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Avid is the world's leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and independent professionals. Our customers use Avid solutions to create, distribute, and monetize the most prestigious and award-winning films, videos, music recordings, TV shows, live concerts, and news broadcasts.

With a 25-year heritage of innovation and leadership, Avid is uniquely positioned to help organizations and professionals succeed in the highly competitive and rapidly changing media industry.

Media Composer

Media Composer is the most proven video editing software in the industry, trusted by professional editors in every segment of movie making, television, broadcast, and streaming media. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res and HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story. And now the choice is yours-edit on premises, or remotely through the cloud-access through a low-cost subscription, on-demand via floating license, or own it outright-making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.

Edit 4K media natively

Acquire, manage, edit, and deliver high-res content with ease.

Satisfy your audience's insatiable appetite for higher quality, more inspiring content-delivered when they want, where they want, and on any device they want. With native support for 2K, 4K, Ultra HD, and higher resolution media, you can acquire, manage, edit, and deliver content with speed and ease. Plus, you can view 2K/4K media in its native resolution on a client monitor-in real time-using Avid Artist | DNxIO or your choice of third-party Open I/O-compatible hardware.

Work in any resolution

With Avid Resolution Independence, you can edit without limits.

Take on any job-in any media resolution-without limits. With Avid Resolution Independence, you can work with practically any media in every resolution-SD, HD, 4K, and beyond-using your existing infrastructure. Plus, Custom Raster Support lets you work with any raster, from 8K to special rasters you can define. Create dynamic 2D & 3D titles at any resolution using upgraded NewBlue Titler Pro plug-ins (included).

  • Automate the process of duplicating and parking high-res media into nearline storage using Dynamic Media Folders
  • Automatically transcode media to working editorial formats-from lightweight proxies to HD, or even mastering-quality high-res formats at a fraction of their original sizes, using the new DNxHR codec
  • Link to, consolidate, and transcode media to any raster size or frame rate
  • Easily relink clips to mastering-quality DNxHR or high-res sources for final mastering
  • Deliver a high-res master of your finished project right from Media Composer, eliminating the need to export to other tools for finishing
Get greater beauty without the bandwidth

When we introduced Avid DNxHD, we gave you "beauty without the bandwidth," enabling you to work with and master HD media easily, without blowing your storage budget. And now we're expanding these same benefits to high-res. With Avid DNxHR, you can work with a wider range of resolutions to fit your task at hand-from lightweight proxies that are a fraction of the raw file sizes for high-performance editorial (making remote collaboration easier), to even more mastering resolutions, including 2K and 4K for delivery. Plus, it's completely backwards compatible with DNxHD, as it's built on the same extensible, standards-based media codec.


Gain more creativity time

Deliver on time and on budget with accelerated high-res workflows and automated media management.

Eliminate the wait

Render effects and transcode media in the background.

Enhance your imagery

Get support for higher frame rates and the full range of new colour standards.

Use the tools the pros

When reputations are on the line, professional editors in film and television have long turned to Media Composer to help them expertly manage mountains of media, simplify workflows, and accelerate the editorial process to tell the best story possible. And now the software is an easy fit for any budget, with a range of low-cost options to add the media industry standard to your workflow. Choose a monthly or annual subscription, buy and own the software outright, or deploy flexibly across your facility with floating licensing. The choice is yours.

Media Composer features
  • Edit 4K and other high-res media natively
  • Work in any media resolution with Avid Resolution Independence
  • Experience real-time high-res and HD editing with Avid DNxHR and DNxHD
  • Accelerate your storytelling with ACE-certified editing tools, open workflows, and 64-bit performance
  • Directly access and edit RED, XAVC, AVC, ARRI ALEXA, QuickTime, ProRes, AVCHD, XDCAM, and other file-based formats
  • Mix and match formats, frame rates, and more in real time
  • Eliminate the wait with background rendering and transcoding
  • Never lose assets with the industry's most reliable media management, which can automate complex tasks in the background
  • Create 5.1/7.1 surround mixes directly in Media Composer or import from Pro Tools
  • Get the look, effects, and quality you want with powerful built-in production tools
  • Enjoy the benefits of being on the Avid MediaCentral Platform
  • Keep your software up to date with the included Avid upgrade plan
  • Get help whenever, wherever, and however you need it with 24x7 access to Customer Care
Artist DNX I/O

Avid Artist | DNxIO is a powerful, professional video I/O interface designed to simplify and accelerate your entire HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K workflow. Available as standalone hardware or bundled with industry-standard Media Composer software, Artist | DNxIO enables you to capture, monitor, and output media quickly-in the highest quality possible. And because the interface is designed to be open and flexible, you can use it with Avid and other creative tools too.

