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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, 8 disks of 8 TB for 48TB local storage effective, and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet cards.

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.

The system hardware includes a 12-core Xeon CPU clocked at 3.6 GHz, 64 GigaBytes of RAM, two 256 GByte boot SSD, and 48 TeraByte RAID 6, as well dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for networking. Custom storage configurations can be configured optionally.

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

Specifications

HARDWARE SYSTEM
Processors Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Scalable series, 12 cores @3.4GHz and 24 cores @3.0GHz configurations
Memory 64GB to 512GB
OS Drives 2 x 256GB SSD
OS Linux
LAN Interface 2 x 10Gbps SFP+ and 2 x 1Gbps
Other Ports 2 x USB front, 2 x USB rear and 1 x VGA, Optional TBT2
Media Storage up to 64TB RAW, 48TB effective
RAID RAID 1, 10, 5, 6
Power Supplies Dual redundant hot-swappable 800W
AC Input 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 11-4.5 Amp
MEDIA FILE FORMATS
File Containers AVI
FLASH
QT MOV
MP4
MKV
MXF D-10/OP1A
RAW DV/DIF
MPEG PS/TS
MPG
Video Codecs AVC / H.264(Baseline, Main, High)
HEVC / H.265
MPEG-2 420 / 422
ProRes 422 (up to HQ)
VC-1 (Simple, Main Advanced)
Uncompressed audio PCM (AIFF or WAV)
Audio Codecs AAC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), Dolby-E, E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus), MPEG-1 Layer 2, MP3, WMA

Resources

VIDEOS
introduction
BROCHURE
axle 2017