Lord of the Rings all taped up


Lord of the Rings all taped up

Arlene Martin
In his quest through Middle Earth Frodo has called upon the fellowship of storage firm StorageTek.

The company supplied a TimberWolf 9710 tape library and six DLT 7000 tape drives to Weta Digital, which created digital effects for J R R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Each frame of the film required 12 Mbytes of space - however each actual shot consisted of multiple frames. According to StorageTek, between 300 and 500 Gbytes of data needed to be backed up onto digital tape daily. Altogether 2,500 tapes were used.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy