News and Updates

Webinar: Skinny MAM - Tackling Workflow without the Overhead

Whether you are working in your office, remotely connecting from home, or working in the cloud, EditShare's Flow media management suite is available to help you manage your production workflow.

During tomorrow's webinar, EditShare will take you on a guided tour of:

• Flow Story, AirFlow, and Flow Automation

• Third-party integrations leveraging EditShare's open set of RESTful APIs - including the Flow/Zoom integration discussed in this recent blog post

• EditShare's updated Premiere Pro panel - available as part of Flow 2020.3

Please register for your preferred session below:

May 6th - 9am ET, 1pm UTC - Session #1

May 6th - 7pm ET, 11pm UTC - Session #2

Webinar: EditShare Extends Collaborative Editing into the Cloud

Join EditShare to see how video production can embrace the cloud today and unlock amazing potential moving forward. EditShare's EFSv platform provides virtualized video-editing and storage to help you seamlessly transition from on-premise workflows to optimized remote production workflow in the cloud.

EditShare will walk through the framework, setup, and ongoing management of your production environment in the cloud. They will discuss and demonstrate multi-vendor NLE support inclusive of multi-platform collaborative editing with intelligent locking and permissions capabilities as well as methods for clustering AWS instances to meet the scale-out variable requirements of bandwidth, storage, and multi-track editing in the cloud. And, they’ll give you a blueprint for starting small and growing as your needs grow. Join us as we work together to accelerate cloud deployments and increase productivity.

Please register for your preferred session below:

April 22nd - 9am ET, 1pm UTC - Session #1

April 22nd - 7pm ET, 11pm UTC - Session #2

EditShare Support for New Adobe Premiere Pro "Productions" Feature

Collaboration has always been a key theme at EditShare, and since their launch back in 2004, they have worked hard to enable editors to share both media files as well as projects. After all, making films and videos is usually a group effort, and the whole process is much more efficient when everyone on a production team can work from the same common canvas. That's why over the years they have developed their own sharing solutions and their have also supported any native sharing capabilities that are baked into video editing applications.  

Naturally, EditShaer is very excited about Adobe's new "Productions" feature that gives editors the best Premiere Pro "project sharing" experience ever. EditShare has been testing a beta version of this new feature, and this significant upgrade for Premiere Pro users works flawlessly with its EFS shared storage.

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Meet EFS 2020, the Industry’s Fastest Media-Optimized File System

EditShare has announced that it will unveil its next-generation file system and management console, EFS 2020, at IBC2019, held in Amsterdam from September 13th-17th. Powering faster EditShare storage nodes and networks, EFS 2020 enables media organizations to build extensive collaborative workflows, shielding creative personnel from the underlying technical complexity while equipping administrators and technicians with a comprehensive set of media management tools. To the end-user, the latest release offers an improved, fast and flexible collaborative storage space with an increase in throughput performance of up to 20%. To the engineers who manage it, EFS 2020 offers a scalable, stable and incredibly secure media storage platform.

"EditShare’s technology is deep and sophisticated, but its fundamental ethos is to remove complexities from the creative workflow, enabling media professionals to focus on the artistic aspect of their work, optimizing overall productivity,” states Conrad Clemson, CEO, EditShare. “EditShare continues to deliver on this with enhancements to nearly every aspect of the new EFS file system and management console. With speed and security topping the list of advancements, EFS 2020 enables EditShare customers to effortlessly manage the growing requirements for high-bandwidth, multi-stream 4K workflows and beyond.”

Media-friendly Architecture that Banishes Bottlenecks
Unlike generic IT storage systems, EditShare has written its own ultra-efficient drivers for EFS, for use with Windows, macOS and Linux. EditShare manages the entire EFS 2020 technology stack from the file system to OS drivers, which means enterprise-level stability and faster video file transfers. Users can expect more real-time video streams, without the bottlenecks caused by legacy network protocols.

Safety and Security for Valuable Media Content
EFS 2020 File Auditing is the first and only real-time purpose-built content auditing platform for the entire production workflow. With high-profile media content theft on the rise, security is top of mind for media professionals. Designed to track all content movement on the server, including a deliberately obscured change, EFS 2020 File Auditing provides a complete, user-friendly activity report with a detailed trail back to the instigator. An important and timely addition to the EditShare production ecosystem, file auditing is an industry recommended and best practice security measure that ensures accountability by answering “who did what and when.”

EditShare EFS 2020 will be available in Q4 2019.

EditShare to Showcase Security, Cloud, and International Versioning Advancements at NAB 2019

EditShare will be showcasing the latest advancements in storage security, cloud integration and IMF at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas at booth SL8016.

