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Burk Finley
FAST portable storage for Multiple HD camera stream capture?
on May 1, 2014 at 6:43:53 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for advice on fast portable external storage (or series of storage devices), capable of capturing multiple HD camera streams simultaneously.

Our department produces a series of talk shows, and I'd like to capture 5+ HD camera streams simultaneously from switcher, and build an Avid multi-cam project on the fly, while recording all ISO camera feeds and audio to external storage in the file structure of our choice. We shoot with a standard flypack with a video controller, server op, and TD/director.

Quadrus Ingest Machine is able to do this in multiple standard codecs (http://quadrus.tv/products/ingestmachine). Quadrus has recommended an HP Z820 with a couple AJA Corvid 24 cards and fast external storage. Though I've not yet demo'd the software, Ingest Machine evidently builds the Avid multi-cam project when connected to any switcher with tally output.

The idea is to skip the time consuming back up of various HDD's from KiPro rack units or Pix260's for each camera. This would eliminate the need for a data wrangler and also save AE time when AMA linking and consolidating files to ISIS.

Traditionally we shuttle HDD's from set to the post facility twice a day (lunch and end of day) our storage needs to be portable.

If we record 5 streams in DNxHD 120 (@25fps) with 8 channels of 24 bit, 48k audio, it comes to just under 80MB/s.

What external storage would handle this without dropping frames?

I'm concerned that I have only one point of failure with the ISO feeds going through the HP tower, though I see the sexy benefit to capturing this way. I know other weekly talk + sports programs do this regularly to Avid servers, though it's hardly portable and pretty costly.

Can a standard OWC 4 bay, RAID 5 Elite Pro Qx2 handle this capture, or would I need something like a Cineraid? http://www.cineraid.com/products/Areca_ARC-5040.htm I already own some of the OWC Qx2 RAIDs. Are there solutions with small SSD raids?

Thanks in advance,

Burk


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Jon Schilling
Re: FAST portable storage for Multiple HD camera stream capture?
on May 1, 2014 at 9:28:57 pm
Last Edited By Jon Schilling on May 1, 2014 at 9:29:27 pm

Burk,

8 drives @ 2200MB/s with a HPZ workstation.

http://www.proavio.com/index.php/products/desktop/eb800ms-v2

PDF here: http://www.proavio.com/documents/datasheets/PROAVIO_V2_DATASHEET_041714.pdf

Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Burk Finley
Re: FAST portable storage for Multiple HD camera stream capture?
on May 3, 2014 at 2:27:09 pm

Thanks Jon!

I'll have a look.

Burk


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Grant Carroll
Re: FAST portable storage for Multiple HD camera stream capture?
on May 6, 2014 at 3:26:06 pm

Burk,
You may want to check out the EditShare Field 2.  It can even be configured with multiple HD-SDI ingest ports.  It is very portable (fits in an overhead compartment on an airplane), comes with a carry bag, and in addition to storage, it includes shared media and projects support for Avid, FCP, and Adobe.  It also comes with Flow media asset management (MAM) built right in.

You can find more info here: http://www.editshare.com/products/storage-options/field2


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