The Jellyfish is a video workflow server designed for small, medium, and large-sized post-production teams that need to simultaneously work off the same footage, whether for one project or many.
The Jellyfish comes in three different configurations, the first of which is the Jellyfish Mobile. It’s great for connecting up to 14 people directly for editing in HD or up to six people if you want to edit in 4K. It also comes with a great little handle on top so that if you want to take it with you on set or with you to a live event, you absolutely can.
Next is the whisper-quiet Jellyfish Tower. It can sit next to you in the room if necessary, and it allows you to connect up to 22 people directly off of the same Jellyfish, depending on your workflow.
The Jellyfish Rack is unique in that it fits in a server rack. Other than that, it’s very similar to the Jellyfish Tower. It’s still quiet and can connect up to 22 people directly without any need for a switch or a complicated IT setup.
In terms of speed, the Jellyfish Mobile has about 3,200 megabytes per second aggregate read speed, which means you have 3,200 megabytes per second divided across your users. For the Jellyfish Tower and Jellyfish Rack, you have about 4,400 megabytes per second aggregate speed. On any of these models, if you decide that you’re going to expand your system by the same amount as your head unit, then you can increase your overall speeds.
In terms of connections, the best-case scenario is to connect your Jellyfish Mobile, Tower, or Rack directly to your computer. If you’ve got something like an iMac Pro, a Mac mini, a Linux box, or certain PCs, you’ll have a 10G Ethernet connection that will allow you to connect and edit at 4K, right out of the box.
If you don’t have a 10G connection on your machine, but you still want to edit in 4K, OWC makes a Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter that will allow you to go from the Jellyfish’s 10G Ethernet to Thunderbolt 3.
Still working on a Thunderbolt 2 machine? We have you covered there as well! Check out the Sonnet Technologies Twin 10G Thunderbolt 2 to Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to maximize your editing speed.
In a situation where you want to use a render farm or Resolve collaboration with people on the same network or need more than 20 people connected to the Jellyfish, you might need a switch. And because it can get a little complicated setting up a switch, LumaForge is proud to announce that we have an integration team that makes it super easy to make your workflow work for you.
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