Platform Connects Superdome Workflows for NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans

by ProMAX Administrator, on Apr 9, 2015 6:38:26 AM

“For us to take one generic highlight, to ingest and edit it and share it, was taking 15-16 different steps with our old workflow. Now with Platform we are down to 4 steps!”
- Tim Fanguy; New Orleans Pelicans Director of Video Production

Shared storage was a top priority for Tim Fanguy, Director of Video Production for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.  Equally important was finding efficient workflow solutions between the Pelicans’ post production studio within in the Smoothie King Center where they play, the game night control room located in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and with their broadcast partners, FOX Sports, New Orleans. 

For a couple of years, Fanguy had been tracking different shared storage systems. He recalls, “ProMAX definitely piqued my interest because of the versatility of being a workflow server rather than just shared storage.”  Shared storage was required, but getting the right files in the right formats fast was just as big of a need.  The workflows that they wanted to do required complex transcoding beyond what other systems could handle.

The ProMAX Platform Online Y model with its Transcode engine and 64 TB of storage provided the fitting solution. Fanguy summarizes, “Between all of our different workflows we’ve been able to increase our productivity and be so much more efficient compared to the way we used to do things.  Platform has delivered everything I had expected and more, and it’s been great.”

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