View and log from any device
axle Gear generates a low-bandwidth proxy using Telestream Episode Pro for all your media files, which can be easily viewed on nearly any device in any location. You can log your footage without having to tie up an expensive editing system – you don’t even have to be in the office.
Collaborate with your team
axle Gear lets you view your media library through a simple browser interface so partners can work with you from wherever they are, doing their own logging, and uploading or downloading their own footage. The browser interface is fully compatible with iPads, Windows PCs and Macs.
Discuss the work
Each media asset has a conversation view so you and your team can share comments pointing to specific sections of the media, making it easy to capture everyone’s input quickly.
Find your media through a simple search interface, or set up workflows by implementing smart searches that automatically list media corresponding to preset criteria.
With axle, all clips have a color-coded approval icon so you can know what you’ve locked down. Combined with smart searches on approval status, you can easily track what’s completed and what’s left to do.
Create new media from axle
Directly from axle's web interface, you can launch high-res transcoding jobs to Episode Pro. The settings for each job can be selected from a pop-up list that you manage; settings can have user-friendly names like "Encode for YouTube" rather than "H.264 xxxMBit/s yyFPS". The progress of each transcode can be tracked through the browser interface, and the resulting media downloaded directly to a user's desktop. You can even transcode subclips by selecting mark in and out points first - this makes it simple to create new media files for selects in long feeds.
Latest specs from Apple
The system I/O includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two Thunderbolt connections, two FireWire 800 connections, and eight USB 3.0 interfaces. Working storage is provided by dual Fusion drive subsystems, each 1 terabyte in size. Multiple options are available from axle's resellers to expand both the system's I/O and its working storage. axle Gear comes with a one-year warranty on all hardware.
Easily integrated into your network
axle Gear is compatible with nearly any networked storage, including SAN, NAS and LTO tape technologies. The system can support multiple tiers of storage; for instance, a SAN for shared HD video editing, a NAS for use as a parking area for media that are not currently being edited, and an LTO tape library for longer-term archiving. Highest-speed connection to a SAN environment generally requires two Thunderbolt-to-FibreChannel adapters, available from ATTO and others.