axle Video and Wasabi Deliver Disruptive Media Cloud Solution
Wasabi, the hot storage company that delivers revolutionary cloud storage offering price and performance advantages over Amazon S3, and axle Video, the pioneer of affordable “radically simple” media management, have teamed up to make the axle Media Cloud available to postproduction teams as a monthly subscription. Pricing starts at $400/month (330 Euro/month) for 10 terabytes of storage, 10 users and up to 10 terabytes of data download per month.
The demand for highly efficient cloud storage and intelligent media management is dramatically increasing as video producers from broadcasters to sports teams to corporations and universities strive to meet growing demand for video content, deal with budget and competitive pressures, and connect with creative talent and clients located anywhere. Wasabi hot storage is a fundamentally different cloud storage solution that slashes the cost for storing massive video data while at the same time providing rapid access to assets stored in the cloud.
The axle Media Cloud features the company’s radically simple ai software that indexes media for blazing fast search and makes it possible to instantly find, browse, tag, and annotate video files – an invaluable time-saver for production teams. axle ai’s integrations with multiple video analysis engines allow sophisticated automatic tagging of video and instant visual search. With this option, media is analyzed, compared to a vast image recognition database, and tagged, saving the great amounts of time required to manually tag media and enabling search based on characters, words, logos, locations and other highly specific visual information. In combination, Wasabi hot storage and axle Video provide production teams with the most powerful price-performance package in media management.
For the media & entertainment industry, moving to the cloud provides big improvements in flexibility, enables collaboration across geographies and greatly reduces cost. According to a recent study by Coughlin Associates, the industry is expected to see explosive growth in cloud storage, from 5,000 petabytes to over 130,000 petabytes by 2021.
“Wasabi’s partnership with axle Video delivers the necessary toolset for media producers to effectively and efficiently deal with ever-increasing quantities of video content,” said Whit Jackson, Wasabi Media & Entertainment Solution Architect. “The axle Media Cloud is a compelling offer for a very wide range of organizations that produce, own, distribute or archive video.”
Because Wasabi is API-compatible with Amazon S3, any media workflow tool that currently points to S3 today can be effortlessly reconfigured to point to Wasabi cloud storage. The axle ai software solution also includes a fully functional REST API and every component of the system is open, documented and available for integration with emerging and legacy systems. Integrations with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X are included with all configurations of the axle Media Cloud.
The axle Media Cloud solves a critical shortcoming of cloud media storage, which is that once files have been saved to the cloud, they must generally be downloaded in their entirety, a slow and cumbersome process, to search their content. The axle Media Cloud solves this problem by cataloging all media files touched by the system, creating H.264 proxy media that can be instantly viewed, tagged and sub-clipped via axle’s radically simple user interface.
Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle commented, “The axle Media Cloud solution is hard to ignore for thousands of video production teams worldwide who are looking for better, faster, and more cost-efficient ways to store media and manage content production. The industry trends are clear, and the axle – Wasabi solution is heading in exactly the right direction.”
The axle Media Cloud Solution is available immediately.
axle Video and Wasabi will host a webinar on the new joint offering on September 27, 2017. Register today to attend: Announcing axle Media Cloud: A Video Workflow Breakthrough
At IBC 2017
axle Video will be demonstrating axle ai and other axle products (including the axle Media Cloud solution) at IBC, Stand 7.F04, in Amsterdam September 15-19.
About axle Video
axle Video (www.axlevideo.com) is the pioneer in developing radically simple software for media management and capture. Its solutions help small to mid-size organizations improve the way they gather, share and archive digital video content, with media management solutions that are easy to install, use and afford. Its radically simple media software uniquely addresses a burgeoning need and has caught on rapidly among video professionals in post-production, education, broadcast, corporate, sports, house of worship, non-profit, advertising-marketing, and government organizations worldwide. At its introduction, axle Video’s software was recognized with the IBC 2012 Best of Show award and at NAB 2013 with the prestigious DV Magazine Black Diamond and Post Picks awards. axle Video is a privately held company; its founders have extensive industry experience in media asset management for creative applications. Learn more at www.axlevideo.com.
Wasabi is the hot storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Wasabi hot storage is 1/5th the price and 6x the speed of Amazon S3. We hate vendor lock-in, so we made Wasabi 100% compatible with Amazon S3. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, Mass. Follow Wasabi on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wasabi_cloud.
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