VER, a worldwide productions equipment rental house, provides solutions that enable thier clients to do amazing things with thier large inventory of rental equipment. So, when a visual effects job like DISNEY’s 3D feature “JUNGLE BOOK” called for the throughput required for such a 4K productions project, they relied on a QOS 24 Bay SSD SERVER for their DIT cart, allowing them to do high-speed transfers and dailies in high resolution.
They also used a different but similar system, the QOS 32 HDD Server, on the shoot for last year’s Kentucky Derby race, where many cameras were used simultaneously, requiring a lot of data to be ingested.
The main benefit (of using the QOS servers) was SPEED. We had no huge problems, and we used their servers on a couple of different projects. I was also very happy with the support they provided. The QOS team is definitely a hands-on team willing to do anything to get the job done.
Former VER Project Manager
Sixteen19, a NY-based rental and finishing house, has used QOS Server for both small and large projects in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. Disney’s “Tomorrowland” was a large feature produced with two 16-Bay servers that were on the show for over three months.
This was the only server on the show that did not require any servicing during the entire on-location production.
Using the QOS 32-Bay Server on “Barbershop: The Next Cut” allowed Sixteen19 to store the complete workflow, from ingesting and storing, to serving out the RAW transcoded files. Clients also had access to work with and view high and low res data in many remote places around the world.
QOS is the best server company in the business. They are a boutique enough to make servers that work exactly as clients need them to, yet are big enough to deliver when you need equipment in a crunch. They are perfect partners for the high-end features films we at Sixteen19 work on.
Dakota Pictures is a television and feature film production company based in Hollywood, with satellite offices in Montreal and New York. Originally renting a QOS Server 8 Bay server from a rental house, they called QOS to ask if servers were available for purchase. Dakota purchased a QOS 16 Bay Server, which they currently use to store all their RAW 4k footage while editors work on Avid low-res projects. Later, the conforms of the RAW files are pulled for final production. Dakota Pictures is now looking at using the QOS Server Production San Box for complete final conform and colour correction in house to make it easier for the editorial team to complete shows, in addition to saving time and money.
With the large storage capacity, we’re able to store multiple seasons of 4k masters and Avid projects on the same system. Also, with partitions that expand and contract on their own, there’s no need to guess how much space is needed for any given partition. The QOS team is incredibly quick to respond when we run into issues. We’ve had almost no downtime due to QOS Server issues.
Head of Post Production