Archive for November, 2008

Now Shipping: Dual Compact Flash Adapter

November 19, 2008 Leave a comment





Two Slots, No Waiting
Sonnet’s Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34 enables you to transfer files concurrently from two CF memory cards to your MacBook Pro on-location or in the field, studio, or office. Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34 supports the fastest available CF memory cards and future CF cards up to 886x at full speed, making it a superior alternative to USB memory card readers. Not only is it fast, its compact size allows it to fit into a gear bag, with no dangling cable.
Unlike common CF adapters, Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34 uses the 2.5 Gbps PCI Express interface incorporated into ExpressCard® slots, so it delivers performance superior to adapters that depend on the ExpressCard slot’s slower USB 2.0 interface. If you’ve been using CF cards for a while, you may even have a Microdrive in your gear bag—Sonnet’s adapter can handle it. Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34 accepts two Type I (flash memory) cards or a combination of one Type I and one Type II (hard drive) card. If you’re a photographer or videographer using equipment that relies on CF cards, this Sonnet adapter will save you time and improve your workflow.

Key Benefits

* Transfers files concurrently from two CF memory cards—creates a significantly more convenient and efficient workflow
* Uses the ExpressCard® slot’s PCI Express interface to deliver performance superior to adapters that depend on the ExpressCard slot’s USB 2.0 interface
* Accepts two Type I (flash memory) cards or a combination of one Type I and one Type II (hard drive) card
* Supports UDMA6 transfer modes with sustained data transfers up to 133 MB/sec

Mac Compatibility

MacBook Pro (15″ and 17″)
Mac OS X Version 10.5 or later

FINAL CUT SERVER Lunch Seminar Dec 2 & Dec 9, 2008

November 19, 2008 Leave a comment

kcmlogo1If you are in film, post production, episodic TV, or broadcast media and use Final Cut Studio or Final Cut Pro, we want to introduce you to Final Cut Server, the media asset management and workflow automation software designed for your unique needs.

Join Apple & Key Code Media on Tuesday, December 2nd & Tuesday, December 9th

You will learn how Final Cut Server can free up your time, save you money, automatically manage thousands of assets, and execute dozens of routine production tasks, making it easy to work the way you want to work, starting for as little as $999.

WHEN Session 1: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm || Free lunch seminar

           Session 2: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm || Free lunch seminar

WHERE Session 1: Key Code Media 11530 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, CA 91604 (cross streets Tujunga & Colfax)

             Session 2: Key Code Media 1004 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 (cross streets 10th & 11th)

RSVP Save your spot for one or more people. Space is limited! Visit our website for further information (, or call us at 818-303-3900, or email your NAME, COMPANY, PHONE, and EMAIL information AND THE SESSION YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND to RSVP@KEYCODEMEDIA.COM



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Key Code Media Announces Availability of the New StorageDNA 720

November 17, 2008 1 comment


StorageDNA has released version 2 which includes the new StorageDNA 720 system allowing clients to create peer to peer media synchronization workflows over LANs and WANs.  This technology is both platform and file type agnostic. 

The StorageDNA system creates a data synchronization pipeline to move media and meta data to a target cpu or set of drives.  This is used to connect systems within a workflow or protect media to help business’ centrally manage their data. The SDNA 720 is a web platform that manages different synchronization agents.  The overall technology is based on a Linux server which allows data workflows which effectively connect and protect media workflows. Examples of workflows include synchronization to lower cost storage from SANS such as Avid Unity or Facilis’ Terrablock. 


The agents are SDNA-Sync which creates file movement up to 160mb/second, SDNA-SANsync which allows fibre to fibre SAN backup, SDNA-WANsync which allows for TCP/IP file transfer acceleration over a wide area network.  StorageDNA also includes encryption technology, file automation, and file delta differencing which allows the system to only transmit the changes rather than resending the entire file.  Key Code Media can provide a SAN analyzer tool allowing clients to scan their SAN to determine current projects versus non-active projects which could be archived.


Tridib Chakravarty, CEO of StorageDNA states, “Key Code Media has been an early proponent of our technology and a knowledgeable partner. They have been instrumental in seeding the market within deadline driven workflows such as South Park, Buddha Jones, Image Movers, and two large studios.  Clients have used DNAsync to both minimize SAN storage and speed up their production pipeline.   


