SAN Fusion

Leverage Avid Media Composer's industry-standard project and media sharing with your existing Xsan, StorNext or NFS-based* storage.

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What's new in SAN Fusion.

SAN Fusion 1.5 adds support for NFS-based storage repositories.

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What is SAN Fusion?

Transparent

Work exactly as you would on an Avid Unity or ISIS using your existing shared storage platform.

Easy to Use

Simply install SAN Fusion and within minutes you can start leveraging the industry-standard project and media sharing feature set of Avid Media Composer.

Flexible

SAN Fusion is 100% client-based with no additional hardware or minimum number of seats to buy.

Shared storage’s dirty little secret.

SAN Fusion’s virtual file system allows editors using Media Composer to work as if they were connected to an Avid Unity or ISIS using existing Xsan, StorNext, or NFS-based shared storage.

Technical Specifications

Minimum System Requirements
  • OS X v10.8.5 or later, including OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 17.9MB of disk space (6.3MB app, 11.6MB optional install packages)
Supported File Systems
  • Xsan 2.3 or later 1
  • StorNext 4 or later 2
  • NFSv3 3
Compatibility
  • Media Composer 7.0.4 or later, including version 8.4
  1. Xsan “Native Extended Attributes” are not currently supported.
  2. StorNext “Named Streams” enabled volumes are not currently supported.
  3. Support for NFS-based Workspace Repositories requires a qualified NAS appliance. The maximum file system size SAN Fusion supports for a single NFS volume is 64 TiB. To find out which NAS appliances have been approved for use with SAN Fusion, please contact info@sanfusion.com.

Product Tutorials & Demos

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Alex Grossman of Quantum explains why he likes SAN Fusion.

February 5, 2016
On January 29, 2016 Avid released Media Composer 8.5. While official SAN Fusion support is forthcoming, based on our initial round of tests, version 1.5 users should be able to upgrade Media Composer at their own discretion. Check back soon for our official announcement.