New Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD storage engine enables media production teams to scale and collaborate on editorial finishing, VFX, animation, colour grading and DI workflows.
Avid has revealed the next generation of its shared solutions with the new Avid NEXIS | F2 Solid State Drive (SSD) flash storage engine.
The NEXIS | F2 SSD is equipped with Avid NEXIS media packs that now deliver in excess of six gigabytes per second.
Available for order now, NEXIS | F2 SSD significantly accelerates media workflows, empowering post-production teams to create and deliver higher-quality finished content.
Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD storage tackles media’s demanding workflows, including finishing of 4K, 8K and HDR content, colour grading, VFX and animation. Users enjoy more space and enhanced performance while simultaneously lowering the total cost of ownership, with the capacity to scale from 38.4TB to 307.2TB per engine.
With the increased speed provided by NEXIS | F2 SSD, post-production teams can work with superior collaborative performance that reduces the amount of time spent on projects. Comprehensive testing and support of media creation tools, including Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools and leading third-party creative applications, open more possibilities for creative teams to deliver larger volumes of premium content faster.
The NEXIS | F2 SSD is a versatile storage solution that allows businesses to scale as capacity and performance needs increase. Dual redundant 100 Gbps Ethernet connections per storage controller are standard, providing the highest-performance network connectivity.
Speaking about the product, Ed Harper, Director of Product Management, Creative Product, Clouds and Storage at Avid, said: “Production teams continue to see growing demand for high-resolution original content amid increasing pressure to deliver projects faster and sharpen their competitive edge. Building on the proven and trusted Avid NEXIS storage platform used by thousands of media organizations, the Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD perfectly fits the performance requirements of today’s most demanding high-resolution workflows.”
Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD is compatible with all current Avid NEXIS systems. When used with Avid NEXIS online or nearline storage, Avid NEXIS | F2 SSD administrators can move a workspace between performance tiers, maintaining read and write access while the media is moving.
Avid will be attending the NAB Show 2023, which is scheduled to take place from April 16-19.