Brooklyn Creative Facility Streamlines Workflow with Small Tree
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Industry: Production, post-production and sound studio
Working Environment: Five workstations, Final Cut, Adobe After Effects
Part film production company, part post house and part sound studio, Optic Nerve combines top shelf production services and seasoned editing resources with refined music and sound design artistry to offer its clients a one-stop creative solution.
With no centralized storage in Optic Nerve’s five workstation facility, much of the studio manager’s time was spent inefficiently searching for project files and making sure they were available on the appropriate editor’s workstation.
In order to improve the facility’s project tracking system, while maximizing employee productivity through a streamlined workflow, Optic Nerve installed Small Tree’s Ethernet-based GraniteSTOR unique OS X networking technology, which supports multiple Ethernet ports tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system, AFP. The GraniteSTOR solution, consisting of Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card Edge-corE ES4528V, a 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology, has turned project management into a snap, with all of Optic Nerve’s files located in one place, giving the facility’s five editors immediate access to the footage and assets they need to complete their projects.
Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.
Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.