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Andrea Bonomelli
Avid MC network workstation
on May 17, 2017 at 4:49:29 pm

Hello

I have an avid media composer workstation (on windows) that will need assistant workstation to work with (Overlords requirements)
Can I simply network two machines together with ethernet (1ge or 10ge) and add a share drive that both can access?

I read Avid requires ISIS or Unity for how it writes the data but I heard of workarounds with bins.

Not sure how to proceed
Thanks


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Shane Ross
Re: Avid MC network workstation
on May 17, 2017 at 5:31:43 pm

[Andrea Bonomelli] "Can I simply network two machines together with ethernet (1ge or 10ge) and add a share drive that both can access?"

Nope, sorry. You need a server connected to storage to do this. And if you want to share project, then you need to look at options like ISIS, NEXUS, Facilis...others.

[Andrea Bonomelli] "I read Avid requires ISIS or Unity for how it writes the data but I heard of workarounds with bins."

If you want to share project, you need hardware that works with Avid in a shared project capacity. Not all servers and drives do this. I have seen people post highly technical workarounds, and I've tried a couple, but they weren't worth the headache. You'll need a SUPER geeky IT person to do this and maintain it...and they need intimate knowledge of how Avid works as well.

Shared storage via a server is easy...and if you want, you all can send each other bins of changes. But if you want shared projects, you need specific hardware.

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Andrea Bonomelli
Re: Avid MC network workstation
on May 17, 2017 at 6:14:11 pm

Hi Shane

So if I have a 12TB raid connected to PC1 and doing a workgroup with PC2 the shared drive won't be seen by both computers?
I mean that's simply file sharing let me reformulate: would Avid prevent or overwrite files if both workstation will access it?

What are bin of changes?


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: Avid MC network workstation
on May 19, 2017 at 2:25:55 pm

take a look at indiestor out of the UK. Very reasonably priced alternative to an ISIS or Unity project sharing system.

Haven't tried it, but i've heard good things. I think Bob Zelin's latest NAB 2017 review mentions it.

Glenn


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Job ter Burg
Re: Avid MC network workstation
on May 19, 2017 at 5:23:21 pm

If you are really, really careful, you can handle things manually. But sh*t is bound to occur. Much safer to clone/sync mediafiles folders between systems (but requires well-organized manual updating).

If you need shared storage, you need shared storage. It's not as simple as you would hope.


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