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NextComputing Introduces NextDimension RVE Portable Video Editing Workstation
Powerful, compact computer ideal for tape-less video workflows and editing on-location
NASHUA, NH – December 3, 2008 – NextComputing, manufacturers of high-performance mobile workstations and servers, announces a new addition to its NextDimension family of “flextop” portable computers, the NextDimension RVE (Real-time Video Editing). The briefcase-sized mobile workstation is designed for real-time video editing in the studio, on set, or on location. The system fuses the high-end computing specifications of a tower workstation with the convenience and portability of a laptop, allowing digital production professionals to utilize one system that fulfills both needs.
NextDimension RVE is a true high-end editing workstation that can be transported easily to any location. The RVE system accelerates the creative process by enabling critical editing and post-production decisions to be made quicker and closer to production. The system supports any Windows-based NLE but is tailored for the needs of Avid and Adobe users with features that enable easy migration from a desktop- or laptop-based system to the NextDimension RVE. NextComputing is offering turnkey hardware and software bundles to get you started right out of the box, including Avid Media Composer Mojo DX, and Adobe Premiere™ Pro CS4 with Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink™ HD Extreme card. Look for more turnkey bundles to be announced in the near future.
NextDimension RVE features:
- Integrated 17-inch wide-screen (1920x1200) display, with additional DVI ports for external monitors
- Single or Dual 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processors
- Up to 4GB RAM
- Up to 1.28TB storage in a high-speed RAID array
- Extensive I/O, including onboard IEEE-1394a (FireWire 400) port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Ethernet ports, 2 Serial (RS-232) ports, and 2 eSATA external storage ports
- NVIDIA® GeForce® or NVIDIA Quadro® FX graphics
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32-bit operating system
- Comfortable leather handle for easy portage
- Retractable tilt legs for a laptop-like setup
- Durable, compact chassis - 5.69" (D) x 11.44" (H) x 16.8" (W)
With an external keyboard and mouse, the entire package weighs only 22 lbs. and comes with a convenient travel case, so it’s easy to take on the road or stow in the overhead compartment of an airplane. The system takes up no more desk space than a notebook computer, but is far more functional, expandable, and upgradeable. Processors, RAM, hard drives, and PCI cards can be upgraded just like a desktop computer. The NextDimension RVE can also be easily upgraded with feature options from any other NextDimension portable system for even more expansion possibilities.
Starting at $6,380 for a stand-alone system, the NextDimension RVE is competitively priced with a comparably-equipped tower workstation with HD monitor, and costs less than a workstation and high-end notebook combined. Please visit www.nextcomputing.com/products/ndrve.php for a complete list of available options.
NextComputing manufactures high-performance mobile and small form-factor workstations and servers. Its open-standards, modular systems are used throughout the digital media industry for a range of professional applications including real-time broadcast graphics, media encoding/streaming, video quality analysis, and film/video production.
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