Video Editing Storage Solutions

Facilis Technology develops 4K media editing servers for many markets including traditional Post Production, Broadcast News, Sports, Corporate Video, Advertising, Animation/VFX, Education, Government Video, Houses of Worship, and Video Surveillance. Facilis provides cost-effective, high performance video storage solutions with integrated Asset Tracking and Archive/Backup tools. In addition, Facilis continually qualifies compatibility with best-of-breed technology from industry-leading partners in Media Asset Management, Archive, Ingest, Editorial/Graphics, Ingest/Playback and Broadcast Automation.


Video & Audio Post Production
Enable a collaborative approach to media production, whether it's Adobe, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Resolve, or other. Deliver 4K film color grading to low-bitrate craft editorial, all from a centralized SAN in your facility. App project sharing features are fully supported, including Avid bin locking.
Animation and VFX
Increase your network's performance so you can up your productivity, whether that's animation, VFX compositing, 3D, motion graphics, or other VFX/GFX workflows. Adobe, Autodesk, Maxon, and more are fully supported, from real-time creative workflows to exports and renders all on a centralized storage.
Broadcast News
Improve broadcast and playout workflows with high-performance, centralized SAN storage. All workstations have direct access to media stored on a Facilis server, allowing for rapid retrieval and playout. For field production, Facilis also offers smaller, modular servers that can easily connect to a larger capacity server back at the studio.
Sports
Quickly ingest, edit, broadcast, and deliver highlights, live events, and more through a shared SAN storage environment with our video storage solutions. Whether it's in the field or back at the studio, a centralized Facilis server allows all of your editors, assistants, and workstations to rapidly retrieve and work from shared media.
Corporate Video
Corporate environments often have in-house media production departments, and Facilis fits perfectly into that workflow. Ingest footage directly to the centralized SAN server, and immediately edit at high speeds across production workstations. Whether you’re a public access channel or large news organization, Facilis has storage solutions that meet your needs.
Advertising
Support 4K workflows and beyond. Improve ingest, editorial, and delivery workflows with a centralized SAN server, allowing data to remain in one place throughout each stage of your creative workflow. From ingest to delivery, Facilis offers a turnkey solution for advertising, marketing, creative media workflows, and more.
Houses of Worship
Religious institutions often need to quickly turnaround content in a variety of mediums - local broadcast, online, streaming, and others. Add a high performance, centralized SAN to your workflow today, so you never need to worry again about where your media is stored.
Education
Provide a collaborative environment, where students can access their projects and media from any desk or workstation on campus. Facilis is a storage area network (SAN) that allows for simultaneous, high-speed access from simultaneous users, which lends itself perfectly to educational environments.
Government Video
Municipalities, law enforcement, military, local, state, and federal agencies may be legally required to record and archive local meetings, events, and other government proceedings. By adding a Facilis turnkey SAN video storage solution to your network, you enable ease of access on multiple workstations for ingest, playout, editorial, export, and backup/archive.
Video Surveillance
Surveillance needs high capacity, and easy access to record hours of footage, 24/7. Facilis offers a high performance, high capacity, centralized SAN server that easily integrates with backup/archive solutions. Whether that's on-premise nearline/LTO or frequently uploads to cloud storage, Facilis' turnkey video storage solution makes any of these workflows quick and easy to setup.

 


Works with the softwares you work with

Facilis continually qualifies compatibility with best-of-breed technology from industry-leading partners in Media Asset Management, Archive, Ingest, Editorial/Graphics, Ingest/Playback and Broadcast Automation. These are the partners that you work with, and we ensure that our storage works with to get you the best