Capture and play back stunning high-resolution video

Create and deliver rich, detailed media in the highest quality imaginable, from first ingest to final output. Artist | DNxIO features advanced 12G-SDI, optical and HDMI 2.0 connections that enable you to work with HD, 2K, Ultra HD and 4K material. It supports frame rates up to 60 fps, bit depth up to 12 bits, and 2D or stereoscopic 3D media. And because it comes jam-packed with a wide array of analog and digital connections, it can be used with just about every camera, deck, display, and device you have or want.

Create with your favourite video and audio tools

With support for an ever-growing list of Avid and third-party media tools, Artist | DNxIO is an easy and ideal fit for any production environment. Capture and edit footage with Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and other video editing software. Use After Effects, Photoshop, Fusion, and other software to get the looks you want. And couple it with Pro Tools and other popular DAWs to work on your audio (Pro Tools support coming soon).

Accelerate creative editorial with Media Composer

Bundle DNxIO with Media Composer and you gain the advantages of having the most trusted and proven editorial tool in the industry at your fingertips. Edit 2K, Ultra HD, 4K, and other high-res media natively. Work in any resolution with Avid Resolution Independence. Experience real-time high-res editing with Avid DNxHR. Directly edit a wide range of file-based media without transcoding. And because you can automate time-consuming tasks in the background, you'll have more time to focus on telling your best story possible.

Work faster and more easily

More than just an in and out device, DNxIO offers additional benefits to speed and ease your workflow. Edit massive 4K files more easily by using the built-in hardware encoder to capture to Avid DNxHR, coming soon as a future no-cost software upgrade*. Quickly convert media and color spaces with onboard hardware processing. Connect a mic to the front panel for convenient audio punch-in workflows. Monitor media ingest and output on the built-in LCD screen. Select inputs with a press of a button. And with Thunderbolt 2 technology, you get blazingly fast computer connection speeds, delivering the lowest possible latency and greatest time sync accuracy (supports PCIe too).

Artist | DNxIO features
  • Capture and monitor a wide range of video formats-including SD, HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K-at up to 60 frames per second
  • Edit faster and more efficiently with onboard hardware processing, which provides real-time or accelerated media encoding, colour conversion, up conversion, down conversion, and cross conversion
  • Work with your favourite creative tools, including Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro (see all compatible software)
  • Easily integrate with your existing gear through a host of connections, including:
  • Video inputs and outputs ?Four sets of 4 SDI connectors -- 4 in, 4 loop, 4 out, 4 repeated out, each set supporting up to 12Gb/s via single, dual, or quad link
  • Two optical I/O supporting 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s, 12Gb/s coming soon (modules not included)
  • HDMI 2.0 I/O
  • Analog video I/O-component and composite
  • Audio inputs and outputs ?Balanced analog audio-4 XLR inputs, 4 XLR outputs
  • AES/EBU-2 channels in, 2 channels out
  • Stereo RCA input for consumer audio devices
  • XLR mic input with 48V phantom power on front panel with level control (for convenient audio punch-in workflows with Media Composer)
  • Stereo headphone output with level control
  • Monitor media ingest and output conveniently using the front-panel HD LCD display
  • Select video, audio, and timecode inputs, or control decks, using front panel controls
  • Ensure media is in sync with dual timecode I/O (Media Composer support coming soon)
  • Connect to a variety of computers using Thunderbolt 2 or PCIe connections
  • Remotely control up to two external devices
  • Get reliable operation-and peace of mind-with redundant power supplies
ISIS 1000 Range

Get the industry-proven performance and reliability of ISIS in a more affordable, entry-level storage system designed for independent editors, audio post pros, and smaller post-production houses. ISIS 1000 offers real-time editorial collaboration and the bandwidth you need to accelerate any media workflow. Plus, advanced file management enables you to work with Avid and third-party systems, with the data protection, flexibility, and scalability only Avid can deliver.

Get the power and reliability of ISIS within easy reach

Over 3,000 of the world's top broadcast and post-production studios have made ISIS their storage solution of choice. Now, with ISIS 1000, you get the proven performance, reliability, and scalability of ISIS in a more affordable, easy-to-use system that's designed to speed up editorial efficiency, while protecting your assets. Connect multiple editors simultaneously for real-time collaboration. Keep production moving with automatic media-aware drive repairs. And quadruple your storage capacity and bandwidth easily as your business grows.

Maximize efficiency your way

As a component of the Avid MediaCentral Platform, ISIS 1000 is designed to be used with both Avid and third-party editing and asset management tools* you know and love. Accelerate your workflow, whether using Media Composer, Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro X, or Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Grass Valley EDIUS. And manage media through easy integration with third-party asset management software. Plus, ISIS | 1000 works with inexpensive NETGEAR and Dell switches, eliminating the need for costly and complex network switches.

Experience simplicity with exceptional performance

Forget the fear of managing a sophisticated, network-enabled media storage and sharing system. ISIS 1000 makes system set-up and management easy, so you can focus on your work-not on becoming an IT expert. Plus, its self-balancing, distributed architecture and metadata management intelligently handles data redistribution, media protection, and other tasks automatically, so you get predictable performance under all load conditions.

