October Films embrace FLiP – Part 1
October Films have embraced our cloud Post Production service FLiP for Spring Cleaning Watch (w/t) which they are producing for Channel 4.
The immense scalability of the system allows us to create workflows perfect for each production. In this case we are running as a Hybrid Cloud with a FLiP server located at October Films replicating their Avid ISIS shared storage to a Cloud based server. Unlimited clients can then be deployed on demand with access to their media for all post production purposes, from extra ingesting systems to viewing, logging, organising and even editing directly in the Cloud running full versions of Avid Media Composer. We even have a project share which allows editors working locally at October to integrate with the Cloud based users to share projects and bins, complete with bin locking and everything you would expect in a full facility environment, with no additional round tripping or transcoding.
The initial setup was painless, with the server being connected at October and uploading the first 2.5TB of data from their Avid ISIS over a standard 100/100 internet connection in a weekend. Any new media is immediately uploaded or downloaded as it is ingested making it available almost instantaneously to all users, local and cloud. All the post for Spring Cleaning Watch is being carried out at XDCAM 50 which is no problem at all to work with in FLiP, it has been designed to work effortlessly with any media right up to DNxHR HQX and beyond. It’s also NLE indifferent so you can work with Premiere Pro, Lightworks, Sony Vegas, DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer.
Spring Cleaning Watch Edit Producer Sue Brody said
The system is easy to use and a really helpful tool for Producers with loads of footage to view.
October Films Head of Post Mo Abdulla said
Genuinely I think it’s a brilliantly versatile tool that, using Avid, allows the type of flexibility in an edit environment which I’ve never seen before but we’ve all been quietly crying out for!
This continues in Part 2 here with some thoughts from the Edit Supervisor.
Take a look at the video below to get an idea how flexible FLiP can be. If you want to know more email us.