North American partnership announced between @EditShare and @OCTOPUSNewsroom for MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems

EditShare Makes Headlines With New OCTOPUS Partnership

EditShare tapeless solutions seamlessly integrate with OCTOPUS6 Newsroom Computer System; EditShare distribution channel reselling turnkey news production solutions

Boston, MA – July 11, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced a technology and distribution partnership with OCTOPUS Newsroom, developer of advanced newsroom computer systems (NRCS). The new relationship expands EditShare’s support for MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems to include OCTOPUS6, with unique integration benefits such as the ability to preview from within the newsroom client video asset proxies that are stored on the EditShare Media Asset Management system. The relationship also opens up distribution channels for OCTOPUS in North America.

“EditShare chose to partner closely with Octopus because of its robust feature set, cross-platform Mac and Windows client support, and cost-effective licensing structure,” says Andy Liebman, founder and President of EditShare. “Incorporating the OCTOPUS6 NRCS as part of the EditShare tapeless workflow provides broadcasters with a complete turnkey, tapeless production solution for managing news content and media. In concert with EditShare Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management, Geevs Ingest and Playout servers, and Ark Backup and Archive, Octopus streamlines the entire news production process. News directors and reporters can browse assets, create rundowns, scripts, and news packages, and when it’s time to air, load the rundowns into EditShare Geevs servers for live playout. The two-way MOS communication between the Octopus system and the Geevs playout server gives news directors instant feedback on which packages are ready for air, and allows for last-second changes in the rundown as breaking news emerges. And that turnkey news production package is available today through the EditShare channel in North America and the Octopus channel worldwide.”

In addition to deeper integration with EditShare broadcast servers, journalists can browse source material stored on the EditShare shared storage systems. Liebman continues, “Because EditShare and Octopus are seamlessly integrated through the MOS protocol, journalists using the newsroom client have direct and immediate access to content stored on the EditShare shared storage systems. This includes tapeless material shot in the field, satellite feeds captured by Geevs or Flow Ingest servers, and clips stored in the archives. Users can also create placeholders in the rundown for events that have not yet been recorded or edits that are still under way, enabling news directors to quickly assess the timing of a broadcast but still allowing for last-minute news gathering and editing. EditShare manages the complexity of content collection, storage, and migration, greatly simplifying the workflow, enabling journalists to quickly and easily craft their story for broadcast.”

Petr Stokuc, Managing Director, Octopus Newsroom, comments, “Our successful partnership with EditShare started more than two years ago with the integration of our Octopus6 newsroom system with their Geevs servers. Since then we have delivered to our professional customers many workflow solutions that benefit from this integration.” Stokuc continues, “We are delighted that this technology partnership has now also developed into business cooperation. And after its success in Europe, we are now looking forward to the next step – in North America.”

About OCTOPUS 6

OCTOPUS6 is an advanced, platform-independent, and cost-effective newsroom computer system, natively running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The non-subscription based solution offers on average an 18-month ROI for broadcasters. It offers convenience, speed, and ease of use at every stage of the newscast preparation process.

OCTOPUS6 provides the tools for journalists in TV newsrooms to fulfill all aspects of the news delivery workflow, from browsing or searching source material, to writing scripts and preparing rundowns, either for 24/7 news networks or for channels with only a few bulletins per day.

With scalability, modularity, support for a wide range of languages, multi-platform publishing, and open architecture, OCTOPUS6 can be used in any newsroom, no matter the size, language, or workflow. OCTOPUS6 is placed in the middle of news production and, as a key system, connects all other systems in the newsroom – such as automation, graphics, or teleprompters – together through its industry-standard MOS protocol.

OCTOPUS6 is utilized by more than 100 channels throughout the world and is currently a market leader in Central Europe and South Asia. Some of the key Octopus customers include Euronews in France; Al Jazeera English in Qatar, Malaysia, UK, and USA; RBC in Russia; TVN Network in Poland; ZEE Network in India; FOX in Turkey, and many others.

About EditShare

EditShare is the technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the TV and film industry. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and the world’s first 3-platform (Windows, OSX and Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

©2012 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare® is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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EditShare announces line-up for Broadcast Asia 2012, June 19-22 in Singapore

EDITSHARE HIGH-PERFORMANCE TAPELESS SOLUTIONS ON DISPLAY AT BROADCAST ASIA 2012

EditShare redefines shared storage with asset management and archiving now integrated into every shared storage system; new Geevs Post Server sports 64-bit Flux Engine

Sydney, Australia – May 24, 2012 –

EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced its plans for the Broadcast Asia 2012 Exhibition, held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 19 – 22 (on Media Village Stand: B-08). EditShare will be showcasing new versions of its tapeless solutions highlighting advancements in collaborative storage performance and technology integration as well as video production server technology. “We believe that the move from digital to file-based workflows is as important as the leap from analog to digital years ago,” says Paul Hayes, VP of Sales and Marketing, EditShare Asia Pacific Region. “EditShare is pioneering the transition with innovative solutions such as our MAM-enabled shared storage platform that integrates EditShare Flow capabilities right within the EditShare shared storage and archiving environment. The integrated platform facilitates an end-to-end file-based workflow that connects production, post, and broadcast systems to enable complete collaboration among users across the facility.”

