Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, is pleased to announce that its ExtremeStor-DI 4K video storage and playback system will once again be powering Bluefish444’s (NAB Booth SL9721) powerful Epoch | 4K Supernova video processing card demonstration at this year’s NAB show.
The demonstration will feature content generated by ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® post-production DI software along with NVIDIA® Quadro® 6000 professional graphics boards provided by PNY Technologies, and will showcase real-time uncompressed 4K as well as Sony F65 color grading and playback. NAB attendees will be able to witness firsthand the extraordinary processing power of the Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova, complimented by the superb color-grading and DI capabilities of SCRATCH and the NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics card. Bluefish444 will deploy the latest generation of Globalstor’s 24 drive ExtremeStor-DI 4K tower for data capture, processing and real-time playback of high-resolution 4K video content processed by the Super Nova multichannel 4K PCIE video card.
”The beauty of the ExtremeStor-DI system is its ability to process uncompressed 4K and other high-resolution content so seamlessly, in real time, so it was the ideal hardware component for these demonstrations,” says Craige Mott, Managing Director, Bluefish444. “Combined with ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH software and the Bluefish444 Epoch 4K | Supernova, we are able to demonstrate the full, real-world processing capabilities of the entire system.”
The latest generation of Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-DI video storage and playback workstations offers native real-time playback of uncompressed 4K, stereoscopic 2K , R3D (RED), Sony F65 as well as other formats in a single high performance solution. Available either in a rack-mount or tower configuration, the ExtremeStor-DI features the latest in Dual multi-core CPU architecture from Intel coupled with PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0. The ExtremeStor-DI boasts the industry’s fastest performance coupled with an unprecedented 10 card slots allowing more I/O options than any system on the market.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Bluefish444 and ASSIMILATE for this demonstration at the 2013 NAB Show, which will showcase the video processing technology of Bluefish444’s Epoch | 4K Supernova card and the high-content capacity of our ExtremeStor-DI product,” says Scott Leif, president of Globalstor Data Corporation. “The latest broadcast trend towards 3D content has given the industry an increased need for high-resolution storage technology. NAB has proven to be the perfect venue for illustrating how these systems would work in an actual 4K, DI workflow situation.”
“SCRATCH has delivered real-time performance to 4K workflows since 2009”, said Jeff Edson, CEO of ASSIMILATE. “We’re excited that Globalstor, Bluefish444 and NVIDIA have created such a powerful hardware platform on which to run our software. ASSIMILATE has always been dedicated to working with world-class partners to ensure a wide range of price-performance hardware options for our artists. We’re excited to participate in this demonstration because it really underscores that commitment. True 4K performance is here today- at a price that our artists can afford.”
With ExtremeStor-DI base model capacity starting at just under 2.5TBs and scalable up to 144TBs in a single Workstation, the cost per megabyte is at an all-time low, making the ExtremeStor series of video storage and playback desktop, tower and rack mount systems the most attractive ROI for the digital intermediate and digital cinema marketplace today.
About Globalstor Data Corporation
Globalstor® Data Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance custom workstations and servers (including but not limited to IG solutions, content distribution systems and NAS), as well as a wide range of data storage products for OEM and ODM customers worldwide. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad range of professional solutions. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California, with additional offices in Hudson, New Hampshire and Frankfurt, Germany and through a strong foundation of international authorized resellers. For more information regarding Globalstor Data Corporation, visit www.globalstor.com .
Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Its video cards are used in broadcast, feature film and post-production markets for editing, animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV applications.
Bluefish444 cards have been used on award-winning feature films, commercials, music videos and sports events worldwide. Bluefish444’s range of video cards are incorporated in video servers, encoders, decoders and character generator solutions by numerous 3rd party OEM manufacturers, in addition to other niche & mainstream applications.
Founded in 1998, Bluefish444 is a division and brand name of Bluefish Technologies Pty Ltd., which is based in S. Melbourne, Australia. Its products are distributed via an extensive sales channel of OEMs, dealers, and system integrators globally. For further information, visit www.bluefish444.com