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BITS & PIECES TRUENAS ® MAKES THE CUT WITH EDITORS LARGE AND SMALL San Jose, CA – iXsystems ® (www.ixsystems. com), the enterprise storage and server company renowned for its open source software contributions, is saving editors time and money by implementing TrueNAS into their production workfl ows. When looking for a replacement for their AVID ISIS ® , a major national broadcasting company opted for TrueNAS for their editing bays, instead of the AVID Nexis ® . This studio found that TrueNAS provided cost-eff ective AVID ® shared storage with additional features ideal for all their editing needs. Other media companies are taking notice and following suit. TrueNAS is a cost-eff ective enterprise storage solution off ering real-time collaboration for editorial workfl ow. Featuring the "self-healing" OpenZFS fi le system, TrueNAS protects your locations and all the visual eff ects people are loving the TrueNAS system and how easy it is to manage", says Tim Nagle, Owner, Creative Integrations. "iXsystems impressed us with their ability to customize storage systems that met ours and clients' needs", says Doug Cavaliere, VP of Sales & Service, QSR Systems. "In addition to their great products, support has been second to none — we can actually sleep at night now." Deploying an M&E solution does not have to be daunting; let iXsystems help. Get in touch with a TrueNAS expert and learn more about how TrueNAS is ideal for M&E companies looking for a cost-eff ective alternative to AVID ISIS ® & Nexis ® systems. Email info@, call 1.855.GREP.4.IX, or visit the M&E solution page on the iXsystems website ( media/). iXsystems is not affi liated in any way with AVID ® Technology, Inc. TrueNAS is a registered trademark of iXsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. creative product from corruption, bit-rot, data decay, and computer or human error. It turbocharges performance and acts as a SAN, NAS, or object storage server, meeting the needs of any production house. It off ers High Availability with "fi ve nines" of uptime, continually providing storage services in the unlikely event of a failure. It also includes hot spares, redundant power, non-disruptive fi rmware updates, and up to 24/7 support, for true reliability and dependability. TrueNAS features an easy-to-use user interface, off ers award-winning enterprise grade support, and has fl ash-memory- accelerated throughput for multiple 4K streams. It off ers enterprise-grade functionality and stability and has a fl ash- powered architecture to accelerate post production workfl ows. Multiple major studios, production houses, solution providers, and transcoders are using TrueNAS to get AVID ® - style bin-locking for their Avid Pro Tools ® as well as other top workfl ow tools. Media companies fi nd that TrueNAS is an excellent alternative when they are looking to move from their AVID ISIS ® storage solution. "We've deployed TrueNAS at several client TORONTO — When the time came for internationally-acclaimed film- maker Guillermo del Toro to post his Cold War period fantasy/drama, The Shape of Water, he returned to Deluxe's all-inclusive post facility in Toronto, where he'd completed sev- eral projects, including his previous feature, Crimson Peak, and multi- ple-Oscar-winner Pan's Labyrinth. The Shape of Water, with a powerful cast including Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones, was shot by Dan Laustsen. Deluxe Toronto was designed from the ground up to provide infrastruc- ture and artistry necessary to offer a full set of end-to-end post services — dailies, conform, final color and a full sound mixing stage, all under a single roof. "Post workflows are changing rapidly," says Nick Iannelli, senior VP, post production, "and schedules are always tightening. Our setup allows filmmakers to work on all aspects of post under one roof." "They are perfect for the way I like to work," del Toro notes. "I can sit in with the mixers and check in on the color grading, as the rooms are next door to each other. It's like being at home, they're our partners." Deluxe colorist Chris Wallace handled final color (for D-cinema and an HDR-10 home video pass) based on specific looks Laustsen had built during principal photogra- phy. Mixers Christian T. Cooke and Brad Zoern worked on one of the company's hybrid Avid/Harrison mixing consoles, Mix One, which is also the largest Dolby Atmos setup in all of Canada. "The experience was very positive," recalls producer J. Miles Dale. "Having all these ser- vices together allowed post produc- tion to happen more quickly and, most importantly, it let Guillermo focus more of his time and attention on being creative." The Shape of Water has already won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival and received seven Golden Globe nominations, more than any other film, and earn- ing director Guillermo del Toro a win for Best Director. THE SHAPE OF WATER TAKES FORM AT DELUXE TORONTO Del Toro on set with Hawkins (L) and Spencer (R). Deluxe Toronto handled all of the post services for the del Toro feature.

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