An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 1)

An Introduction to
Avid | NEXIS

Our Avid guru, Neal Kemsley, takes an in-depth look at Avid's Next generation storage system

If you were Avid and were looking to develop a shared storage product to supersede its predecessors, what would you place on the list of "must have" features and design factors?

After hearing some rumours, I was thinking about this late in 2015 and I tried to imagine what the likely product would feature.

There are some obvious things - higher performance to meet the demand for higher resolution workflows, lower cost to meet the ever present need to drive production costs down. But what about new features to increase the capability of the system in complex multi-user workflows?

While you could choose the fastest (most expensive) hard drives housed in a uniquely designed enclosure with the most complex RAID controllers, actually, selecting more modest components which are used in carefully considered ways could enable a manufacturer to meet the goals of improved performance at a lower cost, and still increase the flexibility, performance and collaborative potential of a shared storage product.

Possibly a change of name…

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HDR for Television; HLG, DolbyPQ etc - a tech breakfast primer

HDR for Television; HLG, DolbyPQ etc - a tech breakfast primer

Click here to view a recording of our recent Tech Breakfast, in which Phil Crawley provides a great overview of HDR for television.

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Case Study - ITN Productions

Case Study - ITN Productions

ITN Productions removes bottleneck of backing up rushes with Rohde & Schwarz Spycerbox

With its combination of storage capacity, extreme high density and guaranteed data rates, Rohde & Schwarz Spycerbox is the enabler for highly efficient postproduction workflows in a variety of mission critical environments such as those found in feature films and high-end TV drama. Such benefits are equally significant in high capacity TV production environments as evidenced by its deployment in the post facility at ITN Productions.

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