Entertainment and Media
Visual effects production is no longer the sole domain of big studios. Today's lower cost video editing software has made it possible to create professional-quality work on a single, high-end workstation. For more complex rendering, longer video projects, and innovative special effects, however, you're going to need some serious computing horsepower. Compute-intensive and data-intensive applications can be a significant portion of the creative and production budgets for modern film and video projects.
Entertainment and New Media Perform Better with Digipede
The Digipede Network grid computing solution delivers the throughput required for the largest rendering assignments in film, video, and game production. With the Digipede Network, a distributed network of hundreds of workstations or cluster nodes can make short work of thousands of broadcast- or film-quality frames. Key benefits include:
- Higher Performance, Lower Cost. In major rendering and media transformation projects, grid computing with the Digipede Network significantly outperforms traditional clusters. By tying together Windows clusters and idle Windows workstations, the Digipede Network can finish far more frames per day than a comparable Linux cluster alone—and at a significantly lower cost. Read our customer case study on Digital Dimension.
- Easy Learning Curve. Unlike custom Linux solutions, the Digipede Network provides a familiar usage and programming environment, ease of installation and configuration, and stability even when using multiple applications. You can install, learn, and use the distributed computing system productively without a lengthy learning curve. No expensive consultants needed.
- Increased Production Capacity. Digipede helps you ramp up production while maintaining your creativity, production standards, and responsiveness to clients. You won't need to add extra IT staff, and may even reduce your current team's work once the Digipede Network is running. We enable you to focus on creating award-winning content instead of wasting limited IT and development resources on closed application schedulers or application-specific compute farms.
- Better Business Intelligence. The Digipede Network can connect to internal collaboration platforms, thereby providing management with a complete picture of the production pipeline. Greater visibility and business intelligence enhances resource planning, and means your team will be better able to adapt to schedule changes and meet client deadlines.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn how entertainment and new media companies have benefited from the Digipede Network, please contact us. We'll be glad to discuss your organization's particular objectives and technical infrastructure, and then recommend best next steps.