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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 31, 2019 1:21:06 PM

We live in a cruel and confusing world. One of the biggest confusions in our universe is the difference between Fibre Channel and 10G Fiber. I would love to go …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 31, 2019 1:09:46 PM

HBA's and NIC's both connect your workstation to a switch or storage, so what is the difference? The main difference is the type of storage/switch you are connecting to. HBA …

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Topics:SANNAS

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 31, 2019 1:05:37 PM

Client example of moving Apple Xsan storage to a new high performance video network, while maintaining your fibre channel storage array. Steps include Connect both the Platform & Xsan to …

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by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 31, 2019 12:22:45 PM

Apples Xsan changed the world for video editors forever. Apple launched xsan clients for the Mac OS, purpose built Xsan storage, MacOS Server, a metadata controller and even fibre channel …

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Topics:xsan

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 31, 2019 8:57:40 AM

iSCSI is a transport layer protocol that describes how Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) packets are transferred over a network. It works by transporting data between a server and a …

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Topics:SANNAS

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Today I made a deadly mistake, my very pregnant wife sent me a text today with a picture of my wedding ring sitting in the bathroom, looks like I forgot …

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Topics:post productionworkflow tipsmedia managementprofessional video

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 30, 2019 3:02:31 PM

There are a lot of difference acronyms out there when talking about technology. One that we get questions about often revolves around the difference between NAS and NFS. NAS is …

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Topics:SANNAS

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 30, 2019 2:11:39 PM

On the outside a hub looks very similar to a switch but on the inside they are totally different. A hub is a central device that you connect other devices …

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Topics:hardwaremedia management

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 30, 2019 11:03:00 AM

If you're anything like me you've got work that you like to do and work that you don't like to do. Unfortunately we have to get both done right. So …

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Topics:archivingarchivemedia asset management

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 29, 2019 3:10:27 PM

Yes, in the event that a SSD "dies" on you there are a few different ways to recover the data that was lost. The first thing you need to do …

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Topics:HDDSDD

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 29, 2019 2:58:12 PM

Because of their lack of internal moving parts, SSDs will last longer than HDDs which consist of a spinning disk and a platter which must move to read the magnetic …

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Topics:hardwaremedia managementHDDSDD

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 29, 2019 2:12:53 PM

The type of drives you use play a big part in your video performance, but is that true across all the pieces of the video workflow? Having SSDs instead of …

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Topics:post productionrenderingshared storageHDDSDD

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 29, 2019 10:27:00 AM

Experience is so critical in knowing how to prioritize right! My wife and I are about to have our second kid and we are very excited. You'll be hearing about …

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Topics:mediamedia asset managementpost productionpromax platformshared storageworkflow tipsmedia managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 26, 2019 10:07:00 AM

My wife she's eight and a half months pregnant. It's Tuesday morning. Got a big call. She's locked out of the house. It was not the big call I was …

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Topics:archivingmedia asset managementmetadataNASpost productionshared storageworkflowdata lossmedia managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 25, 2019 3:52:54 PM

The story of two of the most popular storage architectures. NAS and SAN are as complementing as they are vying for market share and serve diverse needs while presenting usage …

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Topics:SANNASData Mirroring

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 25, 2019 10:43:00 AM

If you were born between 1960 and 1990 you probably made the mistake that I've made, you helped your parents with technology. We've all been there. This reminds me so …

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Topics:SANmediamedia asset managementNASpost productionpromax platformshared storageworkflow tipsmedia managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 23, 2019 5:59:47 PM

Time is money, the same goes for video editing. With the arrival of ultra-high definition 4K and 8K production workflows, editing now means working with extremely large file sizes - …

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Topics:HDDSDD

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 23, 2019 3:52:35 PM

Book mark this page and refer back to it over the next couple of weeks to maximize your test drive experience with ProMAX. If you haven't yet signed up for …

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Topics:test drive

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 23, 2019 10:13:00 AM

So what can a 18 year old kid in a big truck teach us about video performance? Actually quite a bit. So this weekend I'm driving with my family and …

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Topics:hardwaremedia asset managementpost productionshared storagemedia managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 22, 2019 10:37:00 AM

You ready for a terrible story? This is a story of failure of lost revenue, heartbreak and all sorts of terrible things. This is a true story about a customer …

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Topics:archivingarchivemedia asset managementpost productionpromax platformshared storagemedia managementprofessional video

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 19, 2019 9:50:32 AM

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday my buddy Morgan is at my door at 5:10 am. Why is he there so early? Well, we both have young kids and families so …

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Topics:media asset managementpost productionshared storageworkflowworkflow tipsdata lossmedia managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 18, 2019 1:18:59 PM

My wife and I have this special place in Southern California called Lytle Creek. It's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Lytle …

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Topics:media asset managementmetadataNASpost productionpromax platformshared storageworkflow tipsmedia managementprofessional video

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 17, 2019 11:25:49 AM

We all do this right? Whether that's recreating something or doing a task over and over again when it could be automated, redoing work is a terrible waste of our …

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Topics:media asset managementmetadatapost productionshared storageworkflow tipsmedia managementprofessional video

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Jul 16, 2019 2:34:28 PM

Some days you know are just going to suck before they even get started. Today I woke up to the dreaded email: Subj: I'm sick, can't make it in today …

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Topics:media asset managementpost productionworkflowmedia managementprofessional video

by Matthew Mister, on Jul 15, 2019 3:52:03 PM

I share a house with three other roommates, which saves me some money but when it comes to storage space, there isn't much to go around. Over the past few …

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by ProMAX Administrator, on Jul 9, 2019 2:55:02 PM

The production partnership between Post Production Supervisor, Alan Cohen, and 11 time Emmy Award-winner, Rob Macey, produces films, commercials, reality programming and episodic television. Shooting with a RED Epic has …

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by ProMAX Administrator, on Jul 9, 2019 2:49:21 PM

Lizzio Productions is well-known for providing high quality content for productions ranging from Network Television, Commercials, EPKs, and weekly coverage for the NFL Network. Director of Photography, John Lizzio’s camera …

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by ProMAX Systems, on Jul 8, 2019 7:58:12 AM

Miss the first two parts of the series? Check them out here! Part 1 Part 2 Let's look at another option: Our platform software. We put in an NDI capture …

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by ProMAX Systems, on Jul 8, 2019 7:56:58 AM

Miss part 1? Part 1 Let's talk about media management fundamentals and some best practices. As we fold these NDI streams into a shared storage systems or local drives, what …

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by ProMAX Systems, on Jul 8, 2019 7:53:21 AM

Let's talk about the basics of NewTek's NDI [Network Digital Interface], a groundbreaking technology that opens a lot of doors for the video industry. I'll take you through my NDI …

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