IBC 2016: Introduction of the New Avid NEXIS | PRO

Loren Blake from The Broadcast Bridge reports on Avid's Nexis Pro which is a scalable storage system for mid-sized facilities. Check out this great read!

Avid Nexis Pro at IBC

Avid’s Nexis Pro is a scalable storage system for mid-size facilities, but its bigger brother, Avid Nexis Enterprise can handle more than 1.4 Petabytes of storage With Avid’s IBC 2016 introduction of the new Avid Nexis Pro, a generational evolution of their ISIS 1000 system seen at NAB 2015, Avid is providing a collaborative storage system optimized for moderate-sized post houses and broadcasters. avid_ibc_789_525_70_s It also opens the Avid MediaCentral Platform workflow to storage from outside systems such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut X. But there is another IBC announcement from Avid that has been flying under the radar. With the inclusion of axle Video’s Starter media management software free of charge, it makes the contents of Avid Nexis Pro’s storage searchable by those other systems—making the system a practical storage option to real world editors using those NLE's
“Actually, today our Avid Nexis storage product line comes in two general sizes: the Nexis Pro systems that can be expanded to four engines, and the Nexis Enterprise systems, E-2, E-4 and E-5, that we also announced at IBC,” David Colantuoni, senior director of product management at Avid told The Broadcast Bridge. “These can be scaled up to hundreds of clients accessing up to 1.4 Petabytes and more of 4K media. Each have the same underlying architecture, but are designed for different markets.”
Colantuoni tells us that Avid also wanted to further their promise of “openness” with other systems so they partnered with axle Video to tailor Nexis Pro to small workgroups.
“They make a asset management system, axle Starter, that is ideal for people who want to interact with Premier Pro for Final Cut Pro X,” he said. “That lets editors using those systems manage their media from those systems, search the database and add metadata, It’s a far cry from the closed systems that Avid was known for years ago.” [Continue Reading...]
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