SAN Fusion is an easy and cost-effective solution that allows you to use Avid Media Composer with your existing Xsan or StorNext infrastructure.
By using an existing Xsan or StorNext volume as a backing-store for SAN Fusion's virtualized workspaces, editors can experience authentic Unity-style bin sharing and locking from within Media Composer 5.5.3 through 7. While Media Composer 8 is still in testing, there are no known issues at this time. Unlike other solutions that purport to make Avid work with Xsan or StorNext, SAN Fusion is a client-side application with no additional server or minimum number of seats to buy.
SAN Fusion clients mount and unmount workspaces on demand through our intuitive GUI to provide Media Composer a real-time translation layer between it and Apple's Xsan or Quantum's StorNext filesystems. The end result is the best of both worlds: Avid's first class bin and media sharing combined with either Apple's storage-agnostic low (or no) cost cluster filesystem or the performance, reliability, and scalability of StorNext.
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Are you exploring different NLE programs for collaborative editing? Is your storage Xsan or StorNext-based? If so, you may have excluded consideration of Avid Media Composer because of known incompatibilities with those filesystems. But now, there’s SAN Fusion. Check it out. Download the fully-functional free trial.