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An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 4)

This is part 4 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid’s NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 3 here. In the earlier parts of this article I discussed some of the key aspects of NEXIS, discussed the NEXIS Pro in some detail and introduced the NEXIS Enterprise Engines. In this part [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:23+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 3)

This is part 3 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid's NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 2 here. In the Parts 1 and 2 of this article I discussed some of the key aspects of NEXIS that differentiates  Avid | NEXIS from its predecessors. In this article I will discuss [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:23+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a larger article intending to introduce the reader to Avid's NEXIS shared storage system. Read part 1 here. So, where does NEXIS improve on Avid's previous generation storage systems? Avid|NEXIS takes several significant steps to improve on its previous stable mates. Here is an overview of what has been done [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:24+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

An Introduction to Avid | NEXIS (Part 1)

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 [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:24:24+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NEXIS, Products, Training|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Moving to Avid Media Composer | Software Version 8

Did you know that if you already own a copy of Media Composer software prior to version 8.0, you can purchase Avid Standard Support and upgrade to Media Composer | Software version 8 for £190 before December 31 2014? After this date, Media Composer software upgrades will no longer be available to purchase – if [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:57+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Categories: Products, Promotion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Thunderbolt Technology for Windows Platforms at NAB 2014

One of the buzzwords of  NAB 2014 has been “4K” and lots of vendors have been seizing the opportunity to feature those two characters in their media and promotional material (no I did not see “4K capable” gaffer tape but I saw some tenuous claims that were clearly a “jumping on the bandwagon” excercise!). Who [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:11+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Avid Announce Performance Increases for Their ISIS Range

Today at NAB 2014 Avid announced and were demonstrating ISIS version 4.7 software which is due for release imminently. This release is interesting since it offers several crucial new features (in addition to those added with the introduction of ISIS version 4.6): The first is that ISIS | 5000 or ISIS | 5500 systems can [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:12+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Avid Announce a New License Model for Media Composer

Today Avid will announce a new license model for their Media Composer line up of products giving users more choices in the way that they operate their Avid editing workstations. The first significant change is the removal of NewsCutter from the Media line up as an entirely separate product. In the same way that Symphony [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:13+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Categories: NAB, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Nvidia GPU Processing Power at NAB

Geek Alert! The following article contains material of a geeky nature and should not be read by persons who are sensitive to discussions which are written by nerds or geeks. One of the developments in computing which are making a more widespread  impact at NAB this year is Nvidia’s Fermi Technology being harnessed to process [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:41+00:00 April 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Avid to Increase Storage Capacity for ISIS 7000

Further to Joel’s post on Avid’s release of ISIS v4.0 software earlier in April, Avid have announced at NAB 2012 that they will soon release a 4TB Storage Blade for their ISIS 7000 Shared Storage system. This means that the ISIS (7000) system is now capable of managing storage capacity north of the Petabyte mark. [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:42+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Avid Support's Knowledgebase Search Improved

If, like me, you have found the Avid Support Site's Knowledgebase to be rather poor at finding appropriate or relavant documents and articles, Charlie Raynsford and Kevin Lynch at Avid have told me that help is at hand. Avid recently implemented a Google Search Engine to assist with finding material and new links are now [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:43+00:00 April 16th, 2012|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

How Aspera fasp Technology Overcomes The Limitations of Using Internet Networks to Transport Large Data Files

The Challenge If you have ever used File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Common Internet File System (CIFS), Network File System (NFS) or Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections to server shares to move large files between separate locations, perhaps over a wide area network (WAN), like me you have probably found yourself asking “There must be a [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:46+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Categories: BVE, Products|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Preparing Op Atom MXF Media Files For Use in Avid Editing Workflows

There are now a number of mechanisms available to get media files, acquired outside of traditional Avid capture workflows, into an Avid editorial workflow based on either shared or local storage. Of course there is Avid’s most recent innovation in this regard – Avid Media Access (or AMA), whereby 3rd party manufacturers can author a [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:49+00:00 January 25th, 2012|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Avid ISIS 5000 Supports "Copper" Ethernet and Fibre Optic Ethernet Client Connections

If you are considering replacing your Avid Unity MediaNet system with a next generation shared storage solution you may wish to consider Avid ISIS. This impressive shared storage system offers the advantages of the straightforward management offered by Unity with a system that is straightforward to install and manage, and that scales to larger capacities [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:51+00:00 December 6th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why Should I Adopt Media Composer v6.0?

