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Now you can share your media files globally, in minutes!

Blackmagic Cloud Store lets you share your media files globally, eliminating the high cost of collaborating with talented editors and colorists around the world! The Blackmagic Cloud Store is storage that syncs and shares media with Dropbox and Google Drive. It even understands proxy workflows, so awhole timeline and its media can be shared in minutes. The internal memory core is so fast it can saturate the four 10G Ethernet ports to their theoretical maximum speed, even with multiple users connected. File access is very low latency, so responsiveness is fast. That why it's perfect for sharing media between editors, colorists, audio engineers andVFXartists!

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Designed for Film andTelevision

Blackmagic Cloud Store is the perfect network storage solution for any use! Butit's perfect for film and television where large media files need to be shared between multiple users for editing, color correction, audio post and VFX work. Iteven handles massive 12K Blackmagic RAW digital cinema files! Each user gets zero latency and they don't need to store files on their local computer. It's the perfect solution for DaVinci Resolve! Dropbox and Google Drive sync allows multiple disks to be synchronized in different locations globally. Then each location gets the fastest editing experience possible. That’s critical for multicam editing where multiple media files are playingsimultaneously!

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Portable and QuietDesign

Unlike IT industry storage products that are rack mounted and have loud cooling fans, the Blackmagic Cloud Store is an elegant vertical design that's portable. It's also whisper quiet so it can be used on location. Internally it has an array of flash memory cards working in parallel for speed and data protection. There are even 2redundant power supplies! Thefour 10G Ethernet ports operate as aswitch so you can connect four separate computers. There is also an HDMI monitoring output so you can watch alive graphic view of the storage operating on aTV or monitor. Itcan even be maintained andrepaired!

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1. USB‑C Ingest

The USB-C ingest port will automatically load from any disk plugged in. It’s fully automatic and you simply plug in aUSB media dock or aUSB disk. Ethernet over USB is also supported on thisport.

2. USB‑C Backup

This USB-C port will automatically backup cloud store files to any USB disk plugged into the port. It’s alow cost way to protect your critical files! Ethernet over USB is also supported on thisport.

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3. HDMI MonitorOutput

The HDMI monitor output lets you see the status of your cloud store in real time. Simply plug in aTV or monitor. Youcan see astorage map, speed graphs, sync, active users and powerstatus!

4. 1G Ethernet

The two 1G Ethernet connections are provided for slower connections such as the internet or slower computers. They are part of the built in Ethernet switch and help keep the faster 10G portsfree.

6. AC Power

A standard IEC power socket is for connecting AC power. Allinternational AC voltages are supported so you can use it globally. Plus there are 2internal power supplies allowing fullredundancy.

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Flash Memory Allows Multiple SimultaneousUsers

The Blackmagic Cloud Store is available in 20 TB, 80 TB and massive 320 TB models, so you have lots of space for all your business files and video media. With video the standard for information delivery in business, that's enough capacity to store all your media in asingle location on your network. M.2 flash memory cards are used for extreme reliability, high access speeds and zero seek times. Plus the M.2 cards are arranged in parallel RAID 5groups so they can operate much faster than asingle card. That ensures massive speed combined with fault tolerance. Ifafaulty M.2 card is detected, the cloud store will automatically enter read only, so you can still access yourfiles.

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High Performance for Digital FilmFiles

With 4separate very high speed 10G Ethernet connections, Blackmagic Cloud Store is extremely fast. Theinternal memory core has been designed to saturate all four 10G Ethernet ports to their theoretical maximum speed, all at the same time! It’s so fast, most computers cannot keep up! Plus file access is very low latency, so responsiveness is fast. That’s possible because of the massive parallel processing used by the memory core. Atmaximum speed, the Blackmagic Cloud Store is extremely quiet with very little cooling fan noise. Even when editing large 12K digital film RAW files. It’s so fast, multicam editing is incredibly smooth, even if it’s used with massive digital film camerafiles!

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Sync to Dropbox and GoogleDrive

Now you can setup alocal cache of your Dropbox and Google Drive files! This makes working much faster because files are instantly available without needing to be loaded from the internet. Blackmagic Cloud Store will constantly work to stay in sync. Plus you can also save space on your computer by moving cached Dropbox and Google Drive files to the Blackmagic Cloud Store so they are accessible to everyone on your local network. Youcan even sync multiple Blackmagic Cloud Stores via Dropbox and Google Drive so people in different geographic locations can collaborate without latency because everyone has alocal copy of the files. Dropbox and Google Drive are also fantastic backupsolutions!

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Add Cloud Service

Make sure your Blackmagic Cloud Store is connected to the internet. Enter in your Dropbox or Google Drive account details, so the Cloud Store can get access to allowsync.

