Fountain Valley, CA—At Siggraph 2019, Kingston Digital demonstrated how visual effects professionals can use 8K RAW footage for real-time review, ingesting, editing, VFX and distribution. The custom graphics workstation systems highlight how editors can reduce time from camera or rendering stations to postproduction. Moreover, they do so while saving in final production costs. Kingston Digital is the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a provider of memory products and technology solutions.
“The VFX industry is begging for systems that provide better performance and higher quality rendering. But for a fraction of the cost,” said Mark Noland, enterprise SSD field applications engineer, Kingston. “While a few computer manufacturers are creating high-end systems that can run upward of $40,000 USD, our demonstrations prove how one could build a competitive platform for less money while still delivering beautiful designs, richer entertainment and interactive experiences.
“Today’s VFX systems no longer have to be considered workstations. Rather they are ‘dreamstations’; they can dramatically improve how artists, designers, editors and creators produce visually stunning content, never before imagined.”
Graphics Workstation = Dreamstation
Kingston showcased three systems that feature a variety of SSDs. They offer guaranteed compatible memory solutions for Lenovo brand server and client systems. First, the upcoming Kingston DC1000M U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, and the recently released data center DC500R and DC500M SATA SSDs, were on view.
Moreover, the Kingston DC1000M U.2 demonstrated real-time workflows of editing RAW RED 8K and 4K content to produce in Adobe Premiere Pro. In addition, the other two systems feature Kingston’s client drive, the KC2000NVMe PCIe SSD; as well as a preview of the consumer A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD.
Furthermore, the systems also show rendering across the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 GPU. As a result, it gives VFX artists and designers real examples of how to create cinematic-quality interactive experiences.