Avid have spent a lot of time listening to existing users when developing worthwhile new features for the latest release of their Composer editing product, as well as porting the product to 64 bit core code thus increasing stability and speed. If you are sitting on the fence deciding whether to adopt Avid Media Composer v6.0, [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:52+00:00 December 5th, 2011|Categories: Support|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sony Release AMA Plug Ins Which Are Compatible With Recent Avid Composer Based Releases

Further to our recent post regarding delays to Avid AMA plug-in releases from certain 3rd party manufacturers, Sony have now released updates for their Avid Media Access (AMA) Plugins which are compatible with the 64 bit Avid Media Composer v6.0, Symphony v6.0 and NewsCutter v10.0 releases. Sony AMA Plug Ins for Avid platforms running Windows [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:52+00:00 December 5th, 2011|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Matrox Announces Released Software in Support for Avid's Open IO Initiative.

With the release of Software v3.0 for Mac and Matrox Mtx.utils v6.0 for PC, the entire Matrox MXO2 Family and the new Matrox Mojito MAX card are now certified by Avid for use with Media Composer 6 for high quality IO via Thunderbolt, PCIe, or ExpressCard/34 connected hardware. Further details, compatibility information and software can [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:53+00:00 November 17th, 2011|Categories: Products, Support|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Black Magic Design Release Desktop Video v9.0 with Support for Avid Open I/O

Black Magic Design have released version 9.0 of their Desktop Video software which includes support for Avid's Open I/O initiative. This means that if you already own a Blackmagic Design capture and playback solution then you are all set to use that hardware with Avid Media Composer v6. Support is available for both Mac OS [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:53+00:00 November 17th, 2011|Categories: Products, Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments

AJA Release New Open I/O Plug ins to Support Avid's V6 Composer Editor Release (Updated)

AJA have released v10 drivers in support of Avid's Open IO initiative released with the v6 Media Composer release. Drivers for the Kona 3G, Kona 3, LHe Plus, LHi and IoExpress have been posted and they are available on the AJA website (AJA has indicated that the plug in for the IO XT is to be released [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:53+00:00 November 16th, 2011|Categories: Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Canon XF and Sony XDCAM, XDCAM EX and HDCAM SR AMA plug-ins potentially not available for Media Composer 6, Symphony 6 and Newscutter 10 release date of November 15 2011

Avid has notified its Support Community that some manufacturers have yet to release Avid Media Access (AMA) plug ins that are compatible with the latest versions of Avid editors. The article is located on Avid's Knowledgebase and can be read in full here. "At this time [November 15 2011] Sony and Canon have yet to [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:53+00:00 November 16th, 2011|Categories: Support|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Do you qualify for a free upgrade to Avid Media Composer v6?

Avid Media Composer version protection for recent upgrades to or purchases of Media Composer v5.5 software. Avid have indicated that they will allow customers who recently upraded to Media Composer v5.5, or purchased a new instance of Media Composer v5.5, a one time update to Media Composer version 6. In order to qualify for this [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:54+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Categories: Products, Support|Tags: , |0 Comments

Avid have quietly released v3.2 of their ISIS 5000 Shared Storage Product

If you are interested in Avid Shared Storage solutions, you may like to know that Avid made v3.2 of their ISIS 5000 Shared Storage Product available on Friday May 6th. This new release adds some helpful new features as well as support for new switch and storage chassis hardware and of course some bug fixes.

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:59+00:00 May 10th, 2011|Categories: News, Products, Support|Tags: , , |0 Comments