Archion Certified for Blackmagic Design Resolve, Studio

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Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:20 -- Nick Dager

Archion Technologies has announced that its Omni and Omni Hybrid network-attached storage systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.

James Tucci, Archion’s chief technology officer said, “We had the pleasure of putting Archion’s Omni through its paces with DaVinci Resolve, and are very pleased with the results. The Omni system was engineered for these demanding workflows, so we were not surprised that it excelled.Combined with the speed of Archion’s Omni storage, DaVinci Resolve delivers the complete post production process.” 

With 4K DPX, each frame is a 48 meg file and real time playback takes place at speeds of 24fps to 120 fps and beyond, which requires a great deal of bandwidth. As confirmed in the DaVinci Resolve tests, Archion’s Omni supports DaVinci Resolve DPX and EXR Playback, with its high bandwidth and IOPS performance tuned for sequential files.

During an extensive series of testing with Archion’s benchmarks tests, as well as with Blackmagic Design’s own tests, the Omni performed well over 8000 MB/sec. The DaVinci Resolve client system was a standard Linux based system and connected to Omni over 40gigE.

When reading DPX Files, Archion achieved 6100 MB/sec with 4K DPX Files, enough to support 120 frames per second.  Read reverse was even faster, with 9000 MB/sec supports 200 frames a second – and the same results were achieved with Random read 9000 MB/sec super performance.

Archion’s vice president of business development, Dan Stern added, “This is an important development for our industry, because many joint resellers and end users have been looking to us for this announcement. Archion’s intelligent, simple and affordable NAS technology now officially has the proven ability to handle demanding 4K DPX workflows long believed to be supported only by complex and expensive SAN technology.”

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