EditShare Qualifies Mac OS X 10.9 for Its Shared Storage, Media Asset Management and Archiving Solutions
January 23, 2014

EditShare Qualifies Mac OS X 10.9 for Its Shared Storage, Media Asset Management and Archiving Solutions

Boston — EditShare, a technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) compatibility for all EditShare shared storage, Flow media asset management and Ark archiving and backup products.

EditShare customers using Mavericks with Avid Media Composer 7.0.3 and, Final Cut Pro X 10.1, and Pro Tools 11.1 can connect to EditShare shared storage systems via Thursby's DAVE 11 SMB client, or via AFP for optimal performance. Avid Media Composer 7.0.3 editors who connect to EditShare shared storage via AFP and 10GB Ethernet will see marked performance improvements even when editing multiple streams of 10-bit uncompressed HD. 

EditShare Tapeless Workflow

EditShare seamlessly integrates high-performance shared storage solutions (XStream, Energy and Field) with video ingest (Geevs and Flow), media asset management (Flow), and archive and backup (Ark) tools to offer broadcast and post-production professionals a productivity-enhancing, tapeless workflow on a highly scalable infrastructure.

Designed to maximize collaboration and media sharing, EditShare solutions integrate with industry-standard third-party systems such as NLE and graphics, applications, sports production equipment, and MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems

EditShare XStream Integrated Platform

EditShare XStream is the high-performance collaborative storage solution of choice for production companies, post facilities, news operations and schools that need powerful media and project sharing plus scalability. EditShare XStream systems can start out as small as one Workflow Director with 16 drives. Then, as a facility's needs grow, up to four storage expansion units can be added for a total of 80 drives or up to 320TB. Growing an XStream Workflow Director is achieved via PCI-e expansion, which means each set of 16 drives is powered by its own RAID controller, resulting in the fastest, lowest-latency storage. Thanks to EditShare's Extreme Scalable Architecture (ESA), you can also put multiple EditShare shared storage servers onto a network where they work together as a single massive storage environment. With XStream, a facility can scale both "up" and "out" - into the petabytes.

Equipped with superior collaboration features, EditShare XStream allows Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Lightworks Pro and other editors to safely share both media and projects for the ultimate in efficient post-production. In addition, XStream includes EditShare's powerful Flow asset management and Ark backup and archiving software, turning the shared storage system into a complete end-to-end tapeless workflow solution.

EditShare Flow Asset Management

EditShare Flow provides powerful asset management. Flow users can browse the database and 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.

EditShare Ark Backup and Archiving

Fully integrated with EditShare XStream and Flow, EditShare Ark offers facilities a tiered storage infrastructure for backup and archive:

  • Ark Tape provides an integrated solution for easy, energy-efficient backup and archiving of media and projects from EditShare shared storage systems. Designed for use with qualified LTO tape libraries, Ark Tape facilitates creation of any number of "Tape Pools" (groups of tapes). For example, one for your entire organization, one for each customer or project, or separate pools for on-site and off-site. Easily copy or migrate media and related files from "online" to "offline" storage, verify backed up data, and receive notifications when transfers are completed.
  • Ark Disk is built on top of hard disks that are spinning all the time - offering the advantage of high-speed performance for backup, archiving and restoration tasks. With Ark Disk, your nearline media is always just seconds away.