EditShare 6.1.3.3 update now available, including Ark 2.1.3.3 & Flow 2.1.3.2. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

EditShare Storage (6.1.3.3) – Changes in this version:

  • Previously, you might have gotten erroneous warnings in the Daily Health Report about RAID Verification not having occurred in the last week on various hardware RAIDs, when in fact verification had been occurring. This has been fixed.
  • New preference in EditShare Connect to hide Mac resource fork folders on Windows machines, which resolves some issues sharing Avid projects between Mac and PC Avid systems.
  • Fix for Avid users receiving Segmentation Fault errors while using Avid Style media spaces, especially when switching from Avid to other applications or to the desktop.
  • EditShare Connect is designed to warn you and not proceed with mounting spaces if Avid is already running when EditShare Connect is launched. However, in previous versions of EditShare Connect, the check for whether or not Avid was already running was too sensitive. Even if only the AvidBinIndexer was running and not the Avid application itself, EditShare Connect would say that “Your Avid application is already running”. This has been resolved.
  • A new version of the EditShare network configurator ensures that proper network performance parameters are getting set according to the type of network card in the server – 1 Gigabit or 10 Gigabit – and according to whether bonding and/or bridging is enabled.

EditShare Ark (2.1.3.3) – Changes in this version:

  • Flow proxy and database files can now be backed up to Ark (Please contact EditShare Technical Support for configuration details, automatic configuration to follow in a future version).
  • Ark will now properly run multiple backup or restore jobs simultaneously (assuming they don’t require tapes from the same pool).
  • Fixes to Ark Check Jobs – When running Ark Check Jobs, you will no longer see a progress bar that looks as if the job is running, nor will you get emails for each Media Space that was checked. You will only see a pop up box and receive an email – both providing a summary of the results of the Check Job.
  • Ark no longer allows you to back up a media space in Maintenance or Unshare Mode, which ensures that correct information is reported to the flow database.

EditShare Flow (2.1.3.2) – Changes in this version:

  • In Flow Browse, if you browsed to a mounted Media Space in the Local tab, duplicate clip entries might have appeared in the database. The new v2.1.3.2 Flow clients fix this problem.

NOTE FOR AVID USERS UPGRADING FROM EDITSHARE 6.1.3.1 OR EARLIER

If you were previously using EditShare Connect on Mac OS X or Windows under EditShare 6.1.3.1 or earlier, and had configured Avid Style or the Avid Launcher, you must first un-configure these features in the old version of EditShare Connect.

Next, if you are a Windows user, you must uninstall the old version of EditShare Connect.

Finally, both Mac OS X and Windows users must update to the new version of EditShare Connect and reenable Avid Style and/or the Avid Launcher.

If you are upgrading from EditShare 6.1.3.2, you can simply install the new EditShare Connect clients over the old ones. You may need to re-target your Avid application in Windows EditShare Connect and/or re-enable the Avid Style option on Windows or os x.

NOTE ON ETHERNET BONDING:

If you have previously configured an ethernet bond under 6.1.3.0 or 6.1.3.1, you should update to 6.1.3.3 but you must contact EditShare Technical Support for assistance remaking the bond before doing so.

If you use ethernet bonding but are upgrading from 6.1.3.2, you can upgrade normally without assistance.

NOTE ON DAVE:

Please visit the updated DAVE compatibility page for new information on the latest EditShare approved DAVE build, 9.0.2-1450. (Updated 30 April 2012)

New EditShare GeeVS servers play a critical role in post: new Geevs Post Server being demoed at #NABShow

New EditShare Geevs Servers Play A Critical Role In Post

EditShare debuts brand new Geevs Post Server at NAB 2012. New 64-bit Geevs Flux engine leverages latest 8-core CPUs and fast GPUs for outstanding performance

Las Vegas, NV — April 16, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, unveiled the brand new Geevs Post Server at NAB 2012 (booth SL9012). The first in a line of EditShare servers based around the new 64-bit Geevs Flux engine, Geevs Post offers a number of features geared towards the technically demanding post-production market. “We’re really pleased to be previewing this powerful new server at NAB. The video server market is a crowded place, but with Geevs Post, we are offering much more than just ingest or playout,” says James Richings, Managing Director of EditShare EMEA. “Collaboration and workflow are at the core of Geevs Post, and getting media in and out of your environment is an essential part of that process. Geevs Post makes this much simpler and at the most cost effective price available. There is nothing else quite like this, so we’re excited to be setting new standards with innovative collaborative technology once again.

