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StorageDNA introduces 8 new products for LTO-5 with LTFS archiving

May 21, 2011 Leave a comment

StorageDNA introduces eight new LTO-5 LTFS archiving solutions….complete turnkey solutions starting at $7,995

StorageDNA has introduced eight turnkey bundles with the StorageDNA Evolution technology with LTO-5/LTFS archive and synchronization for rich media workflows.  Tridib Chakravarty, C.E.O. of StorageDNA announces “With the introduction of open source LTFS, StorageDNA has created a usable archive and automated back up allowing editorial, graphics, audio the seamless ability to develop simple archive and retrieval workflows.  By introducing the D-100, X and N Series, our clients can now get a StorageDNA Evolution with LTO-5 turnkey solution with the entry pricing under $8,000.  We found that our resellers and clients were looking to have one company bundle and support cost competitive turnkey work flow solutions.  DNA Evolution has made efficient archiving cost effective.”

Mike Cavanagh, President of Key Code Media (a west coast video integrator and reseller) states “DNASync allowed clients to nearline their Avid and Apple Final Cut projects on lower cost disks.  DNA Evolution utilizing LTFS now allows for an exponentially scalable archive solution on a secure and robust medium.  Our clients are constantly running out of storage limiting their capacity to run multiple projects while awaiting approvals on other jobs.  DNA Evolution now allows archiving up to 1.5 terabytes which equals 15 hours of HDCam footage.  The cool aspect is the automation and process rules for ease of use and integrity of the back up where any creative editorial suite can easily deploy within their business.”

StorageDNA Evolution provides real time archive, snap shot, DNA Evolution can retrieve entire projects from Nearline to online storage. Alternatively, DNA Evolution enables editors to retrieve specific sequences. DNA Evolution supports both AAF (Avid) and XML (Final Cut) based retrievals allowing maximization of storage for your online SAN, while easily allowing retrieval of projects or clips.   DNA Evolution archive clients can upload extracted metadata, generated previews (*) to the controller. Once uploaded, the content can be browsed, played, downloaded and searched for via the DNA Evolution web interface.  DNA Evolution utilizes checksum and delete algorithms. These algorithms are built for LTO-5 tape and the newer LTFS file system. Delete algorithms ensure media is truly on tape before being deleted from primary disk or removable media.  DNA Evolution runs in three modes enabling archiving, snapshots and migration. Archive is useful for protecting raw footage and exported sequences. Snapshots offer instant recovery during a project, while migration offers the ability to migrate media based on activity.

The following link is a sample workflow leveraging the LAN/WAN connectivity enabled by StorageDNA.

For a full explanation of the eight new StorageDNA Evolution solutions, please visit.

D100(Desktop Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, Software)

Hardware: HP 4000 Desktop Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server

X-Series (Rackmount Series, 1 Gb/s – 2 Gb/s)

X100 (Server Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X100-8 (Server Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 8 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X100-24 (Server Host, 1 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 24 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X200-24 (Server Host, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 24 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X200-48 (Server Host, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 48 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 2 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server
X400-48 (Server Host, 4 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x 48 slot Automation, Software)
Hardware: HP DL120 Hardware, SAS Interconnect, 4 x LTO-5 Tape Drive, 1 x Rackmount Kit
Software: Evolution Controller, Evolution Archive Server

N-Series (Rackmount Series, 2 Gb/s – 10 Gb/s)
N-Series are configurable for end user needs and designed to connect with end user tape hardwareFor further information or a demonstration, please contact Key Code Media at 818-303-3900, 206-728-4000, 310-401-6700, 415-221-0300 or 949-757-0303. (

ASSIMILATE Realizes Record Sales of SCRATCH into RED Workflows in 2010

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Key Code Media is proud to relay the latest information from Assimilate. Although there were two recent shifts within Assimilate where Tony and Lucas both left to pursue career changes, Assimilate quickly secured new employees and with the strong growth, we foresee a great year helping our clients invest in Scratch and RED workflows.

