EditShare Adds New Features to Shared Storage, Archiving, Video Server and MAM Solutions

EDITSHARE ADDS NEW FEATURES TO SHARED STORAGE, ARCHIVING, VIDEO SERVER AND MAM SOLUTIONS
New Updates to EditShare Shared Storage, Ark, Flow and Geevs streamline production and broadcast workflows

Boston, MA – December 20, 2012 – EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced the release of EditShare Shared Storage 6.3, Ark 2.3, Flow 2.3 and Geevs 5.3. The new versions include many enhancements and features that simplify workflows and improve the overall user experience.

“We continually look for ways to improve our products and many of the new features in this release have evolved directly from ongoing dialogue with customers,” says Andy Liebman, founder and CEO of EditShare. “Whether they involve enhancements to user permissions, additional codec support, or new backup and archive features, they are all designed to increase productivity by making the workflow more efficient and seamless.”

New Enhancements for EditShare Shared Storage Version 6.3 Include:

Per-Media-Space Selection of OS X Network Protocols – By specifying the use of either the SMB or AFP protocol for mounting each Media Space on a space-by-space basis, administrators can pick the best network protocol for each application without the risk of mixing protocols on the same space. This allows EditShare Shared Storage users to safely leverage the increased power and performance of AFP for high data rate codecs and applications on OS X.

Project Browser Compatibility for Adobe Premiere Pro in Windows – This matches the existing functionality for OS X-based premiere Projects. By using the Project Browser, multiple editors can safely open the same Premiere Pro project with the assurance that only one editor at a time will get read/write access to the project. Premiere editors can open a locked project in read-only mode in order to review it or copy project elements into their own project.

Read-Only Access for Avid Style Spaces – You can now limit users on Avid Style spaces to read-only access, extending the same fine-grained user permissions available in other EditShare space types to this Avid workflow.

New Enhancements for Flow Version 2.3 Include:

Enhanced Frame Rate, Raster, Codec, and Wrapper Support – Flow 2.3 has vastly improved the range of codec support for SDI Ingest, File-based Ingest, and Scanning functions. Full support has now been extended for progressive frame rates/rasters, including 1080p (23.98, 25, 29.97) and 720p (23.98, 29.97, 60) in many codecs and wrappers. Also included are support for QuickTime-wrapped DNxHD and AVC-Intra, as well as support for EditShare’s patented Universal Media Files now using the DNxHD codec. Flow has also extended its File-based Ingest support to recognize many additional cameras and devices.

Asset Groups – The new Flow Asset Groups tab gives administrators an additional way to grant users permission to browse and search for clips in Flow Browse. It allows specified users to browse clips from Media Spaces that have been deleted, so that they can bring material back to online storage from the archive. It also allows a specified user to browse clips in Flow without granting them permission to mount the Media Space and access the high-resolution files. 

New Enhancements for Ark Version 2.3 Include:

Deletion From Ark Disk Via Flow Browse – Customers who have both Ark Disk and Flow can now delete individual clips from their Ark Disk nearline storage. Using the Flow Browse interface, authorized users can search for clips based on any criteria, including how long a clip has resided on Ark Disk, or whetherthere is also a copy on Ark Tape, and then delete all matching clips with one click thereby freeing up nearline storage space.

Storage to Ark Disk to Ark Tape Migration Workflow – Leveraging the new ability to delete individual clips from Ark Disk, it is now possible toinstitute “migration” workflows where clips move down through different “tiers” of storage. A clip might start out on EditShare storage, then be backed up to Ark Disk, and only deleted from Ark Disk or EditShare Storage after being successfully backed up on Ark Tape.

Ark Tape Backup Verification – This new option provides additional checks to ensure that Ark Backup/Archive jobs have been successfully written to LTO tapes.

New Enhancements for Geevs 5.3 Include:

Capture and playout of QuickTime (.mov) wrapped XDCAM-EX and XDCAM-HD are now supported. At either 35 or 50 megabits, this provides a space-effective HD codec alternative for immediate exchange between QuickTime-based NLE’s and ingest/playout.

Updates to Studio Multicam and Geevs Live User Interfaces—Based on user feedback, additional sorting, metadata and display features have been added to the Geevs Client applications. These features enhance productivity, accuracy, and speed.

