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CacheIO, Quantum, MTI Film Team to Demonstrate 4K Streaming at HPA Technology Retreat


CacheIO, the Flash storage technology company, has teamed with Quantum, provider of StorNext shared file system software, and MTI Film, a Hollywood-based postproduction services provider and software developer. This alliance will demonstrate its joint system for uncompressed 4K streaming at the Hollywood Post Alliance Technology Retreat taking place Monday through Friday. The HPA demo will highlight the capabilities of MTI Film’s new dailies workflow, Cortex::Control Dailies.

“With the advent of 4K television, the requirement for multiple 4K streams will be vital to any successful workflow we deploy,” said Larry Chernoff, MTI Film CEO. “In relation to our current restoration services, this kind of bandwidth is essential right now.”

CacheIO 2RU Flash Array provides more than 40TB of usable SSD storage and blazing bandwidth of over 140Gbps, enabling real-time streaming of up to nine concurrent uncompressed 4K streams, with no performance loss due to the fragmentation suffered by traditional hard disk-based systems. Its 2RU platform incorporates 18 x 8Gbps FibreChannel ports which can be shared by tens of media production workstations under the management of Quantum’s shared file system, StorNext. In addition to the standalone SSD storage array, a caching model as a front end to existing hard-disk storage will be available from CacheIO following NAB.

In addition to concurrent file sharing across multiple workstations, StorNext load balances traffic across all 18 x 8Gbps FibreChannel ports on CacheIO Flash Array so its 140Gbps bandwidth can be maximally utilized by all applications with no performance hot spot. StorNext also allows CacheIO to scale out performance and capacity across multiple storage arrays.

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.

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