From ingest and file conversion through to playout and delivery, Geevs Post is the most comprehensive server that EditShare has offered to date. 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.

Key features of Geevs Post include the following:

  • 64 bits
  • Live preview, multiviewer output
  • 10-bit video
  • Flow projects integration
  • SSDs
  • Widest format support of any server
  • Avid, FCP, Adobe, Lightworks, and Edius support
  • 23.98 fps support
  • Closed caption support
  • Scaling
  • Full transcoding engine built in
  • File Delivery built in
  • Free XML API for Geevs Flux engine for third party developer

Attendees at NAB 2012 can see the new Geevs Post server along, with other popular EditShare solutions, at the EditShare booth (SL9012).

Pricing and Availability

The new Geevs Post server will be available in Q3, 2012. Please contact your local EditShare dealer for details.

Book a Private Press Briefing at NAB 2012

To set up a press briefing with a member of the EditShare management team or a private product viewing during NAB 2012, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya at zazilmediagroup dot 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 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 storage goes into overdrive: support for Adobe CS6, new Atom servers & SSD drives, and more at #NABShow

EditShare Storage Goes Into Overdrive With Support For Adobe CS6, New Connectivity Options, Mobile Units And More… Much More

New advanced project sharing with Adobe CS6, bigger drives, faster connectivity and high-performance mobile-shared storage top the list of new EditShare collaborative storage features shown at NAB 2012

Boston, MA — April 16, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today unveiled new EditShare Shared Storage capabilities and systems at NAB 2012 (booth SL9012). “Just about every aspect of our storage has been enhanced,” says Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare, “from a new small form factor Atom™ storage system to project sharing with Adobe CS6, new cost-effective enterprise solid state drives (SSDs) that offer astronomical stream counts and 10 Gigabit connectivity options that promise to make 10 Gigabit Ethernet as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi.

Avid and Apple… Now Adobe CS6 Project Sharing

EditShare networked storage solutions now support project sharing for the brand new Adobe CS6 Premiere Pro. Thanks to EditShare’s patented bin-locking / project-locking framework, Adobe Premiere editors can instantly see, copy or revise the work of colleagues with the assurance that a bin, sequence or project will never get accidentally deleted or overwritten. Like the previous version of Premiere, the new Adobe release is compatible with all advanced features of Flow, EditShare’s media asset management system, including drag and drop of clips and sequences from Flow into Premiere. The combination of Premiere CS6, Flow and EditShare storage creates a powerful toolset for collaborative workgroup production and editing.

Choose the right drives for the job

In addition to its traditional lineup of 7200 RPM enterprise SATA and 15K SAS drives, EditShare is now shipping systems based on the first cost-effective enterprise Solid State Drives (SSD). “We take advantage of new technologies like SSD drives to ensure that EditShare storage platforms are always fully optimized for all media workflows and all data handling requirements. These are the fastest hard drives ever made,” comments Liebman. For customers who require support for extreme stream counts, EditShare offers 480 GB SSD drives which, on a single set of 16 drives, can support 80 or more streams of ProRes HQ or Avid DnxHD 220, and hundreds of streams of lower bitrate video.

EditShare Shared Storage solutions let users mix all different drive types into a single system, assigning storage space according to the demands of the job. “We have made it so our customers can maximize on performance and price. If a job needs 50 editors all working on 220 Mbit video, you can put that on the SSD or 15K SAS drives, and for a job that is less demanding and that needs a lot of space, you can put that on more economical 7200 RPM drives. EditShare gives the best of both worlds with regards to price and performance.

