lensvid

Company name: LensVid.com

  • Business Sector: Photography and Videography
  • Location: USA
  • NAS Model in use: AS4004T

With ASUSTOR and Seagate, Lensvid now has fast access to all of their data from several computers 24/7 regardless if computers are on or off. Lensvid no longer worries about running out of storage for the foreseeable future and knows that an ASUSTOR NAS can easily upgrade storage to higher capacities. Lensvid also can now easily collaborate on projects located on the NAS without needing to move them for editing, while also enabling them to remove hard drives from work computers to increase silence as the drives are no longer in the same room with recording equipment. Lensvid also makes use of the variety of apps available for ASUSTOR NAS devices, including, but not limited to EZ Sync, which allows data to be synchronized between computers and the NAS, regardless of whether the NAS is nearby or not.- Iddo Genuth Co-founder and editor of LensVid.com



The Challenge:

Lensvid has been using a combination of internal and external solutions to manage their growing database of videos and images. The system used, often reaches its limits and Lensvid is looking use even more data per week than at present with 4K60 footage and possibly even 6K footage in the next few years.

There are also other challenges. High capacity hard drives are noisy while SSD don’t provide enough cost effective to cover their needs, Lensvid must rely on mechanical drives for the foreseeable future.

Since Lensvid records all of their voiceovers for videos in the same room as the computer, Lensvid needs to have as little noise as possible and a DAS solution with mechanical hard drives their computer is just too noisy.
Another challenge that Lensvid has been facing is with simultaneous work on editing videos. Having more than one person working on a video required moving large files back and forth between computers which slows down their workflow and storing information on a DAS is only accessible to the computer the DAS is connected to.

The Solution

To overcome these challenges Lensvid needs the following:
1. A high-capacity storage solution of over 20TB with protection.
2. Fast enough for two video editors to work on 4K files from two separate locations.
3. Silence or at least a simple way of making the device silent when recording.
4. A way to access data remotely when working offsite.

Lensvid has done considerable research into many of the existing solutions on the market. Most, if not all, were either inadequate in terms of their basic requirements, including, but not limited to poor performance, insufficient capacity, loud or poor value for money.


Lensvid has found that the AS4004T proved that it can provide great speeds for at least two people simultaneously editing 4K files on its 10-Gigabit Ethernet connection as well as being small enough to move the drives away from the recording studio, mitigating audio interference all while providing an excellent value for money. Lensvid also likes the three year warranty found on the AS4004T which gives them piece of mind when it comes to their data as well as additional protection from Seagate’s IronWolf Pro drives which have a five year warranty and two years of data rescue services in the event of total failure.

 


ASUSTOR NAS Advantages

  • Backup Plan
  • USB external backup
  • Scheduled backups
  • Easy-to-use UI
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easy sharing
  • Wide variety of apps
  • Quiet and efficient