Avid NEXIS — Lightning-fast Performance with Better Pro Tools Collaboration

By in Audio Post, Avid Connect, Music Creation, NAB 2017, Pro Mixing, Shared Storage, Video Editing

Since its introduction at last year’s NAB Show, the Avid NEXIS shared storage family has gone from strength to strength, earning the accolade “the gold standard for shared storage” from ProVideo Coalition at the beginning of this year. At NAB 2017, the world’s first software-defined storage platform for media workflows gets a massive performance boost, as well as multi-seat support for Pro Tools users.

With just a software update, scheduled for June 2017, Avid NEXIS | PRO gets a 50% performance boost up to 2.4GBytes per second, enabling finishing workflows and increased throughput for 4K/UHD and HD productions. Avid NEXIS | Enterprise will support up to 48 Media Packs across a single scale-out networked enterprise-class system, providing nearly 3 PB of storage capacity and up to 28 GB/s of bandwidth performance. It will be able to deliver a colossal 600 MB/s per Media Pack – enough bandwidth for 375 streams of XAVC-Intra UHD, or well over 1,000 streams of DNxHD.

Since Avid NEXIS Enterprise storage engines are fully compatible with one another, they can be mixed, matched and augmented, so a storage investment in Avid NEXIS is never obsolete, as capacity, bandwidth performance and availability can be upgraded as content and production demands change.

Avid is committed to improving collaboration across the broadest of media workflows, and the same software update also introduces multi-seat support for Pro Tools. Audio and video creatives can now share projects with ease, and complete them faster as a result. Avid’s intelligent software-defined storage, with its intuitive management of workspace and bandwidth, is acknowledged as the benchmark for creative collaboration.

Avid NEXIS and Pro Tools have been extensively tuned and tested to deliver the high standard of media protection already associated with Avid NEXIS – a failed drive no longer means a lost project or wasted time restoring it. Both audio and video workflows are accelerated by fuss-free file sharing – now you don’t need to connect an external drive and wait while copying media, or wait to push-pull projects. We also test with a broad range of Avid and partner workflow components to ensure that Avid NEXIS performs across a range of different broadcast and post-production pipelines.

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Avid NEXIS is software-defined storage, so all these great capabilities are available from the Avid NEXIS | PRO, ideally suited for smaller production teams, all the way to Avid NEXIS | Enterprise, the scalable solution for the largest and most demanding teams.

At NAB 2017, Avid will be demonstrating that while the media production landscape constantly evolves, we are committed to changing with it. If your organization needs a reliable, high-performance storage system that can scale and adjust quickly to change, without interrupting production, look no further than Avid NEXIS—the world’s first and only software-defined storage platform.

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Ed is a senior Product Manager in the Avid NEXIS collaborative storage solutions group, committed to designing, developing and delivering compelling solutions for the Media and Entertainment Industry.