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The Mill deploys Aspera file-synchronisation

17 September 2012
The Mill deploys Aspera file-synchronisation

UK post house The Mill has deployed Aspera Sync to enable realtime, post production collaboration across its facilities in New York, London, and Los Angeles. With scalable and multidirectional file-transfer technology for big data over large distances, Aspera’s Sync solution enabled The Mill’s visual FX team to develop collaborative 3D post production workflows in real time, 24/7 and up to 200 times faster. “We’re dealing with terabytes of data that we need to transfer and manage, and our files for post production workflows have to be digitally posted around the world,” said Jonathan Brazier, computer systems manager at The Mill. “But our previous solutions really slowed our workflows down with each office having to wait in turn for hours to work on new shots.” The Mill selected Aspera Sync for its 3D post production workflow. Built upon Aspera fasp transport technology, Aspera Sync transfers new or changed data between peers at full bandwidth capacity, regardless of distance and network conditions, making it consistently fast and scalable. Aspera Sync will also allow The Mill to take on more projects in which different studios across the globe collaborate together and split the work between locations. “From our previous experience of working with Aspera we knew they would be very good technically and help us achieve the results we were looking for. Ultimately, it’s all about speed and saving time, and Aspera helps us to do that. With a faster post production workflow, we can spend more time producing better visual FX for our clients,” he added. “We’re pleased The Mill selected Aspera Sync to power their global workflows,” said Bruce Brewer, European sales director at Aspera at Aspera. “The ability to keep multiple sites in sync at high speed will enable The Mill to meet their existing workload, and allow them to take on larger, more complex projects, as they continue to grow their 3D post production business.”

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