ShareBrowser File/Project/Asset management app included
No per-seat licensing
Attach desktops, notebooks, iMacs
Supports Final Cut Pro/FCP X, Avid, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro, Smoke, Scratch, Resolve, EDIUS, Pro Tools and more
Intuitive Web-based admin tools
24×7 tech support available
Digital content producers all over the world are choosing the EVO shared storage system.
They’ve discovered that it offers the perfect blend of price, performance, connectivity, and expandability for their organization.
“We currently have more than 14 reality shows either in production or airing on television… We’ve created content for over 400 episodes of reality television, and we’re handling this high output all with EVO… Every bit of media is ingested and edited on our 550 TB EVO system — by any of our 120 FCP Mac Pro and iMac users.”
Brent Montgomery, Owner and Executive Producer, Leftfield Pictures
“EVO worked perfectly right out of the box. I was surprised how well it integrated into our process, particularly with Avid Media Composer. If you didn’t know any better you would think you were working on Avid’s native storage.”
Rob Sarroff, Director, ZigZag Post
“EVO has allowed us to greatly increase our workflow output. EVO gave us a virtually custom solution that was both cost efficient and with its project sharing ability, a perfect match for our workflow which often requires multiple editors reviewing and/or editing simultaneously.”
Justin Lang, Senior Technical Manager of Production and Media Library, Sympoz, Inc.
“We grew the number of episodes during production and the staff kept growing. We had a show runner, nine producers, two executive producers, seven editors and four assistant editors — around 24 Final Cut Pro users reviewing and editing footage on EVO at any given time.”
Jose Berrios, post supervisor, Park Slope Productions, Alaskan Bush People
“EVO was the perfect fit for us. Because we are small, we need the flexibility to connect multiple workstations via Ethernet so we can all access the same project file. EVO gave us that ability to use all our existing technology instead of spending our clients’ budgets on new equipment.”
John Lundberg, Founder and Executive Producer, Pixl Family
“In other network storage environments designed for video, a lot of editors run into compatibility issues when connecting to Mac and Windows machines simultaneously. Now our team can easily work in a mixed OS environment and move from workstation to workstation with no problems.”
Walter Biscardi, Biscardi Creative Media
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Get Outstanding Performance from Fewer Disks
Our customers love to push the envelope, so EVO supports the most demanding video – such as 6K, 4K, 10-bit uncompressed HD, and stereoscopic 3D – over 10GbE Ethernet or Fibre Channel.
Notebooks, iMacs, Mac Minis, and other Ethernet-based computers can do up to 8-bit uncompressed HD or multiple streams of OfflineRT and formats such as ProRes HQ and DNxHD using just a standard single GbE port.
Check out the stream chart for an example of what you can do with a storage pool of only 8 disks…
Codec & Frame Rate
EVO Unique Video Streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
Avid DNxHD 36 1080p @ 23.976
84 streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
ProRes 422 (145) @ 29.97
35 streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
ProRes 422 HQ (220) @ 29.97
26 streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
ProRes 422 HQ 4K (720) @ 23.98
10 streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
ProRes 4444 4K @ 23.98
6 streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
Uncompressed 10 Bit HD @ 29.97 RED 6K 5:1 WS @ 23.98
4 streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
ProRes 4444 4K @ 29.97
3 streams (8 Disks, RAID 5)
If you’re comparing specs with other storage systems the first thing to note is that we fill our disks to near capacity, then we start the real tests. That’s important, because it’s easy to get higher numbers on new, barely used disks. So, the numbers in our stream chart above represent a much harder test — they show what you can expect from an EVO after extensive use, not just what you’ll get when it’s fresh out of the box. We capture many individual varied-length clips using several Mac and HP workstations and professional NLEs. The clips are stacked in the timelines, mercilessly chopped up, and edited with transitions/dissolves while random starts, stops and scrubs are performed on the workstations. (We also run Finder copies during captures and playback!) After that, the tests loop continuously over several days.
How do we get our stream counts? RAID 5 — not RAID 50 — with the file system at least 75% full, was used in all cases. Testing was conducted using 8 bay EVO Q2 2017 series model, loaded with 8 x 8TB disks, Mac and HP workstations direct-attached with GbE and 10GbE, AFP or SMB, Final Cut Pro 7, FCPX, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, and simultaneous unique clips (independent files) of various sizes. Stream counts do not apply to Nearline or Prodigy models.
EVO combines a high-performance, purpose-built storage array with the most extensive connectivity options available for digital video shared storage.
Watch a two minute video to see a few highlighted features.
EVO offers both Ethernet and Fibre Channel, which isn’t something you’ll find in most storage systems. This means you’ll have access right out of the box to both volume sharing SAN storage and file/folder locking NAS features, which provide ultimate flexibility and storage consolidation for your digital video post production workflow.
You can even repurpose older storage, such as an Xserve RAID, with EVO’s built-in FC-to-Ethernet bridging capabilities!
Stop wasting time copying huge files! EVO enables each user to capture, edit, share, and play in real-time — all on central storage — while providing fast access to shared media and other assets from every suite.
Video formats — Uncompressed, Animation, 6K, ProRes, DNxHD, RED/R3D, DVCProHD, XDCAM, DV, HDV — have very different performance needs, in terms of not only bandwidth but also disk spindles. Some require more complex disk configurations, especially in a shared storage workflow environment.
We test and optimize for peak performance with the leading codecs and applications, assuring compatibility with your needs.