Harmonic Releases Updated MediaGrid Software
May 1, 2012
JOSE, CALIF.: Harmonic announced the release of new Omneon MediaGrid System
Software, Vers. 3.1, designed to support the performance needs of high-end
post-production workflows. Equipped with this software, MediaGrid storage
systems can support ingestion, editing, color correction, grading, and
manipulation of uncompressed media. This advance extends previous MediaGrid
versions in post-production workflows for use with high-bit-rate compressed
formats such as ProRes 444 and Avid DNxHD.
MediaGrid comes with client-side
multipathing software that can deliver more than a gigabyte per second of
throughput to individual clients and tens of gigabytes per second of aggregate
throughput—the levels of bandwidth needed by applications that work with
uncompressed content. This uncompressed content can be a single large file or
take the form of file-per-frame formats such as DPX.
Crawford Media Services has been
using MediaGrid in its workflows for high-end editing and finishing for more
than a year. “We are now considering consolidating our uncompressed and
compressed data storage to a single MediaGrid system and dramatically
simplifying our post- production workflow,” said Crawford technical director
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