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Archion brings 'Capture to Content' solution to NAB

April 5, 2012
Archion brings 'Capture to Content' solution to NAB
BURBANK, CA — Archion Technologies’ (www.archion.com) EditStor ES shared storage system will be featured as the centerpiece of a complete “Capture to Content” solution at LSI Corporation’s NAB booth. Archion will be demonstrating how efficiently media can be ingested, shared, edited and stored by post facilities of all sizes. 

EditStor ES provides affordable shared storage, with many advanced features such as Avid project sharing that integrates with leading tools used in today’s post production workflows. Whether working with editing systems like Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier, or high-powered finishing and encoding systems, EditStor ES delivers performance and functionality.

James Tucci, CTO of Archion says EditStor offers more than just storing, creating and sharing. “EditStor ES facilitates the flow, conversion and management of media within the production workflow by offering the richest media management feature set available. We believe ‘Capture to Content’ at this year’s NAB showcases EditStor ES’s powerful combination of innovative, cutting-edge features and high performance.”

“We’re excited to be collaborating with an industry leader in digital video production like Archion to provide essential enabling technology for their complete ‘Capture to Content’ solution,” notes Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI Corporation. “By combining Archion’s hardware and software with LSI MegaRAID 6Gb/s hardware RAID controller technology, EditStor ES delivers a cost-effective solution for dramatically accelerating digital media workflows.” 

A completely self-contained networked storage system, EditStor ES includes several key features, such as Avid project sharing and on-the-fly volume expansion, that are designed to significantly enhance media workflow management in post production facilities. Archion says project sharing for Final Cut Studio will also be available. Modern VideoFilm in LA has an 80 Terabyte EditStor ES system.

EditStor ES comes standard with hardware RAID protection and four ports of 1 GigE, which can either be directly connected to four clients or to a standard Ethernet switch.  These four ports provide up to 400 Megabytes (MB)/second bandwidth, and the addition of an optional second four-port GigE card or a dual or quad 10Gb Ethernet card significantly increases bandwidth up to 800 MB/second and 1000 MB/second, respectively.  With the hot pluggable expansion chassis, throughput and latency are significantly improved.

With these throughput figures, EditStor ES easily supports compressed workflows, including DNxHD, ProRes and QuickTime protocols, and can be configured to support uncompressed SD or HD workflows.

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