NAB 2012: EditShare Reveals Storage Platform’s New Capabilities
EditShare will showcase its entire product line-up in the areas of storage performance, file migration across storage tiers, enhanced file and metadata management, and new enterprise capabilities at Booth SL9020. This includes distributed processing for large-scale file ingest and proxy rendering, and system-wide workflow monitoring from ingest to archive.
“Collaboration, high performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness are at the heart of everything we do, starting with our shared storage platform. The newest features and capabilities in our end-to-end workflow build on that approach. Whether you are ingesting or archiving, searching for media or playing it out, our integrated production tools make it easy to get your job done and to manage any format and any workflow. This gives our customers a tremendous competitive edge,” comments Andy Liebman, Founder and CEO of EditShare. “We are looking forward to sharing our latest innovations at the big show and celebrating alongside our customers, the successes of their projects powered by EditShare.”
Highlights of the EditShare Tapeless Workflow
EditShare integrates high-performance shared storage solutions – XStream, Energy and Metro – with video capture/asset management – MAM (EditShare Geevs/Flow), editing (Lightworks), archiving (EditShare Ark), and playout (Geevs) – to offer broadcast and postproduction professionals an end-to-end tapeless workflow. The workflow enables capture, logging, searching, sequence creation, project sharing, and archiving. From start to finish, metadata and media are easily searchable and accessible from EditShare’s central storage or archives.
Highlights of the EditShare tapeless workflow
Geevs records Avid DNxHD or ProRes directly to EditShare’s shared central storage and produces proxy files in real time for the Flow MAM, with user-level security, mirror copy, and automatic backup to EditShare Ark. During ingest, users can log shots, create subclips and even create sequences that cut between inputs.
Integrated with Geevs, the Flow MAM allows users to view proxy file content on their desktops as well as ingest media from file-based sources such as P2 and XDCAM. Editing tools and metadata templates let users add details to clips, make rough cuts, and drag and drop clips and sequences into their NLEs.
EditShare’s shared-storage media-management workflow offers an advanced Project Sharing feature with patented bin and project-locking capabilities. Lightworks, Avid, and Final Cut Pro (v6/7) editors can see, copy, and revise the work of colleagues with the assurance that no bins, sequences, or projects will be accidentally deleted or overwritten.
Ark Disk and Tape offer facilities for tiered storage infrastructure with nearline and offline archiving options and automation capabilities to keep media safe. When combined with Flow, users can browse, delete and restore (including partial restore) archived materials from any desktop on the EditShare network.
EditShare XStream and Energy Series – Shared Production Storage
EditShare’s storage infrastructure delivers workflow-engineered features such as Avid and Final Cut Pro project sharing, which enables collaboration for post-production, Digital Intermediate, and broadcast production workflows. Fully integrated with EditShare Flow, Lightworks, Geevs and Ark, EditShare’s shared storage solutions are scaled to petabytes.
EditShare will unveil new capabilities, including advanced project sharing with Adobe Premiere Pro, support for Final Cut Pro X, and enhanced networking configurations to maximize performance and throughput across the EditShare tiered-storage platform
EditShare Flow – Production Asset Management
Flow offers comprehensive media management with production tools to log, track, browse, retrieve, and edit assets. Features such as Multichannel SDI Ingest, Edit-While-Capture, and Bandwidth-Controlled File-Based Ingest add a level of control over productions. Fully integrated with EditShare’s full lineup of products, Flow facilitates a tapeless workflow from ingest to archive.
At NAB, EditShare will show new capabilities including ability to drag and drop clips into Adobe Premiere, support for creating group (multi-cam) clips during ganged capture, ability to delete and restore files by individual users, proxy-node worker for distributed rendering of proxy files, and closed-caption support.
Lightworks – Non-Linear Editing | Open Source
On the NAB stand, EditShare will host a “Lightworks Edit Bar,” with which attendees can hands-on test-drive the latest Lightworks release.
EditShare Ark – Archiving and Backup
Developed on the same architecture as the shared storage solutions, EditShare Ark Disk and Tape offers backup and archiving capabilities managed from the same interface. Because Ark is directly integrated with EditShare’s tapeless workflow and collaborative-storage products, archived content can be searched using EditShare Flow MAM tools, retrieved, and brought back onto the EditShare shared storage systems – XStream, Energy and Metro.
New capabilities shown at NAB 2012 include partial restore from Ark Disk and system-activity reporting.
Geevs – Broadcast Ingest and Playout
Geevs Broadcast Servers are crafted to support a range of workflows, including simple ingest, complex newsroom integration, live sports with instant replay, multi-camera studio ingest, and 24/7 scheduled playout. With over 1,000 channels on-air, Geevs offers multiple codec support, including DVCPRO HD, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, XDCAM HD and AVC-Intra 100.
At NAB, EditShare will show new capabilities such as support for Live Preview, 23.98 Support, upscale from SD to HD, and multiviewer support.