axle is software to help you manage your media projects. It provides a simple web browser interface that lets you view, annotate, and log all your assets from any location. axle runs on a Mac Mini that’s connected, either directly or over the network, to your media storage. Your storage can be a SAN, a NAS, or just a local RAID, and can run on a Mac, Windows, or Linux environment – all axle needs is to be able to read the file system. axle then catalogs your media in its database and makes low-bandwidth proxies, letting you work on your assets from wherever you are.
FileCatalyst Direct is integrated into axle to provide users the ability to upload their media from anywhere into axle using FileCatalyst’s accelerated file transfer technologies. Media assets can be uploaded in an automated fashion using the FileCatalyst HotFolder.