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Media Distributors Named Official REDRocket Systems Integrator

Archive Station ? R-Series Remote Digital Lab for RED Workflows Ideal for On-Set Capture and Archive Systems Specifically for (October 15, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-10-15--Media Distributors, a leading provider of services, systems, and products for professional audio and video production today announced that it has been named an official systems integrator for the RED Rocket, the real-time 4k playback and processing card from RED Digital Cinema.  Media Distributors recently introduced its Archive Station? R-Series Remote Digital Lab for RED Workflows, which includes the Line 1 Media Fusion Drive?, a hybrid storage system that includes LTO-4 and Blu-ray drives for media archive creating an efficient solution for immediate backup of tapeless content for productions.


Media Distributors will integrate both R-Series products and other RED Rocket solutions for customers, enabling leading-edge design and workflow solutions around RED camera systems.  The Fusion Drive is currently the industrys most cost-effective tapeless workflow solution, which enables video post-production professionals to deliver high-end HD video editing and effects in a system that ? at a $9,999.00 USD price point ? sells for only eight percent of a comparable HD tape-based recording system. 


Media Distributors Line 1 Media division will market the Fusion Drive and other RED Rocket solutions, today at an event at Media Distributors East, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at 645 West 27th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. 


We have worked closely with customers to understand how RED camera output can be more efficiently integrated into production and post-production jobs, and we look forward to furthering the RED market as an official systems integrator, said Tony Cahill, chief engineer of Media Distributors.  Our recently-introduced R-Series products were specifically designed for RED workflow, we can offer a range of packages for customers.


Fusion Drive is a new addition to Media Distributors Archive Station? storage solution, which was introduced at NAB 2009.  Fusion Drive is a fully-integrated single road case system for both on-set and in-house use that incorporates Media Distributors Constellation VCM? asset management system, and enables automatic archive of content.  The fully configurable system can be customized to a wide range of workflow requirements.


The tapeless revolution continues to gain new converts and we are seeing a more rapid transition to high-resolution RED work, said Nathan Adams, a leading tapeless production expert.  The Media Distributors team understands RED workflows, and provides RED workflow solutions, at the highest level.


The Fusion Drive is optimized for RED camera workflows, and its one button power-up solution provides production companies with secure back-up and rapid access to archived video content.  The system includes four 1 Terabyte (TB) hard drives; enables backup to either Blu-ray Disc or LTO-4 media and provides for cloning on additional portable hard drives, for safe geographic separation of content.  Options include dual quad-core Apple Mac Pro with Final Cut Studio 7 and AJA Kona 3 video capture card and dual LTO-4 simultaneous backup.


The Fusion Drive supports both Windows and Mac OS environments; captures all metadata included with video files, and maintains linking of project files from online to archive medium.  The system offers full asset management support for all archived content.


The Fusion Drive is available for purchase, lease or rent (the Fusion Drive R-Series I rents daily for $500; weekly for $1,250.  The Fusion Drive R-Series II rents daily for $900; weekly for $2500.



Since 1998, Media Distributors has become the nations largest independent distributor of professional recording media products to the production, broadcast and entertainment industries. Supported by 85 full-time employees, it has earned this position by leveraging its numerous authorized dealer relationships to provide its customers with outstanding service, competitive pricing and a best in class branded product offering. The company offers a vast array of products, including professional videotape, motion picture film, data media, storage, video editing systems, rentals, software, disc duplication/publishing systems and media accessories. In addition, Media Distributors offers a number of value-added services, including product re-certification, recycling & disposal, custom barcoding, consultation and systems integration. Offices nationwide, including LA, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego.


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EDITORS NOTE: If you would like a color photograph of Tony Cahill, chief engineer of Media Distributors; Nathan Adams, or screenshots of the Fusion Drive, Archive Station, or Constellation VCM products, please contact Chris Pfaff at 201-218-0262 or

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