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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

NEXIS the next gen storage from Avid

At NAB this year Avid announced a new software defined virtual storage product family, Avid NEXIS. Although billed as new, Avid invented storage virtualisation back in 1999 with their Avid Unity storage product.  Unity became a name synonymous with shared workflows and realtime collaboration. With NEXIS Avid extend this functionality and capability in a more [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:25:08+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Avid, NAB2016, NEXIS, Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Avid introduces ISIS | 1000  

Avid® today introduced the Avid ISIS® | 1000  shared storage system, providing independent video and audio professionals and facilities the same level of real-time collaboration proven for over a decade on the most demanding productions in the industry. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, ISIS | 1000 integrates seamlessly with Avid Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, and third-party tools including Adobe® [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:50+00:00 April 11th, 2015|Categories: NAB, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Storage Explained

Local Storage/Direct Attached Storage Typically this is defined as storage with no ability to provide any real-time sharing capability. Most common is the FireWire,  USB 3.0 or ThunderBolt drive, used for moving media from a shoot for example, but local storage is also used when bandwidth demands become too costly an option for shared online storage. Shared storage can be [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

trade in your external drives for up to 15% off a DDP network storage solution

trade in your external hard drives for up to 15% off a Dynamic Drive Pool solution* call us on 020 7437 6052 to discuss your requirements find out more about DDP solutions HERE  * 2.5% per working drive 1TB and over. Excluding USB flash drives/keys. Valid until 31st December 2014

By | 2017-05-31T08:49:55+00:00 November 19th, 2014|Categories: Products, Promotion|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Unified storage and network components deliver peak performance for new TV lab at York University

Reseller and Systems Integrator root6 met the challenge posed by a particularly demanding application for the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at The University of York with the deployment of PixStor from Pixit Media.  BSc courses in film and television production and a new course for this academic year in interactive media required the [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:57+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Categories: Case Study, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Endemol Consolidates Workflows with MatrixStore

Global multiplatform entertainment company Endemol has complemented its recent UK content management installation with the integration of a nearline storage tier using MatrixStore from Object Matrix. Systems integrator root6, who worked closely with Endemol to design the original searchable and scalable system, supplied the 60TB MatrixStore cluster which fits smoothly into the existing infrastructure, providing [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:58+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Categories: Case Study, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Platform1 2014 Seminar Recordings

“The Flexible Facility of the Future” In this year’s series of seminars we looked at the different aspects of the flexible facility, covering topics from initial design through remote working and collaboration to monetising content and DPP compliant broadcast deliverables. “Introduction and “The Core Facility” Marcus Hume-Humphreys, managing director of root6, introduces the 2014 series [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:01+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Ask Us Anything" – 003

In the third of our new “Ask Us Anything” discussions/podcasts , we discuss Sony OLEDs, Cat8 cabling, PSE and the DPP plus Sony Disk Archive storage. Please contact us with any questions or topics you’d like us to discuss or take part in the discussions yourself. Get in touch for an invite to the next [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:02+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Opinion, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Ask Us Anything" – 002

In the second of our new "Ask Us Anything" discussions/podcasts , we discuss Television colourimetry, Klein KT10-A colour probe, EDID (and Avid!), Avid ISIS, nearline storage and Protools Please contact us with any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss or take part in the discussions yourself. Get in touch for an invite to [...]

Backup versus archive. Knowing the difference and understanding what to do about it

Although the transition from analogue to digital has been going on for nearly twenty years, many users are still unclear as to what the difference is between the concept of a backup and an archive. In a nutshell, a backup relates to current information in use that is critical, and can be restored from an [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:51+00:00 December 5th, 2011|Categories: tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Suite Solution from root6

Soho-based post house Suite has just completed an overhaul of its Storage Area Network (SAN) replacing a legacy 32 TB Avid ISIS 7000 with an ISIS 5000, increasing storage capacity to 96TB. The system was installed by root6 in response to what Technical Manager Rick Halsall describes as “An ever increasing demand for storage driven [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:57+00:00 July 26th, 2011|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Storage RAID Levels and Available Space

Most hard-disk based storage used for professional video editing these days will use some form of RAID. What is a RAID? Well, the acronym itself stands for "Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks". As to how it works, what follows is a brief explanation of RAID levels and how you calculate what sort of usable disk space you'll get out of any given array.

By | 2011-01-28T10:14:10+00:00 January 28th, 2011|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , |3 Comments