Avid recently posted an article to their blog going over the brand new Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD storage engine which enables media production teams to scale and collaborate on editorial finishing, VFX, animation, color grading and DI workflows.
This is exciting news for post-production teams who are looking to streamline their workflows and increase their efficiency. The Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD's faster read and write speeds should help reduce the time it takes to edit and process high-resolution media files, which can be particularly time-consuming for projects like 4K, 8K, and HDR content.
In addition, the solid-state drive technology should offer more reliable performance and durability compared to traditional hard drives. This can be particularly important for post-production teams who are handling large volumes of valuable data and need to ensure that their storage solutions can keep up with their demands.
"Building on the proven and trusted Avid NEXIS storage platform used by thousands of media organizations, the Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD perfectly fits the performance requirements of today’s most demanding high-resolution workflows." -Ed Harper, Director of Product Management, Creative Product, Clouds and Storage at Avid
With its solid-state drive technology, this storage solution is likely to provide faster read and write speeds than traditional hard drives, which can greatly accelerate post-production workflows. Additionally, the increased speed and efficiency of the NEXIS | F2 SSD should allow post-production teams to focus more on creative tasks, such as color grading, VFX, and animation, instead of waiting for files to transfer or render. This could lead to higher-quality finished content, produced in a shorter amount of time.
Outstanding performance and media protection
It's impressive to see that the Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD is designed to handle some of the most demanding media workflows, including finishing 4K, 8K, and HDR content, as well as color grading, VFX, and animation. With the ability to scale from 38.4TB to 307.2TB per engine, this storage solution can provide post-production teams with the space they need to manage large amounts of high-resolution media files.
The six gigabytes per second transfer rate offered by the Avid NEXIS media packs is also noteworthy, as this should significantly reduce the time it takes to move data between storage and editing applications. Additionally, the redundant storage controller and hot spare SSDs help ensure that media is protected and available even in the event of hardware failures.
Heightened focus on delivering higher-quality content faster
The increased speed and performance provided by the Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD should definitely help post-production teams work more collaboratively and efficiently. With faster read and write speeds, teams should be able to work on the same projects simultaneously with fewer interruptions and delays.
The NEXIS | F2 SSD is extensively tested and supported by popular media creation tools, including Avid Media Composer and Avid Pro Tools, as well as leading third-party creative applications. This means that post-production teams can work with the applications they prefer, without having to worry about compatibility issues or performance limitations.
Overall, the Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD is a promising storage solution that should provide post-production teams with the speed, reliability, and flexibility they need to create and deliver high-quality content more efficiently.
Scale cost-effectively to match business needs
The versatility and scalability of the Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD is definitely a key point. With dual redundant 100 Gbps Ethernet connections per storage controller, this storage solution provides high-performance network connectivity that can keep up with even the most demanding workflows.
The ability to right-size configurations means that businesses can customize their NEXIS | F2 SSD storage to meet their specific capacity and performance needs, without having to pay for excess capacity that they don't need. And with flexible updates to capacity, workflows, and configuration, post-production teams can adjust their storage as their needs change over time, without having to invest in a whole new storage solution.
“Production teams continue to see growing demand for high-resolution original content amid increasing pressure to deliver projects faster and sharpen their competitive edge. Building on the proven and trusted Avid NEXIS storage platform used by thousands of media organizations, the Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD perfectly fits the performance requirements of today’s most demanding high-resolution workflows.” -Ed Harper, Director of Product Management, Creative Product, Clouds and Storage at Avid.
Read the full article from Avid HERE