Polar Blog_A Look into How Boardwalk Pictures Met ALL of Their Deadlines Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic
A Look into How Boardwalk Pictures Met ALL of Their Deadlines Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic
By Christopher Stone, Technical Sales Manager, Polar Graphics

See how boardwalk Pictures met all of their deadlines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, even with their editors, producers and creatives working remotely from home.  Instead of trying to connect in to their centralised system and using slow VPN  home internet connections they took a different approach and used a decentralised  workflow.

They were able to work on editing projects remotely and still be able to collaborate with each other as all of their media, sequences, and bins were synchronized using a simple internet connection, and some really neat software.

The really neat software is StorageDNA’s DNAfabric product that approaches the problem of remote collaboration differently to most current solutions. Instead of using a direct connection method into the central post production system it uses a distributed process where the remote users can edit and be creative on their local machines yet still be connected with both the central system and other team members working remotely. It does this by using a small cloud storage cache drive that is used to transfer, sync and bin lock a workflow as though everyone was working on a central system from their desks in the main facility. Using a cloud storage account as the cache disk for the system ensures security with end to end encryption and maximises performance since  the cloud transfers use WAN acceleration. And there is no restriction on which cloud provider you use.

Boardwalk Pictures also took advantage of the Hard Drive Re-Integration feature of DNAfabric. Editors could take a small hard drive home with them and continue working on a sequence, then when they return to the office all of the updates made by them at home have been synced on the central system and either ready for playout off their Avid Nexis or for distribution to co-workers.

Boardwalk Pictures was able, with the help of  DNAfabric, to work through the pandemic without missing a single delivery date or launch. See how it can help you as well by contacting Polar Graphics for a friendly chat and discussion of how DNAfabric can make you work simpler, easier and cost efficient.

Boardwalk Pictures was able, with the help of  DNAfabric, to work through the pandemic without missing a single delivery date or launch. See how it can help you as well by contacting Polar Graphics for a friendly chat and discussion of how DNAfabric can make you work simpler, easier and cost efficient.

 

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