What to See on the EditShare Stand

On display at Broadcast Asia 2012 (stand B-08) will be the new EditShare high-performance production and storage platform, the industry’s first MAM-enabled storage solution with end-to-end production capabilities for managing ingest, asset tracking, storage, and archiving. The highly scalable EditShare platform features advanced media management capabilities from the company’s production asset management solution – EditShare Flow – fully integrated with EditShare XStream/Energy shared storage and EditShare Ark archiving technology. With powerful capture, logging, searching, sequence creation, and project sharing, as well as easy archiving integrated under one system, the workflow becomesstreamlined and more efficient. From start to finish, metadata and media are easily searchable and accessible. Background processes are transparent to users, allowing them to focus on creative efforts as opposed to technical workarounds.

Also on display at Broadcast Asia is the new EditShare Geevs Post Server, the first in a line of servers based around the new 64-bit Geevs Flux engine. The core 64-bit Geevs Flux engine offers many powerful technology enhancements, utilizing the latest 8-core CPUs and fast GPUs. Housed in a sleek 1U server, Geevs Post is built on brand new X9 hardware and the latest 8-core CPUs, available in two I/O configurations; 2-in / 2-out or 4-in / 0-out.

Book a Private Press Briefing at Broadcast Asia 2012

To arrange a press briefing with a member of the EditShare management team or to set up a private product viewing during Broadcast Asia 2012, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com.

About EditShare

EditShare is the technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the TV and film industry. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks, the world’s first 3-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

©2012 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare™ is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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Anya Oskolkova
Zazil Media Group
E-mail anya@zazilmediagroup.com
Tel: +1 (617) 817-6559

EditShare redefines Shared Storage: every system now integrates asset management, archival, & better tapeless production workflows

EditShare redefines Shared Storage

Asset management and archiving now integrated into every shared storage system; new high-performance collaborative storage platform facilitates better tapeless production workflows

Las Vegas – April 16th 2012 — Today at NAB 2012 (booth SL9012), EditShare® — the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions — announced that all EditShare shared storage systems now include powerful Flow production asset management capabilities plus Ark backup and archiving technology at no additional charge. The new EditShare offering provides productions with a single high-performance collaborative storage infrastructure that includes tools to ingest and store media, log and organize content, and search, manage, archive, and retrieve assets. “Since the introduction of our Flow and Ark products here at NAB three years ago, thousands of users have given us feedback that these tools are indispensable for managing their ever-growing volume of media,” said Andy Liebman, Founder and CEO, EditShare. “We are pleased to offer the very best of these asset management and archiving capabilities as a fundamental part of every EditShare storage system. Going forward, every EditShare production will have the advantage of a tapeless, collaborative, high-performance platform that defines the new generation of shared storage.

About the EditShare Tapeless Workflow

EditShare seamlessly integrates high-performance shared storage solutions—XStream, Energy and the newly announced Atom—with video ingest (Geevs and Flow), media asset management (Flow), and archive (Ark), to offer broadcast and post-production professionals a productivity-enhancing, tapeless workflow on a highly scalable infrastructure. With powerful capture, logging, searching, sequence creation, and project sharing, as well as easy archiving, the workflow becomes streamlined and more efficient. From start to finish, metadata and media are easily searchable and accessible from EditShare central storage or archives. Background processes are also transparent to users, allowing them to focus on their creative efforts.

Highlights of the EditShare tapeless workflow

  • At the heart of EditShare’s end-to-end workflow is high-performance shared storage that offers industry-leading stream counts, infinite scalability, and advanced Project Sharing with patented bin and project-locking capabilities. Lightworks, Avid, FinalCutPro (v6/v7), and Adobe Premiere 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.
  • Flow and Geevs record Avid DNxHD or ProRes direct to EditShare shared central storage and produce proxy files in real time, 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.
  • 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. Simple editing tools and metadata templates let users add details to clips, make rough cuts, and drag and drop clips and sequences into their NLEs — without requiring access to full-resolution media.
  • Ark Disk and Tape offer facilities a tiered storage infrastructure with nearline and offline archiving options and automation capabilities to keep media safe.The forthcoming Ark release being shown this year at NAB promises that facilities can now easily migrate media between different tiers of storage. All Ark systems can scale to multiple petabyes, and when combined with Flow, they allow users to browse, delete, and restore (including partial restore) archived materials from any desktop on the EditShare network.

About the New Storage Configuration

Each EditShare storage model now comes with versions of Flow and Ark that are specifically optimized for the system’s hardware and processing power.

