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Bandito Brothers Manages Media With TerraBlock on Need for Speed


LR-terrablockProduction company Bandito Brothers tapped Facilis Technology‘s TerraBlock 24D as an on-set shared storage system to accelerate 4K postproduction for director Scott Waugh’s “Need for Speed,” which released in theaters on March 14. Produced by DreamWorks and starring Aaron Paul, the film adaptation of Electronic Arts‘’ ““Need for Speed”” video game series follows street racer Tobey Marshall as he embarks on a thrilling cross-country race for revenge against the former business associate responsible for putting him behind bars.

““Having an high-performance solution like TerraBlock proved essential on this project, especially for working with 4K RAW footage galore. It allowed our editors to collaborate more efficiently, and handled everything we threw at it –even when hammering multiple machines with heavy volumes of data, giant file sizes and numerous streams,” said Bandito Brothers Sr. director of postproduction, Lance Holte. ”

To keep postproduction on schedule, Bandito Brothers stationed editors on set in various locales across Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and began cutting the film during shoots. Leveraging files stored on a TerraBlock 24D with 96TB capacity, the postproduction team completed offline editorial in Avid, conformed files to 4K RAW for online editorial in Adobe Premiere, color graded the footage using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10 and simultaneously transferred 4K footage to Bandito Brothers’ Los Angeles-based VFX facility Cantina Creative. By the time filming had wrapped, Bandito Brothers had a complete rough cut of the film.

Connected via Ethernet to 19 Windows and six Mac workstations that run a combination of industry standard creative applications, TerraBlock provided Bandito Brothers with a flexible, high-capacity shared storage solution that facilitated a highly collaborative on-the-go editing experience. The transition from local storage to TerraBlock also simplified postproduction by removing formerly tedious administrative tasks. “”TerraBlock powers efficient collaboration between offline, online and VFX work, and the fact that it’s client agnostic is huge for us,”” said Holte. ““The system also makes admin work straight forward.””

As file sizes and camera packages continue to grow in the coming years, Bandito Brothers will rely on the extensible architecture of the TerraBlock to easily expand storage for future projects. Should Bandito Bros want to double its capacity, the company can easily add another TerraBlock without interrupting the existing system.

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