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News: Small Tree to Showcase Expanded GraniteSTOR Titanium Video Editing Shared Storage System Famil
by Cow News Droid on Apr 3, 2012 at 6:38:57 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Titanium Systems Deliver Unprecedented Scalability, Performance and Affordability (Oakdale, Minnesota--April 3, 2012) Small Tree, the video editing shared storage experts, will be showcasing its expanded GraniteSTOR Titanium line up at NAB 2012 (B
Re: One computer with two SANs
by Jordan Woods on Mar 22, 2012 at 4:15:16 am
in the Apple Xsan Forum
yes, it definitely is out of the scope of "traditional" apple supported methods... however, you can easily separate what is called your name servers with a third or separate name server that is in control of whom connects to what SAN. This is support
Re: Storage problem SD to HD
by Bob Zelin on Mar 5, 2012 at 1:29:28 am
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
neither - there are countless manufacturers of shared storage systems. They all participate on Creative Cow. They are all active in the SAN Networks forum. Some have their own forum. QNAP, Synology, (and Drobo) are NOT shared storage system
See us at BVE London, Feb 14-16th Stand N18
by Herbie Joe Rorke on Feb 6, 2012 at 2:41:04 pm
in the Rorke Data Storage Forum
Rorke Data enables Avid users to enjoy a SAN-based workflow, complete with secure file, media and bin sharing on either pre-existing StorNext/Xsan SANs or moving forward with a new HyperFS SAN. We are seeing many Film scanner/color correction users a
Mac and Final Cut Pro Technician
by COW Jobs on Jan 5, 2012 at 10:33:42 pm
in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
Details: We are an entertainment-marketing agency that writes, produces, and edits audio-visual advertising campaigns for most of the major Hollywood studios. We are looking for a self-motivated person to help keep our network infrastructure and ed
Video Editor
by Neda Panah on Jan 5, 2012 at 6:41:05 pm
in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
Individuals with CLIPSTER EXPERIENCE are considered right away, please on the subject line say Video Editor-Clipster A high-energy, fast-paced company is looking for a full time Video Editor in our Post/Compression Department. We are looking for a
For Sale--LSi / Apple Xsan 4Gbit Quad-Channel PCIe Fibre Card
by Edward Lee on Dec 22, 2011 at 2:36:15 am
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
This was a spare card whose services were fortunately never needed. The card is still sealed in the original packaging and includes 4 copper cables. May be able/willing to throw in some transceivers. Please inquire if you have a serious interest to
Re: mac shared storage
by Bob Zelin on Dec 15, 2011 at 4:04:43 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Fibre - Facilis Terrablock Studio Network Solutions (old) AVID Unity Apple XSAN (using Promise or Active Storage arrays) Tiger Technology MetaSAN Command Soft Fibre Jet (with Rorke Data storage) JMR (with Command Soft or MetaSAN software) So
Studio Systems Engineer
by COW Jobs on Oct 26, 2011 at 10:07:04 pm
in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
The Studio Systems Engineer leads and provides support for our state-of-the-art production technology infrastructure including Windows and Mac systems, Final Cut Server technology, Apple XSAN and Facilis Terrablock systems, Windows and SQL Server env
Re: Axus Yotta, Fibre Raid from Taiwan?
