Avid introduces new NEXIS
April 25, 2017

Avid introduces new NEXIS

LAS VEGAS, NV – Avid announced the upcoming availability of the latest version of Avid NEXIS, software-defined storage platform for media. With the latest software release, Avid NEXIS and Avid NEXIS | Pro systems will provide fast, efficient and reliable workflows for real-time media production, including professional post-production and broadcast environments. It also introduces new collaborative shared storage workflows for professional audio production with support for Avid Pro Tools. 

For larger post and broadcast environments, Avid NEXIS enterprise-class storage systems (E5, E4, and E2) offer greater performance for finishing and specialized media workflows, providing up to 28 GB/s of bandwidth with new high-performance storage groups. For smaller environments, Avid NEXIS | PRO professional-class storage provides the industry’s most comprehensive collaborative capabilities while also delivering real-time 4K performance at up to 2.4GB/s, all at an even more cost-effective price point. Avid NEXIS and Avid NEXIS | PRO also provide real-time creative team collaboration using not only Avid Media Composer, but other editorial and creative tools including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve and more, as well as allowing for easy integration with third-party asset management systems.

Major new features in the upcoming version of Avid NEXIS include:

  • •  High-performance storage groups, with each media pack capable of data rates up to 50 percent faster at 600MB/s, providing the performance needed for high-volume 4K/UHD, HD, and bandwidth-intensive media workflows.

•  Pro Tools streaming from Avid NEXIS delivering enhanced audio workflows. 

•  Capacity to play back over 215 streams of Avid DNxHR-encoded 4K media at high quality, or almost 1,400 streams of Avid DNxHR-encoded 4K media at standard quality.

•  Scalability enhancements that double the capacity of Avid NEXIS | Enterprise systems to support up to 48 media packs across a single scale-out networked system. Customers can mix and match a combination of Avid NEXIS | E5, E4, and/or E2 engines, providing nearly 3PB of storage capacity and 28GB/s of high-performance bandwidth.

The Pro Tools software version, which adds optimized workflows for Avid NEXIS, will be available late Q2. The new version of Avid NEXIS is available in Q2. The latest software updates will also be available to all current Avid NEXIS owners who have an active annual support and software maintenance plan.