LOS ANGELES & FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced its DCP1000 and forthcoming DCU1000 PCIe NVMe solid-state solutions are helping drive needed efficiencies, increased productivity and reducing time-to-market for 4K+ episodic television, feature films, boutique commercial companies, virtual production applications and more. Recently deployed in a studio production environment, Kingston PCIe NVMe gave production, postproduction and media and entertainment (M&E) professionals the ability to work in 4K-to-8K capture workloads in real time, with 8x sustained IO improvements in media review and ingest; 6X reductions in lab ingestion to SAN, and an overall reduction in on-set idle time via maximum throughput to VFX, HDR or postproduction. Kingston will demonstrate the supercharged data performance of its powerful DCP1000 and DCU1000 solid-state products at the 2018 Cine Gear Expo this week (booth B101) at The Studios at Paramount.
“With modern content creators capturing across multiple formats such as Dolby Vision™, digital 65mm, VistaVision, and VRX Arrays, an urgency for a connection-proofed, high-performance solution is paramount,” said Dane Brehm, ICG DIT and Production Technologist. “Deploying both the Kingston DCP1000 and DCU1000 PCIe NVMe SSDs allowed our production to significantly increase on set-to-lab productivity of our original 6K camera RAW files to the lab for color processing, QC, LTO archive and upload. Kingston’s ultra-fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage solutions are designed for extreme data performance for mission-critical and performance-demanding ultra high-resolution raw media and VFX workloads. Both DCP1000 and DCU1000 are helping drive needed efficiencies in the virtual production space, increasing productivity and reducing time to market for high-quality multimedia content with significant creative and technical improvements for modern productions."
“Kingston PCIe NVMe solid-state solutions allow M&E professionals to achieve the increased quality of 4K+ with an eye toward the budgetary realities of episodic television production,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “Deploying Kingston solutions in these demanding motion picture and VR/AR production environments ensure that data performance limitations no longer dictate the creative and technical potential of any final video content.”
After nine weeks of principal photography on a just completed TV production (yet to be aired), deployment of Kingston’s PCIe NVMe solid state solutions resulted in:
- 8x increase in camera / sound data transfer speeds (3700MB/s vs 250MB/s)
- More efficient use of digital image technician (DIT) time for other duties (color, video)
- 6x reduction in video lab ingestion time (1.6TB in 12 minutes)
- Significant end-of-day reduction in video transfer times for DIT (1.25TB in 5 minutes)
- Development of the technology for future application
- Decrease in additional department idle time at wrap waiting for DIT to complete
- Enable editing 8K raw media workstations
For more information visit www.kingston.com or stop by Kingston’s booth (B101) at Cine Gear.
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