Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2012
At Broadcast Asia 2012, EditShare show its recent MAM-enabled production storage platform
for managing ingest, asset tracking, storage and archiving, plus the Geevs Post Server with
the 64-bit Flux engine.
|The platform integrates EditShare’s media management functions from the company’s production asset management system Flow with XStream/Energy shared storage and Ark archiving software.|
|According to EditShare, locating capture, logging, searching, sequence creation and project sharing with archiving within one system, results in a workflow for storing metadata and media in a searchable, accessible system. Background processes remain transparent to users, who can work directly with their media.
The EditShare workflow is based on high-performance shared storage with high stream counts, scalability and project sharing with bin and project-locking capabilities. Editors using Lightworks, Avid, Final Cut Pro v6 and v7 and Adobe Premiere can see, copy and revise the work of colleagues - while all bins, sequences and projects are protected from accidental deletion or overwrites.
|Flow asset management and Geevs broadcast servers 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 and create subclips or 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. Users have editing tools and metadata templates for adding details to clips, making rough cuts, and dragging and dropping clips and sequences into their NLEs — without having to access full-resolution media.
|With Ark disk and tape based archiving facilities can set up a tiered storage infrastructure with nearline and offline archiving options and automation capabilities for securing media. The forthcoming Ark release, shown this year at NAB, will allow a facility to migrate media between different tiers of online, nearline spinning disk and offline tape storage.
The integration between Ark and Flow has also been expanded. Through the Flow interface, authorized users can now 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. 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 other desktops on the EditShare network.
The new EditShare Geevs Post Server will also be on display at Broadcast Asia. It is the first in a line of servers based on the new 64-bit Geevs Flux engine, which uses new 8-core CPUs and fast GPUs. Geevs Post is built into a 1U server using new Direct X9 hardware in two I/O configurations, 2-in / 2-out or 4-in / 0-out, and has functions designed for post-production tasks from ingest and file conversion through playout and delivery.
These include live preview with multiviewer output, Flow projects integration, 10-bit video and SSDs. It has wide format support and can be used by Avid, FCP, Adobe, Lightworks and Edius editors. A complete transcoding engine and file delivery are built in. Further support extends to 23.98 fps, closed captions and scaling. A free XML API for the Flux engine is available for third party developers. www.editshare.com