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Globalstor Demos Low-Cost 9.6TB HD Video Storage Server

ExtremeStor-HD Features BlackMagic HD Video Board and Adobe Premiere Pro Software (April 17, 2005)

NAB Booth #SU9363 Expanding their offering for the broadcast and video professional industry, Globalstor Data will demonstrate the ExtremeStor-HD this week at NAB.   A low-cost, high-performance fault-tolerant video storage server incorporating either 24, 250GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 6TB of local storage or 24, 400GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 9.6TB, ExtremeStor-HD is capable of achieving up to 350MB/sec. write and 1030MB/sec. read performance using RAID 5.  Ideal for HD capture and playback, the ExtremeStor-HD uses standard Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro and is configured with and.

 Well-suited for demanding high end television and feature film post production, Globalstors ExtremeStor-HD is conveniently packaged in a single 5U rack mounted enclosure, supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50, and is entirely platform independent.  Featuring Adobe® Premier® Pro 1.5 software and a Blackmagic DeckLink HD Pro digital card, ExtremeStor-HD captures, records and can playback uncompressed video in real time.  This high quality video server offers a fast PCI-X 133 MHz interface, to ensure the high data rates of Dual Link HDTV 4:4:4 video work is handled with ease. Dual HD-SDI channels carry full color resolution to ensure video quality.  SDI connections can instantly be switched to standard HD-SDI 4:2:2 or standard definition SDI to ensure facilities a smooth transition from standard definition to HDTV.

"The speed of Globalstor disk arrays are just perfect for the high speeds of uncompressed standard definition and high definition video capture, playback, and editing. We are very excited to recommend Globalstor disk arrays for Blackmagic Design's DeckLink series of broadcast video cards," Said Grant Petty CEO of Blackmagic Design.

 Beyond providing precise video control and real-time video editing capability, ExtremeStor-HD also offers enhanced audio editing for richer, more vibrant audio using sample-level editing, track-based effects, 5.1 surround sound, and support for VST filters.

?The ExtremeStor-HD is the ideal hi-definition server solution for todays growing number of demanding video applications where anything less than real time is unacceptable, said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data.  ?The BlackMagic Design broadcast card provides a level of quality and value that is unmatched in the industry.  Together, Leif continued, ?the low TCO and extremely high capture quality, makes the ExtremeStor-HD a logical choice for virtually any size professional video environments.

Easy to install, the versatile ExtremeStor-HD can be deployed in minutes and can be remotely managed through any standard web interface to simplify maintenance and provide centralized control. ExtremeStor-HD also provides virtually unlimited scalability options, allowing commercial and professional content storage environments to manage their growing content demands more efficiently by expanding to meet requirements as additional storage is needed; without sacrificing performance.

Experience the ExtremeStor-HD during NAB at the Globalstor Data booth (#SU9363), or online at:

 Pricing and Availability

Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, 6TB and 9TB versions of the ExtremeStor-HD including the Blackmagic card and Adobe software are available now with three-year factory warranties.   

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design ( manufactures the world's highest quality video cards for the post production and television broadcast industries. The DeckLink family of leading quality video cards has changed the industry and made HDTV more affordable for everyone.

Blackmagic Design has quickly moved to an industry leading position with the first uncompressed 10 bit QuickTime video card for Mac OS X, the first uncompressed real time effects on Mac OS X, the first 10 bit uncompressed video card to also offer compressed video modes, the first film Cinema Tools compatible film editing solution, the first full resolution HDTV real time effects, and the first film quality uncompressed 10 bit HDTV QuickTime card.

Blackmagic Design is the only company founded by leading editors and engineering people from the post production industry. This industry knowledge and experience from our Singapore post production operations is constantly fed back into our products allowing us to introduce the most amazing creative tools for the industry.

Blackmagic Design has sales offices in Las Vegas, USA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and in Singapore. Blackmagic Design's headquarters, manufacturing, and development facility is located in the post production district of South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

 About Globalstor Data

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers.  Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a full range of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD-R Digital Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, as well as high-performance hi-definition video servers offering scaleable storage in excess of 28TB.  Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.  For more information, contact Globalstor Data at 9960 Canoga Avenue, Unit D9, Chatsworth, CA  91311. 

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