deploy so it could rapidly commence production.



This firm turned to Montreal-based VAR, a premier provider of computers and video and studio equipment for the gaming, film, and video industries. The VAR is their long trusted partner because it understands their demand for the highest-quality solutions.

This VAR recommended a QSAN XS5216D FC SAN platform connecting to server where ATTO Celerity™ Fibre Channel HBA was installed for this new studio. “We have long relied on QSAN products to meet our clients’ storage needs,” said Vice-President of Operations for this VAR “We knew from many prior installations that QSAN products deliver the performance, capacity, and dependability that our client needed. Additionally, the QSAN XCubeSAN device is near plug’n play, making it quick to deploy.”

Thanks to its ease of installation, the QSAN XS5216D was up and running in little time to support the firm’s team of editors and animators. The firm uses sophisticated software such as Tiger Store for collaborative file sharing and Tiger Spaces for efficient project management, Final Cut Pro for advanced video editing, and DaVinci Resolve for post-production tasks like color correction, visual effects, and motion graphics.

Up to five terabytes of multi-camera footage are reliably stored on the XS5216D solution every day. “Our QSAN XS5216D system has met our every expectation,” said the producer and director of this company. “Even with eight editors and two animators working with huge files simultaneously, the QSAN storage solution provides the speed and reliability to meet our every deadline. Our clients are happy, which makes us happy.”






Thanks to its QSAN XS5216D FC solution, this company gained high-end storage services to support its new studio. “We will never compromise on quality, which is why our QSAN storage solution was our best option,” said the producer and director. “The fact that it was cost-effective was an added bonus. The partnership between APY and QSAN enabled us to meet our clients’ most demanding shoots and their tightest deadlines. We’re more than satisfied.”

"Even with eight editors and two animators working with huge files simultaneously, the QSAN storage solution provides the speed and reliability to meet our every deadline."

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