H4000 Essential

The 'ready to create' asset management and shared storage solution for every creative team.

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The First All-in-One Asset Management, Shared Storage, and Team Collaboration Solution

At last, independent creative teams of 4-10 users can have their own integrated content indexing, asset management, and shared storage solution powered by Quantum StorNext® and CatDV. Built on StorNext 7 and the award-winning H4000 shared storage system, the H4000 Essential gives you shared storage for your entire team, and integrates CatDV to handle your content indexing and collaboration to keep your projects on track and delivered with confidence. Best of all, it's available at a ground-breaking price, is ready to use within minutes of powering up, and is ready to expand with your team's needs.

The 'Ready to Create' Asset Management and Shared Storage Solution for Every Creative Team

Everyone on the team works together - all seeing and sharing storage over simple, fast Ethernet connections.

Instant Indexing and Collaboration

Organize your team's content and projects how you like on H4000 Essential shared storage - and CatDV swings into action - automatically creating catalogs, extracting file metadata, making proxies, filmstrips, and thumbnails to generate browsable and searchable indexes that your whole teams sees instantly, whether they are in your facility or working remotely.

Instant Indexing and Collaboration

All content copied to your shared storage is catalogued and indexed, and proxy versions, thumbnails, and filmstrips are automatically generated. All metadata becomes immediately searchable and taggable by your entire team.

Once indexed, it’s time to get to work –annotate, markup, grade, and tag your shots, add keywords and custom tags, group your shots into collections or meta-clips, chat, and message other team members, even review and approve work.

Instant Indexing and Collaboration

Add custom tags, configure custom panels for your team that fit your workflow, even message each other about asset status or next steps.

Powerful, Integrated Shared Storage

Your team's storage is powered by StorNext 7, which has been intelligently integrated with CatDV with simple, powerful management that’s easy to use. By simply adding a new team member to CatDV, your new user can immediately mount shared storage from Mac, Windows, or Linux clients, and upload content for everyone to use. With the same credentials, log into CatDV to see the new indexed assets or use the CatDV panel inside Adobe Premiere Pro.

Start with 48 TB or 96 TB of raw storage in a single system - connect with 10 GbE and higher connections to edit up to 4K resolution projects directly on the system. You can add up to three additional expansion systems that give you more performance and capacity to support more simultaneous editors and higher stream counts.

Powerful, Integrated Shared Storage

From the unified interface you can set up your system in minutes, monitor its health, or add a new user.

Product At-A-Glance

System Architecture and Design 2U dual-controller, converged system with failover for block storage and StorNext environment, fully redundant power and cooling.
Controller Hardware Each controller has dedicated high core count and high clock speed AMD Server CPUs, 128 GB of RAM, dual NVMe boot drives on PCIe4.
Storage and Drives 12 hard-drives per system pre-formatted in RAID 6.
Connectivity 2 quad-port 25 GbE network cards, one per controller, with 2 ports of 25 GbE connection available for client network. All cables included to connect to 25 GbE or 10 GbE network.
Expansion Options Supports up to 3 SAS expansion systems on main system of 48 TB or 96 TB each.

Featured Benefits

Everything’s ‘In The Box’

Simply unpack, rack, and power up. Scan the QR Code to start your setup, and within minutes your team can start using shared storage, asset management, and collaboration tools to keep all your projects on track.

Simple, Powerful Content Indexing and Organization

Organize and copy your content to your H4000 Essential to immediately generate catalogs of your content in CatDV with automatic proxy, thumbnail, and filmstrip generation.

Build Your Team

Create up to 10 unified user accounts as you need them – the same credentials let users mount shared storage on their system. And log into CatDV via a web interface and Adobe Premiere CatDV panel to browse, tag, and collaborate on your shared projects and assets.

Archive Options

Add the optional Quantum CatDV H4000 Essential Archive Plugin or CatDV Backblaze Plugin to easily archive finished projects – then recall them as needed directly in the CatDV interface.

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