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equipment guide | recording & storage devices buyers briefs Avid Avid NEXIS For broadcast news, sports and live events, Avid NEXIS is designed to deliver real-time media performance, so teams can collaborate and turn around content faster. Users can access the entire media library across multiple storage tiers and it is designed to eliminate bottlenecks, enabling hundreds of contributors to share media in real time to deliver breaking news and highlights faster. It has a flexible architecture and in partnership with Apple, Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Autodesk, FilmLight, Grass Valley and many others, it has been extensively tested to optimize workflow integrations. Users can easily expand storage; cloud-based online, nearline and archive storage tiers can be accessed from anywhere, providing greater production flexibility via a single web browser interface on any local or remote device.

Quantum CatDV

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Designed for organizations managing large volumes of video, images and other valuable file data that need to be cataloged and organized, CatDV allows teams to collaborate more effectively and produce content more quickly. An agile asset management and workflow orchestration platform that provides powerful asset management, automation and collaboration tools, CatDV is designed to deliver a wide variety of mediacentric capabilities, including traditional PAM, MAM and DAM, sophisticated workflow automation, and fully customized applications. It allows large content archives to be indexed and searched across local and cloud repositories and lets users leverage the latest AI/ML technology to further enrich the data further in ways that help organizations unlock the business value in their digital data. z For more information visit

For-A ODYSSEY’s Insight Production Server For-A’s ODYSSEY Insight Production Server is a multichannel playout system, available in either two- or four-channel configurations, suitable for studio and OB vans. ODYSSEY is a bespoke server that can be customized to individual needs and it features efficient workflow with tight integration to For-A’s switchers and routers. It is designed so no dedicated operator is required and supports a variety of codecs and wrappers. The server also offers a web interface to allow control from any device without prior installation. It is specifically suited for collaborative work between multiple users and groups and allows for concurrent operation. As a bespoke server, it enables a flexible configuration depending on the user’s requirements. z For more information visit


Pronology rTB Thunderbolt 3 Storage Appliance

The XT-VIA production server is designed to meet the most demanding live broadcast production requirements. It integrates all new formats and protocols from HD to 8K, SDR to HDR, and SDI to IP in a single versatile solution, with capacity of up to six channels of UHD and 16+ channels of HD. Built for HDR broadcasting in all resolutions, it allows for HDR-SDR conversions from its embedded multiviewer. In addition, it provides over 370 validated I/O configurations to roll out customized workflows and offers hybrid SDI/IP connectivity and full IP interoperability with other systems. It also allows simultaneous use of both the new XNet-VIA and file-based network connectivity and supports the highest number of super-motion cameras in the market, ranging from 2x up to 16x.

Pronology’s new rTB appliance, which utilizes a Thunderbolt 3 interface, provides rugged, portable, high-performance storage for a range of applications and workflows. Compact, rackmountable and vibration/ impact resistant, rTB is suitable for users who want the industry’s best hardware RAID technology with the speed and performance of Thunderbolt connectivity. rTB is lightweight, quiet and features hot swappable drives. Its custom hard or soft carrying case allows for safe and easy transportation of invaluable media assets. rTB is available through storage product resellers and Versatile Distribution Services in the U.S. Versatile is also offering an asset management in-a-box bundle that includes Pronology rTB, Axle ai, and a Mac mini.

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