Spice Shop pioneers the way with innovative DVS technology
With cutting-edge workflows, Spice Shop is establishing itself as one of the world's most modern post production studios. Future-proof DVS systems build the technological backbone of the company, with SpycerBox Ultra and SpycerBox Flex – DVS's fast and reliable storage systems – taking care of data management, while CLIPSTER® allows high-speed DCI Mastering.
Hanover. Bangkok-based Spice Shop chose cutting-edge DVS technology when building its IT infrastructure. With its unique file-based 2K, 4K and S3D workflows, Spice Shop is establishing itself as one of the world's most modern full-service agencies. The versatile DVS systems with their open interfaces are meeting all the studio's requirements: two SpycerBox Flex and one SpycerBox Ultra are playing a key role in delivering high performance and flexibility in the post production network, with the CLIPSTER® DI workstation functioning as the centerpiece within the workflow thanks to its real-time functions such as conforming, RAW data processing and DCI Mastering.
With SpycerBox from DVS, Spice Shop has opted for powerful storage solutions that offer reliable real-time processing of uncompressed projects in parallel, resulting in significant time savings for editors and colorists. Integrating multiple SpycerBoxes instead of a monolithic storage system allows for redundancy and modularity in the network. Spice Shop uses two SpycerBox Flex for online storage, while the SpycerBox Ultra, as the near-line storage system, offers the various workstations direct access to content. As a result, even larger projects are always available in one location thus providing Spice Shop with the highest level of flexibility. And thanks to its numerous interfaces, SpycerBox also offers a wide range of ways to expand the infrastructure seamlessly.
With its unique hardware platform as well as its specially developed hardware accelerator, CLIPSTER® handles both the decoding as well as demosaicing of RAW files in full quality at 4K 12-bit RGB mode in real time. What's more, CLIPSTER® even generates DCI Masters in 3D – allowing editors to check the quality of the finished DCP directly using CLIPSTER®.
DVS's innovative Spycer® software is also proving itself to be the optimal solution for cross-platform data management at Spice Shop, with Spycer® enabling them to optimize their workflows with high-speed copying processes as well as searching and editing functions for image material and its meta data.
Matthew Szabo, Director of Operations at Spice Shop: "We are impressed by the DVS systems – their reliability and speed make them the perfect basis for our workflows. As all products are continually updated to keep pace with the latest market developments, we are equipped for the future in the best way possible."
Eric Augereau, Sales Director Region Asia Pacific at DVS: "Spice Shop is setting new benchmarks in digital post production. We are really pleased to be contributing to this success with our creative solutions."
About Spice Shop: Based in Bangkok, Spice Shop was designed and built from the ground up to be a completely tapeless, all data post production facility. With a world class fibre-optic infrastructure Spice Shop is able to offer some very unique and innovative workflows that bring new levels of efficiency and flexibility to the market. It recently became the first commercial post house in South East Asia to install the SCANITY real time 2K film scanner, thereby positioning itself as a market leader. In addition Spice Shop also offers on-set grading services, online finishing and creative effects, digital color grading with the world's first Baselight system with Blackboard 2, and a comprehensive and highly talented CG and visual effects department. All systems are fully 4K and S3D capable. www.spiceshop.tv or www.facebook.com/spice.shop.BKK
About DVS: DVS, a Rohde & Schwarz company, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for broadcast, digital film and video post production, presentation and event markets. DVS applications cover the production of popular TV series and Hollywood blockbusters, and enable 4K films for Digital Cinema. With over 25 years of experience in the professional video industry, DVS has cultivated a “passion for perfection,” and continues to develop revolutionary systems for customized, flexible, high-performance workflows. With CLIPSTER®, DVS was the first company in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. Its future-proof video server VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. Headquartered in Hanover (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA), DVS also has branch offices in Miami (USA), Paris (France), and Singapore. www.dvs.de