Cloud Store is a very fast high capacity network disk that’s designed to handle large media files used on Hollywood feature films.
10G Ethernet Ports
4 x 100/1000/10G BASE-T
The Blackmagic Cloud Store is a very fast high capacity network disk that’s designed to handle large media files used on Hollywood feature films. The design uses advanced flash memory so it easily handles lots of simultaneous users. Plus it’s extremely easy to set up! With Dropbox live sync, files can be distributed between multiple units globally for very fast local file access, even on lower cost internet connections. Unlike SAN systems, you don’t need IT consultants and there are no subscription fees. There’s even an HDMI monitor output with real time storage status! All this means you get much better features than discount storage products sold at office supply stores.
Blackmagic Cloud Store is the perfect network storage solution for any use! But it’s perfect for film and television where large media files need to be shared between multiple users for editing, color correction, audio post and VFX work. It even handles massive 12K Blackmagic RAW digital cinema files! Each user gets zero latency and they don’t need to store files on their local computer. It’s the perfect solution for DaVinci Resolve! Dropbox sync allows multiple disks to be synchronized in different locations globally. Then each location gets the fastest editing experience possible. That’s critical for multicam editing where multiple media files are playing simultaneously!
Unlike IT industry storage products that are rack mounted and have loud cooling fans, the Blackmagic Cloud Store is an elegant vertical design that’s portable. It’s also whisper quiet so it can be used on location. Internally it has an array of flash memory cards working in parallel for speed and data protection. There are even 2 redundant power supplies! The four 10G Ethernet ports operate as a switch so you can connect four separate computers, or they work together using “link aggregation” for a massive 40G Ethernet speed. There is also an HDMI monitoring output so you can watch a live graphic view of the storage operating on a TV or monitor. It can even be maintained and repaired!
The Blackmagic Cloud Store is available in 20 TB, 80 TB and massive 320 TB models, so you have lots of space for all your business files and video media. With video the standard for information delivery in business, that’s enough capacity to store all your media in a single location on your network. M.2 flash memory cards are used for extreme reliability, high access speeds and zero seek times. Plus the M.2 cards are arranged in parallel RAID 5 groups so they can operate much faster than a single card. That ensures massive speed combined with fault tolerance. If a faulty M.2 card is detected, the cloud store will automatically enter read only, so you can still access your files.
With 4 separate very high speed 10G Ethernet connections, Blackmagic Cloud Store is extremely fast. The internal memory core has been designed to saturate all four 10G Ethernet ports to their theoretical maximum speed, all at the same time! It’s so fast, most computers cannot keep up! Plus file access is very low latency, so responsiveness is fast. That’s possible because of the massive parallel processing used by the memory core. At maximum speed, the Blackmagic Cloud Store is extremely quiet with very little cooling fan noise. Even when editing large 12K digital film RAW files. It’s so fast, multicam editing is incredibly smooth, even if it’s used with massive digital film camera files!
Now you can setup a local cache of your Dropbox files! This makes working much faster because files are instantly available without needing to be loaded from the internet. Blackmagic Cloud Store will constantly work to stay in sync. Plus you can also save space on your computer by moving cached Dropbox files to the Blackmagic Cloud Store so they are accessible to everyone on your local network. You can even sync multiple Blackmagic Cloud Stores via Dropbox so people in different geographic locations can collaborate without latency because everyone has a local copy of the files. Dropbox is also a fantastic backup solution!
Make sure your Blackmagic Cloud Store is connected to the internet. Enter in your Dropbox account details, so the Cloud Store can get access to allow sync.
Next you need to set the sync folders. That tells the Blackmagic Cloud Store where to sync its files to the remote Dropbox. You can have multiple sync folders for different jobs!
Now set the sync direction. One direction is good when you have local files you want to share, but not enough room for everyone’s files. Both directions means everyone gets the same set of files.
With support for Dropbox sync, you can use multiple Blackmagic Cloud Store units to share files globally. That’s extremely important when working with large datasets or massive digital film and video files. These files need to be constantly accessed dozens of times a second, so most internet connections are too slow to handle it. While the internet has too much latency to access large files remotely, you can use it to sync these files. Syncing the files to local storage totally eliminates delays in accessing them. That’s because everyone has a local copy of the files on their network. Blackmagic Cloud Store will constantly sync files, even if your computer is turned off!
The most exciting feature is the HDMI monitoring output! Simply connect a TV or monitor to see live status of the Blackmagic Cloud Store! The storage map shows a graphic representation of the memory core and where the read and write access is happening for the connected users. It’s quite mesmerizing to watch! There are also four graphs that show you the data transfers on the four main 10G Ethernet connections. The main space indicator shows you the capacity of the memory core and how much is currently used. You can also add a custom name to the store! The status for each Dropbox connection is also shown. It’s even possible to see connected users and the power supply status.
4 x 100/1000/10G BASE-T
2 x 100/1000 BASE-T
1 x USB 3.0 (up to 5Gb/s). Automatically transfers files from USB drive to Cloud Store.
1 x USB 3.0 (up to 5Gb/s). Automatically backs up files from Cloud Store to USB drive.
Ethernet for shared file access, configuration and software updates. USB-C for configuration and software updates.
M.2 NVMe SSD
20TB, 80TB or 320TB
RAID 5 distributed parity
ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.
1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.
Device Name, storage capacity and use, Cloud Sync status, User Activity, Hardware Status, storage map, network data rate graphs.
Underside white glow indicating normal operation or red glow indicating disk or power supply fault.
USB-C or Ethernet for configuration and software updates.
Blackmagic Cloud Setup Utility
Blackmagic Proxy Generator Lite
Internal software upgrade via Blackmagic Cloud Setup using USB-C port.
2 x internal 100 – 240V AC 50/60Hz.
1 x IEC C14 mains input.
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