Latest SCRATCH Version Includes Support for RMD, REDGamma2, and REDColor

January 11, 2011, Santa Clara, CA, USA – ASSIMILATE (, a leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, today underscored its long-term leadership in supporting 4K set-to-post workflows for RED Digital Cinema camera systems, with the announcement that it realized a 40 percent year-over-year increase of SCRATCH® sales into RED features, commercials, broadcast and music video projects.

The company also experienced record revenue for SCRATCH sales in 2010. New features harnessing the power of SCRATCH include director John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole, starring Nicole Kidman, and director Doug Liman’s Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. Post production for both films was done by Offhollywood (NYC).

ASSIMILATE maintained its tradition of spearheading support for native RED digital workflows, with the recent v5.2 update to SCRATCH, which supports new technologies including REDColor2, REDGamma2, RED Meta Data (RMD), and is available free to SCRATCH users under maintenance.

“The great thing about SCRATCH is that it always evolves so rapidly when RED changes,” said Arnaud Paris, co-founder and stereographer, Sysmic Films in France. “ASSIMILATE is always the first to react, while others can take weeks or months. Others may claim they have the same workflow, but it’s just not the case.”

With the imminent release of RED’s new Epic camera, ASSIMILATE has already begun working with 5K test footage shot by the first RED Epic users, including New York-based OffHollywood. ASSIMILATE will ship SCRATCH with full Epic support when RED makes the final SDK available.

“The ASSIMILATE team is to be applauded for continually blazing the trail with RED, and for making SCRATCH workflows ready so quickly for early adopters,” said Mark Pederson, CTO and co-founder, Offhollywood. “SCRATCH gives us an extremely rich toolset that smoothly handles any RED footage and metadata. We look forward to the same rock solid support for Epic.”

SCRATCH is the industry’s most comprehensive, high-performance digital cinema and broadcast imaging tool for dailies, conforming, color grading and finishing. Resolution independent, SCRATCH supports native RED 4K, RED MX, RED MX-3D, and ALEXA ARRIRAW, as well as 3D, HD/SD, DPX, AVID MXF, film, or any mix of formats. The SCRATCH v5.2 robust core feature set includes data management, review/playback, conform/editorial, dailies, color grading, compositing, finishing, and final mastering to virtually any format, including DCP.

Jeff Edson, CEO, ASSIMILATE, stated, “SCRATCH is a mature, battle-tested tool suite, with an esteemed pedigree in features, videos, and commercials. Our 2010 sales achievements are a testament to the fact that hundreds of filmmakers and post houses rely on SCRATCH to maximize their creativity and productivity while working in digital workflows. We were one of the very first companies to support native RED formats and we are committed to delivering the most intuitive, stable and reliable suite of tools for the post-production of RED projects.”

ASSIMILATE, a leading force in developing digital cinema technologies, is transforming the post-production of complex imagery projects with its SCRATCH data workflow and DI tool suite. ASSIMILATE is committed to empowering the broad spectrum of creative and post-production professionals with state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions that enable increased productivity and deliver optimal price/performance. Along with data management, SCRATCH features a robust set of DI and post tools for working in any combination of native RED 4K, RED MX and beyond, RED MX-3D, ALEXA ARRIRAW, as well as 3D, HD/SD, film, DPX, and AVID MXF. To learn more, visit or

Assimilate Announces the Release of Scratch v5.0 and Scratch Cine v5.0

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

As of v5.0, SCRATCH and SCRATCH CINE are released as native 64-bit applications only and will NOT run on a 32-bit operating system. The target OS for v5.0 is Windows 7 64-bit (any edition). Be aware that NOT all graphics cards are fully functional with Windows 7. We urge you to plan your upgrade to v 5.0 and READ CAREFULLY the article on the support site for SCRATCH v5.0 Drivers and Installation issues.  This covers NVIDIA graphics card support, downloading a suitable driver for Windows 7 and additional hardware issues you need to be aware of.

For v5.0 a new license is required. You can request a new license by sending both your current license file and a SCRATCH log file to The new license is NOT backward compatible. The new license should be placed in the C:\ProgramData\Assimilator\Settings folder.

