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Be4Post Builds New DIT Station Solutions Around Sonnet xMac Pro Server for Full Range of TV and Film Productions
“We are committed users of Sonnet solutions; in fact, the Sonnet Echo Express III Thunderbolt expansion chassis has performed reliably and well for us on complex shoots and in harsh weather conditions. Therefore, we knew very early in the design of our new DIT stations that we wanted to build them around the xMac Pro Server,” said Matthieu Straub, head of technology at Be4Post. “The xMac Pro Server provides an essential connectivity link between the Mac Pro and the peripheral solutions in the DIT stations, enabling us to deploy light and powerful tools that can evolve without compromise.”
Be4Post specializes in high-performance mobile stations for dailies prep, live color grading, data management, and DIT servicing on productions ranging from low-budget, single-camera shoots to high-end blockbusters in all digital formats. The company’s new mobile DIT stations offer on-set color grading from live camera feeds, secure back-up, transcoding, and real-time RAW playback to support dailies prep, quality control, and other production requirements. Both the X4-Wheels and the D4-Wheels are built around the Sonnet xMac Pro Server, which securely mounts a 12-core Mac Pro cylinder and connects built-in PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 to support a Red® Rocket-X video playback and transcoding card, a Sonnet Tempo 4-port eSATA host controller card, and a SAS 4 RAID controller card.
“Be4Post’s new DIT stations are perfect applications for our xMac Pro Server because they address on-location media productions’ increased requirements for powerful, portable, IT-integrated motion image processing solutions,” said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing, Sonnet Technologies. “Already Be4Post clients from many types of productions have given a thumbs-up to the new DIT stations, providing directors of photography robust authoring tools and complete control over their images in a production chain. Sonnet and Be4Post share the philosophy that technology should not be a hindrance, but should empower artists whose only limit is their imagination.”More information on Sonnet and its product family is available at www.sonnettech.com.
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