EditShare Ships New Ark Update

EditShare Ships New Ark Update

New interface and expanded tape library support offer users more archiving options and comprehensive automation for EditShare tiered storage and tapeless workflows

Boston, MA — January 26, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced the availability of a new version of EditShare Ark, the company’s backup and archiving solution. “Backup and archiving is critical in every type of production – from news, sports, motion picture, and episodic TV – to corporate and advertising production. Protecting your assets is essential, but accessibility is equally as important,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Because Ark is directly integrated into our tapeless workflow and collaborative storage products, archived content can be easily searched in the EditShare Flow Media Asset Management tools, retrieved, and quickly brought back onto the EditShare production storage.”

The new Ark release features numerous enhancements including a new user interface that displays extensive information about Ark system activity, support for additional tape loaders, and more options for configuring network interfaces to maximize performance across the EditShare tiered storage platform. Liebman adds, “The new EditShare Ark interface also provides real-time updates on archive performance and continuous system health monitoring, ensuring both the safety and accessibility of your valuable media.” The new release supports tape libraries from Quantum, Dell and Spectra Logic.

The EditShare Ark V2.1.3 update is a free to existing EditShare Ark V2 customers with a valid maintenance contract.

About EditShare Ark

Developed on the same rock-solid architecture as the shared storage solutions, EditShare Ark supports both disk and tape as a backup and archiving medium, all managed from the same intuitive interface. Ark provides a tiered storage environment that is fully integrated with EditShare tapeless production and shared storage systems. When combined with Flow, the EditShare asset management solution, users can access all the metadata about their archived content directly in the Flow database and browse low-res proxies of their archived media.

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/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.


DV Magazine interviews Thelma Schoonmaker on using #Lightworks to edit in 3D for Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”


Often film editors do all their cutting in 2D and then switch to 3D for screenings. In fact, Avatar was edited on an older Avid Media Composer Adrenaline system without any built-in stereo 3D capabilities. Those features were added in later versions. Hugo didn’t follow that model.

Schoonmaker continues, “I cut this film in 3D, complete with the glasses. For some basic assemblies and roughing out scenes I’d sometimes switch the Lightworks system into the 2D mode, but when it came time to fine-cut a scene with Marty, we would both have our glasses on during the session and work in 3D. These were flip-up 3D glasses, so that when we turned to talk to each other, the lenses could be flipped up so we weren’t looking at each other through the darker shades of the polarized glass.”


Thelma Schoonmaker edited Hugo in EditShare Lightworks, whose stereo 3D user interface is shown above.

Schoonmaker has been a loyal Lightworks edit system user. The company is now owned by EditShare, which was eager to modify the Lightworks NLE for stereo 3D capabilities. Schoonmaker explains, “The Lightworks team was very interested in designing a 3D workflow for us that could quickly switch between 2D and 3D. So, we were cutting in 3D from the start. They were very cooperative and came to watch how we worked in order to upgrade the software accordingly. For me, working in 3D was a very smooth process, although there were more things my two assistants had to deal with, since ingest and conforming is a lot more involved.”


via dv.com

The whole DV article is fascinating & worth a read.

EditShare & #Lightworks congratulate Martin Scorsese & Thelma Schoonmaker for Hugo’s 11 #Oscar nominations!

EditShare and Lightworks congratulate Martin Scorsese & Thelma Schoonmaker for Hugo’s 11 #Oscar nominations, more than any other film this year, including Best Picture and Film Editing:


Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production (Paramount)

  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Original Score
  • Best Picture
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Visual Effects
  • Adapted Screenplay

EditShare is very proud to have a film editor as distinguished as Schoonmaker editing such great films with Lightworks. We congratulate her, as well as the rest of the people that did such fine work on Hugo, and wish them luck.

We’re also proud that, for the second year in a row, the film most recognized by the Academy was cut using Lightworks. We’re excited to see “Hugo” do as well this year as “The King’s Speech” did last year.

EditShare Storage now available with Ark & Flow

New EditShare server updates are available. Please see editshare.com/updates for details & downloads.

Editshare strongly recommends that you update your servers to from all earlier versions of EditShare 6.x, especially if you have Flow or Ark.

EditShare’s 6.1.x series has many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines. Editshare contained many fixes and enhancements, particularly to Ark.

EditShare contains all of those fixes and enhancements, and also addresses a number of issues introduced in, as described below:

  • If you updated to v6.1.3.0 from an earlier version and then you removed a preexisting network bridge, your EditShare IP Configurator might not have functioned correctly. This has been fixed.
  • If you updated to v6.1.3.0, the kernel update might not have installed correctly on some machines, particularly on Flow Ingest servers. This has been fixed.
  • After you updated your Flow Ingest server to v6.1.3.0, a DVS card might not have detected, making it impossible for you to preview or capture from SDI sources. This is fixed after you update to version and run the Role Assistant on your Flow Ingest server.
  • After you updated to v6.1.3.0, you might have had difficulties applying new email preferences because a configuration file was missing. This has been fixed.
  • After updating your system to v6.1.3.0 with the offline updater, your Ark system might have reported incorrect LTO tape sizes. This has been fixed.
  • Resolved issue where, if you have many Tape Pools as destinations, the list of tape pools runs off the Ark UI page, making it impossible to see some pools, and pushing the SAVE and CANCEL buttons off the page.
  • Resolved issue where automatic backup from Geevs to Ark Disk may cancel a currently running job if new backup requests are received before the current job has been completed.

Mac users: Please review the updated DAVE compatibility information (updated Jan 9th).

If your server has a connection to the Internet, you can run Install Updates from the Control Panel on your server’s desktop. Otherwise, you can download the offline updater from editshare.com/updates, copy it to your server, then go back and run Install Updates.

As always, feel free to contact EditShare technical support if you have any questions.