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 ground breaking 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 three-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 trademarksmentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Press Contact

Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
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EditShare 6.2.1 now available, including Ark 2.2.1 & Flow 2.2.1. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

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

Please note that these are part of EditShare’s 6.2.x series, with many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines, including Storage, Flow, and Ark enhancements.

Full information about this update is available in the EditShare v6.2.1 ReadMe PDF

This release provides many important updates for Storage, Flow, and Ark. All customers are urged to update as soon as possible. Changes include Avid Style compatibility update for Media Composer and Symphony 6.5 for Windows, significant improvements in Avid Style performance in general, resolution of occasional network disconnections for OS X users who mount spaces by AFP, better Flow compatibility with Adobe Premiere, reduced memory usage by Flow and Ark leading to much better reliability during archiving and restoration operations, plus numerous overall improvements in Ark. Also, EditShare Connect and Flow clients are now “signed” for compatibility with security features in Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion and OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion.

EditShare Storage (6.2.1) — Highlights in this version

  • Avid Style now compatible with Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony 6.5 for Windows (OS X versions okay with previous release)
  • Increased Avid Style performance
  • AAF export resolved for Media Composer and Symphony 4, 5 and 5.5 for OS X when projects and/or media stored in Avid Style spaces
  • Automatic 10 Gigabit optimizations now applied on OS X workstations that have 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters
  • EditShare’s Daily Backup job now include projects created in Avid Style spaces
  • Resolved occasional disconnections of AFP-mounted spaces when there was no network activity for a long time
  • EditShare Connect for OS X “signed” for compatibility with OS X 10.7.5 and 10.8.x security features

EditShare Flow (2.2.1) — Highlights in this version

  • Drag and drop from Flow Browse to Adobe Premiere improved
  • Speed of File Ingest from XDCAM Op1a clips significantly increased
  • Enhanced memory management improves system reliability when Flow is used in conjunction with Ark
  • Better search speed when the Flow database is large
  • Flow clients for OS X “signed” for compatibility with OS X 10.7.5 and 10.8.x security features

EditShare Ark (2.2.1) — Highlights in this version

  • Enhanced memory and notification management improves system reliability, especially when Ark used in conjunction with Flow, and especially when the number of files being processed is large.
  • Running “permissions repair” from the RAID Toolkit no longer always causes Ark Tape to backup up files again.
  • Now possible to migrate files from Ark Disk to Ark Tape
  • Now possible to backup Flow database and Flow proxy files to Ark destinations
  • Multiple restoration jobs can now run simultaneously if files come from different tape pools
  • Backup from EditShare Expansion servers to Ark Disk destinations now working again

IMPORTANT – Customers using EditShare Storage and Flow with Geevs servers:

  • EditShare Storage 6.2.1.0/Flow 2.2.1.0/Ark 2.2.1.0 requires your Geevs server(s) to be running Geevs version 5.2.1.0. This is the version of Geevs that was released to be compatible with the previous EditShare updates (6.2.0.1/2.2.0.1) so you may already be running this Geevs version at your facility.
  • If you are updating Storage, Flow and Ark from versions earlier than 6.2.0.1/2.2.0.1 (for example, from 6.1.3.x/2.1.3.x), you may currently be running a Geevs version that is incompatible with this new update.
  • Please be sure to update all your Geevs servers to 5.2.1.0 if they are not already running that version. You cannot update some servers now and other servers later. All your servers must be running compatible versions.

NOTE ON DAVE:

Please visit the updated DAVE compatibility page for new information on the latest EditShare approved DAVE builds, 9.0.2-1450 and 10.0.1. All EditShare customers running OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion must be running DAVE 10.0 or DAVE 10.0.1 (DAVE 9.0.2-1450 is incompatible with Mountain Lion). EditShare customers running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion can run either DAVE 9.0.2-1450 or DAVE 10.0.1. The original DAVE 10.0 release is not 100 percent compatible with Mac OS X Lion or Mac OS X Snow Leopard, so Lion & Snow Leopard users who wish to run DAVE 10 should only use version 10.0.1.

