SAN Fusion is an easy and cost-effective solution that allows you to use Avid Media Composer with your existing Xsan or StorNext infrastructure.
By using an existing Xsan or StorNext volume as a backing-store for SAN Fusion's virtualized workspaces, editors can experience authentic Unity-style bin sharing and locking from within Media Composer 5.5.3 or later, including Media Composer 7. Unlike other solutions that purport to make Avid work with Xsan or StorNext, SAN Fusion is a client-side application with no additional server or minimum number of seats to buy.
SAN Fusion clients mount and unmount workspaces on demand through our intuitive GUI to provide Media Composer a real-time translation layer between it and Apple's Xsan or Quantum's StorNext filesystems. The end result is the best of both worlds: Avid's first class bin and media sharing combined with either Apple's storage-agnostic low (or no) cost cluster filesystem or the performance, reliability, and scalability of StorNext.
Alex Grossman of Quantum explains
why he likes SAN Fusion.
Did you feel left out in the cold when Apple discontinued support for Final Cut Pro 7?
Have you considered moving to Avid Media Composer as your NLE platform, but haven't because that meant giving up a significant investment in Xsan or StorNext-based storage due to incompatibilities between Media Composer and those storage filesystems in a multi-user environment?
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