Avid sees NEXIS momentum gather following NAB launch
Since its introduction at NAB 2016, substantial numbers of production and post production facilities have implemented Avid NEXIS. Powered by the MediaCentral Platform, Avid NEXIS delivers dynamic virtualisation and collaboration, enabling users to accelerate production and increase efficiency.
Using Avid NEXIS in a provided-facilities environment for an outside broadcast production, Video Europe deployed Avid NEXIS | E4 at UK music festival, Latitude. “We required a reliable shared storage environment to handle the demands of a fast-turnaround, multi-camera live production,” said Ollie Stratton, Engineer at Video Europe. “Working with mixed formats meant the workflow needed to be resilient to handle whatever was thrown at it. The combination of Media Composer and the Avid NEXIS storage environment was a perfect match for this on-site deployment.”
Other companies that have invested in Avid NEXIS include major US television broadcast networks; US basketball team The Miami Heat; Canadian broadcaster CBC; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; UK independent TV production company Spun Gold; UK full-service post-production house The Edit; Belfast-based production company Paper Owl Films; French television network La Chaine Parlementaire; French sports news channel Infosport+; German broadcaster CBC; Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defense; Italian digital satellite television platform Sky Italia; Arabian television channel Discovery Networks MENA; and Doha-based state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera.
“Avid NEXIS addresses the unprecedented explosion of content and the need for more robust storage infrastructure, reliability and collaboration,” said Jeff Rosica, senior vice president and chief sales & marketing officer at Avid. “With strong adoption across the globe, post-production organisations and broadcasters are reaping the benefits of the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platform by accelerating production and increasing efficiency.”