Maximize your business potential

Unlike inexpensive storage drives that can only be used with one workstation at a time, greatly slowing down productivity when editing media, ISIS 1000 puts the "flow" back in your workflow, enabling up to 24 contributors to access and share the same assets simultaneously, greatly accelerating production. Plus, its rock-solid data protection technology prevents media loss, so you can confidently complete projects faster, boost your reputation, and win more of the work


ISIS 1000 Features

Bring value to your editorial workflow

How safe is your media? Are you constantly unplugging and re-plugging in drives to share assets across multiple workstations? What can you do to maximize your efficiency and get more of the work you want? By adding affordable ISIS | 1000 shared storage to your workflow, you can safeguard your media, connect up to 24 workstations simultaneously, use your favorite editing and asset management tools, and collaborate in real time to accelerate production and deliver your best work-on time and on budget. It's the most cost-effective investment you can make to grow your business-and reputation.

Use Premiere, Final Cut, and other third-party products

No need to ditch your favorite editing and asset management tools to accelerate your workflow. ISIS 1000 enables real-time editorial collaboration using what you have, whether you edit in Adobe Premier Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Grass Valley EDIUS, Media Composer or Pro Tools. And it's easy to integrate with third-party asset management systems too.

Experience the Avid advantage

While you don't need an Avid product to use ISIS 1000, you gain several benefits if you do. With Media Composer, you can share bins and projects with other Media Composer editors to collaborate on sequences, so you don't have to copy files or start from scratch. If you're working on video projects in Pro Tools, you can store audio and video on ISIS 1000 to protect and optimize your media. ISIS 1000 also uses Avid Intelligent Architecture to deliver the best performance, efficiency, and reliability when used with Media Composer and Pro Tools

Get real protection you can rely on

Protect your media with storage trusted by an industry. With its high-quality hardware and patented data distribution/redistribution technology, ISIS 1000 protects your data like no other, safeguarding your media in the event that one or even two drives go down, enabling you to retain real-time performance, with automatic drive rebuild. And because the file protection system is media-aware, rebuilding only your actual stored assets instead of the entire capacity of the disk, bit-for-bit, repair times are radically faster-especially when drives aren't at full capacity.

Experience exceptional performance

ISIS 1000 empowers every contributor across the entire production, enabling projects to move in parallel and be completed faster. Through patented technology, ISIS 1000 ensures client media due times, delivering incomparable, predictable performance and more media streams per ISIS Storage Engine in even the most editing-intensive environments. And you can quadruple your bandwidth-from 300 MB/s up to 1,200 MB/s-by employing up to four Engines


Other features

Scale your system as your business grows

Why add more storage islands to your sea of media? With ISIS 1000, you can expand your raw storage capacity from 20 TB up to 80 TB, in 20 TB increments, adding extra ISIS Storage Engines as needed. Connect up to four Engines together for maximum capacity and bandwidth, enabling you to keep your valuable assets protected, available, and within easy reach through a centralized media hub.

Collaborate in real time

ISIS 1000 puts an end to the storage sharing and media copying shuffle of using individual USB, FireWire, eSATA, and Thunderbolt drives, allowing up to 24 editors, assistants, loggers, and other contributors to access media at the same time. It's the only online shared storage system that provides a scalable, highly protected, real-time collaborative editorial workflow at an attractive low price point.

Access and share high-res, HD, and other media

With support for real-time SD, HD, 2K, and 4K media performance, ISIS | 1000 is the ideal hub for the modern yet budget-minded media production workflow. And when you need more throughput power to support the most demanding high-resolution projects and collaborations, you can increase bandwidth up to 1,200 MB/s by adding more Storage Engines.

Get expert help whenever, wherever, and however you need it

When your reputation and business are on the line, our Customer Care team can bring you peace of mind. Get troubleshooting help, advice, and more with access to professional Avid Support, available through an annual subscription or on a per-incident basis. Whether your system isn't working as expected or you want extra assurance and support on call throughout the production of a major project, we're here to help.



ISIS 1000 Storage Engine
  • Scales from one to four engines
  • Ten 2 TB (7,200 rpm) media drives for a total of 20 TB of storage per engine (14 TB usable)
  • Rackmount-ready; 2U rack height
  • Field replaceable Storage Controller, power supplies (2), and fans
  • Redundant, hot-swappable SSDs for system configuration and ISIS metadata management
  • 10GbE network connection for client access
  • 1GbE network connection for management
ISIS 1000 Dimensions / Environmental
  • Width (mounting): 19 in (483 mm); IEC rack compliant
  • Height: 3.5 in (88.9 mm)
  • Depth: 24.8 in (630 mm)
  • Max weight (shipping): 57.2 lb (26 kg) with drives
  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (35°C max. above 2,000m)
  • Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 60°C
  • Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Maximum power consumption: 764W
  • Average power consumption: 380W