EditShare 6.2.0.1 now available, including urgent Ark 2.2.0.1 update. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

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

Please note that these are part of EditShare’s 6.2.x series, with many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines, including Storage, Flow, and Ark enhancements.

Full information about this update is available in the EditShare v6.2 ReadMe PDF

URGENT NOTICE FOR ARK CUSTOMERS

All EditShare Ark customers who previously updated to Ark 2.2/EditShare 6.2 should immediately update to Ark 2.2.0.1/EditShare 6.2.0.1. Please contact EditShare customer support for further details. It is critical that you update without delay.

If you have not yet updated to Ark 2.2/EditShare 6.2, the update to 6.2.0.1 is not urgent. However, there are many new Flow, Ark and Storage features in the 6.2 series; see the 6.2 release notes for details.

Full information about this update is available in the ReadMeV6_2_0_1.pdf

EditShare Ark (6.2.0.1)

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed Ark Tape bug which caused blank tapes to be formatted incorrectly.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING GEEVS WITH EDITSHARE STORAGE AND FLOW

This update is not compatible with the currently shipping Geevs version, 5.1.3.0. Please do not update your storage, Ark, or Flow servers if you are running Geevs 5.1.3.0 or earlier and using Geevs with Flow.

Geevs 5.2.1.0, which is required for compatibility with Flow 2.2, will be released in Mid-June. As soon as it is released, notification will be posted here. It will then be safe to update all your servers at once to the latest releases.

NOTE FOR AVID USERS UPGRADING FROM EDITSHARE 6.1.3.1 OR EARLIER

If you were previously using EditShare Connect on OS X or Windows under EditShare 6.1.3.1 or earlier, and had configured Avid Style or the Avid Launcher, you must 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 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)

Installing EditShare Updates

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.

 

EditShare 6.2 update now available, including Flow 2.2 & Ark 2.2. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

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

Please note that these are part of EditShare’s 6.2.x series, with many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines, including Storage, Flow, and Ark enhancements.

Full information about this update is available in the EditShare v6.2 ReadMe PDF

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS USING GEEVS AND FLOW

This update is not compatible with Geevs 5.1.3.0! Please see ‘Important Note’ below for details.

EditShare Storage (6.2)

Changes in this version:

  • Support for SNMP-connected UPS devices.
  • New DAVE locking and caching options in EditShare Connect.
  • Automatic repair of quotas.
  • Removed Netatalk restart when creating new Managed, Unmanaged or Avid Style spaces.
  • Improvements to NFS client.

EditShare Flow (2.2)

This is a major release which includes many new features:

  • Group clip creation on Flow and Geevs ingest for multicam editing in Avid.
  • New clip status icons and timeline colors in Flow Browse that show whether clip is online, offline, or archived.
  • File Deletion from Flow Browse
  • New scan options, and ability to scan from Flow Browse in addition to Flow Control.
  • Partial file restoration from Ark Disk.
  • Creation of Ark restore jobs from projects, folders, clips, and sequences.
  • Many improvements to Search including similar and Boolean searches.
  • Media spaces arranged by type in Flow Browse.
  • Separation of Flow Scan and Proxy creation process, now possible to make proxies on multiple servers at once.
  • Improved metadata layout, and ability to configure custom metadata layouts.
  • Project sharing now available in Flow Projects tab using EditShare Shared Projects Red/Amber/Green lock icon system to indicate ownership.
  • You can now purchase an option to allow Flow to scan existing 3rd party storage locations that present an smb mount.
  • You can now change locked clip metadata if you have permission.
  • Expanded codec support for Scan, File Based Ingest, and SDI Ingest. Additional codecs supported by Flow Scan including Avid JFIF 4:1s and 10:1, and Canon 5D files. See here for details.
  • Drag and drop of Flow Projects or Folders into FCP7 or Adobe Premiere.
  • Other bug fixes, see Fixed in Flow Version 2.2.0.0 in the ReadMe.

Reference table showing supported formats and codecs in Flow 2.2.

