Boston, MA-April 11, 2011-EditShare®, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, is showcasing its newly enhanced versatile media production workflow applications and tiered storage line up at the NAB 2011 exhibition. EditShare offers an exceptional collection of purpose-built solutions that power a wide range of production workflows including Reality TV, Episodics, News Production, Live Events, Sports, Feature Films, News Production and more. The new capabilities promote system interoperability and metadata management across the company’s line of ingest, asset management, shared storage, playout, and archive product lines. “This year, EditShare is showcasing a robust tiered storage environment with a cost-effective top-notch asset management layer that supports virtually every format and almost every workflow,” said Andy Liebman, founder and CEO of EditShare. “The EditShare value lies in both performance and versatility. Our collaborative solutions seamlessly integrate, facilitating end-to-end tapeless workflows for just about any production while still providing purpose built solutions that on their own offer tremendous performance and interoperability for mixed vendor technology environments.”
Visitors to the NAB 2011 exhibition can see the following EditShare systems and new capabilities on stand SL4728.
SHARED PRODUCTION STORAGE – EDITSHARE XSTREAM AND ENERGY SERIES
EditShare’s best-in-class storage infrastructure is combined with clever workflow-engineered features such as Avid® and Final Cut Pro® project sharing to optimize collaboration for post-production, Digital Intermediate and Broadcast production workflows.
New EditShare shared storage capabilities and offerings include :
• Improved Project Sharing for FCPcompatibility, simplified media space management, support for solid state drives and dual-port 10-gig cards, a new streamlined user interface and much more.
• New high-performance, mid-range Energy Series
• XStream Solid State Drives performance benchmarked at 2.6GB per second
• 6Gb/s performance for all drives
• 10Gb bonding
• Support for Avid DS
EDITING – LIGHTWORKS AND LIGHTWORKS OPEN SOURCE
EditShare® is demonstrating both the commercial Lightworks editor, featuring advanced stereoscopic 3D capabilities that are currently used on Scorsese’s 3D film, Hugo Cabret, as well as the phase one release from the Lightworks Open Source initiative.
Lightworks Open Source is the industry’s first large-scale, open source development initiative for a non-linear editing (NLE) platform. A departure from standard third-party developer programs that limit access, Lightworks Open Source offers an unprecedented gateway into the NLE’s core engine, enabling a wide range of creative developers to implement forward-thinking features and workflows.
Lightworks NAB Newsworthy Highlights Include
• Over 100,000 downloads from website
• Major productions using Lightworks – The Kings Speech, Hugo Cabret, Hanna
• More hardware I/O support – Matrox MXO2
• AAF integration with Avid and Pro Tools
• Stereoscopic adjustment tools
• Open Source
PRODUCTION ASSET MANAGEMENT – EDITSHARE FLOW
Flow offers comprehensive media management capabilities for tracking assets across the production chain. Advanced features such as Edit-While-Capture and Bandwidth-Controlled File-Based Ingest add a level of control over productions that set Flow apart from its peers. Rapid production tools, such as Flow Templates, Projects and Bins enable users to begin the pre-editing process during ingest. The patent pending EditShare Universal File Technology gives users the space efficiency and convenience of single-format editing without sacrificing metadata tracking across the workflow.
New Flow Features;
• Support for AVC-Intra (SDI and File Ingest)
• Support for ProRes in Flow Scan
• Full metadata support for NLEs including; clip, sequence, and marker metadata
• Restore content offline clips directly from a Sequence
EditShare Geevs – Broadcast Ingest and Playout
Known as the industry workhorse for broadcast playout, Geevs boasts a sleek new user interface and a dynamic new sports application with multi-channel, synchronized recording and playback for up to 16 cameras, including instant playout and slow-motion replay. In addition to supporting the full range of broadcast codecs including AVC-Intra, Geevs 5.0 adds widely used post-production formats Avid DNxHD and ProRes. The new codec support optimizes production workflows with seamless integration for Avid® and Final Cut Pro® editing workgroups, enhancing media migration from production storage to the Geevs playout platform.
Geevs Feature and Benefits Highlights
• Support for AVC-Intra
• Support for all major HD formats: ProRes, Avid DNxHD, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra, XDCAM HD
• Redundant Recording with Failover
• Instant backup to Ark
• NLE Sequence creation from multicam productions
• MOS and Newsroom integration
• Free XML API
ARCHIVING AND MEDIA PROTECTION
Developed on the same rock-solid architecture as the shared storage solutions, EditShare Ark offers superior media protection for broadcast and post, providing hard-disk and tape-based options for backup and archiving. Advancements include a new partial file restoration capability that supports virtually any codec. A high demand feature for many production companies, this new partial restoration feature lets Ark users move only a portion of their media file, whether it be 20 seconds of a 10-hour piece or several sections within the file.
New Ark Advancements
• Improved user Interface
• Feedback and Progress indication
• Partial File restoration
• Individual Clip backup
• Support for Multiple LTO drives
For more information or to book a press appointment, please contact Janice Dolan at: [email protected]