FrameTrunk recently deployed the system to help LiveNation deliver its first UltraHD production for the Download rock music festival in Donnington for Sky Arts.
Tasked with ingesting more than 11 hours of event footage a day from 2 stages across eight channels of 3840×2160 50p delivery, the company relied on Corvid 88s for ingest of quad-link 3G-SDI ISO and TX event feeds. Ingest nodes were Linux-based, with FrameTrunk’s software controlling multiple record nodes from a central platform. To balance out the large volume of data required, each recording channel was given its own record node carrying 26TB of storage, supported by a secondary data backup for the three-day event. Once production wrapped, the edits, SAN and nearline were relocated to a post facility in London where the programme was finished using a traditional online/offline workflow but with HD offline and UHD online.
Here’s a link to the Press Release Article: https://www.aja.com/news/user-stories/509