by Bob Zelin on Oct 10, 2011 at 7:33:33 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Studio Network Solutions Facilis Terrablock EditShare Maxx Digital Final Share Small Tree Granite Stor Apace Systems Cal Digit Super Edit Apple XSAN AVID ISIS 5000 MetaSAN Command Soft Fibre Jet ATTO FastStream with all of these wonderf
Re: Accusys ExaSan
by Bob Zelin on Sep 26, 2011 at 1:59:33 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
please let me know what software they will use for the demo. I wonder if they will demo with Apple XSAN as your management software instead of MetaSAN or FibreJet. Bob Zelin
Jr. Post Production Engineer
by COW Jobs on Sep 20, 2011 at 2:10:46 pm
in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
TITLE: JR. POST PRODUCTION ENGINEER DEPARTMENT: TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS REPORTS TO: SR. DIRECTOR POST PRODUCTION/TECH OPS OVERALL RESPONSBILITY: The Jr. Post Production Engineer will assist the Sr. Director in all aspects of maintaining and
News: Transition Productions Increases Avid Unity MediaNetwork with Arsenal Storage Solutions’ Prote
by Cow News Droid on Aug 22, 2011 at 7:07:10 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Los Angeles, California--August 22, 2011) Transition Productions, an award winning bi-coastal production company, which produces, directs, and edits film and television projects for their ever increasing pedigree of clients, tapped into Arsenal Stor
Jr. Post Production Engineer
by COW Jobs on Aug 17, 2011 at 9:13:33 pm
in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
TITLE: JR. POST PRODUCTION ENGINEER DEPARTMENT: TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS REPORTS TO: SR. DIRECTOR POST PRODUCTION/TECH OPS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY: The Jr. Post Production Engineer will assist the Sr. Director in all aspects of maintaining
News: Facilis Offers Trade-in Program to Avid Unity and Apple Xsan Owners
by Cow News Droid on Aug 15, 2011 at 7:16:16 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Hudson, Massachusetts--August 15, 2011) Facilis Technology, a leader in advanced shared storage solutions for post-production and content creation, is offering a trade-in program for Avid Unity MediaNetwork, LANshare and Apple Xsan owners looking to
Re: Issues with Editshare or hardware?
by Andrew Richards on Jul 19, 2011 at 11:47:41 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Bob Zelin] "No Edit Share support (or any other shared storage support) No support of Apple XSAN" Bob, While you can't host Event or Project Libraries on shared storage (yet), there is nothing stopping you from unchecking the box for "Copy fi
Re: Issues with Editshare or hardware?
by jon smitherton on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:17:51 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Bob Zelin] "No hardware support for AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox, or MOTU Not true - there is a work around for AJA with extended desktop. This will come... [Bob Zelin] No support of Apple XSAN" Maybe you want to talk to this guy: "I hear o
Re: Issues with Editshare or hardware?
by Andree Franks on Jul 19, 2011 at 6:12:31 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Bob Zelin] "No support of Apple XSAN" What do you mean no Xsan support? Isn't this Apples plan... Xsan, Lion and Thunderbolt. Are applying FCPX can't see any physical attached Xsan? Cause there is a way that is demonstrated on the keystone site.
Re: Issues with Editshare or hardware?
by Bob Zelin on Jul 18, 2011 at 9:56:13 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Alison - the answer to your question is NO. No Edit Share support (or any other shared storage support) No hardware support for AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox, or MOTU No support of Apple XSAN Basically, your company can take FCP X and do you kno
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Bob Zelin on Jun 28, 2011 at 4:21:33 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
you can spend less than this Nick. You already have the drives, and 10Gig cards. Contact me, and I will tell you what to do. Bob Zelin
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Nick Hasson on Jun 23, 2011 at 8:00:32 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
This makes the caldigit super share look real real nice! 5k and I have a SAN! WOO HOO!
