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Fast Storage for PFX, leading Czech Post-production House

Unleashing our clients’ potential by maximising the innovation.

Project Details

  • Date: 2018
  • Client: PFX
  • Location: Prague, CZ

Operating out of two locations in Prague, CZ the professionals at PFX take care to deliver post-production for customers around the world. This full service includes commercials, feature film formats and games.​

The core business of PFX lies in offering the full spectrum of post-production services, from color grading in a DOLBY certified dubbing and grading theatre, to editing and visual effects. Accurate ingest with 100% data integrity is critical.

High-speed storage with enhanced data integrity. Hybrid network environment including Avid project sharing.

PFX is running quite a diversified fleet of machines and spread across two locations in Prague. With assets being transferred not only from the movie set to the existing in-house facilities but also between the two PFX locations, high-performance of the storage technology is critical. With the existing storage environment running at capacity (performance and space), PFX was looking for a new and up-to-date storage solution.

The requirements at PFX were exceptionally high. But ELEMENTS is versatile and fits perfectly.

Just like most post-production facilities having Avid in their service offering, PFX had to maintain two separate file systems: One for the Avid editing suites, and another one for all other VFX, color correction, and graphics workstations.

Based on our long-term cooperation PFX turned to us at boneheadZ looking for a new and up-to-date data storage technology. We suggested Elements One, due to the specific performance requirements. With ELEMENTS’ ability to have Avid Media Composer read and write natively to the central file system, PFX was able to reduce their maintenance effort significantly.

As a certified ELEMENTS Partner we provide support for PFX from the beginning of our cooperation.

"Finally we have a media storage that provides fast access and media sharing for ALL our suites simultaneously."

Tomáš Srovnal, CEO at PFX