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DigitalGlue Helps Hollywood Studio Speed Post-Production Workflow

April 10, 2019

When the premier motion picture and television production company needed to update the legacy editing infrastructure in its Hollywood studio to better meet post-production workflow needs, it turned to DigitalGlue, a Vertiv reseller and systems integrator that has served the broadcast industry for more than 15 years. With an Avocent HMX 5000 Series KVM solution, DigitalGlue helped the studio address its current and future business needs while working within budget restraints.


Knowing that its long-term customer was dealing with end-of-life infrastructure, DigitalGlue worked in close collaboration with the premier motion picture and television production company to understand current and future business needs. DigitalGlue soon discovered that the company’s studio in Hollywood, California, was seeking a way to keep up with increasing post-production demands without depleting capital expenditure funds.


  • Zero-configuration networking simplified implementation by automatically obtaining MAC address of attached devices rather than one-at-a-time setup via serial port
  • Switch times were reduced to less than a second and customizable hotkeys sped switching between favorite channels which greatly improved workflow
  • Productivity improved with the ability to access two different computing resources from one dual-monitor edit station
  • USB extenders enabled the integration of Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve panels needed to perform color correction sessions
  • System scalability supported growth by enabling hundreds of users to securely connect in real time with multiple servers and workstations

Case Summary
Location: Hollywood, California
Critical Need: DigitalGlue, on behalf of the Hollywood studio, sought equipment that supported today’s video resolution quality while establishing a path for eventual migration to 4K broadcasting. To reduce disruption and save time and money, the studio specifically required a solution that would be compatible with the facility’s existing CAT 6/7 ethernet cables and network switches.
Vertiv Solution: Avocent HMX 5000 high performance KVM systems


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