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Page 48 of 51 47 POST DECEMBER 2015 vid Technology's breakout box products, from Nuvista, Meridian, Adrenaline, to the Nitris/Mojo boxes, all had one thing in common: they only worked on Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony. Many editorial departments, especially large broadcast or entertainment companies, stan- dardized on Avid storage and I/O hardware products since it was optimized for Media Composer. This Avid-only workflow forced editors using other editing and finishing software (ie. Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, etc.) to seek out third-party I/O and storage products to accom- plish their goals While most Avid alternatives worked, none could reach the performance and quality of Avid I/O and storage. Fortunately, Avid has been listening to the community's plea for more openness, and has now launched two new hardware products, Avid Artist | DNxIO and Avid ISIS | 1000, that support Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as BlackMagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. People can finally experience the exceptional performance of Avid I/O and storage product line outside of a Media Composer or Pro Tools environment. Let's look into why this is important. Avid Artist | DNxIO - 4K Capture, and Playout Ultra HD, 4K in Adobe Premiere Pro. The long-awaited new I/O box from Avid arrived in September. Avid Artist | DNxIO allows you to capture, monitor, and output media quickly — in the highest quality possible. With Avid's new open structure, users are no longer limited to Avid hardware acceleration for Media Composer. The good news is the DNxIO performs really well on Adobe Premiere Pro, even when testing Ultra HD high-res material. Why Avid DNxIO? 1. Capture and playback SD, HD, Ultra HD, 2K and 4K media. 2. Edit faster with onboard media encoding and conversion. 3. Works with Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro. 4. Includes a wide range of video and audio con- nections; including thunderbolt and HDMI. 5. 1080p Front Monitor allows editor to monitor media during ingest and playback. 6. Front panel controls to select audio, video, and timecode inputs as well as Deck Control. 7. Redundant power supplies (not available in BlackMagic Design Ultra Studio 4K. 8. Connectivity includes Thunderbolt, or Host card inserted into computer (Similar to previous MOJO DX and Nitris DX). Why would you buy Avid Artist | DNxIO vs. BlackMagic Design UltraStudio 4K? 1. You can purchase and receive support through Avid or Avid Reseller. 2. DnxIO will have DNxHR acceleration. 3. H.265 acceleration (coming soon). 4. Includes free Fusion Connect plug-in for Media Composer. 5. Redundant power supplies. What are the Avid Artist | DNxIO limitations: • Some HD formats are note supported: 720p 23.976, 25, and 29.97. • No audio mixing features yet. Also, no S/PDIF connectors on the box. • Hardware deinterlacing, universal mastering and closed caption layout. Available as standalone hardware or bundled with industry-standard Media Composer software, Artist | DNxIO enables you to capture, monitor, and output media quickly — in the highest quality possible. People can trade in their old Avid or third-party I/O cards, and receive a huge discount on Artist | DNxIO. Contact us for more information. Avid ISIS | 1000 — "My First Shared Storage" For Adobe Premiere Pro Editors Rather than spend countless hours searching for, plugging in, disconnecting, and sharing multiple hard drives, Avid ISIS | 1000 storage is offering high performance 1 RU 20TB shared storage for Adobe Premiere Pro users. Avid has a long history of making reliable shared storage for post produc- tion, for those that have the cash. Thankfully, Avid's new entry-level has a significantly cheaper price of $17,995. This product is designed for independent editors, and smaller post production houses. The Avid 1000 can deliver around 300-350 megabytes per second, which equates to 20 streams of 1080p ProRes. With RAID 5, your data will also be protected if any single drive fails. Project sharing features had previously only been available for Avid and Apple xSAN produc- tions. With Avid Technology new aim for openness, they are opening up the ISIS | 1000 storage system to a majority of Adobe file types. Up to 24 Adobe Creative Cloud users can access and share the same assets, greatly accelerating production. Adobe Premiere CC users can save up to $750 on ISIS | 1000 until the end of the year. Contact us for more information. Learn more about building a proper post produc- tion workflow Key Code Media is the #1 reseller and systems integrator helping customers with live & post production workflow solutions. Our focus is on client success with procuring gear, and learning the necessary technology tools. Contact us at any of our nationwide locations: w. p.877.KEY.CODE A Avid Hardware Boosting Adobe & Black Magic Software A big step in the right direction. SPONSORED CONTENT: KEYCODE

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