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Set SyncFolders

Next you need to set the sync folders. That tells the Blackmagic Cloud Store where to sync its files to the remote Dropbox or Google Drive. Youcan have multiple sync folders for differentjobs!

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Set SyncDirection

Now set the sync direction. Onedirection is good when you have local files you want to share, but not enough room for everyone’s files. Both directions means everyone gets the same set offiles.

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Distribute Files Globally

With support for Dropbox and Google Drive sync, you can use multiple Blackmagic Cloud Store units to share files globally. That’s extremely important when working with large datasets or massive digital film and video files. These files need to be constantly accessed dozens of times asecond, so most internet connections are too slow to handle it. While the internet has too much latency to access large files remotely, you can use it to sync these files. Syncing the files to local storage totally eliminates delays in accessing them. That's because everyone has alocal copy of the files on their network. Blackmagic Cloud Store will constantly sync files, even if your computer is turnedoff!

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Real TimeMonitoring

The most exciting feature is the HDMI monitoring output! Simply connect aTV or monitor to see live status of the Blackmagic Cloud Store! Thestorage map shows agraphic representation of the memory core and where the read and write access is happening for the connected users. It’s quite mesmerizing to watch! There are also four graphs that show you the data transfers on the four main 10G Ethernet connections. Themain space indicator shows you the capacity of the memory core and how much is currently used. Youcan also add acustom name to the store! Thestatus for each Dropbox and Google Drive connection is also shown. It's even possible to see connected users and the power supplystatus.

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1. Usage Indicator

On the top left you can see the storage capacity indicator. Thenumber on the left is the space used and the number on the right is the total memory capacity of the model of Blackmagic CloudStore.

2. Cloud Store Name

You can give acustom name to the Blackmagic Cloud Store so you can identify it on the monitor display as well as the utility software. Tochange the name, just use the Blackmagic Cloud Storeutility!

3. Storage Map

The storage map display shows aview of the memory core. Thememory is divided into segments with reads in cyan and writes in orange. With lots of connected users, the display gets exciting towatch!

4. Cloud Sync Status

The cloud sync status shows each sync folder and its transfers to and from Dropbox and Google Drive. When new files appear in any sync folder, you can see the transfer status as theysync!

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4. Cloud Sync Status

The cloud sync status shows each sync folder and its transfers to and from Dropbox and Google Drive. When new files appear in any sync folder, you can see the transfer status as theysync!

5. User Connections

You can see each of the connected users and the data transfers for each. However this list will move down if you have more cloud sync folders as the sync folder status is moreimportant!

6. Cloud Store Status

The bottom left is the hardware status. This includes the power status for the two redundant power supplies. Plus if any memory card shows afault, you can see the specific card to bereplaced.

7. Speed Graphs

The lower part of the display has the data transfer graphs. Itshows recent read and write speeds for each of the 10G Ethernet connections. It’s great for diagnosing Ethernet speeds on eachport!

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Redundant Design for Mission CriticalUse

The Blackmagic Cloud Store saves files in aRAID 5array of M.2 flash memory cards, ensuring protection of your data. Although the flash memory used in Blackmagic Cloud Store is extremely reliable, using RAID 5adds extra protection! RAID 5means every 6th M.2 card is used for parity. Theparity card holds error correction data that can then be used to rebuild the files after replacing an M.2 card. Plus the Blackmagic Cloud Store memory will automatically wear level, avoiding excessive data writes to the same location. Iteven has dual power supplies so it will keep operating if apower supply fails! Allparts are common, allowing the Blackmagic Cloud Store to berepaired.

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High Performance 10G EthernetSwitch

The Blackmagic Cloud Store has four high speed 10G Ethernet ports, which are only found on expensive workstation computers. With 10G Ethernet, you get 10 times the speed of regular Ethernet. Plus most computers can be upgraded to add 10G Ethernet! TheBlackmagic Cloud Store is so fast, it will run each 10G Ethernet port to its maximum capacity. Even when running all four 10G Ethernet ports at the same time! With abuilt in Ethernet switch, each port can be plugged into aseparate computer. TheEthernet also features very low latency for fast access times. Twoextra 1G Ethernet ports let you keep the 10G Ethernet ports free for fastercomputers.

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Connect via USB-C for Quick FileAccess

Modern laptop computers are so thin, they often don't even have an Ethernet connection! That means you need an adapter to connect to an Ethernet network. These adapters are annoying and they make it harder to just plug your computer into the storage to grab a file. Blackmagic Cloud Store has a USB-C to Ethernet adapter built in and you can access it simply by plugging your computer into the USB-C port on the store. Plus USB-C cables are much nicer than stiff Ethernet cables! Once you have connected the Blackmagic Cloud Store USB-C connection to your computer, you have an Ethernet connection to the store! That means you can just plug in to quickly grab files when you need themurgently!

