EditShare Releases Version 7 of Its Shared Storage Platform
March 31, 2014

EditShare Releases Version 7 of Its Shared Storage Platform

BOSTON – EditShare, a technology company in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, will reveal its latest – and most advanced – shared storage platform, EditShare Storage v7, at NAB 2014 (booth SL5709).

Built on the newest, high-performance Linux kernel, EditShare Storage v7 delivers higher stream counts, higher total throughput and smoother operation than ever before. The enhanced operating system incorporates a new Quality of Service (QoS) system that allows authorized users to reserve bandwidth for high-priority real-time activities such as capture and playout. At the network level, EditShare Storage v7 introduces support for Active Directory Single Sign-On (SS0) as well as the SMB2 networking protocol, enabling uncompressed 4K over 40-Gigabit Ethernet as well as improved performance with standard 1-Gigabit and 10-Gigabit connections.

The new v7 release also includes a completely revamped “EditShare Connect” client application with many new high-value features including “Project Profiles,” an innovation that lets users and administrators define groups of Media Spaces that should get mounted for different projects; support for using AFP-mounted spaces as Final Cut Pro X SAN Volumes, giving FCP X editors the ability to store “Libraries,” “Events” and “Projects” on high performance central storage; and localization support for virtually any language.

Within EditShare Storage v7 is a new Quality of Service/Bandwidth Reservation system that integrates with EditShare Flow, Geevs and Ark. Geevs and Flow automatically get prioritized for real-time ingest and playout, while authorized NLE editors also get the ability to reserve disk bandwidth for high-priority real-time capture and playout activities that can’t risk a dropped frame. 

In addition, the EditShare Connect interface has been completely rewritten for EditShare Storage v7, and the changes go far beyond cosmetics. The new EditShare Connect includes many new features that have been introduced as a result of feedback from customers.

Known for its advanced project sharing capabilities for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Lightworks and other industry-standard non-linear editors, all EditShare collaborative storage systems also feature comprehensive Flow media asset management as well as Ark backup and archiving capabilities. The flagship EditShare Flow application seamlessly integrates with EditShare shared storage, enhancing the workflow to include file ingest, scanning, logging, cataloging, automation, web-based access to clips, searching and much more. EditShare Ark provides nearline and offline backup and archiving to spinning disks and/or LTO tapes. With Flow at the front end of Ark, users can easily set backup and archive rules, search nearline and deep archives, and view proxy files before restoring full resolution media to EditShare Media Spaces.