After a request on Twitter for budget shared storage and a lot of good words from Walter Biscardi, we went to check out Small Tree Communications. Steve Modica took us on a tour of their models.
Unfortunately we missed Walter on the Small Tree stand, but we needn't of worried as Steve Modica took us on great tour of their products.
The GraniteSTOR TITANIUM4 will be of most interest to the smaller post shop or single operator who wants to work with the same media across multiple edit stations. It's A four-drive system supporting 2TB, 3TB or 4TB disk drives, TITANIUM4 starts at $7,345. It's also pretty portable too so we can see this being used on set and in remote editing situations like outside broadcasts.
“Mobile post-production teams face tight deadlines, so making sure editors have immediate and simultaneous access to files is vital,” said Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. “TITANIUM4 is a highly portable, robust solution for editing teams on the go. At the arena, on the slopes or at the beach, TITANIUM4 is ideal for helping you edit your raw footage immediately while still on-site.”
Steve then moves onto the larger models in the Titanium series. TITANIUM16 is a 3U rack-mount solution configurable up to 20 GbE or 12 10GbE ports and storage capacity from 32TB to 320TB, while delivering up to 72 streams of ProRes 422. TITANIUM8 is a 2U rack-mount solution configurable up to 10 GbE or 8 10GbE ports and storage capacity from 8TB to 96TB, while delivering up to 35 streams of ProRes 422.