Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading fast file transfer solutions, has announced today that Solaris Promo Production, have utilized FileCatalyst’s solutions to facilitate and enhance their remote production workflow.
Solaris Promo Production is famously tied to the popular Russian reality television show, Dom 2. In the show, the contestants’ main objective is to construct a house while simultaneously trying to find a partner in the process. Couples then compete for the house itself. Solaris Promo Production additionally works with acclaimed cinema and television producers, top global chefs, and on project implementation both in Russia and abroad.
Originally Dom 2 was filmed within the region of Moscow, but once the show’s popularity grew the filming was relocated to Seychelles, a small and remote country within East Africa. This created a timing and efficiency issue. It became evident that a fast file transfer solution was now a necessity for production to be successful. MM Communications, a valued partner of FileCatalyst, connected Solaris Promo Production with FileCatalyst’s products.
Currently, Solaris Promo Production is working with FileCatalyst Direct Version 3.7 and the client application FileCatalyst Express. Solaris Promo Production had already acquired a Moscow production, which included a FreeBSD server with shared editorial storage attached, it was also capable of running FileCatalyst Direct. The NLE workstations connect to this server for video editing. After source files are prepared on the remote site, these are transferred manually to the server using the standard client application FileCatalyst Express. FileCatalyst Express is a simple 2-pane desktop transfer tool that allows Solaris Promo Production to Easily accelerate ad-hoc transfers on the fly.
Immediately upon implementation, Solaris Promo Production noticed that the production files for Dom 2 were arriving at impressive speeds. The files were simple to transfer and with FileCatalyst’s guaranteed media file delivery Solaris Promo Production felt confident in this solution.
“Our production is always on the go, we are doing the reality show and need to gather the new materials in time. FileCatalyst has given us a reliable solution to our daily tasks and is an integral part of our production workflow.” said, Aleksey Maksimishin, Head of the IT department at Solaris Promo Production
“FileCatalyst is pleased to see the results Solaris Promo Production is having in regards to file transfer speeds with FileCatalyst Direct,” said Alan Atkinson, FileCatalyst, Vice President Marketing & Business Development. “We look forward to working with them and to continue to providing fast file transfer solutions in the future as they grow.”
Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award-winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. The company, founded in 2000, has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, printing, military, and government including many Fortune 500 companies.
FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods including FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more visit the FileCatalyst website today for a free trial www.filecatalyst.com and follow us on Twitter @FileCatalyst.
About Solaris Promo Production LLC
Solaris Promo Production embodies the synergy of a media company and restaurant business. We know how to create successful, top-rated projects, we know how to turn the most incredible dreams into reality.
The main areas of our activities include: shooting TV shows and series for Russian and foreign TV channels; making and producing Russian feature films for mainstream audiences; the provision of rights to air foreign movies to Russian TV stations; the management of ТNT MUSIC channel; the development of promising projects in the field of internet and mobile technologies; grand openings of premium-class restaurants.
Our company collaborates with well-known cinema and television producers, the world’s best chefs, and has extensive experience in project implementation both in Russia and abroad.