Why Avid ISIS is Costing You Money

Avid Technology’s long-running ISIS Shared Storage was a staple to any post-production shop for years. While it was obvious Avid would release the next iteration of their shared storage product, the product introduced, Avid NEXIS Shared Storage, was more than just a rebrand.

Digging deep into the performance and cost benefits of Avid NEXIS Shared Storage, we’ve concluded that there really isn’t any reason for users to still be using old Avid ISIS Shared Storage. Here’s why!

Key Reasons To Upgrade | Avid ISIS to Avid NEXIS Shared Storage:

1) SUPPORT COST: Avid ISIS shared storage cost more

Having a support plan is must when you have multiple editors and producers relying on it 24 hours a day. Productions cannot afford to have their storage shut down. Just for a second, imagine your storage platform does shut down, do you want to liable for getting it fixed? Wouldn’t it be reassuring knowing that someone Avid certified can resolve the issue? Exactly! Not to mention support guarantees your system will receive critical patches whenever new Apple or Microsoft OS threaten your infrastructure.

Now here’s the bad news: Avid ISIS Support plans have increased since the release of Avid NEXIS. Meanwhile, the cost of storage capacity has dropped significantly. Let’s look at the example below – You’re likely to pay up to $16k more over 5 years to support 128TB Avid ISIS 5500 then a 400TB Avid NEXIS E4. You are paying roughly 30% more for Avid ISIS shared storage that is less than half the storage capacity of an Avid NEXIS.

2) RISK: Hard Drives Will Fail

If you think your storage will last forever we have some bad news for you. Research shows hard drives will fail over time- regardless of the manufacturer. The latest research from Back Blaze observes hard drives wear increases significantly after year 3.

How old is your Avid ISIS storage? It’s very likely that it’s over three.

3) CAPACITY: Performance and workflow capacity

This isn’t just marketing fluff- Avid NEXIS Shared Storage will add more capacity, predictability, and performance to your post-production workflow.

With the release of Avid NEXIS, you can pack 20 TB, 60TB, or 100TB HDDs with up to 7.4PB of combined capacity. The Avid Nexis file system will also be the only compatible storage with the much anticipated Avid MediaCentral | Editorial Management, releasing June 28th.

Adobe editors will be happy to know Adobe Premiere Pro runs better on Avid Nexis with up to  2.4 GB/sec capacity. 


Newtek financing promotion thru September 2018

NewTek Finance Promotion


Avid MediaCentral | Editorial Management: Broadcast2Post


E3 2018: Supersphere and Key Code Media Showcase Live Multi-Cam VR/360°

Los Angeles, CA – June 6, 2018 – At this year’s E3, leading VR production studio Supersphere, in collaboration with integration provider Key Code Media, will debut VR/360°/180° live streaming capabilities for esports tournaments via its groundbreaking immersive live production flypacks. The flypacks are equipped to handle multiple content streams including 360°, 180°, 4K, or HD and seamlessly mix and match each geometry for a high-end, high-resolution immersive experience. Visit the Key Code Media booth (South Hall – 2450) during E3 for a live demonstration.


“Through immersive live streaming we’re able to recreate the high energy and action of an esports tournament – viewers can see each player, each monitor, gameplay, and social feeds, just as though they were in the arena,” explained Lucas Wilson, Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Supersphere. “With our flypacks, any client will be able to deliver a customized experience in high resolution to fans anywhere in the world.”


Benefits of Supersphere’s 12G multi-geometry flypacks include:

  • Customizable to any VR, 360°, 180°, 4K, or HD camera as productions demand
  • Real-time geometry integration, live stitching, color grading, and ambisonic audio via Assimilate SCRATCH VR Z
  • Simple wireless streaming between devices or directly to the web via LiveU
  • Easily build a custom 360° video player for apps or web via Teleos Media’s VDN, or stream directly to popular platforms such as Facebook and YouTube


For more information and live demos, visit South Hall booth 2450 throughout E3.

Here’s the link to opening day Facebook live description and booth overview https://www.facebook.com/keycodemediainc/videos/10156505822513383/

We’ll be at E3 through 6/14 so stop on boy and enter VR Fortnite



Key Code Media provided system integration design services and equipment for Supershere’s 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360°. With a vast partnership of broadcast vendors, Key Code Media has helped numerous production companies integrate live broadcast and post-production technical solutions for video content creation and delivery.



