Previous Announcements

By David Morgenstern  |  Posted 2003-04-07 Print this article Print

Storage is vital to digital video production, from the initial recording of a scene to the later editing and distribution. Storage for all parts of the digital video workflow will be on display this week at the Spring National Association of Broadcasters convention and expo, NAB 2003 running this week in Las Vegas. Of course, storage area networks are big news for video workflows. At the same time, camera vendors have introduced new storage schemes for video, including FireWire hard drives and even an array of SD cards.
Here are a few of the storate-related announcements:
Ciprico Shows New SAN Workflow Ciprico demonstrated its DiMeda 3600 Digital Media Appliance and its FibreSTORE 2210 as part of a broadcast and post-production digital media workflow. The company offers several lines of high-bandwidth storage solutions and storage area networks for broadcast, post-production, film and video, media server, and digital asset management applications. Read the full story


SNS Intros New SAN-Sharing Application Studio Network Solutions showcased SANmp, its multiplatform software application that allows workstations running with different operating systems to concurrently access information from a storage area network. Read the full press release.


Panasonic Shows New Solid-State Memory Storage For DVCPRO Systems Panasonics ground-breaking architecture features a solid-state memory electronic newsgathering system, fully compatible with existing DVCPRO and DVCPRO50-based non-linear editing and server systems, and supports multiple video resolutions for DTV, including HDTV applications. The camcorders record on an array of PCMCIA-size cards based on Panasonics industry-leading SD Memory card. Read the full press release.


SGI CXFS Shared Filesystem Key to Digital Data IT Infrastructure SGI this week will demonstrate solutions that put information technology to work for broadcasters, post-production professionals and broadband businesses. The SGI dataflow unites a facilitys entire operations through the SGI CXFS shared filesystem with a storage area network (SAN). The CFX filesystem is a robust, high-performance, 64-bit filesystem able to scale up to 18 million terabytes, providing secure sharing of video as data files across high-speed networks. Read the full press release.


Leitch to OEM ASACA FireFly According to an agreement announced this week, Leitch will begin integrating ASACAs new FireFly DM series digital virtual libraries into its portfolio of server products, and will provide worldwide distribution and support to the broadcast and professional video production industries. Read the full press release.


David Morgenstern is Executive Editor/Special Projects of eWEEK. Previously, he served as the news editor of Ziff Davis Internet and editor for Ziff Davis' Storage Supersite.

In 'the days,' he was an award-winning editor with the heralded MacWEEK newsweekly as well as eMediaweekly, a trade publication for managers of professional digital content creation.

David has also worked on the vendor side of the industry, including companies offering professional displays and color-calibration technology, and Internet video.

He can be reached here.


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