HP RDX Video - Could HP RDX Disk based backup be right for your business

Solutions for Digital Media and Broadcasting

In digital media and broadcasting, many tasks must be accomplished from ingesting raw content, editing, mastering, broadcasting and archiving a completed work. This workflow is includes creating, duplicating, transferring, storing, securing and archiving data. RDX provides a complete set of digital media storage solutions for all of these workflow steps.

The post production workflow

Post production is a multi-task process that takes raw video and sound elements through mastering. On the front of this process is offloading original content from expensive camera storage so it may be deployed again in production. Also multiple copies of the content are needed to support the various editing workflow, distribution to producers and data protection. Many times Tape and/or external disk storage is used to distribute films or movie sequences. Care must be taken to choose high quality storage products that are designed to withstand the rigors of transportation including drop protection, vibration and electrostatic discharge.

LTO-Tape drives are expensive to deploy and not as easy to install and use as disk solutions. All production sites will require a LTO tape drive and even the same LTO drive generation and software for compatibility. Robustness of LTO cartridges is also limited with transportation and daily use in harsh environments like dust or humidity. Tape drives are also limited in usage cycles and are sensitive against drops.

RDX removable disk is a perfect high value solution for post-production workflow and footage distribution. Random access and native file system operation makes it simple for content management. The rugged design ensures reliable operation throughout the post production process. RDX is designed to withstand drops, shocks, vibration and static and needs no special care during transportation or shipping. The RDX USB3+ external drive simply connects via a USB3.0 cable to almost any system without compatibility issues. It is a portable device and can be easily used directly at the outdoor set for transferring the video sequences from camera storage. RDX drives are future proof and include compatibility with all RDX media generations and vice verca. Easy to deploy and highly affordable RDX connects easily workstations and servers with USB 3.0 or SATA.

RDX at a glance

  • Plug & play installation
  • Durable media & drives
  • Rugged for courier delivery and handling
  • Match capacity to workflow requirements
  • Business grade storage
  • SSD or HDD media
  • Up to 45hrs of video on 2TB media
  • Stor 1 hour of video in less than 4min with SSD

Asset Consolidation

With native file system operation RDX storage technology supports Media Asset Management (MAM) systems. For single disk uses RDX drives connect to the asset management server. If more than one cartridge is needed to be processed or in parallel, RDX QuikStation is a capable alternative. The RDX QuikStation is a removable disk array with 8 RDX drives and connects with iSCSI. Each RDX drive is a single iSCSI target and is presented as a local disk drive to the server which is recognized by the MAM application.