The Jellyfish Collaborative Editing Server Lineup
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The Jellyfish Collaborative Editing Server Lineup

(upbeat rock music) – Hey, guys, I’m Patrick. I’m the lead editor and
producer at LumaForge, and today we’re gonna be talking about the LumaForge Jellyfish. The Jellyfish is a video workflow server designed for small, medium
and large-sized teams that need to work off of the
same footage at the same time, whether it’s for one project or many. The Jellyfish comes in
three different flavors, 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’re wanting 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 Jellyfish Tower, which is whisper-quiet, can sit next to you in
the room if necessary, and it allows you to connect
up to 20 people directly off of the same Jellyfish
for working in 4K, HD or any number of other resolutions. The Jellyfish Rack is unique in that it actually fits in a server rack. Other than that, it’s (laughs) very, very similar to the Jellyfish Tower. It’s still quiet and can
connect up to 20 people directly without any need for a switch. Regarding price, the Jellyfish Mobile starts at about $9,500
for 32 terabytes raw, which is about 23 terabytes usable. Whereas, the Jellyfish Tower and Rack start at about $30,000
for 80 terabytes raw or 53 terabytes usable. Now the reason that there are less usable terabytes than
the overall raw is because we have redundancy built in
to each of these systems. With the Jellyfish Mobile, you can lose either one or two drives
without losing any data. That’s up to you and how
you want it configured. The Jellyfish Tower and
Rack, on the other hand, you can lose up to four drives without losing any data whatsoever. In terms of speed, the Jellyfish Mobile has about 2,300 megabytes per
second aggregate read speed, which means that you’ve got that 2,300 megabytes per second
divided across your users. For the Jellyfish Tower
and for the Jellyfish Rack, you have about 4,400 megabytes
per second aggregate speed. And on any of these systems, if you decide that you’re
going to expand your system and you expand by the same
amount as your head unit, then you can actually
increase your overall speeds. In terms of connection,
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 or certain PCs, you’ll have a 10 gig Ethernet
connection on that machine, which will allow you to
connect and edit at 4K right out of the box. Now if you don’t have 10 gig
connections on your machine, but you still want to edit in 4K, Sonnet and AKiTio make adapters that will allow you to
go from 10 gig Ethernet, which comes from the
Jellyfish, to Thunderbolt. In a situation where you’re
wanting to either use a render farm or Resolve collaboration where you necessarily need to have people on the same network or maybe you need more than 20 people connected to the Jellyfish, that’s a situation where you
might need to have a switch. It can get a little complicated
setting up a switch. That’s why LumaForge is proud to announce that we’ve got an integration team that makes it super easy to make your workflow work for you. So, what questions do you
have about the Jellyfish? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe, and thanks so much for watching. (upbeat rock music)


  • Phillip Allen

    I love the Jelly setups. I'm curious how much more the Mobile unit would be if outfitted with SSD drives. Is that a good plan? Would heat be more of an issue?

  • William Buchanan

    When you say that the ideal situation for the Jellyfish mobile is to connect directly to the box itself via 10Gb, what are the length considerations for that configuration without a switch? There are two of us downstairs and there are three users upstairs and probably at least 100 to 150 feet from the downstairs setups.

  • Reedith Graham

    So if you needed more than 50 usable terabytes are there expansion units ? Or do you just have to get another one of the exact same one ?

  • MEDiAgamer

    Can this be made into a dropbox-like server and share links with a client and access the footage anywhere in the world?


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  • explevel2

    Are there any solutions if our editors are in the same building, but don't necessarily sit next to each other? Would there be any issues with speed 2 out of 3 of our editors had to connect through a switch?

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