Orad reaches orbital velocity
Orad’s Orbit is one of the more interesting pre-NAB products to break cover so far, providing real-time and near line storage, being complimentary to the company’s video server systems, and working as a bridge between Orad servers and any production workgroup, supporting Avid, Apple, Adobe, Autodesk and other popular video editing workgroups.
Optimised for transfers with Orad’s servers, ingested files can be exported up to 6 times faster than real-time (100mbps files), while the servers are still recording.
Once the files are available on Orbit, multiple craft editing systems can run their projects simultaneously in shared workspaces, with multiple real-time HD streams per NLE system. When working on multiple projects, each project can have its own workspace, with own disk quota and can even be placed on a dedicated RAID, by dividing one physical Orbit unit into several RAID environments.
Once the outcome is rendered, the servers can access the available files on Orbit, select and import the relevant files for playout.
“Orbit is a flexible solution that can grow according to need, from 16GB to multiple storage units clustered on a 10GE backbone,” says the company. “Orbit provides user friendly web-based interface for storage and user management and can enhance digital tapeless workflows, providing a reliable shared workspace and file collaboration between ingest, post production, and playout environments, speeding up the workflow while saving on hardware purchasing and maintenance costs.”