Isilon Systems, a provider of intelligent clustered storage systems for digital content, has announced that FotoKem, a film and video post production company, has purchased and deployed Isilon IQ for its work on major motion picture films. FotoKem uses Isilon IQ for the daily workflow of creating, processing, and editing motion pictures. FotoKem also uses Isilon IQ to digitally process film trailers, including those for "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" and "Monster." FotoKem turned to Isilon IQ to manage files in the digital intermediate process, a technology for perfecting the final look of motion pictures.
FotoKem provides a suite of filmmaking and post production services for film and television studios. To assist these companies, FotoKem often creates digital intermediates, where motion picture film is scanned, and a digital copy is created and worked on. The finished digital product is recorded back to motion picture film for movie theaters, and converted to video for other distribution outlets. Isilon IQ is intended to integrate with FotoKem's existing storage area network and enable FotoKem editors and automated processes using Windows, Macintosh and SGI systems to access and edit files simultaneously.