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29th August 2023


Facilis Technology EMEA Representatives Present:
Facilis Technology HUB Server for Avid Collaborative Workflow

Facilis will focus on their Avid Collaborative solutions, showing alongside their successful Smart Access Rules for creative workflows. The company will be demonstrating these new offerings at IBC 2023 (stand 7.A23, RAI Amsterdam, 15th-18th September).


LONDON, 29th August 2023:

Facilis has been supporting collaborative Avid Media Composer native project and media sharing since 2009. Hundreds of facilities are working in seamless workflows with Facilis HUB instead of the Avid proprietary storage solutions.

Facilis Product Group

Question: Why Facilis? If they work the same, why not buy Nexis?
Answer: They don’t work the same.

File-level Access Rules for Avid Media and Projects

Facilis has the choice between volume (workspace)-level permissions just like Nexis, and file-level access control that works perfectly with Media Composer. Facilis Smart Access Rules can protect Avid bins and projects, MXF files and linked media from accidental deletion, while maintaining write access within the project. It’s like ACLs for post workflows.

Question: Can I have the Avid bin and project sharing without Nexis?
Answer: It’s not Nexis that gives you the project sharing feature, it’s Media Composer.

Project and Media Sharing

Media Composer Project and Media Sharing is enabled by Nexis or 3rd party shared storage that emulates Nexis at the OS level. So, capture, import, render to the Facilis volumes as if they were native Avid storage. Manage databases accurately with hostname directories, the way Media Composer was designed to work. Open the same project across different workstations and OS platforms, and use bin locking to secure project data.

 Question: Isn’t Avid storage the most optimized for use with Media Composer?
Answer: Facilis HUB is a higher performance solution in every way.


Facilis HUB offers connection links up to 50Gb Ethernet and up to 64Gb Fibre Channel. An HP Z8 Media Composer workstation on Fibre Channel can play three streams of 4K DNxHR HQX at 60P. On the best Nexis connection, only one stream is qualified. The Facilis HUB FLASHPoint 48S is capable of 12GB/sec of aggregate throughput, doubling the best bandwidth of most competitive solutions including Avid.

Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself at IBC on the Facilis Stand 7.A23

About Facilis Technology
Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds premium, turnkey shared storage solutions for collaborative media production across all content creation workflows. Their production-proven solutions are designed for use by the craft editor, facility engineer, and owner-operator alike. Flexible, scalable, and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any network environment. For more information please visit https://www.facilis.com/

About Dark Matter Technologies
DMT was established 2011 to represent and support overseas suppliers of professional products to the Broadcast, Post, Film and AV markets. With a combined industry experience of 70yrs, DMT has a wealth of knowledge of the industry enabling them to advise and help grow the suppliers business.


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