Our hardware/software bundle has everything you need to master your media collection.

The axle Gear appliance is a 4U rack mount server with Intel Xeon-based processing power, built for radically simple media management. The system integrates axle Video’s award winning axle Gear software, with a horizontally mounted Mac Pro running OSX Sierra, up to 3 high-capacity SATA hard drives with a maximum of 10 terabytes capacity each, and 3 powered and Thunderbolt-connected PCIe slots capable of housing cards for RAID controllers, 10 Gigabit Ethernet cards, or video capture cards.


The core of the solution is axle’s Gear software, allowing radically simple media management and proxy browsing. The software includes:

  • automatic proxy generation for one or more external storage devices (SAN, NAS or DAS)
  • intuitive browser-based HTML5 search interface with playable H.264 previews
  • advanced transcode option for proxy browse files as well as HD output formats
  • 5 named user license – each user can have different access privileges and permissions
  • plug-in panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC with browse, search and bin level access
  • axle Cam media ingest module for rewrapping camera-based media
  • XML metadata import and export capabilities

The integrated storage subsystem can be used to house either the low-res proxy media files generated by axle’s Gear software, or (in on-set applications) the high-res media files as well as low-res proxies. By default, axle Gear generates 1 mbit/second MPEG4 H.264 proxies although a higher bitrate can be selected by the system administrator.

The system hardware includes an 8-core Xeon CPU clocked at 3.0 GHz, 32 Gigabytes of RAM, a 256 GByte boot SSD, and mirrored 4 Terabyte hard drives, as well as 6 Thunderbolt ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for networking. Larger storage configurations can be configured optionally.

The system is priced at $13,995, plus shipping. 1/2 days of axle Video professional services are also available either remotely or onsite for system commissioning and training.


$4995 with Advanced Transcode
  • Integration and modules for transcoders
  • Video capture systems,
  • LTO archiving middleware,
  • Microsoft Active Directory,
  • and REST API applications.