SRK upgrades Redchillies.vfx studio set up

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MUMBAI: Actor – producer Shah Rukh Khan’s new state-of-the-art visual effects studio Redchilles.vfx has deployed unified network storage company BlueArc Corporation’s BlueArc Titan 2000 network storage system for its post production facility.

By deploying a Titan, Redchillies.vfx will be better equipped to serve this market by bringing higher production capabilities to its film and television projects and gaining the capacity to pursue international contracts.

“Our new studio is designed for unsurpassed quality and turnaround time, and BlueArc technology offers the fastest performance available. We believe the Titan is the best product on the market today, so it was a clear choice for the new Redchillies studio,” said Redchillies.vfx chief operating officer Keitan Yadav.

Redchillies.vfx is a recent venture of Shah Rukh Khan, which has done visual effects for films likeChak De! India, Don, Paheli and Main Hoon Na.

Currently, BlueArc’s Titan is used for Redchillies’ own production film Om Shanti Om, which is scheduled to release on 9 November. 2007. “We can already see the difference in our performance,” Yadav added.

To continue the company’s success, BlueArc’s Titan has been deployed as a critical element supporting the production quality, performance and project capabilities that Redchillies will offer at its new facility.

“India’s entertainment industry is booming, and more of Hollywood and Europe’s studios are scouting for production services here, as well. The new Redchillies facility brings to life my vision for a studio that can respond to the world’s appetite for great entertainment,” said Shah Rukh Khan.

Built to accommodate as many as 150 personnel, the new Redchillies facility required a storage system design capable of responding on-demand with seamless access to massive and complex visual content. As the Titan 2000 system can support request volume and file sizes well in excess of present Redchillies projects, Yadav’s plan is to make the Titan the core of the studio’s technology infrastructure and centralize workflow, reducing concern that bottlenecks or downtime might interrupt the creative process or delay production. As a result, Redchillies expects to raise the bar for staff productivity and faster project delivery in India’s film and television industry.