Ingenuity Studios Reinvents Its Pipeline with VAST Data Universal Storage | Ap-Pop


Remote-First-Company/NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 29, 2022–

VAST datathe data platform company for the AI-powered world, today announced that Ingenuity Studios selected VAST to help deliver next-level realism to a host of long and short works, including feature films, TV series, music videos, commercials, and more. Ingenuity Studios leveraged VAST Data Universal storage architecture to leapfrog the status quo by deploying a simple data storage platform that allows artists and animators to easily collaborate on projects with lightning-fast performance and low latency, without the classic tax on flash storage.

Rendering workflows are rapidly changing for animators and visual effects (VFX) artists, with new machine learning and deep learning technologies being used to automate and improve much of the creative process. To train and deploy these new deep learning models, studios must provide high-speed access to rich content for high-speed computing. All-flash infrastructure is not only an essential benefit for metadata-intensive render farms, but also an essential component of demanding deep learning pipelines. VAST’s universal storage uniquely increases speed without the typical exorbitant all-flash storage costs, enabling render farms to deliver performance up to 10x faster than hard drive-based scalable storage and choice of risk reduction infrastructure as VFX pipelines evolve to support deeper learning. technologies.

VAST’s Universal Storage Architecture will be used for all Ingenuity Studios projects in the future, and already supports productions such as the American procedural action drama TV show SWAT, which features a wide range of demanding effects. By helping the Ingenuity Studios team create rich content from massive amounts of data, its artists can push the boundaries of realistic visual effects with precision and speed.

“We generate massive datasets for every project we work on. For our 3D and simulation teams, a single image can require several gigabytes — and we need thousands of images for a single sequence. Having the infrastructure to control this proliferation and serve over 300 remote workers who all need low latency access to this data is critical to our operations,” said Grant Miller, Partner and VFX Supervisor at Ingenuity Studios. . “With VAST, the intelligent storage architecture allows us to unleash the power of all-flash without breaking our project budget.”

“I can always rely on Ingenuity Studios to deliver VFX shots that bring the precision and immediacy of the action to unfolding,” said Chad Wanstreet, VFX Supervisor for SWAT. “Having been an artist earlier in my career, I deeply appreciate what goes on in the work from a technical standpoint. The pressure is on when you’re working with tight episodic TV deadlines, so integrating of a storage solution that further accelerates the time from concept to delivery is a great initiative from Ingenuity.

“Ingenuity Studios’ philosophy of advancing what is considered cutting-edge technology to create new worlds through pioneering technologies, such as deep learning and all-flash data storage, is shared by VAST Data as we aggressively innovate to unlock new possibilities in data infrastructure,” said Jeff Denworth, co-founder of VAST Data. “Ingenuity leads the way with awe-inspiring visuals that immerse viewers at home, in theaters, and on the go, and we couldn’t be prouder to help drive their next-gen rendering and AI workloads.”

For more information on Ingenuity’s collaboration with VAST, listen to this conversation where Miller and Denworth discuss what it takes to create visual effects for binge-worthy content and how infrastructure can shape the outcome. Visit VAST website to learn more about how it streamlines workflows and improves performance for animation and visual effects studios around the world.

About VAST data

VAST Data provides the data platform at the heart of the AI-powered world, accelerating time to insight for workload-intensive applications. The performance, scalability, ease-of-use, and cost-effectiveness of VAST’s software helps enterprises overcome historical barriers to building all-flash data centers. Founded in 2019, VAST is the best-selling data infrastructure startup in history. For more information, please visit and track VAST data on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Ingenuity Studios

Founded in 2004, Ingenuity Studios is a highly demanded full-service visual effects studio that serves feature films, episodic television shows, music videos and commercials. The Ingenuity Studios team integrates seamless visual effects to propel the story, working directly with creative visionaries producing content for all forms of broadcast. Based in Los Angeles, the studio also has offices in New York, Vancouver and Atlanta.

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PUBLISHED: 06/29/2022 09:00/DISC: 06/29/2022 09:03

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