Facilis Technology, StorageDNA, Bluefish444, Apantac, Stardom and Ultimatte all represented by Polar will exhibit new products and features at the NAB show in Las Vegas
Facilis TerraBlock – booth SL8811
Upcoming releases of TerraBlock will include scale-out features for larger workgroups, integrated asset tracking, improved interoperability with third party applications and performance enhancements for resolution independent workflows.
“We are excited to show these latest developments to customers as we continue to optimize our performance and flexibility to meet the ever-increasing demands of higher resolution collaborative workflows at a competitive price point.” commented James McKenna, VP of Marketing at Facilis.
Facilis TerraBlock is a multi-platform, high-performance shared storage solution built for post- production and content creation. Flexible connectivity options include 4/8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10/40Gbps Ethernet through Facilis’ Shared File System. TerraBlock shared storage enables collaborative workflows with all popular editing platforms and supports a wide range of industry-standard creative applications and formats including full 4K DPX.
The latest version TerraBlock V6.1 is available today free of charge to customers holding a current support contract.
Key TerraBlock V6.1 new features include:
· Support for Apple® OSX Yosemite 10.10 â?¨
· Qualification of RED EPIC DRAGON® 6K workflows
· Qualification for NewTek TriCaster Capture to Multi-user Write volumes
· Volume Monitor for tracking available space and locating volumes
· Support in LDAP/Active Directory for nested groups and users across Organization Units (OU’s)
· Apple® Final Cut Pro® X 10.1.3 support for Multi-user Write Libraries
· Shared File System performance and compatibility enhancements â?¨
· Support for Avid® Media Composer® 8.2 â?¨
· Qualified Sonnet Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 â?¨
StorageDNA will also show their LTO Archive products – booth SL10621
Live demos every hour: LTO LTFS nearline & archive workflows
WORKFLOW DEMO – Avid and Adobe Project-based Backup and Archive Discover how DNA Evolution can provide piece of mind during production by automatically AND incrementally backing up all media, graphics, docs, and associated project files to LTO. Find out how you can easily archive finished projects for simple offload from primary storage.
WORKFLOW DEMO – Advanced Camera Archive Asset Management Toolset See DNA Evolution’s enhanced data management toolset in action and learn how it can help manage RAW camera master footage with advanced search, tagging, and preview capabilities.
WORKFLOW DEMO – Low-Res to High-Res Conform from LTO Workflow Check out features of DNA Evolution that allow editing in low-res and mastering in high-res, providing storage cost savings and more efficient pipelines.
WORKFLOW DEMO Revolutionary Smart Access Technology with Sony’s Optical Disc Archive See all new workflow efficiencies provided by DNA Evolution’s latest innovation with Sony’s Optical Disc Archive solution.
NEW in DNA Evolution Latest Version 4.0:
· 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 elements
· Help 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
· Provide enterprise support tools to maximize system uptime and efficiency
Bluefish – booth SL9721
They will announce new features:
- Support for Avid Pro Tools
- Support for Brainstorm
- Support for Vmix
- Support for Adobe CC 2015
The Epoch Neutron cards adopt an all new form factor, allowing for integration into a wide range of chassis. The low profile, half height form factor allows both cards to be installed into low profile servers, small form factor (SFF) computers, and low profile Thunderbolt expansion chassis. Full height shield options allow for integration in more traditional workstation computers and provide additional I/O requirements like AES/EBU, RS422 machine control, and domestic analogue audio monitoring.Epoch Neutron cards are fitted with 3x industry standard BNC connectors enabling two simultaneous streams of 2K/HD/SD including video fill+key operations. Each SDI connector is programmable as input or output. The Epoch | Neutron supports 1.5G SDI I/O and the Epoch | 4K Neutron extends the support to 3G SDI I/O enabling 4K 60p I/O configurations.
Ingest and Store multiple SDI streams, recording directly to Uncompressed, and/or AVID compatible DNxHD Media files.Utilising only an SDI video cable INGESTORE enables workstation computers to capture uncompressed and AVID compatible DNxHD media with minimum operator intervention. Fluid INGESTORE harnesses the power of all Bluefish444 video cards.
Stardom Storage Solutions – Booth SL12418
New Stardom ST4-TB Thunderbolt RAID The ST4-TB comes with two disk configuration modes: RAID 0 (Speed Mode), and JBOD (Four Independent Volumes). Transfer speeds are impressive with RAID 0 storage mode enabled users can attain up to 724MB/s read speed with ST4-TB’s Thunderbolt transmission interface. The ST4-TB promises to deliver a smooth and easy operation for video editing applications. Watch this space for other new Thunderbolt 2 products!
Apantac new modular multiviewers and signal processing – booth N6006
Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, extenders, and signal processing solutions is launching its new T# – T Sharp Multiviewers at NAB 2015, booth N6006.
The T# multiviewer is based on a revolutionary modular architecture from Apantac. Three frame sizes (1RU, 2RU, 4RU) and 16 pre-configured models are available. The pre-configured models can be easily expanded by adding additional input or output boards. All boards are hot swappable and interchangeable between all three frame sizes. One of the most important new features in the T# Multiviewer series is that all input sources can be duplicated up to 64 times (on a single display) and any input is available to any output. This modular architecture concept ensures a future-proof Multiviewer solution for Broadcasters and professional AV facilities.
When fully populated (using the largest frame), the hardware accommodates eight input boards, each with up to eight video inputs supported, for a total of 64 3G/HD/SD-SDI and Composite Video inputs. T# is also built with 4K/UHD in mind. For 4K/US support, simply combine four 3G-SDI BNCs as a single 4K/UHD input. For each SDI input, 16 channels of embedded audio is supported, and can be decoded to display as on-screen audio meters. Two output boards with four outputs each provide a total of eight outputs per chassis. Output board format support includes: Fiber, SDI, HDMI, HDMI extenders, and HDBaseT extenders.
T# supports output resolutions up to 1920×1200 including 1080P. In addition, T# is 4K/UHD output ready. To support an expanded range of input formats, Apantac has both HDMI and IP input boards on their short-term product road-map.
As with all other Apantac TAHOMA Multiviewers, T# supports 3rd party routers and production switchers, utilizes a flexible and simple skin technology that allows users to customize their on-screen display of graphics including; borders, labels, fonts, tally LEDs, clock faces, logos, embedded audio, discrete audio meters and audio / video alarms. Video windows on the display may include multiple labels, and support UMD, OMD, IMD and standalone labels.
Apantac will also show their openGear platform featuring the OG-MiNI-Q â?¨Cascadable Video Quad Split. The new T# Multiviewers will be demonstrated at Apantac’s NAB 2015 booth N6006.
Ultimatte – Real time hardware Compositing & Chroma key – booth SL5017
Come and see all the components you will need to make your virtual dreams a perfect reality. Learn how to build the ultimate virtual set. Everything you will need to know from building the right type of Cyclorama and virtual backgrounds, to lighting and choosing the right type of paint, all in one place. Ultimatte is located in the South Hall, Lower level, booth number 5017.
For more information or to arrange a demo a please contact us.
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