According to Mike Cavanagh, President of Key Code Media, “The StorageDNA team has created the ultimate glue to help clients both manage and protect their diverse platforms.  They have created an intelligent synchronization engine across the production pipeline.  All of our clients who’ve invested in StorageDNA have become raving fans of the technology.  Most importantly, the StorageDNA team is the most customer focused organization I’ve ever encountered.  They make enabling infrastructure tools that have significant value for our client base.”


For more information about StorageDNA and to sign up for a webinar demontration, download the data and start the free trial today! For any questions, please contact Key Code Media at 818-303-3900 or visit for an online demo.


Avid Channel Update v10.1

November 17, 2008 Leave a comment


Avid is pleased to announce Avid® DS v10.1 is now available from the download center on the Avid web site (



What’s New?


Avid DS v10.1 includes new features and fixes, and performance improvements.


New in Avid DS v10.1:

·         Support for new formats:

o        2K DCI (2048 x 1080) @ 23.98

o        DV100 / P2 1280 x 720 @ 50


·         New feature:

o        Import of QuickTime based .mp3 audio files


Performance Improvements

·         Performance enhancements have been made on the local Media Indexer and Avid Interplay® Media Indexer, providing faster conforms.

·         Performance enhancements have been made with file import, increasing import speed.



·         A variety of fixes have been made increasing stability and usability of Avid DS.



Customers may download the new version of Avid DS by visiting the download center on the Avid website (  Here you will also find important details on Avid DS v10.1, including licensing, compatibility information, and known limitations.


Avid DS Assurance customers can access the new DS v10.1 software at


Avid DS v10.0 customers who do not have a valid Avid DS Assurance contract, but do have a Download Center account, can access Avid DS v10.1 at


Avid DS v10 customers who do not have a valid Avid DS Assurance contract nor a Download Center account will need to request a Download Center account at

Important Note: Avid Symphony/ Avid DS dual boot customers must not upgrade to DS v10.1.  Avid DS v10.1 is NOT compatible with Avid Symphony 3.X.


The following table provides important compatibility information:


Dual boot systems

Avid DS version

Avid Symphony version



3.0 or 3.0.5

Single boot systems

Avid DS version

Bundled Media Composer® software-only version


10.0 or 10.1

3.0 or 3.0.5


Customers updating to Avid DS v10.1 from versions earlier than v10.0 require a license update.  Customers updating to Avid DS v10.1 from DS v10.0 do not require a new license.  Please visit the Avid DS pages on for information on how to upgrade from versions older than v10.0.

Avid DS Assurance customers with an Avid DS version previous to v10.x upgrading to Avid DS v10.1 through the Download Center are entitled to receive one Avid Media Composer software license. Those customers upgrading from Avid DS v10.x to DS v10.1 do not receive a second copy of Media Composer software.



Further Information


A more comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions and answers can be found on the website (

For further information please contact your local Avid representative.  

SAN Demo + Facilis & EditShare (Seattle, WA)

November 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Shared Workflow Demo

Thursday November 20, 2008 at Key Code Media W Thomas Street Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: (206) 728-4000.

For more information, call (818) 303-3900.

Our economy is down and Key Code Media wants you to come to an event on spending money on a SAN? Are we crazy or is this the perfect time to learn about productivity solutions and automation? Our proven case studies show that SANS save our clients money and the payback is usually less than one year. 


  Session 1 : 10am-12pm

Ethernet SANS: Editshare Demonstration 

 Final Cut and Avid compatible Ethernet based Shared Area Network.  Learn how Editshare has integrated Educational Institutions, Broadcasters and Video Production Companies giving them greater throughput and productivity for editing, graphics, encoding video.  Prices start as low as $560 per month. If you have more than one system doing video production, this seminar is for you. 


Stick around or stop by early this afternoon at the WHY SAN? presentation. Lunch will be on us!  12:30pm-1:30pm:  Lunch & Learn presentation: SAN Technologies, SAN work flows & Justifying Your Investment   

  Session 2 : 2pm-4pm


Fibre Connected SANS: Facilis Demonstration   

The dedicated Post Production and Digital Intermediate shared storage system that outperforms the competition, and undercuts traditional high-performance SAN pricing.  This seminar is perfect for demanding, high definition production infrastructures.   

 Send your RSVP to Be sure to include your NAME, EMAIL, COMPANY, and PHONE NUMBER, and THE SESSION(S) YOU ARE ATTENDING.




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