Nice Shoes has opened a new group of edit suites in its New York offices. The suites will run on the same technology and the same network as the rest of the studio’s equipment, and will provide seamless transitions from the edit room to the studio’s color, finishing, VFX and design capabilities. The studio will offer clients a choice between bringing their own staff editors onsite, or having Nice Shoes tap into its network of editors.
“More and more clients need all-in-one solutions, and the new edit suites at our 25th Street office allow Nice Shoes the flexibility to meet our clients’ every need,” said Nice Shoes managing director Kristen Martini. “The option of assigning one of their own editors to work with our team or entrusting the job to our freelancers will be especially enticing to our clients.”
The studio has installed state-of-the-art equipment to launch this new endeavor. The new A3iO 48TB appliance that is at the heart of this effort is fast, easy to integrate and cost effective. The A3iO metaSAN appliance integrates the latest Tiger Technology metaSAN 5.0 software appliance toolkit of which, one of its tools, ProjectStore makes collaborative workflow with a variety of editorial products easy. The studio is also outfitted with two Mac Pro towers, each configured with Final Cut Pro 7, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Adobe Master Creative Suite 5.5, which allows for seamless collaboration and a centralized workflow over high-speed Fibre. Over the next few months, Nice Shoes will be expanding the number of creative seats attached to the A3iO appliance via metaSAN, in order to provide editors with additional creative and finishing tools.
“Nice Shoes has always been at the forefront of technological advances” says Alexander Lefterov, CEO at Tiger. “Its adoption of the A3iO metaSAN appliance testifies of the need in postproduction facilities for simpler and easier shared storage solutions that deliver Fibre Channel performance with the ease of use of a traditional file server.”
The studio views the A3iO SAN appliance as especially important to their facility. “The SAN is more cost effective and less complex than other solutions,” noted Nice Shoes CEO Dominic Pandolfino. “It provides the strong technical backbone to our creative endeavors that we see as being key to Nice Shoes’ customer service.”