Prodigi House invests in Small Tree
INDONESIA: Prodigi House in Jakarta recently invested in a Titanium16 shared storage system from Small Tree. Originally founded in 2012 to handle post-production on two feature film projects, Prodigi House soon acquired additional clients – including Samsung and Honda – seeking support with TV commercials.
Featuring suites for offline and online editing, colour grading and motion graphics, Prodigi House required a centralised storage system with enough capacity to allow the editing team to work on feature films and TV commercial projects simultaneously. Using Small Tree’s Titanium16 – featuring 32TB of storage and six 10GbE cards – Prodigi House’s editors are now able to access media files quickly and easily from anywhere in the facility without experiencing the typical delays associated with multiple users accessing the storage server at the same time.
‘Titanium gives us a solid, dependable and affordable system that we can trust without sacrificing performance,’ said Tijoe Yauw Leng (also known as Oleng), technical director for the Indonesia-based company. ‘Given the short time and tight budget we had, Small Tree’s easy-to-install, cost-friendly system was the ideal solution for Prodigi House.’
Utilising industry applications such as Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio 3, Adobe Creative Suite 6, FilmLight Baselight and Smoke Advanced Linux across the studio’s Mac Pro and iMac workstations, Prodigi House looked to Small Tree for its expertise with Mac 10Gb Ethernet networks. With an eye toward the future, the company was interested in a scalable storage solution that would grow along with them.
‘With the immediate growth we experienced, we needed to know that we could upgrade the storage and add more workstations to handle more projects,’ said Oleng. ‘The ease in which storage can be added to the Titanium system played a substantial part in our decision to move forward with Small Tree. We know that we can add drives at any time to the Titanium to provide our editors with the storage capacity they need to complete client projects.’