Re: Final Cut Pro X: What's Missing for Some Pros
by Graham Cooke on Jun 23, 2011 at 8:33:25 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Spot on Walter. We have four FCP 7 Stations connected to an Apple Xsan of some 90 TB and we have watched Apple systematically dismantle all these tools since we bought it 4 years ago. Now we all expect change, nothing stays the same. But when you i
Re: RAID permissions
by Bob Zelin on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:39:16 pm
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
Steve writes - Solution 2: Use OpenDirectory / ActiveDirectory to manage your users and permissions. You can then create a user group that has Read/Write/Delete privileges on a volume and then assign users to that group. (This would involve more co
Video Editor
by Neda Panah on Jun 8, 2011 at 6:40:16 pm
in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
Individuals with CLIPSTER EXPERIENCE are considered right away, please on the subject line say Video Editor-Clipster. A high-energy, fast-paced company is looking for a full time Video Editor in our Post/Compression Department. We are looking for
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Chuck McMakin on Jun 8, 2011 at 5:14:34 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
And now the question becomes... "Which storage solution providers have the expertise to help their clients with these new XSAN installs and ongoing support???" Will Apple continue to sell XSAN support? The support sku is still on the web store t
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Walter Soyka on Jun 8, 2011 at 1:14:36 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
[Andrew Richards] "$29 buys you the OS and the Xsan client license. $50 buys Lion Server with Xsan Admin license." Wow -- I had been assuming that Xsan would eventually go away entirely, and that Quantum would start supporting StorNext on the Mac.
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Andrew Richards on Jun 7, 2011 at 4:18:59 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Only when I get hit with a cartoon mallet.
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Jason Myres on Jun 7, 2011 at 4:07:41 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Wait, Andrew....you're the one with the little birdies? lol. JM
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Andrew Richards on Jun 7, 2011 at 3:55:28 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Well you still need the HBA and the fibre channel switch, but for a small Xsan you could use a little Qlogic 1400 and I'm holding out hope there will be a sub-$1,000 Thunderbolt fibre channel HBA to go with this. But dropping the $999 Xsan tax hel
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Bob Zelin on Jun 7, 2011 at 2:42:14 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
that price is just sick. bob
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Andrew Richards on Jun 7, 2011 at 2:32:14 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Strike that, I confirmed with one of my little birdies in Apple- Xsan client is included at no additional cost with Lion. $29 buys you the OS and the Xsan client license. $50 buys Lion Server with Xsan Admin license. Now we need to see what the T
Re: XSAN and OS X Lion
by Andrew Richards on Jun 7, 2011 at 2:31:01 am
in the Apple Xsan Forum
Your other points are well made, however, I disagree with this one: "Command line or not, when the Xsan utilities fail to repair or defrag a drive, you have little alternatives but to reformat. With HFS+, there are plenty of off-the-shelf tools t
Re: Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Andrew Richards on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:30:25 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Good point made in the Xsan forum- does "built-in" necessarily mean "no additional charge"? I suspect it does, but we'll see in July...
Apple XSAN is now FREE with OS X Lion
by Bob Zelin on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:36:58 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
free is a pretty good price. I wonder how this will affect the other companies that are selling propriatary software to accomplish this - EVEN if their products are better, and easier to use. Bob Zelin
Xsan Macintosh Systems Administrator
by Tenika Frees on May 13, 2011 at 2:31:42 pm
in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
Job requirements: Bachelor's Degree Post-graduate coursework preferred Apple Xsan, Apple OSX and Final Cut Studio Certifications Expertise with Apple Macintosh in a broadcast/media environment; Apple Xsan, Apple OSX Server, Apple OSX, Apple Final
Is the Small Tree solution as fast as fibre channel?
