NEXIS | PRO Shared Storage
The 40TB version of Avid NEXIS | PRO accommodates larger projects. Each Avid NEXIS | PRO 40TB delivers 40TB capacity and the ability to have single or dual disk media protection and up to 600MB/sec of throughput for collaborative editing of video and audio workflows.
- Scale up to 4 engines
- Up to 160TB capacity
- Up to 2.4GB/sec performance
- Can be added to existing Avid NEXIS | PRO systems
Get the performance and reliability of Avid NEXIS in a more affordable system designed for small video or audio production teams. Avid NEXIS | PRO offers real-time collaboration to accelerate your media workflow. Find and share media fast. Adapt workspace capacity, performance, and protection as requirements change. And get the same secure and reliable workflows trusted by an industry.
Enable creative collaboration
With the increasing demand for more content in shorter timeframes, Avid NEXIS | PRO enables you to connect your team, share media and sequences, and work together on the same projects in real time. Without fear of accidentally overwriting someone else’s work. Gain more time to spend focusing on telling a great story—and less time searching for and shuttling media. And put the “flow” back in your workflow with the ability to connect up to 24 contributors simultaneously.
Experience exceptional performance
Production schedules are unpredictable. Can one system really change the possibilities of what you can achieve? Absolutely. With its advanced architecture, intelligent file system, high bandwidth, and automation abilities, Avid NEXIS | PRO delivers unrivaled media performance with up to 2.4 GB/s of bandwidth speed, enabling projects to move in parallel, so you can turn around more projects faster. No matter what editing and media asset management tools you use.
Get the reliability you need
When your reputation and business are on the line, Avid NEXIS | PRO protects and secures your media like no other. The system is built on the same technology trusted by thousands of top broadcasters and post-production studios. From its bulletproof security privileges, to fail-safe disk protection with automatic drive rebuild, you can rest assured that your content is safe. And should you need it, tech experts are available around the clock to help.
Increase your storage capacity
Why add more storage islands to your sea of media? With Avid NEXIS | PRO, you can expand your raw storage capacity from 40 TB up to now 160 TB. Connect up to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together for maximum capacity and bandwidth. Your valuable assets will be protected, available, and within easy reach through a centralized media hub.
Boost your bandwidth
Need more power for 4K/UHD, color grading, and finishing workflows? With new high-performance storage groups that deliver up to an astounding 600 MB/s of bandwidth per Media Pack (up from 400 MB/s), you gain up to a 50% increase in performance so you can get more done—faster. Need more power? Connect up to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together and ramp up performance with up to 2.4 GB/s of bandwidth.
Ramp up production
With the increase in bandwidth speed, you can create and deliver higher volumes of high-res content more easily. Play back over 27 streams of DNxHR-encoded 4K media at high quality when running four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines to support even the most bandwidth-intensive workflows. Or enable 130 streams of DNxHR-LB-encoded 4K media.
Connect Pro Tools teams together
With new support for Pro Tools, audio teams can now connect into the industry’s most efficient media production environment, share projects, and collaborate, eliminating the time wasted moving files between systems while speeding up turnaround time. It’s ideal for using across a number of audio-only and audio/video workflows, specifically for small to mid-sized audio post production.
Bring value to your business
Can you find the footage you need? Do you constantly plug and unplug drives to share files across multiple workstations? How can you turn around projects faster and get more work? Powered by its unique Avid NEXIS | FS file system, Avid NEXIS | PRO makes it easy to manage and share media and collaborate in real time, so you can accelerate production. Deliver your best work—on time and on budget. It’s the smartest way to streamline your entire workflow.
Create and edit with power
Don’t let sluggish systems and bandwidth bottlenecks slow you down. Avid NEXIS | PRO delivers real-time SD, HD, 2K, and 4K media performance and streaming in even the most editing-intensive environments. And when you need more throughput to support more demanding high-res projects and collaboration, simply connect up to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together to boost your bandwidth—now up to 2.4 GB/s.
Collaborate in real time
Put an end to the storage sharing and media-copying shuffle of using individual USB, FireWire, eSATA, and Thunderbolt drives. With Avid NEXIS | PRO, up to 24 editors, assistants, loggers, and other contributors can access media at the same time. It’s the only shared storage technology deployed in over 3,000 production environments that provides a highly protected, real-time collaborative editorial workflow.