The new EditShare Atom includes:

  • 2 concurrent Flow Browse seats
  • 1 file-based ingest slot
  • Support for up to 1000 hours of proxy files
  • License for management of 10 LTO5 tapes

The new EditShare Energy includes:

  • 5 concurrent Flow Browse seats
  • 1 file-based ingest slot
  • Support for up to 2000 hours of proxy files
  • License for management of 25 LTO5 tapes

The new EditShare XStream includes:

  • 10 concurrent Flow Browse seats
  • 1 file-based ingest slot
  • Support for up to 5000 hours of proxy files
  • License for management of 50 LTO5 tapes

Energy and XStream systems can be augmented with standalone Flow worker nodes for additional file-ingest, scanning, and proxy generation capacity.

About EditShare

EditShare is the technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the TV and film industry. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and the world’s first 3-platform (Windows, OSX and Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

©2012 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare® is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Press Contacts

Janice Dolan, Zazil Media Group, janice at zazilmediagroup dot com, +1 617 817 6595

EditShare Prepares For NAB 2012: tapeless workflows, Lightworks open source news, support for FCPX & Premiere, and more!

EditShare Prepares For NAB 2012

Plans include enhanced end-to-end tapeless workflows and new versatile capabilities for high-performance, collaborative storage solutions

Boston, MA — February 3, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced its plans for the NAB 2012 exhibition held in Las Vegas NV from April 16 – 19 (stand SL9020). EditShare will showcase its entire product line-up and highlight advancements in storage performance, seamless file migration across storage tiers, enhanced file and metadata management, and new enterprise capabilities, including 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 seamlessly 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 post-production professionals a productivity-enhancing, end-to-end tapeless workflow. With powerful capture, logging, searching, sequence creation, project sharing and easy archiving, the workflow becomes streamlined and more efficient. From start to finish, metadata and media are easily searchable and accessible from EditShare’s central storage or archives; background processes are transparent to users, allowing them to focus on their creative efforts.

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. Simple editing tools and metadata templates let users add details to clips, make rough cuts, and drag and drop clips and sequences into their NLEs – all without requiring access to full-resolution media.
  • EditShare’s high-performance, 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.

NAB 2012 – EDITSHARE NEW TECHNOLOGY SNEAK PEEK

EditShare XStream and Energy Series – Shared Production Storage

EditShare’s best-in-class storage infrastructure delivers high performance and workflow-engineered features, such as Avid and Final Cut Pro project sharing, to optimize 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, outperforming comparable solutions at an unbeatable price point.

New capabilities shown at NAB 2012
  • Advanced project sharing with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Support for Final Cut Pro X
  • 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. Advanced features such as Multichannel SDI Ingest, Edit-While-Capture, and Bandwidth-Controlled File-Based Ingest add a level of control over productions that set Flow apart from its peers. Fully integrated with EditShare’s full lineup of products, Flow facilitates a tapeless workflow from ingest to archive.

New capabilities shown at NAB 2012
  • 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
  • Closed-caption support

Lightworks – Non-Linear Editing | Open Source

Academy® and Emmy® award-winning Lightworks was introduced in 1989 as the first and most advanced professional editing system on the market. Its intuitive controls, real-time synchronization and editing features remain unmatched by top industry alternatives. Notable and recent films edited on Lightworks include the Academy-Award® winning The King’s Speech, edited by Tariq Anwar; Hanna, edited by Paul Tothill; Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, edited by Jill Bilcock; and the multi-nominated Hugo, edited by Thelma Schoonmaker.

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 rock-solid architecture as the shared storage solutions, EditShare Ark Disk and Tape offers advanced backup and archiving capabilities managed from the same intuitive interface. Because Ark is directly integrated with EditShare’s tapeless workflow and collaborative-storage products, archived content can be easily searched using EditShare Flow MAM tools, retrieved, and quickly brought back onto the EditShare shared storage systems – XStream, Energy and Metro.

New capabilities shown at NAB 2012
  • Partial Restore from Ark Disk
  • Extensive system-activity reporting

Geevs – Broadcast Ingest and Playout

Geevs Broadcast Servers are crafted to support a wide range of demanding 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 meets the needs of every broadcast production workflow with its unmatched codec support, including DVCPRO HD, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, XDCAM HD and AVC-Intra 100.

New capabilities shown at NAB 2012
  • Support for Live Preview
  • 23.98 Support
  • Upscale from SD to HD
  • Multiviewer support

About EditShare

EditShare is the technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the TV and film industry. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and the world’s first 3-platform (Windows, OS X and Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

©2012 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare® is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Press Contacts

Janice Dolan, Zazil Media Group, janice at zazilmediagroup dot com, +1 617 817 6595

ProductionHUB | EditShare’s founder and CEO Andy Liebman discusses some of the tapeless workflow solutions at CCW Expo 2011

Andy Liebman, the founder and CEO of EditShare, talks about some of the tapeless workflow solutions his company offers, and how it works with a wide variety of productions.

EditShare helps videographers covering the NAB madness for FreshDV get the word out from the show floor

Featured : EditShare Helps Videographers Covering the NAB Madness Get the Word Out

In case you missed this during the NAB craze, the guys at FreshDV used an EditShare Field to prepare news videos about this year’s NAB conference in Las Vegas right from the show. In this clip, Matthew Jeppsen shows how they did it.