by Matt Geier on May 9, 2011 at 6:18:52 pm
in the Small Tree Forum
Customers are quite often confused by “how fast” something can go. My car can go 120 miles per hour, but I don’t drive it that fast. There are other factors that prevent that. What I really care about is whether my car goes fast enough! Most video
Re: Storage Options100+ TB
by Bob Zelin on Apr 15, 2011 at 4:51:03 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Hi - because this is a small industry, and because all the competitors are pretty friendly with each other, you are not going to see "us say" - "oh yea, that brand sucks". They all work. The most expensive solution is as Mark suggested - Active S
News: SAN Solutions ArtiSAN Metadata Controller Serves as Ideal Xserve® Replacement
by Cow News Droid on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:29:08 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Reno, Nevada--March 29, 2011) SAN Solutions Inc., a leading manufacturer and integrator of high-performance storage and application solutions for media infrastructures, today announced that its signature ArtiSAN Metadata Controller (MDC) is a cost-e
News: Diaquest Debuts QueManager
by Cow News Droid on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:23:12 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
New Software Add-On for Apple Final Cut Server Provides Seamless Transition for Proximity Artbox Installations (Emeryville, California--March 29, 2011) Diaquest Products, a software development firm with a focus on the video and film industries, w
Re: Shared Storage - Medium Sized Post Production
by Bob Zelin on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:14:56 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Professional Ethernet based shared storage systems can be purchased from: EditShare Maxx Digital Small Tree Granite Store Studio Network Solutions ProMax Apace System Facilis AVID Unity ISIS 5000 10 Gig (and partial 10 gig - meaning a coup
Re: Fcp and Isis
by Christopher Lowden on Mar 19, 2011 at 7:10:13 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Many thanks to you all for your advice. I am definitely less ignorant now. I am not an engineer but a workflow consultant, so I juggle user problems whilst developing future proofing solutions for both production and post-production. What comes out
Re: Bad news day for Apple users?
by Bob Zelin on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:56:32 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
David writes - "XSAN is not just about the Apple branding, it's also Apple support and the Apple "it should just work" mentality. FCP guys don't really want the hassle of SMB/NFS shares, third party iScsi initiators, or dealing with Linux servers"
Re: Bad news day for Apple users?
by Matt Geier on Jan 17, 2011 at 10:23:12 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Hi Eric, I supposed some may have seen this coming with the announcment of the XServe going away....but I also suppose it was more speculative then anything up to this point. Small Tree's solutions are Ethernet based, and do not rely on Apple
Re: Building independent workstation - 3ware Sidecare
by Bob Zelin on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:36:19 am
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
Using this system I noticed many hang ups in our editing process. Videos that take a while to play back, renderings that will take time too, especially if you trying to edit the video from a different computer than the one with the Sidecar, what seem
Re: I am building a SAN. A few questions for Bob Zelin.
by Bob Zelin on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:48:05 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
If you have a few multi episode shows for Discovery, this means that you have money. I am in Florida, and I know that if you have any show on a known cable station, and it's a regular show, it means that you have money. So WHAT THE HELL are you tryi
Re: Shared Storage
by Michael Kammes on Nov 29, 2010 at 7:12:49 am
in the AVID Forum
Wow, that's a REALLY open ended question. There are a ton of solutions, so I'll briefly name a few...with some personal observations. Avid Unity (Fibre) will give you storage as well as the ability for native Avid project & media sharing. Large
Re: Integrating EonStor FC-SAN into video-network
by Bob Zelin on Nov 16, 2010 at 4:15:02 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
this is how to build a SAN - 1) get a file server 2) get a FIBRE CHANNEL SWITCH (ATTO, Brocade, QLogic) 3) put fibre cards in your computers, including the file server. 4) run fibre cables from clients into switch 5) run EonStor into switch (E
Re: Apple Xsan VS Edit Share
by Paul Hayes on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:46:31 am
in the Apple Xsan Forum
hehe...its been almost two years since I wrote that piece above. Most of the info is still relevant though. You have to be careful about predictions some times.....we still are waiting for 10GigE to be on our laptops and workstations, but at least
Re: SAN advice
by Bob Zelin on Nov 12, 2010 at 4:16:57 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
I looked up Equal Logic, and once again, ask the question - how does a VIDEO PROFESSIONAL wind up with a DELL SAN solution - these are the manufacturers of professional Video SAN systems - choose from this list, and if you stray from this list, y
Re: Multiple connections
by Bob Zelin on Nov 3, 2010 at 2:35:40 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
We want to give everyone access to the same files (in one place) without having to carry hard drives to and fro. And Ethernet seems too slow. REPLY - ethernet is not too slow. Link Aggregation solutions or 10Gig ethernet solutions are used every
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