Since launching in Los Angeles five years ago, Light Iron has emerged as a post production leader and technical innovator, lending its expertise to high-profile projects like "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Amazing Spiderman." Whether producing digital cinema, episodic television or commercial content, the company embraces a progressive approach to DI, on-set dailies and finishing to deliver unparalleled service to its clients. In 2013, Light Iron expanded into New York, opening a new local post production facility in which it recently installed a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system with assistance from Key Code Media. The addition of TerraBlock to its workflow came as part of a larger effort to future proof the studio for the advent of 4K editorial.
"We've definitely seen a spike in 4K content over the last year and have already done several 4K finishes at Light Iron in Los Angeles. It's really just a matter of time before we start seeing more 4K editorial requests, which is part of the reason we opted for TerraBlock," said Light Iron CTO Chris Peariso. "TerraBlock's bandwidth, along with the flexibility it gives us to have multiple connections – Fibre Channel and Ethernet, will allow us to better handle post on any 4K project that comes through our doors."
Light Iron's fully populated TerraBlock 24D is situated in the center of its New York facility, where it is connected via 16Gb Fibre Channel to eight 4K-capable offline editorial rooms and seven pieces of ingest and output equipment located in Light Iron's machine room. Each edit suite runs a combination of Avid® Media Composer® 6.5, Adobe® Creative Cloud™ and Apple® Final Cut Pro® X editing software.