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GV makes shared storage affordable.

Grass Valley (GV) is introducing the Edius Workgroup Storage (EWGS) L5 platform for editing professionals who require the ability to collaborate and share material with other editors using GV's Edius multi-format non-linear editing (NLE) software--but cannot afford the high cost of traditional storage systems.

Part of the growing EWGS product family, EWGS L5 will provide a highly affordable shared storage solution that includes a 7TB RAID array in a compact 2RU chassis and a 1RU server with Gigabit Ethernet connections to Edius clients. The server and storage is connected via fibre chanel for high-speed file transfers.

"With the new Edius Workgroup Storage L5, Grass Valley is making it easy and affordable to add high-performance, shared storage to your Edius workgroup," said Jeff Rosica, senior vice-president of GV. "While many recognise the value of a file-based workflow, for a great number of Edius users, it has been out of reach. With this new storage solution, that's all about to change," he added.

EWGS L5 can be used within any environment where video clips and project data must be shared among multiple Edius users. This can occur when multiple editors are working on different aspects of a single project or when editors are making different cuts of the same material for different edits and promotions.

The EWGS L5 is also fully compatible with Edius Ingest (for creating an Edius ingest station), SimulEdit (allowing Edius clients to work on clips while they are still ingesting) and Edius XRE (a turnkey edit station for bulk processing the final render and conform of Edius projects).

The new storage array supports up to 30 concurrent streams at 50Mbps (for example, DV50, AVC-Intra 50 and XDCAM 422) or up to 10 streams at 150Mbps (for example, HQ and AVC-Intra 1 00) spread to clients with QoS bandwidth assignments.

EWGS L5 provides a Gigabit Ethernet connection for each of the Edius workstations on the network.

The new GV EWGS L5 storage for Edius workgroups will be available next month for a suggested price of US$35,000. It will include server and RAID storage, and one Ingest licence. Client licences are available as an option for $1,000 per seat.

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Publication:APB Magazine
Date:Apr 1, 2010
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