Globalstor's ExtremeStor-DI Powers Bluefish444 Epoch 2K Horizon at NAB
April 12, 2011

Globalstor's ExtremeStor-DI Powers Bluefish444 Epoch 2K Horizon at NAB


Globalstor Data Corp.'s ExtremeStor-DI video storage and playback system is powering Bluefish444's (NAB Booth SL3809) Epoch 2K Horizon video processing card demonstration at this year's NAB show.


The demonstration features content generated by ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH Data Process Solution and postproduction software along with Nvidia Quadro 6000 SDI by PNY professional graphics boards, and will showcase uncompressed 2K end-to-end capture, color grading, and playback. 


NAB attendees can witness firsthand the extraordinary processing power of the Bluefish444 Epoch 2K Horizon, complimented by the color-grading and DI content tool set of the SCRATCH software and the Nvidia Quadro FX 6000 SDI graphics card. Bluefish444 deploys the latest generation of Globalstor's 10-drive ExtremeStor-DI tower for data capture, processing, and real-time playback of high-resolution 2K video content processed by the Epoch 2K Horizon multichannel 2K PCIE video card. 


The latest generation of Globalstor's ExtremeStor-DI video storage and playback workstation offers native, uncompressed 4K, stereoscopic 2K and R3D (RED 3D) resolution playback in a single solution, either in a rack-mount or tower configuration, along with 10 PCI Express (PCI-E) card slots.


"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 3D, DI workflow situation," says Scott Leif, president of Globalstor Data Corp. 


With ExtremeStor-DI base model capacity starting at just under 2.5TBs and scalable up to 72TBs in a single 6U rackmount, the cost per megabyte is at an all-time low, making the ExtremeStor series of video storage desktop, tower, and rackmount servers an attractive ROI for the digital intermediate and digital cinema marketplace.