axle Gear

axle asset management is revolutionizing the way media is managed, preserving your workflow and simplifying the way media is shared and searched.
 
Unlike almost every MAM, axle won't take over your storage and files. axle simply indexes your media, keeping your files and folder structure intact. You can stay focused on your production without changing how you do things.
 
In a half hour, you can have the system up and running; in an afternoon, you can have it configured to meet your needs.

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Description

The axle Gear appliance is a 2U rack mount server with Intel Xeon-based processing power, built for radically simple media management. The system integrates axle Video’s award-winning axle Gear software, with mirrored disks for OS boot and 8 disk bays for media storage and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for prompt access.

The core of the solution is axle’s Gear software, allowing radically simple media management and proxy browsing. The software includes:

Features

  • automatic proxy generation for one or more storage devices (SAN, NAS or DAS).
  • intuitive browser-based HTML5 search interface with playable H.264 previews.
  • advanced transcode option for proxy browse files as well as HD output formats.
  • 5 named user license – each user can have different access privileges and permissions.
  • plug-in panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC with browse, search and bin level access.
  • axle Cam media ingest module for rewrapping camera-based media.
  • XML metadata import and export capabilities.

The integrated storage subsystem can be used to house either the low-res proxy media files generated by axle’s Gear software, or (in on-set applications) the high-res media files as well as low-res proxies. By default, axle Gear generates 1 Mbit/s MPEG4 H.264 proxies although a higher bitrate can be selected by the system administrator.

axle Video professional services are available either remotely or onsite for system commissioning and training.

Specifications

HARDWARE SYSTEM
ProcessorsIntel® Xeon® Processor E5 series, 12 cores @3.4GHz and 24 cores @3.0GHz configurations
Memory48GB to 512GB
OS Drives2 x 256GB SSD
Media Storage2 x 1TB SSD mirrored for proxies.
Additional configurations available for hi-res media storage up to 38TB effective.
LAN Interface2 x 10Gbps SFP+ and 2 x 1Gbps
Other Ports2 x USB front, 2 x USB rear and 1 x VGA, Optional TBT2
OSLinux 64-bit
RAIDRAID 1, 10, 5, 6
Power SuppliesDual redundant hot-swappable 550W
AC Input100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 5.5-2.3 Amp
Dimensions HxWxD89.4 mm x 448mm x 675 mm
3.52” x 17.63” x 26.57”
CertificationsCE, FCC and RoHS Compliant
Operating Temp.10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Operating RH.30% to 90%
MEDIA FILE FORMATS
File ContainersAVI, FLASH, QT MOV, MP4, MKV, MXF D-10/OP1A, RAW DV/DIF, MPEG PS/TS, MPG
HD Video Codecs DVCPro HD
XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD
MPEG-2
AVCHD, H.264
HEVC (H.265)
DNxHD
ProRes
SD Video CodecsDVCAM, DVCPro
XDCAM IMX
AVCHD
MPEG-2
H.264
ProRes
Uncompressed audioPCM (AIFF or WAV)
Audio CodecsAAC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), MPEG-1 Layer 2, MP3, WMA

Resources

VIDEOS
presentation
DATASHEETS
axle Gear
axle MAM