Adobe Premiere Network Storage
Facilis Technology is a long-time partner with Adobe as an Adobe Anywhere and Pro-Video Development Partner. Facilis' video editing storage supports Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Shared and Team Projects and Adobe Anywhere for video. Facilis has developed customized tools that enhance Adobe collaborative workflows including Facilis Project Manager and has developed optimizations in the Facilis Shared File System for Adobe applications. Adobe CC Team Projects is a modern platform the empowers virtual teams using Adobe professional video tools to collaborate more efficiently on video productions. As a result, Adobe Team Projects users connected to Facilis Shared Storage are able to seamlessly share project files from Creative Cloud, while linking to media files centralized in-facility.
Avid Storage for Video
Facilis Technology' video editing storage has been supporting Avid collaborative workflows since 2004, and Avid native bin and project sharing since 2009. The Facilis Shared File System includes an Advanced Emulation Mode with a no-compromises approach to cross-platform Avid workgroups. Facilis Technology personnel has decades of Avid experience to better support Avid facilities. Facilis HUB's Avid storage for video is the perfect choice to future-proof your facility. Easily deliver projects across multiple applications and operating systems, at speeds unattainable from Avid proprietary storage systems. Remove locally attached storage and work completely in the shared environment. With ongoing support for Fibre Channel infrastructure, Facilis is the only choice for replacement of aging Unity MediaNet systems and a cost-effective and powerful alternative to current Avid Storage products (ISIS/Nexis).
Final Cut Pro / FCPX Shared Storage
Facilis HUB shared storage for video editing include support for your Final Cut Pro and Final Cut X workflows by enabling real-time editing directly on the SAN server and eliminating the need for local drives and stand-alone RAID systems. In addition, our FastTracker Asset Management system allows for editors and content creators to focus on the creative aspect of the job and not on locating their media files on the server. Facilis turns Final Cut Pro X into a fully collaborative application through the Facilis Project Manager. FCPX libraries can now be shared in real time while keeping events secure from overwrite. Facilis delivers this feature natively on every Shared File System volume connected through Fibre Channel and Ethernet. No other network system allows for this level of control in a shared storage environment, and these features improve workflow for any multi-user video editing team.
Asset Management Workflows: CatDV
Square Box Systems has been a partner with Facilis Technology for several years, and hundreds of facilities enjoy the compatibility and integration between Facilis shared storage for video editing and CatDV products. Now with FastTracker 3.0, any record indexed can be immediately reported to CatDV for analysis and inclusion in catalogs. Deploying Asset Management can be a very complex undertaking, so it helps when the shared storage just works out of the box. The less time our customers spend managing the system, the more time they can spend customizing their ideal asset management workflow.
Media Workflow Management: Telestream
Telestream is a very popular brand for automated ingest, encoding and distribution systems. In these workflows, shared storage is not only recommended, but it's required. Facilis' video editing storage and Telestream have hundreds of cooperative installs, and starting with Facilis version 6.5 and Vantage version 7, there is now fully documented qualification of the supported workflows. Telestream media workflow management systems work with watch folders and open file formats, which is compatible with growing file support in Facilis version 6.5. Facilis and Telestream have combined to fulfill many advanced workflows in Post Production, Broadcast and Live Event.
Color Correction & 4K Post Production Workflows: DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Resolve has been a favorite application for Facilis video editing storage customers because of the bandwidth-hungry formats that are supported by Resolve in the color correction workflow. Resolve was the first OSX application that Facilis successfully qualified with 4K DPX uncompressed playback, and some high-performance workflows in Resolve still cannot be delivered with any shared storage except Facilis. With FastTracker, DPX and EXR file sequences are combined into a single record, and proxies in h.264 format can be created. This enables the operator to preview the footage prior to importing. Facilis tests and qualifies the latest version of Resolve with every shared storage server release as well as an online demonstration of this workflow is available.
Archive and Backup Workflows: XenData & Facilis Object Cloud
As the basis for Facilis Object Cloud, Xen Data is developed to be integrated with Facilis' video editing storage. Xen Data has LTO and Cloud Cache workflow software, and Facilis sells and supports both options for our customers. When deploying Xen Data software directly on Facilis servers, our customers avoid the need for a turn-key archive system. Using a native Facilis volume as the cache for LTO and Cloud backup and archive, our customers can enjoy the advanced functionality of Object Storage on the desktop. Xen Data sells certain software packages exclusively with Facilis, so this combination isn't available anywhere else. This provides a pure differentiating factor when choosing a shared storage partner for your facility.
Server Data Backup & Synchronization Software: Archiware P5 LTO
Facilis' video editing storage offers archive and backup solutions that are directly attached to the SAN server. These products include nearline disk arrays and archive LTO devices. When using LTO libraries, Archiware P5 software enables data movement, scheduling, library control and indexing. Archiware's server data backup software runs on the Facilis server itself without the need for additional archive workstation. P5 delivers professional archive and backup workflows that are automated and robust, to handle the terabytes of data that comes through a large post facility on a weekly basis. Facilis sells and configures Archiware software with our LTO8 tape-based products.
Live Production & Video Streaming Storage: NewTek
Newtek Tricaster is an industry-leading, multi-camera production system. Facilis' video editing storage has been qualified for use with Tricaster since 2014 and supports up to 32 tracks of concurrent video ingest on a single SAN server. Through the use of the Facilis Shared File System, traffic is optimized over Ethernet connections to better serve the demanding workflows of live event ingest and playout. Facilis 8 or Facilis HUB 16 is a perfect companion for the Tricaster, with ease of use and simple setup even on location. With Facilis' video streaming storage, volumes can be pushed to the Tricaster system after the Tricaster software interface launches. This avoids the need to enter admin mode and access the Windows desktop to map network drives. Tricaster is often combined with various other content creation workstations in a modern facility, so Facilis is the one shared storage solution that can support them all with ease.