Pronology and Small Tree Offer Seamless Integration
Pronology mRes™ & Small Tree TZ5+40 Server integration
Pronology, a developer of cutting-edge tapeless workflow solutions and Small Tree, a provider of shared storage solutions, are announcing how their advanced technology systems offer users in production, broadcast and post, seamless and cost-effective integration and increased mobility, when working on high-profile, fast-paced projects.
Pronology’s new award-winning mRes™ standalone multi-resolution encoder and Small Tree’s TZ5+40 portable servers work seamlessly alongside one another to ingest live isolated and switched camera feeds of a production, and are able to write multiple concurrent streams of HD and proxy video to the Small Tree appliances from Pronology mRes.
“The benefits of a Pronology and Small Tree collaboration is that users gain a great amount of mobility between production and post production,” says Jonathan Aroesty, president of Pronology. “Since the storage solution is transportable, production crews can more easily access stored content due to its grab-and-go design. This collaboration is a giant step forward toward making our customers’ workflows more efficient and, in this case, more portable.”
“The benefits of a Pronology and Small Tree collaboration is that users gain a great amount of mobility between production and post production”Jonathan Aroesty, president of Pronology.
Both solutions were used for FOX’s Grease: Live production and the 2016 MTV Movie Awards as storage for ingest, with all mRes media delivered to the TZ5s. For those productions, the camera feeds were encoded using mRes to multiple codecs at different frame rates.
Then, the production teams were able to use multiple TZ5+40 portable servers with two 10GbE SFP+ ports and two GbE ports, and five 8TB drives in RAID5 to transport the media. The TZ5+40s were networked via 10GbE SFP+ connection points into the mobile truck’s 10GbE network fabric.
“We’re seeing a greater demand for our mobile shared storage solution as video continues to grow as an essential tool across all industries,” said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “Our collaboration with Pronology is a win-win for customers, streamlining the post production process so that meeting project deadlines is easier than ever before.”
Atlas mobile unit - Courtesy of Sports Video Group
Pronology’s digital asset management and production tools simplify the tasks of content creation and distribution for today’s file-based workflows by unifying the production process from acquisition to archive. Its new award-winning standalone multi-resolution encoder, mRes™, provides even greater flexibility to today’s multi-resolution, multi-frame rate and multi-codec production environments, by providing access to multiple resolutions, instantaneously. Due to this native uncompressed recording architecture — various file formats can be created without any loss of quality or signal degradation since each copy was created from the original uncompressed file.
Pronology’s comprehensive CenterPoint Core™ system allows a limitless number of users to simultaneously and remotely acquire, manage, approve, log, distribute, transcode and archive content using a standard web browser. Its user-friendly interface has been designed by users, for users, to accommodate a wide range of possible workflows. Its Location Intelligence feature further accommodates the new global workflow by allowing users to quickly determine whether content is available on-site or needs to be transferred from another site. For more information, please contact us at 212-660-1600/ firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.pronology.com