One of the key challenges facing XENON, and all solution providers who serve the film and post-production industry is finding a way to provide high performance in a format that allows everyone to access the data as they need
it, without a long transfer process between film-making functions.
In producing a movie, the footage undergoes many different processes in the production pipeline, from film edition to adding special effects and color correction. Moving and manipulating these extremely large files, typically around 5TB in size requires expensive storage systems. Once each step is done, the data is transferred to the next step in the process, but copying over files using Samba or NFS, can take many hours.