Since its founding in 2004, Lola Visual Effects (Lola VFX) has pioneered new techniques for subtle yet transformative visual effects work. From digitally altering actors’ appearances to seamless face replacements, Lola VFX brings filmmakers’ visions to life.
The media and entertainment industry is going through generational changes. As the industry evolves, the supporting infrastructure needs to evolve as well. The volume of visual data is expanding exponentially as film and television continue to shift to higher resolutions like 4K, 6K, and even 8K. A single project can involve terabytes of raw, high-resolution footage. For example, on a typical shoot day, Lola VFX may capture a dozen or more reels of 6K footage amounting to multiple terabytes of data.
This volume strains productivity in several ways. First, transferring the enormous footage from on-set storage into central infrastructure creates a bottleneck. High-speed ingest is critical so that post-production can begin as soon as possible. Second, sharing these massive files between globally distributed VFX artists becomes prohibitively slow. Reviewing and annotating relevant clips is key for collaboration. Finally, real-time playback of high-res content for approvals, comps, and other reviews is essential. Constant caching bogs down workflows.