IBC 2017: G-Technology releases SDK for G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution

IBC 2017: G-Technology releases SDK for G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution

Western Digital Corp., a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the availability of a new software development kit (SDK) for its G-Technology 12-bay G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution for content creation professionals managing libraries of video and audio.

Utilising the SDK, G-RACK 12 third party partners now have the capability to develop customised applications for the G-NAS operating system (OS) that can run natively on the G-RACK 12 and its dual 6-core Xeon processors, offloading tasks from local machines and streamlining workflow.

A handful of key strategic G-Technology partners have already developed various workflow solutions running directly on the G-NAS OS-powered G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution, including Archiware, Avalache.io, and axle Video. The below solutions will be showcased in the G-Technology booth (Hall 7, Stand 7.J31) at IBC, September 14-19, in Amsterdam:

Archiware, an expert in data management software, have integrated its P5 Software Suite with the G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS to create a solution that will facilitate disaster recovery, data migration, and archival options for Media and Entertainment workflows.

Avalache.io, a leading innovator of cloud-based media production technology, has enabled the G-RACK 12 to be one of the first storage solutions to fully implement the new SMPTE standard for asset identification for the Cinema Content Creation Cloud Identification System or C4 ID.

axle Video, a pioneer of affordable “radically simple” media management, is delivering a version of its axle 2017 flagship media management software that runs directly on the G-RACK 12, eliminating the need for an extra server appliance and simplifying facility management, space, and logistics, while providing high performance for search, browse, annotation, and sharing tasks constantly performed by production teams of any size.

The G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution streamlines demanding media and entertainment video workflows, including 4K and above resolution, with a scalable 12-bay server offering capacities up to 144TB – and now 720TB raw capacity with the four G-RACK 12 Expansion units and the newly available 12TB HGST Ultrastar enterprise-class hard drives. Its reliability, high-performance, and centralised storage capabilities are perfect for small-to-medium size post-production houses, TV/broadcast studios, ad agencies, and in-house creative departments using Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer or other creative applications. The G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution is the ideal storage solution for collaboration, utilising four 10-gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 connections for high-speed data transfers, saving both time and money.

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AJA announces HDR 10+ SDK support for KONA 4, Io 4K, Io 4K Plus and Corvid 4K developer cards

AJA announces HDR 10+ SDK support for KONA 4, Io 4K, Io 4K Plus and Corvid 4K developer cards

AJA Video Systems today announced support for HDR 10+ in the developer SDK for the company’s award-winning video and audio I/O products that support 4K workflows. This new development will be demonstrated at IBC with pre-release SDK software supporting the dynamic metadata that HDR 10+ delivers.

“With dynamic metadata, picture quality can be adjusted scene-by-scene, and the image quality is stunning,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “We’re very excited about offering HDR 10+ support as part of our SDK available to developer partners, ensuring our partners can bring all the latest tools for HDR production to users as fast as possible.”

HDR 10+ builds from HDR 10, adding dynamic metadata and more, allowing for scene by scene or even shot by shot variation. The standard allows for recognizing a display’s color space and more.

Key features:

– SMPTE 2094-40 Dynamic Metadata for Color Volume Transforms (DMCVT).
– Colour transforms optimized for each scene and each display.
– Metadata tracks carry supplementary color grading information.
– Minimum signal interface: HDMI 2.0a.
– Playback color representation BT.2020 or BT. 709 dependent on display.
– Playback transfer function: ST 2084.
– Playback bit depth: 10-bit.
– Open standard.

OEM partners and developers are encouraged to sign up for AJA’s developer program for access to AJA’s SDK package. HDR 10+ support is currently a feature within the beta SDK for products that include KONA 4, Io 4K and the new Thunderbolt™ 3 enabled Io 4K Plus with 4K support. The beta SDK will be made available to qualifying applicants; requests can be submitted here.

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