EditShare Ark (2.2)

Changes in this version:

  • Ark Watch Groups created on expansion servers will now work properly.
  • Quicker display of large numbers of tape pools and backup runs.
  • Improved sorting of tape pool names.
  • Improved accuracy of estimated time for backup and restore.
  • Ark restore jobs will now continue even if there is an error on restoring a particular file.
  • Swapping of tapes will be optimized when running simultaneous backups.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING GEEVS WITH EDITSHARE STORAGE AND FLOW

This update is not compatible with the currently shipping Geevs version, 5.1.3.0. Please do not update your storage, Ark, or Flow servers if you are running Geevs 5.1.3.0 or earlier and using Geevs with Flow.

Geevs 5.2.1.0, which is required for compatibility with Flow 2.2, will be released in Mid-June. As soon as it is released, notification will be posted here. It will then be safe to update all your servers at once to the latest releases.

NOTE FOR AVID USERS UPGRADING FROM EDITSHARE 6.1.3.1 OR EARLIER

If you were previously using EditShare Connect on OS X or Windows under EditShare 6.1.3.1 or earlier, and had configured Avid Style or the Avid Launcher, you must 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 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)

Installing EditShare Updates

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.

EditShare 6.1.3.4 update now available, including Ark 2.1.3.4. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

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

Please note that these are part of EditShare’s 6.1.x series, with many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines. The 6.1.3.4 update focuses exclusively on Ark enhancements.

EditShare Ark (2.1.3.4) – Changes in this version:

  • Previously, Ark set the “block size” for LTO drives with each Ark Tape server boot up or each restart of the Ark Tape service. Now the block size is set each time a tape is loaded. This should fix reported issues with tape labels sometimes not being written or read properly, and with backups and restorations sometimes failing without a restart of Ark.
  • On Ark tape servers where the DNS address was slow to respond, certain Ark processes could timeout. This has been fixed.
  • Improved Unicode Compatibility. Until this release, the Ark User Interface might have occasionally failed to show the details for some running and completed jobs because of “unicode incompatibilties”. This has been resolved.
  • In previous Ark releases, if you scheduled an Ark job more than once per day – for example, every hour or ever 20 minutes – the list of queued jobs might have failed to display properly. This has been resolved.
  • Backups and restorations might have previously failed on Ark servers that were configured with multiple IP Addresses. This has been resolved.

Full information about this update is available in the ReadMeV6_1_3_4.pdf

Note for Avid users upgrading from EditShare 6.1.3.1 or earlier

If you were previously using EditShare Connect on OS X or Windows under EditShare 6.1.3.1 or earlier, and had configured Avid Style or the Avid Launcher, you must 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 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 Thursby 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)

Installing EditShare 6.1.3.4

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.

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

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

EditShare 6.1.3.2 update now available, including Ark 2.1.3.2 & Flow 2.1.3.2. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

EditShare Storage 6.1.3.2 is now available with EditShare Ark 2.1.3.2 & EditShare Flow 2.1.3.2

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

Please note that these are part of EditShare’s 6.1.x series, with many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines, including:

EditShare Storage (6.1.3.2) – Changes in this version:

  • Full support for Avid Media Composer 6 on Mac OS X and Windows, including support for Avid Style on both platforms.

    NOTE 1: If you were previously using EditShare Connect on OS X or Windows, 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 OS X and Windows users must update to the new version of EditShare Connect and re-enable Avid Style and/or the Avid Launcher.

    NOTE 2: If you are using DAVE 9 on Snow Leopard or Lion, you should contact EditShare technical support for updated compatibility information and a link to a DAVE 9.0.2 beta that greatly improves performance and resolves an issue reading Avid Media Database files on OS X 10.7 (Lion) with Media Composer 6.

  • Fixes to the EditShare IP Configurator that correct performance problems with ethernet bonding (a feature introduced in 6.1.3.0).

    NOTE: If you have previously configured an ethernet bond under 6.1.3.0 or 6.1.3.1, you should update to this version but you must contact EditShare Technical Support before doing so.

EditShare Ark (2.1.3.2) – Changes in this version:

  • Several minor performance and display enhancements to the Ark user interface.

EditShare Flow (2.1.3.2) – Changes in this version:

  • Full compatibility of the Flow client software on OS X 10.7 (Lion) including Flow Browse and Flow Logger, correcting an issue with high speed proxy playback. Windows Flow client software is unchanged from 6.1.3.0.

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.

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.