“This NAB is all about ensuring that our customers have a path to move their media infrastructure forward and adapt to emerging technologies and changing business needs,” states Andy Liebman, founder, and CEO, EditShare. “EditShare’s forward-looking solutions give them the flexibility to move in the direction they want and need too, whether it’s building a hybrid facility where part of their workflow lives in the cloud to expanding their business globally on the promise of IMF to making sure their facility is bulletproof for doing business with OTT providers who have a growing concern with content theft. We have what our customers need today with many options for expanding their business next month, next year and in five years. EditShare is your future.” 

About EditShare Media Solutions Shown at NAB 2019:

EditShare’s fluid media ecosystem facilitates sharing of content and ideas through organized access of media on an open platform that integrates all industry standard video and audio editing systems, color grading solutions, and visual effects applications. Its flagship EditShare EFS scale out storage enterprise scale-out storage solution is developed for large-scale media organizations, supporting hundreds of users simultaneously with embedded tools for sharing media and collaborating across departments, across sites, and around the world. Flow media asset management, which ships as part of the EFS single node platforms as well as other third-party shared storage platforms, provides the smart control layer and governance to manage millions of digital assets and automate media processes such as transcoding and archiving. The AirFlow module brings the benefit of cloud-based collaboration to the creative workflow, enabling facilities to quickly scale up on projects or drive remote workflows without expanding on-premise infrastructure. QScan automated quality check and file verification rounds out the collaborative experience with quality control over files, giving creatives peace of mind knowing that the media files they are working with meet industry specifications.

Doubling Down on the Future – Security, Cloud, and Global Delivery

With smartphones and tablets making it easier to consume content anywhere, anytime and OTT platforms offering attractive, hyper-curated programming options to their subscribers, the demand for adverts, snackable content and full-blown programs has skyrocketed. Liebman elaborates, “To meet the ever increasing demand for content, production houses and content producers need to tap into a much larger pool of creative storytellers. Bringing talent to known creative hubs such as Los Angeles, New York or London’s Soho is not a cost-effective cure for facilities. They need to be able to leverage talent wherever they are located and, if need be, bring them into the creative process remotely, and this is where EditShare solves the pain point. With EditShare, facilities can have one collaborative environment with fine-grain control over who can see and access what in that environment, allowing facilities to hire the best talent with security measures that follow industry best practices."

With EditShare’s secure and cloud-ready EFS and Flow solutions, a facility in New York can collaborate with creatives in Dallas, Texas, and Singapore, eliminating travel and downtime moving media from one location to another. Support for IMF with QScan paves the road for global distribution. Liebman drives home the point, “EditShare is offering a real-time secure interaction without compromise that allows facilities to scale their business to meet the new (and growing) demand for top talent located all over the world and the ability to deliver the growing demand for OTT content anywhere.”

Technology First Innovation at EditShare NAB 2019 Showcase:

EditShare EFS Auditing - Storage Designed for the future of M&E Security

EditShare will be showcasing advancements in its EFS Auditing technology, the industry’s only real-time auditing platform designed to manage, monitor and secure your media from inception to delivery. EFS Auditing keeps track of all digital assets and captures every digital footprint that a file takes throughout its life-cycle, including copying, modifying and deleting of any content within a project. IABM, the International Association for Broadcast & Media Technology Suppliers, recognized EFS Auditing as a game changer in storage content security, awarding it the coveted ‘Best Storage’ product of 2018 at the IABM BaM Awards in September 2018 at IBC.

In addition to showcasing advancements in security, EditShare founder and CEO Andy Liebman will be presenting at the NAB Broadcast and Engineering/IT Conference a panel session on content security: Security: Table Stakes for Doing Business Today” on Wednesday, April 10.

Flow 2019 – Innovating Remote Editing Workflows

EditShare will introduce Flow 2019 extension 3 at NAB 2019. In addition to major performance improvements across the board, Flow 2019 extension 3 brings new multicam editing capabilities and support for a raft of new storage vendors. It also expands its cloud-based support for Azure, Google, S3, Wasabi, and Backblaze with cost-effective scale up and scale down workflows.

“There is one new element in Flow 2019 extension 3 that sets EditShare apart from the other MAM offerings and that is the new Flow Story Multicam editing feature that can be used locally or remote. Based on the Lightworks Multicamera technology which took home the Emmy in 2018 for is groundbreaking design, Flow Story Multicam is incredibly powerful, yet simple to use anywhere,” states Matt Hallin, Video Group Technical Director, EditShare. Flow 2019 extension 3 offers a flexible way to sync multiple cameras and footage together, including separate video and audio clips into one combined asset that can have tracks individually altered to change sync where needed. The asset can then be logged, shared and edited all within the Flow Story client allowing for simple and even shared editing between multiple Flow Story clients at the same time. Hallin concludes, “While multicam editing is not a new feature in the industry, the ability to edit multicam footage easily and keep track of all the assets within a MAM is still fairly new and very innovative in terms of collaboration. Early feedback from our beta testers is that this feature is a home run for remote editing.”

