Director Robert Rodriguez's Sin City will be the first film in theater's to be filmed in "a digital format supporting full-bandwidth RGB," according to this article from LinuxDevices. And Samba was right in the middle of it all, as part of SpectSoft's Linux-powered DDR (disk drive recorder).
According to SpectSoft, many high-end movie studios today use Linux for "everything," from rendering tools to proprietary compositing tools, because of its stability, customizability, and low system overhead. "Linux has won not only renderfarm servers, but the artist desktops of the top studios. It's hard to find a large studio that does not rely upon Linux as its primary animation and special effects OS," according to a SpectSoft brochure.
Samba gets a mention in the article for its role in sharing the file system on the DDR where shots were stored. For more, see the full article Legendary indy director uses Linux to edge out ILM.
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