Pineapple Entertainment chooses Facilis Shared Storage for Collaborative Workflow
Tue 14, 05 2019
Based in Copenhagen City with a staff of around 50 people, Pineapple Entertainment’s core business is TV programs; however, since its establishment, Pineapple Entertainment has expanded to produce over 200 hours per year of fun, relevant and powerful content for all media platforms.
Recently a change to Pineapple’s production portfolio meant that it needed to consider a more collaborative storage solution.
“Previously a lot of our programmes, such as talk shows, needed only one editor, but we started bringing in more factual entertainment programmes that required multiple editors working simultaneously on the same material,” said Christian Martens, Head of Production, Pineapple Entertainment. “We had two suites connected with a NAS but no project sharing, and the rest was standalone storage, so we began looking at a suitable collaborative storage replacement.”
The Pineapple team set three main requirements for their research: the ability to share files, a system that was easy to use, and one that was budget friendly.
“We looked at systems like Avid Nexis, but having talked to guys I trust about this kind of technology, they recommended that the Facilis Shared Storage system would be the best choice for us,” he says.
Stjernholm & Co A/S, Facilis’ distributor in Scandinavia, supplied and installed the system, and Martens found the installation process to be simple and painless. “Kristoffer [Laursen, Stjernholm & Co] handled this perfectly. We had very few issues integrating the system into our workflow, it worked really well.”
The initial system was subsequently expanded with two additional Facilis shared storage units that at first worked independently, but were then integrated with the first system into the main workflow. “It was very easy to expand the system – Kristoffer came in and did some magic for a day and had it running perfectly in a short amount of time, with no disruption,” Martens noted. “We now have 12 edit suites all connected to the Facilis storage so we can move people around easily from one edit suite to another. All the editors are used to having a collaborative system like this, and they are happy with they way it allows them to work.”
The Facilis system has made a significant difference to Pineapple’s workflow, as Marten stated: “We could not do the work we do without it, both in terms of time saving and the end result. We definitely made the right decision.”
About Facilis Technology
Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds premium, turnkey shared storage solutions for collaborative media production across all content creation workflows. Their production-proven solutions are designed for use by the craft editor, facility engineer, and owner-operator alike. Flexible, scalable and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any network environment and have been installed in more than 3,000 facilities worldwide.
Based on your recent activity and preferences we recommend the following pieces of content
In this IABM TV interview, Rémi Beaudoin (Chief Marketing Officer, ATEME) discusses the expected future merge of Ateme & Anevia, and the extra value this merge wi...
Media creators, broadcasters, streaming services, VARs and SIs around the globe trust Swarm Object Storage. Learn how we earned their trust. Editors and artists strive...
By Jerry Tohtz, Regional Sales Manager, Caringo3 days ago
The Ultra HD Forum has recently updated its service tracker that shows good progress of UHD services, in this session, we will present an update of the first numbers p...
IABM4 days ago
How AI can save you from drowning in the archive Media versioning or mastering is central to various Editorial, Post-Production, and Content Distribution workflows. Di...
By Anthony Matt – Executive Director, Cloud Media Services, Prime Focus Technologies and Vaibhav Goel – Associate Director, Product Management (AI/ML & Analytics), Prime Focus Technologies8 days ago
Building brand awareness and generating leads is hard. The cancellation of international trade shows like IBC has made it even harder.In this eBook, we’ve gathered reg...
IABM8 days ago
Charting the Uncharted - CTO PanelLearn from leading end-user Broadcast and Media executives about how the pandemic has shaped their present and future plans in a live...
IABM9 days ago
Charting the Uncharted - Vendor PanelWhat does the future hold for vendors? Find out from panel drawn from small, medium and large players, discussing the new challeng...
IABM9 days ago
EcoDigital is the world’s leading content storage management (CSM) solution provider, with more than 1,000 partners using the company’s DIVA software to manage 1,500+ ...
IABM15 days ago