Omneon MediaGrid enhanced for post needs

The Omneon MediaGrid System from Harmonic has a new software version (3.1) that the company says will support the performance needs of high-end post-production workflows. Equipped with this software, MediaGrid storage systems can support ingestion, editing, colour correction, grading, and manipulation of uncompressed media.

“Most post-production companies use complex and expensive Fibre Channel SAN storage because it’s been the only alternative that meets their performance needs,” says Ravi Parthasarathy, senior director, product line management, media storage at Harmonic. “MediaGrid provides the post-production industry with a new storage paradigm that will meet its demanding performance requirements, uniquely maintain consistent levels of performance over time, reduce costs, and simplify operations.”

MediaGrid comes with client-side multipath software that can deliver more than 1 Gbps of throughput to individual clients and more than 10 Gbps of aggregate throughput, reaching the speeds needed by applications that work with uncompressed content. This uncompressed content can be a single large file or take the form of file-per-frame formats such as DPX.

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