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Supports Local Backup and Ingest via USB-CDisks

The two USB-C ports on the Blackmagic Cloud Store can be used for loading and backup of files. Ifyou connect amedia card reader or aUSB-C disk to the ingest port, then all files on that disk will be loaded into the cloud store. This means you don't need to tie up computers just to load files. Backup is also important and while Dropbox and Google Drive are good backup solutions, by connecting aUSB disk to the backup port, you can do local backups without any ongoing costs and with total privacy. Itworks with aUSB-C disk, or even large USB-C disk arrays. Thelatest files will be loaded first and the Blackmagic Cloud Store will keep backing up for as long as the disk isconnected.

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Repairable Design for LongLife

Blackmagic Cloud Store is easy to repair by a service engineer, even though it’s not arack mount design! Thedesign is based on acore chassis that attaches all memory PCBs and power supplies. This means various assemblies can be unbolted from the core chassis and replaced. Thememory core is made up of M.2 cards arrayed on interface PCBs, with each M.2 card represented by afault LED so you can identify and replace acard. Plus Cloud Store runs Blackmagic OS and applies wear leveling, so each M.2 card won't see excessive data writes. Youcan see any card faults on the utility and the HDMI monitor output. Theutility also lets you run arebuild on the memory core once acard isreplaced.

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No Subscription Costs

One of the big advantages of Blackmagic Cloud Store is that it’s private storage that you fully control. There are no subscriptions to sign up for. There are no monthly license fees. There is no tracking of your usage or data. Youdon't even need to log into aweb page to maintain the storage settings, because Blackmagic Cloud Store uses afree to download software utility that runs on Mac and Windows. That means you can run aprivate network, totally disconnected from the internet. This is critical for many security standards where computer networks cannot be connected to the external internet. With Blackmagic Cloud Store, you get enterprise level performance, but with totalfreedom.

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Free Software for Mac andWindows

When you need to change settings, you can use the Blackmagic Cloud Store utility that's available on Mac and Windows. Bydefault, the Blackmagic Cloud Store is set to DHCP, so you can connect it to your network and start transferring files. Inmany ways, it plugs in just like aregular hard disk. That means it's so easy to setup, you won't need an IT person to get started! However if you want to customize your network, then the utility software lets you change the network settings in the cloud store. Theutility also lets you add Dropbox and Google Drive sync folders. Ifyou ever replace M.2 memory cards, then the utility also lets you run arebuild on the memorycore.

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Perfect Multi Camera VideoProduction

Now you can revolutionize multi camera production by recording studio cameras into the cloud store via HyperDeck Extremes! Each HyperDeck Extreme will record each ISO camera direct into the store. That's the perfect DaVinci Resolve multicam editing solution! DaVinci Resolve is a free download so you can add as many users as you need. HyperDeck Extreme can record ProRes, H.265 or DNx video formats into the cloud store using its high speed 10G Ethernet connection. You can even install an M.2 cache into HyperDeck Extreme to handle the network chaos of multiple users simultaneously editing while you record a large number of cameras into the cloud store, all at the same time!

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Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini

Exciting Alternative Models

Blackmagic Design has awide range of network storage options, depending on your needs! TheBlackmagic Cloud Store Mini has arack mount design that's affordable and portable. Itfeatures four internal M.2 cards in aRAID 0configuration so it can sustain the maximum possible speed on its 10G Ethernet port. TheBlackmagic Cloud Pod allows any USB disk to be shared on your network. That means you can use just the USB disks you already have! Blackmagic Cloud Pod is the lowest cost option for network storage. Itfeatures a10G Ethernet connection so it’s extremely fast! Allmodels support Dropbox and Google Drive sync and the HDMI monitoringoutput.

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FAQs

Is BlackMagic Design trustworthy? ›

The free version of DaVinci Resolve is absolutely safe to use as long as you download the software from the official BlackMagic Design Support page. BlackMagic Design company manufactures both hardware and software products which are used in Hollywood films and TV shows.

Is BlackMagic cloud free? ›

The free version of Resolve works with “virtually all 8‑bit video formats at up to 60fps in resolutions as high as Ultra HD 3840 x 2160.” It also includes the new cloud service, although Blackmagic will charge you $5 per month per project without tax, as they will do for the Studio option.

Does DaVinci Resolve have cloud storage? ›

DaVinci Resolve is a free download so you can add as many users as you need. HyperDeck Extreme can record ProRes, H. 265 or DNx video formats into the cloud store using its high speed 10G Ethernet connection.

How can I download BlackMagic Design? ›

Go to http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support. Under Select a Product Family, choose Capture and Playback. Below on the left side is a column called Latest Downloads. Find the desired version of Desktop Video, and select the operating system you are using (Mac or Windows).

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