New Products for IBC 2015
New Storage and signal processing products from our suppliers for this years show in Amsterdam
Obviously 4K and Ultra HD is going to be a big story at IBC. Here is Polar MD Peter Rowsell talking about the new products showing at this years IBC 2015:
Storage DNA & Sony Optical Disk Archive(ODA) – Revolutionary Media Storage
We are facing a content wave! – how do we store, manage, move this data? Hard drives are low cost and easy to set up but are they truly safe? Can you find and restore your footage easily?
Revolutionary Media Storage – Only Dual Purpose Storage – Random Access and Archive!
Sony Optical Disc Archive ?
Random Access (like HDD) ?
50 Year (Better than LTO) ?
No Migration (Better than LTO) ?
Come and find out how Storage DNA are using Sony ODA as a simple direct file based storage perfect for media work flows.
Storage DNA – 4K UHD Conform
Currently, the majority of productions will be finished at the HD resolution of 1920×1080 or 2K for cinema release. 4K to the home is now gaining momentum, with 4K content already available online via Websites such as NETFLIX® and YouTube®. This change is similar to the introduction of HD, at a time when most primetime productions were finished in standard definition from film.Before shows were shot in digital HD, HD finishing was accomplished with an offline/online workflow by re-conforming from the high-resolution film. Today a similar workflow can be achieved with digital camera masters using LTO with LTFS technology. Camera master data can be archived with LTO/LTFS and used for HD finishing with the conform from LTO process. In the future, the original camera master files can be re- conformed for a 4K finish at the highest quality.
LTFS-based solutions may be used to conform directly from LTO by using LTO tape as a raw master format. With suitable management software, conforming from LTO is a straightforward process. Driven by an AAF, XML or EDL from an editing system to identify the raw media from LTO tapes, conforming is used to bring back only the files that will be used in the finished piece. Compared to a traditional videotape-based workflow, conforming from LTO tape is far simpler and uses multiple-slot autoloaders for automated tape changes. Showing at IBC will also be :
Avid & Adobe Project based archive.
Help customers control Avid® and Adobe® storage growth in one-click! – Simplified Avid and Adobe project archiving, with support for native media, AMA linked media, graphics and all other project elementsHelp customers ease the pain of managing a low-res to high-res workflow and realize significant storage savings – Work in low-res, master in high-res with an automated low-res to high-res LTO pipeline managed by DNA Evolution.Provide customers the only Avid Interplay archive solution that supports both partial restore and conform from LTO.
Facilis Technology – Shared Storage – New low cost 8D and Hybrid Shared Storage
New Hybrid Shared Storage
TerraBlock 24D/HA Hybrid Array includes a drive group of 8 x SSDs for ultra-high performance, alongside a larger drive group of traditional 4TB SATA drives for 72TB or 80TB combined capacity. The 24D /HA is designed to deliver the performance required for uncompressed 4K finishing, along with scale-out collaborative editorial, in the same system. Using the TerraBlock Virtual Volume system, project-based SSD and HDD allocations can be created on the fly to meet various format and workflow requirements.
Low cost Shared Storage 8D
TerraBlock 8D is an 8-drive, 16TB turnkey content creation system. Like Facilis’ larger servers, this 2U rack mountable server combines the Facilis Shared File System with virtual volume workflow and performance. The 8D includes 4 x 1GbE Ports and can be upgraded to support Fibre Channel and 10Gig E connections. The TerraBlock 8D can be expanded by connecting to additional TerraBlock’s as the workflow requirements increase.
FastTracker – Asset tracking
FastTracker is a comprehensive application for cataloguing, searching, viewing and accessing many media types within the Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System, including all major QuickTime, MP4 and MXF codecs, along with DPX and TARGA image sequences, to name a few. This easy-to-use system includes custom metadata tagging, catalog user permissions, "Boolean" search capability and incremental indexing functionality.
Bluefish444 4K UHD & HD Video I/O Cards – Stand 7.J07
Latest 4K Video I/O Cards
In an industry that always demands “bigger and better” Bluefish444 have yet again delivered! This time we have gone one step further, the Epoch | Neutron range packs a massive amount of power into a form factor that defies belief. Epoch 4K Neutron Features 1.5G + 3G SDI I/O, Dual Link SDI, 3D Stereoscopic, 12 bit video processing pipeline, HDMI 1.4 output, 4 x 1D LUTs, and a Low Latency video Keyer
Apantac Multiwiewers & converters – Stand 8.E37
T# Modular Multiviewers – Mix and Match IOs These are a new range of revolutionary & modular Multiviewers featuring mix and match input/output architecture for a “Future-Proof” system. Inputs: Up to 64 3G/HD/SD-SDI, composite video, fiber HDMI and IP input boards coming soon Pre-configured Multiviewers available OR configure your own Multiviewer – hot pluggable IO boards Outputs: Up to 8 outputs on 4 RU frame, up to 4 outputs on 2 RU and 1 RU frames Output formats: Fiber, SDI, HDMI, HDMI extenders, HDBaseT extenders Output resolutions: 1920×1200 including 1080P Image duplication – all inputs can be duplicated up to 64 times on a single display 4K/UHD output ready
In addition to the existing DL series (Multimedia and baseband inputs), they will show the IL series (IP/ASI and baseband inputs – introduced at NAB) and the new ID series (IP/ASI and baseband inputs – “IP” and “LE” cascaded chassis) Mix and match formats with this range of Hybrid Multiviewers Mixture of 4-16 auto-detect DVI, VGA, YPbPr, composite, HDMI, SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3G inputs in groups of four. Fully customizable layouts
OpenGear – Apantac are continuing to expand their range of OpenGear products
Micro-4K-DP: 4K UHD Monitoring
This 4 x 3G SDI > UHD/4K Display port 1.2 SST converter is still the only solution on the market allowing to monitor UHD/4K RGB 4:4:4 / YPbPr 4:2:2 @50/60 Hz sources on inexpensive monitors.
Stardom Storage Solutions – Stand 7.G09
New Thunderbolt 2 RAID enclosures
New – ST2-TB 2 Bay Thunderbolt 2 Enclosure – will allow 2 x 3.5”/2.5” HDD or SSD and provides JBOD / RAID 1 / 0 modes
ST4-TB 4 bay Thunderbolt 2 – features a sleek design and will house 8TB drives to a maximum capacity of 32TB
They will also bring a new SR2-SB3 6G version of this popular enclosure.
Ultimatte – Stand 7.C27
The award winning hardware chroma key/compositor will be on display and you can have a full demo of the features and functionality at the stand – as used on this years BBC General Elections!
Check back for more updates soon as we get closer to the show!
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