Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the next-generation of its high-performance storage disk arrays Avid VideoRAID ST and Avid VideoRAID SR solutions which combine real-time performance, cost-effective SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drive technology, and the security of fail-safe data protection in the event of a disk drive failure.
G-Technologies was busy this NAB introducing a new drive and updating a few others. The new G-RAID Pro drive is a triple interface (FW 800, FW 400, USB 2.0), RAID 0/5, 4-slot hot-swappable hard drive with up to 4TB of capacity. The G-RAID Pro will be available in June for $999 (MSRP).
Disc Makers blandished their sub-$500 disc duplicator at NAB this year. It's the first automated disc duplicator in its class to reach such a low price point at $499. We witnessed the Forte at work while we got the run through on the specs, but we missed the chance to get some video. We'll put some pics up real soon.
Videomaker was the first to hear about it at NAB: Boris, one of the first software effects companies, has a new released Version 5 of its popular effects plugin that works with Adobe After Effects CS3 and will be compatible as an FXPlug for Apple Pro applications and Avid.