LAS VEGAS — Elements (www.elements.tv) is showcasing a new hardware design that integrates Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) into all its media storage solutions at NAB 2018. According to the company, the addition of NVMe combined with Elements’ support of up to 100Gbit Ethernet and RDMA boosts the overall performance of the company’s unique human-centered appliances to unparalleled levels. Demonstrations of Elements' entire suite of products are being conducted at the company’s booth (SL11505) throughout the show.
By deploying NVMe-based storage for transparent caching, and leveraging Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) high-bandwidth bus technology, the new generation of Elements appliances perform with zero latencies and double the throughput — a huge benefit for all media workflows. Rendering tasks are also accomplished at a significantly accelerated pace due to the high-level of input/output operations per second (IOPS) rates. Workstations handling raw workflows in UHD, 4K and up will experience incredible bandwidth with increased write access.
A first-time exhibitor at NAB, Elements is showcasing its full set of workflow enhancement tools that are embedded in every Elements appliance, including its Media Library that incorporates many unique features, including an embedded media player. The media player can playback up to four videos simultaneously — selectively synchronous and asynchronous, allowing comparison of four editing versions concurrently. The Media Library also contains a Rough-Cut Editor comparable to other professional editing tools that furnish a spectrum of functionalities. In addition, the Media Library editor enhances and simplifies approval and communication processes during projects by allowing for frame-accurate comments and even drawings on the source material to indicate areas of interest.