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QNAP NAS TVS-871T
FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

TVS-871T Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS with powerful cutting-edge performance and wide range of convenient features. Discover how the TVS-871T can become a photographer's best friend with its storage, backup and video management.

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Professional Photographers

Matthew Granger

  • Matthew Granger

    Matt Granger is a portrait photographer, photography educator, adventurer, and influencer based in Sydney, Australia. Matt started the Matt Granger YouTube Channel in 2011 and it has since grown into being the world's most-viewed independent (not owned by or affiliated with a photography retailer/ wholesaler) photography YouTube channel with 364,000 subscribers, 1,644 videos and over 2 million views per month. This is backed up with their website and active social media.

    http://www.mattgranger.com/

  • Challenge

    The uptake of higher-resolution cameras and 4K video has seen a drastic increase in storage requirements for photographers and videographers. With storage cards now holding up to 256 GB and higher-capacity cards always on the horizon, it is very easy for storage space to be exhausted on everyday photo and video shoots. In a recent six-week tour, Matt Granger captured over 15,000 photos with high-resolution cameras and over 100 hours of 4K video, all of which required a massive 2 TB of storage capacity. The challenge was then finding a fast and secure storage solution for long-term archiving of this work.

Solution

As his primary workstations are a Mac Pro® and MacBook Pro®, Matt Granger saw the Thunderbolt™-enabled QNAP TVS-871T as the ideal storage solution for his work. Powered by a quad-core Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processor with 16 GB RAM, the QNAP TVS-871T is the world‘s first Thunderbolt™ DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution that provides the performance, bandwidth, and connectivity to boost the productivity of creative studios and artists. Thunderbolt™ connectivity empowers users with up to 20 Gb/s bandwidth (twenty times normal Ethernet network bandwidth) providing incredible speeds for copying and editing images and videos.

  • Thunderbolt™ connectivity

    Thunderbolt™ empowers users with up to 20 Gb/s bandwidth (twenty times normal Ethernet network bandwidth) providing incredible speeds for copying and editing images and videos.

  • Real-time 4K video editing

    4K video files are huge and require lots of bandwidth to transfer and edit them. With up to 20 Gb/s available bandwidth these files can be edited on-the-fly without dropping frames or needing to be copied to a local workstation.

  • RAID protection

    Archived/backed up images and videos are the lifeblood of creative industries such as photography and videography. With RAID support, the TVS-871T provides the security and peace of mind that work will not be lost in the event of a disk failure.

  • Storage and expandability

    Supporting eight hard drives, the TVS-871T has a total raw storage capacity of 64 TB*. It also supports Thunderbolt-based Expansion Enclosures to boost the total storage capacity up to 448 TB* for future data growth requirements.
    *Using 8TB hard drives.

Benefits

The QNAP TVS-871T provided Matt Granger with the storage capacity to securely save his work and to provide a platform for real-time editing of high-resolution images and 4K videos. The TVS-871T's incredible speed also provided the means for him to focus his energies on his work instead of waiting for things to be copied and processed. With a TVS-871T as his primary storage platform, Matt Granger can now rest assured that his life's work is securely stored and everything remains at his fingertips for editing and publishing.

Bilderbunker

  • Bilderbunker

    Bilderbunker is a small production company based in Bavaria, Germany that aims to deliver high-quality content based on a principle of "Your visions - through our eyes". With a dedicated and highly-talented team of self-professed "eager maniacs", they are a one stop shop for fiction, shows and new media.

    http://www.geekpictures.eu/

  • Challenge

    The video and multimedia industry is constantly changing to adapt to new formats, techniques and trends. Amongst these changes, the growing need for storage space remains a constant challenge that content creators face. To meet these demands, Bilderbunker were looking for a future-proof and reliable backup solution that could also allow them to scale their post-production workflows to meet the requirements of 4K videos.

Solution

In the past, Bilderbunker had used similar products but had concerns regarding security issues and lack of features. After hearing of QNAP by word of mouth, Bilderbunker decided to adopt the QNAP TVS-871T. Powered by a quad-core Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processor with 16 GB RAM, the QNAP TVS-871T is the world's first Thunderbolt™ DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution that provides the performance, bandwidth, and connectivity to revolutionize the IT infrastructure of small-to-medium enterprises.

  • Thunderbolt™ connectivity

    4K video files are huge and require lots of bandwidth to transfer and edit them. With up to 20 Gb/s available bandwidth (twenty times normal Ethernet network bandwidth), these files are copied incredibly quickly.

  • USB One-touch Copy

    New footage can be instantly imported to the NAS by connecting cameras to the front-panel USB port and by pushing the copy button.

  • Online transcoding

    While 4K is the target resolution for a lot of Bilderbunker's projects, the ability to quickly transcode these videos to 1080p and other resolutions allows them to easily preview them on a wide range of devices including PCs, Smart TVs and smartphones.

  • Near-instant file search

    When importing older recordings and media, some of these files may be hard to find as they may not be organized or saved in a user-friendly manner. With QNAP's proprietary Qsirch search engine, these files can be easily found based on keywords, metadata, date/time, and other conditions.

  • Other connectivity

    Alongside its two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, the TVS-871T also features a wide range of connectivity options for networks and for USB devices. There are two 10GbE ports for high-speed networks, four 1GbE ports for conventional networks and five USB ports (3x 3.0, 2x 2.0) for connecting additional devices and storages.

Benefits

The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt™ NAS was able to increase Bilderbunker's productivity by up to 40%. They were able to process footage more efficiently, reduce their turnaround times and deliver content faster to their clients. The TVS-871T's ease of use also freed them from the tedium of managing their data, allowing them to dedicate all of their efforts into their content creation. With a TVS-871T at the heart of their IT infrastructure, Bilderbunker have a solid base to grow their business and to continue providing high-quality content.

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