Adapt quickly to unpredictable changes
When projects or business needs change, Avid NEXIS | PRO can be flexibly reconfigured on the fly without impacting production. Intuitive software tools enable you to reallocate bandwidth, add or remove storage capacity, dynamically resize workspaces, and increase or decrease media protection quickly—all without any downtime or impact to teams.
Work with the tools you want
No need to ditch your favorite tools to collaborate. Avid NEXIS | PRO works with a variety of Avid and third-party editing tools, including Media Composer, Pro Tools, Adobe Premiere, Grass Valley EDIUS, and Apple Final Cut Pro. And it’s easy to integrate with many media asset management systems too, including Interplay | Production and Pronology.
Store and protect your media
Get real reliable protection
Your content is your goldmine. That’s why Avid NEXIS | PRO is built to safeguard your media in the event that one or even two drives go down, enabling you to retain real-time performance, with automatic drive rebuild. And because the file system is media-aware, it rebuilds only your actual stored assets—not the entire capacity of the disk, bit-for-bit—so repair times are radically faster.
Get expert help when you need it
When things don’t go as expected, our Customer Care team can bring you peace of mind. Get troubleshooting help, advice, and more with access to professional Avid Support, available through an annual subscription or on a per-incident basis. Whether you have a technical issue or want support on-call for the duration of a major project, we’re here to help.
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|Avid NEXIS | PRO STORAGE ENGINE|
|Media Drives||40 TB of storage capacity with a single Media Pack per engine (offering up to 600 MB/s of bandwidth)|
|Scalability||Scalable from 40–160 TB by combining one to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together (cannot be mixed with E-class Avid NEXIS engines)|
|Rack||Rackmount-ready; 2U rack height|
|Controller||Field replaceable Storage Controller, power supplies (2), and fans|
|SSDs||Redundant, hot-swappable SSDs for system configuration and metadata management|
|Network Connection||10GbE network connection for client access; 1GbE network connection for management|
|Width||Width (mounting): 19 in (483 mm); IEC rack compliant|
|Height||Height: 3.5 in (88.9 mm)|
|Depth||Depth: 24.8 in (630 mm)|
|Weight||Max weight (shipping): 57.2 lb (26 kg) with drives|
|Works with the following switches (not included):||NETGEAR XS712T|
|Dell Networking N2024, N3024, S4048-ON|
|Dell S4810, S4820|
|Cisco 4948E, 4900M, 4500-X|
|Avid NEXIS | FS FILE SYSTEM|
|System||64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system|
|Media Distribution||Intelligent distribution/redistribution of media|
|Editing and Playback||Optimized for media editing and playback|
|Failsafe Protection||Two drive failure protection, with media-aware drive rebuilds|
|Metadata Management||Internal System Director metadata management|
|Workspace||Dynamic workspace set-up and monitoring|
|FlexDrive dynamically adjusts storage workspaces without editing interruption|
|User workspace access controls|
|User Administration||View, create, define workgroups, and delete and assign passwords|
|Active Directory||Active Directory (LDAP) integration for user account synchronization with IT systems|
|Error Handling||Error warning and informational logging|
|Monitoring||Monitoring of user status, workspace status, comprehensive event log, read and write bandwidth usage|
|Remote Notification||Remote notification of system events|
|Temperature||Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (35ºC max. above 2,000m)|
|Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 60°C|
|Relative Humidity||Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 80% non-condensing|
|Power Consumption||Maximum power consumption: 764W|
|Average power consumption: 380W|
|Supported Client OS||Windows 10, 8, and 7 (64-bit): macOS 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, and 10.10 (64-bit); Red Hat Linux 6.5; CentOS 7.3|
|Ethernet||Dual Gigabit Ethernet|
|Client Network Connections||1 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Supported Avid Products||Media Composer|
|Media Composer | Symphony Option|
|Media Composer | NewsCutter Option|
|Supported Third-party Editing||Adobe Premiere Pro CC|
|Apple Final Cut Pro X|
|Grass Valley EDIUS Pro|
|Black Magic DaVinci Resolve|
|AVID ADVANTAGE SUPPORT|
|Subscriptions||Available through a monthly or annual subscription to Avid Support|
- Avid NEXIS | PRO 40TB
- Avid NEXIS | FS file system software and activation license
- Rack-mounting slide rails
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