QF2 for Editorial

Productivity and fast turnaround times are critical for post production in the Media & Entertainment industry. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), a modern, highly scalable, single-namespace file storage system has the performance and capacity you need to free your editorial workloads from the limitations of direct-attached storage. A QF2 cluster always appears as a single volume, no matter how many nodes it has. Editors only see a single mount point.

Performance. Whether you work in 2K or 4K, compressed or uncompressed, QF2 ensures you can play back and edit your footage smoothly, even when there are multiple editors working with multiple streams of footage.

Choose hybrid, SSD/HDD QF2 clusters, available either on Qumulo standard hardware or HPE servers, to make sure your 2K, compressed or uncompressed, and 4K compressed editing sessions run smoothly, with instant image retrieval.

For your most demanding 4K uncompressed (and beyond) jobs, QF2 on the Qumulo P-series, with state-of-the-art NVMe all-flash technology, delivers the best price performance of any SSD file system. QF2 on the Qumulo P-series outperforms proprietary all-flash hardware and marks a new era of high performance on industry-standard components. The Qumulo P-series delivers 16GBs per second in a minimum configuration four-node system with the best price performance of any all-flash file storage solution.

Capacity. Demands for more storage are dramatically increasing. HD and 2K already require many TBs of storage and 4K requires four times the capacity. QF2 easily scales to keep pace as your company takes on more projects and more complex technical challenges. Every node you add increases performance as well as capacity.

Freedom from silos. Creating a storage silo for every new project or application adds complexity and expense. Storage silos are difficult to manage and to scale. Use QF2 to consolidate your storage. With QF2 as your central storage repository, you can eliminate copying and simplify your workflows.

Real-time visibility and control. QF2’s visibility and control let administrators get answers and solve problems in real time. It's easy to identify performance hot spots and instantly apply quotas or to specify how much storage each project should receive. The capacity explorer and capacity trends tools let the IT team see how their storage is being used now and over time so they can plan sensibly for the future and not worry about overprovisioning.

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At DreamWorks, we are a digital manufacturer and digital media files are the core asset of our business. During the production of a major animated motion picture, we often create in excess of 500 million media files. If storage fails to perform, the creativity stalls. QF2 gives us the speed to meet our demanding production schedules, while continuing to raise the bar on creating the world's most compelling movie experiences
Skottie Miller, Technology Fellow for Engineering and Infrastructure
Dreamworks Animation

Editorial Workflow

QF2 acts as the central repository for the entire editorial workflow, no matter the demands of the compute resources. QF2 simplifies the workflow by eliminating data silos and with it, the need to copy files from one system to another.

Here is a simple example of an editorial workflow that shows QF2 as the central file storage system in a 4K proxied editorial workflow.

Editorial workflow diagram

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