Thanks to Black Box, Chainsaw was able to enter its new building without any interference in their service. It was “smooth sailing,” according to Sengpiehl. Chainsaw is now confident knowing they have a system in place that is flexible enough to work well into the future.
With Black Box, “We are applying 20 years of experience to create the most modern and efficient post-production facility of its type,” Chainsaw founder Bill DeRonde said in reference to the integration. “The infrastructure will take advantage of the latest technology for routing media and supporting high-resolution and ultra-high resolution workflows. It will be an open pipe and ready for anything.”
Black Box’s KVM matrix switch, modular transmitters, and control systems bring many advantages. For editors straining to cut action scenes or to color correct, loud computers in the editing suites are a thing of the past. This means less noise, enabling a better environment for productivity and creativity. When the technology is easy to use and delivers the performance needed, users can shift their focus from the technology to the things they do best. It also brings added security due to the remote location of the CPUs.
Perhaps most important is the massive flexibility of the system. It is set up so that 4K can be accessed in any suite in the building. “We are getting to the point where 4K content is the norm,” Sengpiehl said. With Black Box’s solution “I don’t have to spend $30,000 for each room as long as we juggle the schedule a bit.”
“We wanted to make sure that we had an infrastructure that could handle all our needs for the next 10 years or more,” Sengpiehl said. “With Black Box’s impressive breadth of solutions, service and expertise, we are confident that if we need any piece of the solution to make these disparate elements of the system work together, Black Box will have it. We can rest easy knowing that upgrades are much simpler than anything we could have expected or hoped for.”
Experiencing the certainty that this process has brought to Chainsaw’s Hollywood facility, Sengpiehl does not hesitate to recommend Black Box to sister companies, which are doing build-outs in both New York and Toronto. According to Sengpiehl, “If you’re going to need a KVM solution, it would definitely be worth your while to look at Black Box.”