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Scaling up for fast 4K post

The high-performance scale-out storage company has expanded its ActiveStor product line by introducing ActiveStor Director, improving scalability and performance. Panasas is also providing a demo of ActiveStor with DirectFlow for Linux and Mac, which is purpose-built to deliver a fast, high-performance experience handling modern media and entertainment workflows within an ‘easily managed’ storage environment.

The demo features an acquisition-to-post-to-delivery workflow that illustrates what post-production facilities are calling the ‘fastest in Hollywood media production experience’, claimed Panasas.

Demo components include axle 2017 media management software for searching and finding clips, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Avid Media Composer for editing, and an AWS Elemental Linux-based encoding server for real-time transcoding delivery.

Panasas claimed that ActiveStor with DirectFlow lets users scale bandwidth and capacity effortlessly for large 4K, HDR and 360 projects while experiencing ‘virtually unlimited’ workgroup editing and delivery from an easily managed single global namespace.

The company also claimed the system reliably protects assets while moving media faster than before.