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Creative Group Picks Sledgehammer

MONTREAL -- Maximum Throughput Inc. (, developers of ultra high performance software-based solutions for networked storage infrastructure and media management, announced today that The Creative Group in New York City has purchased a second Sledgehammer system to power their expanding high end post production facility.

Traditionally serving a high end clientele that includes ESPN, CBS, Viacom, and many others, The Creative Group recently laid out an ambitious expansion plan that will bring in more feature film and high end commercial work to bolster their longer form, more episodic centric workflow.

Commenting on the purchase was Alex Arce, Director of VFX at The Creative Group. Our experience with our first Sledgehammer has been great. It’s been one of our central hubs for ingest, access, and output. All our artists, regardless of the platform they’re working on, have access to all our shared elements. The fact that Sledgehammer is both an extremely fast file server as well as a DDR (digital disk recorder) means that we can digitize our footage in real-time, and then have facility wide access to it immediately. Since all of our artists in our VFX and Design departments render directly to the Sledgehammer, we can create deliverables immediately without having to export the files to another platform for output.”

Maximum Throughput Inc. (Max-T)