QScan – IMF Ready for the Future

QScan’s wide-ranging model offering lets users adopt automated quality control processes into facilities and workflows of all sizes and demands with new IMF capabilities opening doors to global business opportunities. Howard Twine, Director of Software Strategy, EditShare, says, “There is a market perception that all IMF tool-sets are expensive; but this is not the case with QScan. With QScan, you can start small and upgrade the product as your business needs grow with no compromise on the technical capabilities. All QScan models can be used very effectively from point of ingest right through to final package delivery. Hence QScan investment ROI can be measured in a matter of weeks, not months.”

With more content than ever being distributed in multiple languages over multiple platforms, QScan supports IMF workflows, allowing users to create one bundle with the variation in language and distribution encapsulated. Twine concludes, “We have drastically simplified the process. With a push of a button, QScan will not only package your IMF bundles but ensure you have met all of the necessary compliance standards. Edit suites are freed for projects and your facility is future-proofed for a greater global reach.” Each QScan product is fully endorsed and approved by the AMW (Advanced Media Workflow Association). 

EditShare Announces Public Beta Program for Next-Gen Flow MAM

EditShare invites the post production community to test the next generation of its Flow media asset management platform. For the first time, any broadcast or production facility can install Flow MAM on top of any storage pool. Now available for download, the first 100 eligible beta applicants will have the opportunity to try the all-new, storage independent version of Flow for 100 days free of charge. Approved applicants will have unrestricted access to all Flow modules, Flow technical support, and private Flow forums at no cost.

This latest iteration of Flow has been completely re-engineered for non-EditShare storage environments such as Avid NEXIS, StorageDNA, and Amazon S3. As a fully software-defined MAM platform, Flow maximizes your existing storage infrastructure by adding an intelligent media management layer that can manage millions of assets across multiple storage tiers in different locations.

Join the beta program today: flow.editshare.com

Why a Modern Production Facility Needs Automated Quality Control

Automatic Quality Control of content is an important aspect of file-based workflows and one that should not be taken lightly. Content that does not match broadcast or on-demand delivery specification can have a detrimental impact on your media business. Content can be rejected by a service provider and sent back to the content maker for rework, which in some instances can include a re-grade, a new audio mix, or a retake of an entire scene. This can lead to great expense for the content maker and a significant hit on the bottom line...

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EditShare Adds Comprehensive Auditing Capabilities to XStream EFS

EditShare is giving IBC 2017 attendees a sneak peek at the new shared storage auditing capabilities due out in the next major release of its XStream EFS platform (stand 7.C27). The new capabilities provide comprehensive auditing and reporting of all file system activity, including file creation, deletion, modification, opens, and reads as well as general media space access. The new auditing feature will be available in all XStream EFS scale-out storage models.

The intuitive EditShare XStream EFS Auditing Dashboard provides system administrators a high-level view of activity down to individual users and files, enabling them to perform a stringent audit on each EFS storage pool and every user, and in real time, analyze which users carried out which action, to what file or directory, and when it took place. Unlike other auditing approaches, EFS auditing does not impact system performance. XStream EFS auditing data is easily exported to third parties and other auditing applications.

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EditShare Acquires QUALES

EditShare has completed the acquisition of QC specialist QUALES. Known for its intuitive visual inspection interface and automated QC accuracy, QUALES QC solutions are now an integral part of the EditShare product portfolio with advanced integration planned with the Flow media asset management platform.

The unique QUALES user interface is designed for the creative, providing an instant visual presentation of the quality checked file. QUALES will give Flow users, which include producers, post supervisors, editors, and other non-engineering staff, an intuitive visual aid to spot-check content. With QC offered as a core capability within the EditShare Flow media asset management platform, users will be able to systematically QC content at any point across the workflow as opposed to the traditional process of QC checks prior to distribution, saving countless hours of production and post-production time.

Please contact us for more information regarding QUALES


EditShare Shows Its Highly Resilient Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial, and VR Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

EditShare will be showcasing its high-performance scale-out XStream EFS shared storage solutions at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2017 show (July 30-Aug 3) at booth 837. Designed to support media-intensive VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio, and virtual reality production workflows, XStream EFS solutions are used by powerhouse facilities worldwide, including recent adopters PPC in Soho London and Open Road Entertainment in Los Angeles. Its highly resilient and scalable architecture supports the large-scale workgroup requirements of high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing, and multi-platform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K, 8K, and virtual reality content. The core media management capabilities provide VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio, and immersive 360-degree productions a foundational platform for managing the full creative workflow, including logging of rushes and creating proxies of raw footage and stitched media. Thanks to the robust and highly resilient architecture, the versatile EFS platform supports a wide range of workflows, removing the need for facilities to purchase single-purpose, dedicated storage solutions for specific productions.

Please contact us to set up a private demo at SIGGRAPH