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Bob Zelin
Re: Can Synology Support 3-4 Concurrent Video Editors?
on Aug 23, 2019 at 9:43:32 pm

replies below -

a. Why are there no Video House Case studies on Synology? It makes me doubt if they can handle the required sustained speeds.

simple answer - because no one at Synology gives a damn about professional video applications.
If you go to, and search either for Video Editing, or my name, you will see that I have asked why no one is asking about video editing solutions, and their "expert" Michael Chang actually said that the Synology might not be fast enough to support multiple people editing in real time. This of course, is WRONG INFORMATION. Synology makes GREAT products - but they have no interest in the video industry. They never show up to video trade shows, and never promote video applications. QNAP does. This does not mean that QNAP is better than Synology - it's just that Synology does not care. It seems like I am the only person that is willing to address pro video applications for Synology. Crazy - right ?

b. But more importantly, we're trying to find a storage system (we need about 48TB of working space) that can easily support 3 (maybe 4 in the future) concurrent editors on Mac and PC (but we can switch to Mac if needed). The odd thing is, if we look at the costs of SNS or Jellyfish, the costs are exorbitantly higher than Synology systems for virtually the same specs on paper. We have in-house IT that would set up the raid system, but it unnerving that I've seen maybe 3 videos on Synology for video editors and as @bob_zelin pointed out, there isn't any advertisement for media houses on the Synology site or in the forums. All editors are working with 1080p ProRes 422, one editor consistently works with ProRes 4k 422 on a 1080p timeline, but we want to prepare for all 3 (maybe 4) to be able to edit mixed 1080p and 4k simultaneously.

REPLY - there are many Synology products that can do this, and there are many QNAP products that can do this. And it has recently been pointed out that the new ProMax Mediahub can do this as well. A typical QNAP product that can do exactly what you want is the QNAP TVS-872XT which is $1799 (not including the eight drives). And Synology has plenty of products that can do this as well. Your in house IT department will have no clue as how to make this happen. I know how to do it, as does ProMax, SNS, Lumaforge, and plenty of other people. Your in house IT department does not know how to do this.

Any input would be of great help as we out to sea on if this is a viable option for us!

REPLY - my input - stop asking your in house IT department. That is my only advice to you.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
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