DFT Certifies Rorke Galaxy Aurora Storage

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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

DFT Digital Film Technology has officially certified the Rorke Data Galaxy Aurora RAID and SAN storage devices for a variety of digital film and archive workflows.   A single Rorke Galaxy Aurora Storage system supports three streams of 2K or one stream of 4K and connects 48TB to 8 SAN Clients without an expensive Fibre Switch. The Rorke solutions have been designed for archive & restoration DI color correction 3D RAW & 4K workflows. In addition the units provide unique storage management features including: performance tuning error tracking and bandwidth allocation.   Facilities who are looking for an accelerated Dailies workflow that supports parallel processing will find an optimized solution with Flexxity Dailies software working alongside the Rorke Galaxy Aurora storage. Flexxity Dailies provides native support for DPX R3D ArriRaw QuickTime MXF and many other file formats. The software performs image and audio synchronization of dailies material timeline editing color correction image scaling and supports parallel workflows for higher throughput and efficiency. Galaxy Aurora supports Flexxity by providing a high-speed RAID or SAN solution with sustained transfer rates of up to 1200 MB/s depending on drive utilization. Parallel processing is a key component to the rich feature set this combined solution offers. All workstations in a facility connected to the SAN have access to the digital files and a variety of tasks can be performed concurrently.   In addition to traditional post-production environments the technology combination of the DFT Scanity film scanner with Flexxity Archive software and Galaxy Aurora storage is certified for archive applications. Scanity handles fragile archive film gently due in part to its touch-free optical perforation detection where no mechanical pins touch the film. Scanity is a high-speed scanner; 25 fps for 2K and 15 fps for 4K so when it's coupled with the Galaxy Aurora storage solutions archive facilities are assured of a speedy and efficient data management film scanning data management and storage workflow.   Stefan Kramper managing director of DFT says We partner with leading industry manufacturers like Rorke to offer our customers certified powerful and cost effective solutions instead of black boxes which don't work together. This ensures that our products perfectly integrate with our customer's production environment which ensures maximum efficiency and reliability.   Bob Herzan vice president of sales at Rorke Data says The Galaxy Aurora and HyperFS combination is one of the few RAID/SAN solutions designed specifically for Rich Media applications. DFT's Scanity is a very demanding application and their support and continued commitment to Rorke Data and our storage solutions is a great tribute to Rorke and our product line. Rorke and DFT recently joined forces to supply three Aurora's (over 100TB) in a HyperFS SAN configuration to Kava (The National Archive of Finland). This high powered SAN will be used to support their 4K file based workflow.