An interview from the 2018 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Shane Rodbourn of Facilis Technology. Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds premium, turnkey shared storage solutions for collaborative media production across all content creation workflows. Their production-proven solutions are designed for use by the craft editor, facility engineer, and owner-operator alike. Flexible, scalable and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any network environment and have been installed in more than 3,000 facilities worldwide.
The latest release of the Facilis Shared File System builds on the revolutionary version 7.0 which included an all new web console interface and shared file system enhancements. Version 7.1 added many additional features that will help with the administration of large and small environments alike. Features include real-time and historical bandwidth monitoring of volumes and workstations; RAID50 and RAID51 management through Admin Console; Preferred connection address for multi-path networks; Automatic load balancing of clients across server IPs; Remote client deployment for ease of upgrades in multi-client facilities.
With increasing media file sizes, and 4K, HDR and VR workflows testing facility infrastructure, the Facilis Hub Server is aimed at future-proofing customers’ current storage and offering the most powerful new systems available. The Facilis Hub Server offloads server processes and increases the bandwidth available from TerraBlock storage systems. New customers will benefit from customized Hub Server Stacks with enhanced system redundancy and data resiliency; all while delivering a linear scalability of bandwidth when expanding the network. Standalone Hub Server is available for existing TerraBlock owners in need of increased bandwidth and scalability with centralized client access.
Facilis also showcased the latest advancements to its FastTracker integrated asset tracking software and announce a new panel for seamless integration with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud®.
First launched in 2016, FastTracker 2.5 includes many powerful features such as global indexing, automatic preview clip generation, index date/time window searching, tag-specific searching, import/export of tag schemas, and direct integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC including:
- Preview clip playback in the Adobe Premiere Pro CC Panel
- Password-protected catalogs secure access to asset records
- Integrated mount of available volumes for high-res media content
- Searching by index time, clip name, path and metadata using Boolean terms
- Drag & Drop import to Adobe Premiere Pro CC via the Panel
Designed for use with Facilis FastTracker server - a software package included with every Facilis shared storage product - the Facilis FastTracker Panel is available on the Adobe Exchange for Creative Cloud as a free download.
For more information please visit: www.Facilis.com