New Storage Connectivity

EditShare Shared Storage systems now support two new 10 Gigabit options – 10GBase-T, which runs on standard Cat 6 and Cat 6A cables, and Thunderbolt, connecting newer Mac Minis, MacBook Pros and iMacs. In addition to the new 10 Gigabit options, EditShare enables multiple 10 Gigabit bonding. Liebman says of the new EditShare bonding abilities, “With the data rates going in and out of individual systems reaching 2 or 3 GB/sec or more, to get all that data between workstations and central storage, we now provide an easy way to bond multiple 10 Gigabit interfaces together into a single virtual device. So, effectively we can get 40 Gigabit Ethernet or even higher between a server and a switch.

EditShare Atom – Shared Storage on the Go

At NAB 2012, EditShare introduced the ultra-portable, second-generation mobile-shared storage solution, EditShare Atom™. “Five years ago, we introduced EditShare Field, the world’s first portable shared storage system, and it was incredibly popular,” comments Liebman. “Customers used the Field for capturing and editing high-profile sports and news events such as Wimbledon, World Cup soccer, Tour de France bike racing, and even the Chilean mine disaster from a couple of years ago. Now, the new Atom™ represents a fully re-designed turnkey system that is 40 percent smaller, lighter and modular.” EditShare Atom ships standard with 4 x 3.5-inch drives. Users can securely dock to the top a 4-drive expansion unit or an LTO tape unit for backup. With Flow and Ark software included, Atom is the perfect solution for small news bureaus, on-location sports and film production, and even as a main storage system for small production companies. EditShare Atom is expected to ship in Q3, 2012.

Attendees at NAB 2012 can see the new EditShare Shared Storage capabilities along with other popular EditShare solutions at the EditShare booth SL9012.

Book a Private Press Briefing at NAB 2012

To set up a press briefing with a member of the EditShare management team or a private product viewing during NAB 2012, please contact Anya Oskolkova at anya at zazilmediagroup dot 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 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 Ark designed to protect & serve: enhanced interface, new data migration options & more being demoed at #NABShow

EditShare Ark Designed To Protect And Serve

EditShare showcases its latest release of Ark at NAB 2012; new capabilities include migration between different tiers of storage, deletion of individual clips from backups

Boston, MA — April 16, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is showcasing a new version of EditShare Ark, the company’s highly scalable backup and archiving solution, at NAB 2012 on booth SL9012. The new release of Ark features an enhanced user interface that better displays important information about system status and performance. For the first time, Ark administrators can easily migrate media between different tiers of online, nearline “spinning disk” and offline tape storage. The integration between Ark and Flow, EditShare’s production asset management solution, has also been significantly expanded. Through the Flow interface, authorized users can now quickly and easily delete unneeded backups at the clip level and partially restore files from Ark disk to EditShare Media Spaces, changing wrappers and codecs in the process, if desired. “EditShare Ark is more than just a destination to offload media. It is an integrated workflow component that not only safeguards media but also makes it more available when and where it’s needed,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Capabilities like partial file restoration and media migration give EditShare customers the power to manage, move, or transcode their media without having to deal with the technical complexities of what’s going on behind the scenes. This makes access to archives incredibly fast and simple.

Visitors to NAB 2012 can see EditShare solutions including the new EditShare Ark on stand SL9012.

About EditShare Ark

Developed on the same rock-solid architecture as the shared storage solutions, EditShare Ark Disk and Tape offer advanced backup and archiving capabilities all managed from a single intuitive interface. Because Ark is directly integrated with EditShare tapeless workflow and collaborative storage products, archived content can be easily searched using EditShare Flow media asset management tools, retrieved, and quickly brought back onto the EditShare shared storage systems – XStream, Energy and the new Atom. Individual Ark systems can be scaled up to 600 terabytes, and multiple Ark systems can be deployed together to create truly enormous archives.

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 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