Archive for November 17, 2008

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.