Avid boosts production and post workflows with new NEXIS

Avid has released a new version of its NEXIS software-defined storage platform for media. Powered by the MediaCentral Platform, Avid NEXIS and NEXIS | PRO systems now provide fast and reliable workflows for real-time media production, including highly intensive professional post-production and broadcast environments. With support for Avid Pro Tools, Avid NEXIS also enables new collaborative shared storage workflows for professional audio production.

For larger post and broadcast environments, Avid NEXIS | E4 and E2 enterprise-class storage systems offer greater performance for 4K/UHD, colour grading and finishing workflows. New high-performance storage groups (HSPGs) deliver up to 28.8 GB/s of bandwidth in a single Avid NEXIS system, providing the throughput needed to handle full-resolution media for online editing workflows.

For smaller environments, Avid NEXIS | PRO professional-class storage provides the industry’s most comprehensive collaborative capabilities while also delivering real-time 4K performance at up to 2.4GB/s, all at an even more cost-effective price point. Avid NEXIS and Avid NEXIS | PRO also provide real-time creative team collaboration using not only Avid Media Composer but other editorial and creative tools including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve and more, as well as allowing for easy integration with third-party asset management systems.

Avid Pro Tools is now qualified on Avid NEXIS, enabling audio creative teams to leverage the industry’s most efficient and powerful media storage environment. With Pro Tools combined with Avid NEXIS, users can share projects on a centralized pool of media storage, turning work around faster by eliminating the time wasted moving files between different systems.

Major new Avid NEXIS features include:

High-performance storage groups, with each media pack capable of data rates up to 50% faster at 600MB/s, providing the performance needed for high-volume 4K/UHD, HD, and bandwidth-intensive media workflows.

Pro Tools streaming from Avid NEXIS delivering enhanced audio workflows. Customers can accelerate completion of professional audio projects while benefiting from the automatic media protection, security, and flexibility of Avid NEXIS.

Scalability enhancements that double the capacity of Avid NEXIS | Enterprise systems to support up to 48 media packs across a single scale-out networked system. Customers can mix and match a combination of Avid NEXIS | E5, E4, and/or E2 engines, providing nearly 3PB of storage capacity and 28GB/s of high-performance bandwidth.

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