HUDSON, MA — At IBC 2016 in Amsterdam, storage solutions provider Facilis Technology (facilis.com) will demonstrate a virtual reality 360 3D playback system using its TerraBlock shared storage. Content creators are increasingly looking at VR as the next big challenge that threatens to grind post production pipelines to a halt. Facilis Technology has responded with its latest solid state drive technology, which it has incorporated within the Hybrid24 and SSD8 products, delivering high-resolution VR playback.
At IBC, Facilis will demonstrate VR workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud, which supports editing stitched equirectangular VR for both monoscopic and stereoscopic content. Using the Mettle Skybox plug-in, editors can also view their VR content with Oculus Rift goggles as they work. The demanding bandwidth requirements for full resolution VR require a holistic approach to the entire media pipeline, from the physical drives, to the connectivity method used for the editing clients.
“In today’s market it is imperative to consider the future when investing today,” says James McKenna, VP of marketing and pre sales at Facilis. “The storm of new HDR and VR deliverables is approaching, and our customers need a safe harbor. At IBC, our focus is on streamlining today’s popular post production workflows, and demonstrating safe passage through the workflows of tomorrow.”