GB Labs reveal advanced media storage solution for film scanning

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent media storage solutions for the media and entertainment industry, has worked closely with Digital Film Technology (DFT) to develop an alternative storage solution to the traditional Storage Area Network (SAN) solution.


Space SSD, the latest Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution means that there is now, for the first time, a viable media storage alternative for Digital Film Technology’s flagship film scanner, Scanity HDR.


DFT has been at the forefront of film scanning technology for over 75 years providing solutions for film post-production, archive and restoration markets with a range of high quality, leading-edge products and services.


Scanning from film to modern file formats, puts media storage through its paces. DFT’s Scanity HDR film scanner can deliver huge 16-bit file sizes in either 4K TIFF or DPX while scanning, which means that consistent and extreme performance is required to ensure files are ingested without corruption or delay.


Space SSD has been developed, tested and certified for use with Scanity HDR. Capable of speeds of up to 9,000Mbytes/sec means that it is more than enough to ensure Scanity HDR runs at its optimum performance.


If additional capacity or performance for a project is required, Space SSD is easily expandable, and it’s compact footprint means that it can also be housed within the Scanity HDR casing – providing a turnkey solution from DFT.


Film scanning requires powerful media storage, which was traditionally achieved using Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions


Simon Carter, Director for Digital Film Technology (DFT) said: "Modern film scanners demand consistent, high performance from media storage, so we are delighted to work with GB Labs, who have provided a cost-effective and simple to install, alternative to Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions through its Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution."


About GB Labs


GB Labs is the global leader in Intelligent Media Storage and AI-powered Workflows. Designing solutions to be simple to install and easy to use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding media workflows. From ingesting and editing 4K/8K video to post-production and deep archive, GB Labs are trusted by the world’s top news and media organisations. GB Labs is known for safe, secure, reliable and incredibly fast solutions, outperforming all competitors, SAN or NAS.


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Both DFT and GB Labs will be attending this year’s NAB in Las Vegas.