With live event productions, connectivity “everywhere” becomes pivotal to the success of a broadcast. LiveU’s patented cellular boding and video transport technology creates a consistent bandwidth and reliable connection, enabling content creators to acquire, manage and distribute high quality remote live broadcasts over IP.


“The eSports industry was an early adopter of live video technology with individual gamers streaming from home,” noted George Klippel, LiveU Director of Channel Sales. “But when it came to streaming from events and tournaments, connectivity was challenging and quite expensive. With the Supersphere solution, powered by Key Code Media and LiveU, we’re seeing a tremendous opportunity for eSports conferences, eSports manufacturers, and individuals to take the live event gaming experience to an immersive next level with VR/360°.”


At the booth, see the LiveU in action as it streams live VR/360° video content from the Supersphere Mobile Flypack on the E3 show floor.


About Supersphere

Supersphere is a leading VR/360° consultancy and production studio based in Los Angeles and New York. Supersphere’s team of top creative and engineering talent brings decades of production experience and expertise in camera technology, immersive audio, broadcast integration, live streaming, and beyond to facilitate all aspects of production from concept through delivery – helping elevate clients to more forward-thinking methods of storytelling and customer engagement. http://superspherevr.com/


About Key Code Media

Key Code Media designs, integrates, supports, and trains on live production, editorial, storage/archive, media and asset management, plus audio and media automation solutions. We focus on helping our clients to maximize their budget, creativity and workflow efficiencies. With a vast partnership of broadcast vendors, Key Code Media has helped numerous production companies integrate live broadcast and post production technical solutions for video content creation and delivery.


About LiveU

LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. Let your audience become part of your story with high-quality and flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world, through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With over 3,000 customers in 80+ countries, LiveU’s technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, online media, news agencies and social media.  For more information, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

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Key Code Media Introduces Education Division

Burbank, CA, 6/5/2018

Live and Post Production Training and Certification Programs

Key Code Media is proud to announce Key Code Education, a production training division, providing vendor-certified training, industry certifications, and advanced engineering programs.

“At the heart of Key Code Education is the desire to provide content creators and broadcast engineers an easier path to succeed with software, hardware, and creative tools. We can’t wait to see you at the Key Code Education facility located in Burbank, California.”-  Mike Cavanagh, President of Key Code Media


  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Audio
  • Autodesk Flame
  • Avid ACSR Certification
  • Avid Nexis Storage Essentials
  • Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I & II
  • Avid Pro Tools Training
  • Aesthetics: Intro to Storytelling
  • Assistant Editor Essentials
  • Color Grading
  • Conforming Essentials
  • DaVinci Resolve Color Grading and Finishing
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Editing Essentials
  • Facilis Terrablock Essentials
  • Post Coordinator Essentials
  • Storytelling 101


Johnathon Amayo is the new Chief Academic Officer for Key Code Media Education. Jonathan spent the past 25 years educating the industry on the next generation of film/media creation and distribution tools with management roles at Avid Technology. Inc, Producers Guild of America, NBC, Disney/ABC, and Runway.

“Education is a true passion of mine. I’m excited to help develop transparent resources for storytellers with the best training in California.” – Johnathon Amayo, CAO at Key Code Education


Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides California State funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good-paying, long-term jobs.  Key Code Education is now signing up clients for ETP. They will be a premiere ETP qualified education vendor, presenting production facilities relevant live production, editorial, finishing, and asset management training for individual and group courses.

Sign up for more information on ETP facility training here: https://www.keycodemedia.com/employment-training-panel-etp/


Key Code Education is a certified BPPE Post Secondary Education school. The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combatting unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.

To learn more visit: http://keycodeeducation.com



Key Code Media designs, integrates, supports, and trains on live production, editorial, storage/archive, media and asset management, plus audio and media automation solutions. We focus on helping our clients to maximize their budget, creativity and workflow efficiencies.

Our motto “Keeping You Ahead of Technology” focuses on helping clients invest in best of breed media solution integrations.  Solutions include Newtek, Avid, Quantum, SNS (Studio Network Solutions), Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, Avid Nexis storage and Pro Tools, Ross Video, Telestream, Crestron, Quantum, Root 6, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Clear-Com, Sennheiser, Facilis, StorageDNA, as well extensive access from our distributors for products including Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Synex and JB&A.

We pride ourselves on extensively training our service consultants are manufacturer-trained, certified professionals with years of hands-on experience who are committed to providing the highest quality technical support in the industry. Workflow consultation