1 Beyond Announces HD Octoflex
Posted Apr 10, 2006

1 Beyond, Inc., a provider of digital video editing, compositing and storage systems today announced the 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex, an 8-processor professional video workstation capable of running Windows XP applications. The 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex is available immediately and will be shown for the first time at NAB 2006 at the 1 Beyond booth (number SL942).

The 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex is the only 8 processor workstation on the market, according to 1 Beyond, that supports the latest Windows XP professional applications that are widely used by editors and graphic artists. Other systems are only capable of running Windows Server 2003, which most professional video and graphics software will not support, 1 Beyond says. Available immediately with prices starting at $9,995, this powerful system is capable of handling the most power hungry applications such as uncompressed 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex uncompressed real-time effects and high-resolution uncompressed HD projects.

A recent customer test of the 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex with Matrox Axio LE card yielded 10 layers of uncompressed SD calculating 9 picture-in-picture windows and still had over 50% of the processor power left for additional layers, graphics and effects, all in real-time. Like all other members of the 1 Beyond Pro HD Flex line of systems, the 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex system is totally customizable to meet the exact workflow needs and budgets of users. Certified hardware includes BlueFish444, BlackMagic, Matrox Axio, and others.

Customers can chose different types of chassis (tower, rack, or double-wide), select from a wide range of editing and effects software, including Adobe Video Studio Suite, Alias Maya, Avid Xpress HD, Avid Softimage|XSI, Autodesk combustion and 3ds Max, Boris Blue, Canopus Edius, Sony Vegas, Eyeon Digital Fusion, and more. Storage options include up to 10 removable internal drives and external SCSI, SATA2, Intelligent SATA2, and Fibre Channel.