What is new in SCRATCH v5.0? Here is a just a teaser of the exciting tools now available to you and more fixes and workflow improvements are detailed on the support site.

New 64 bit

-more memory support

-larger memory address space supported=better support for 4k workflow and beyond!

New RED Rocket support

-FAST playback of FULL resolution RED media!

New Implementation of NVIDIA’s CUDA Technology*

-New Real time 32 bit Full Histogram*

-New Real time32 bit Waveform Monitor*

-New Real time32 bit Vector Scope*

 New XML Scripting capabilities

*only NVIDIA cards with CUDA  Compute Capability version 1.3 or higher, support all the new features.

For more information contact Key Code Media sales at: 818-303-3900 or email:

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Assimilate ROCKET FUEL Launch Exclusive Promotion

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment


Exclusive Promotion


Introducing Assimilate’s Rocket Fuel

Savings of up to $14,000.00 for anyone working with RED material

rocket fuel v5-9












With Rocket Fuel, you can now do the following:

  • Tape Dailies to any format: from NTSC & PAL up to dual-link 2048 x 1080
  • Screening in any format
  • QC for on-set and for post dailies
  • R3D CONFORM from Editorial EDLs
  • PAN/SCAN + OUTPUT in real time, with animated curves

and much more………………

Assimilate Rocket Fuel Promotional Bundle Includes:

  • Assimilate Rocket Fuel-nvidia Quadro 3800 SDI card, RED Rocket, SCRATCH CINE***
  • HPZ400-Intel Xeon W3540 2.93GHZ; HP 6GB RAM; HP 320 GB HDD; HP 16X DVD +-RW SuperMulti SATA 1st Drive; HP FireWire IEEE 1394a 3-Port PCI Card; Windows 7 64 BIT OS
  • Key Code Media FREE Bench Installation ($500 value)

Installation of hardware, software and testing (ask your sales representative for complete details on installation)

Total $12898.00 + sales tax

$443.39 + sales tax

(based on 36 monthly payments)

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***Scratch Cine software owners will be issued a 30 day temp license until payment arrangements have been processed.

Once payment has been made a permanent license file will be issued and can be quickly installed to prevent any delay.

This can be performed onsite and does not require any special handling of your system hardware.

This promotion will expire on November 25, 2009

subject to credit + documentation approval

lease must be signed by 11/13/09

offer may be changed or withdrawn without notice-available in the US only-all standard taxes + fees apply

Key Code Media hosts Red Dailies Workflow Seminars Jan 22 & Jan 29, 2009

January 8, 2009 1 comment

If you are in film or post production looking for an easier way to deliver RED dailies, then we have the solution for you.  


Join Key Code Media in partnership 


HP and Root6 Technology

as we kick off the new year with our

Lunch and Learn Seminar Series


Thursday January 22, 2009 


Thursday January 29, 2009 


You will learn how Content Agent’s v2.45 new R3D input node can meet all of your RED dailies requirements, from transcoding through to dailies delivery, in two simple steps!  

Content Agent’s v.2.45 can transcode R3D files to a huge list of supported formats which include Avid DNXHD, Rimage publisher devices and Apple iPods.  

We will walk you through RED dailies generation and dailies delivery in just a few clicks–we will show you the cost effective way to simplify your editorial workflow process. It’s that easy!  


12:00pm-12:30pm  networking & registration 

12:30pm-1:30pm seminar 

Thursday January 22, 2009 

Free Lunch Seminar  


12:00pm-12:30pm  networking & registration  

12:30pm-1:30pm seminar  

Thursday January 29, 2009 

Free Lunch Seminar  



Thursday January 22, 2009 

Key Code Media    

11530 Ventura Blvd 

Studio City, CA 91604 

(cross street Tujunga & Colfax)


Thursday January 29, 2009 

Key Code Media    

1004 Santa Monica Blvd  

Santa Monica, CA 90401 

(cross street 10th and 11th)

                                                                                                                                                           RSVP: save your spot today for one or both sessions! 

Call: 818-303-3900