EFILM operates the most advanced digital
laboratory in the world. They serve the motion
picture and television industry and their clients are
the major film studios, independent filmmakers,
advertisers, animators, visual effects companies
and large format filmmakers. They have been
involved in numerous box office hits such as Titanic,
Iron Man, Stewart Little, Con Air, Armageddon, Alien
4: Resurrection, Captain America, among others.
EFILM is dedicated to providing the highest
possible image quality and service standards. All of
their services are backed by the latest technology
and the most experienced staff in the industry.
They have pioneered numerous breakthroughs in
digital imaging for motion pictures, and continue
to develop new tools for filmmakers.
Thinklogical's fiber-based system provides EFILM with a high quality and
cost-effective end-to-end infrastructure solution
Immediate access to video resources is the name of the game when designing
an infrastructure for a renowned digital film laboratory. This is why Gary
Thompson, Vice President of Engineering for EFILM, chose the Thinklogical
routing and extension solution. “The performance, bandwidth capacity and
reliability of Thinklogical's solution, combined with our investment in high
performance file transfer systems and storage facilities, enables EFILM to
provide our customers with the highest quality and most cost-effective digital
laboratory services worldwide, with unprecedented turnaround times,” said
Thinklogical's Velocitykvm extension systems were deployed in order to
provide secure fiber optic connections between the source content and editing
rooms. The VX160 Router brings it all together, providing complete, end-to-end
routing of video and peripheral signals, delivering high resolution content to
all of the creative and editing teams at EFILM.
At EFILM numerous compositors and editors reside in multiple editing suites
throughout the campus. In addition, EFILM works directly with various studios
and creative agencies throughout the area. For this reason it was critical that a
tightly integrated solution provide not only seamless access to content and
resources, but also not be limited by distance. Therefore, EFILM chose to deploy
both multi-mode and single mode fiber extension products, to provide long
haul extension up to 40 kilometers (24 miles) away from the source.
EFILM also deployed Thinklogical’s TRANSplex solution in order to transmit
multiple protocols over an existing fiber link by combining the fiber outputs of
multiple media converters. EFILM uses a variety of wavelength combinations
and port configurations and by using a CWDM product, such as the TRANSplex,
EFILM is able to send more information over the existing fiber media (IP, DVI,
USB, and Audio). The Thinklogical system design effectively links EFILM‘s staff
with their clients, as well as outside studios and creative agencies. This
ultimately reduces cost, improves workflow and simplifies the management of
a complex computing infrastructure.