Crazy TV Deploys Facilis For 4K

Tokyo-based post facility Crazy TV has installed a large shared storage network to support the increase in 4K work from its customers.

Founded in 1988, Crazy TV produces a variety of TV programs and music videos for NHK and other major Japanese broadcasters. Most recently, the company has extended its facility to include a 4K editing and postproduction suite.

Systems integrator Itochu Cable Systems provided the install.

“With their new 4K production studio, Crazy TV are leading the way in 4K postproduction in Japan,” said Akihiko Matsui at Itochu Cable Systems. "When it came to finding a robust and affordable shared storage solution to replace their Avid ISIS, we chose the Facilis TerraBlock shared storage network; they are ideally suited to reliably handle multiple streams of 4K video simultaneously.”

Itochu Cable Systems procured a Fibre Channel and Ethernet connected system of 384TB total capacity. Eleven 4K and HD editors will be connected with 16Gb Fibre Channel, while another 57 clients will have access via Gigabit Ethernet. 

“Crazy TV is relying on Avid editing systems using the DNxIQ for editing and the DNxHR codec for finishing. The Facilis TerraBlock system has proven its ability to deliver multiple 4K streams to the Avid as well as DaVinci Resolve workstations,” said Matsui. “The combination of faster bandwidth, proven stability, and aggressive pricing made Facilis a great choice.”

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