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.

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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.

NextWeb | How Pixar’s “Toy Story 2” got deleted — and a note on shared storage data integrity

This story about how Pixar’s Toy Story 2 accidentally got deleted really resonates with us here at EditShare:

“That’s when we first noticed it, with Woody.”

“[Larry Cutler] was in that directory and happened to be talking about installing a fix to Woody or Woody’s hat. He looked at the directory and it had like 40 files, and he looked again and it had four files.”

“Then we saw sequences start to vanish as well and we were like, “Oh my god”

“I grabbed the phone…unplug the machine!””

That’s Oren Jacob, former Chief Technical Officer of Pixar—then an associate technical director for Toy Story 2—recounting the moment they discovered that the movie was being deleted off of the company’s servers after an erroneous command was executed, erasing two months and hundreds of man-hours worth of work.

You might have heard something about this lately, as a clip from the special features of the movie has been making the rounds after being posted on Tested. It’s narrated by Jacob himself, and the movie’s Supervising Technical Director Galyn Susman.

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“You have 400 people on the network and they all have to have like pretty massive access across the board to the whole project, so it’s hard to like, limit the damage,” Jacob said. “It could happen from almost any terminal.”

“Pixar being a wide open Unix environment meant that it was very promiscuous. You could [change directory] ‘slash’, net ‘slash’ or walk across the network and log into Ed Catmull’s machine or Steve Job’s machine if you wanted to. Not that Steve ever did do any work on the film directly, but you could do that.”

The common way to prevent an accidental command like this being run on an entire project is to lock users down with permissions to only the files they need. But, because of the way a project like a Pixar film works, almost everyone working on the show needed permissions to read and write to the master machine. This was their job.

Assigning micro-managed permissions would have eaten up administrative resources, especially in crunch time.

This sort of problem is exactly what EditShare shared storage was designed to solve in the first place.

With EditShare, film & video editors can collaborate on footage on a common file server and be assured that situations like this shouldn’t be a problem, because the system actively manages permissions so that simple human mistakes don’t become catastrophes.

It works great, and we’d love to talk to you about it if you’d like to learn more.

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 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.