In this article, we are going to take a look at 3 examples where Avid Nexis has made a difference to the Pro Tools workflow in 2 post houses and 1 educational establishment. Then we are going to look at what is required to set up a Nexis system working with Pro Tools as well as some pricing guidelines.
10 years ago this year Russ Hughes started the AIR Users blog, which morphed into Pro Tools Expert in 2012. To kick off our year of celebrations we are running a competition with a Pro Audio gear and software prize pot worth over $28,000. Enter The Pro Tools Expert 10th Anniversary Competition to be in with the chance of winning an OWC 6.0TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB3.1/eSATA Storage Solution worth $317.
It never fails to amaze me the number of time I hear "Now that's a good idea" when talking with colleagues in the pro audio industry or the Pro Tools Expert team about some of the work-flow idea we individually take for granted. One such moment of genius was my use of Dropbox for collaboration.
Western Digital who own SanDisk has announced its 400GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC UHS-I card, which they claim is the world’s highest-capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. Out on location you could slide one of these into an SD slot on the side of your MacBook Pro and record Pro Tools session after session. However just make sure you don't loose these little gems.
Another online backup service provider has decided to withdraw from the consumer backup market. Code 42 have announced they are going to concentrate on the business and education markets. With immediate effect, they will no longer be offering Crashplan for Home, however we understand that they will honour all current consumer subscriptions, but once they expire they will not renew any consumer subscriptions.
At Avid Connect 2107 held in Las Vegas on the run up to NAB 2017, Avid have announced that Pro Tools Will be qualified for their Nexis enterprise-class storage systems which will good news for the larger post-production and broadcast sectors.
Cloud storage has in a short space of time become commonplace for those wanting flexible access to their files from anywhere in the world, it also offers a relatively cheap way to offer offsite backup of your local files. However some would argue that local storage is a lot safer than cloud storage, citing a number of risks that cloud services pose, they include;
Gobbler customers currently have no access to their backups caused by a dispute between Gobbler and their storage provider. Gobbler have quickly sourced a new storage provider and were in the process of migrating customers backups across when their previous storage provider, believed to be Amazon AWS decided to block access to Gobbler customer data.
Alan reveals his Pro Tools Storage And Backup Strategy, including an important factor that often gets overlooked.
As we continue to look at the different approaches of the team to data management, Julian is next to own up to not having his digital life as in order as it might be...
There is an old saying... You always have to learn the hard way. Well about 2 years ago I did learn the hard lesson of back-up or rather the lack of it. In this article I describe how I put a system together to make sure it didn't happen again.
Audio post-production facility Wise Buddah Studios has upgraded its storage requirements to an EVO Shared Storage Server from Studio Network Solutions. The EVO is part of a plan of upgrades that has been in motion for the last few years with Scrub, the post-focused subsidiary of HHB Communications Ltd.
In this free video tutorial from Paul Maunder, we take a look at 6 things which you should consider when moving Pro Tools sessions from one system to another.
With two large companies announcing the end of cloud based services it does make one wonder how much we should trust our valuable work to the cloud. We give some tips for those with concerns.