EditShare for William Paterson UniversityAs part of renovation and transition to HD tapeless
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.07.05
EditShare LLC announced that William Paterson
University (WPU) has purchased 80TB of EditShare Energy shared storage,
four EditShare Geevs broadcast servers, and EditShare Flow as part of a
studio renovation and transition to a tapeless, HD workflow.
The upgrade provides a reliable,
high performance end-to-end system for
all types of HD production and studio projects involving film,
television and news.
"We'd been using a small EditShare
storage unit for several years with great success. So when it was time to
upgrade our studios and workflow, it made sense to add more EditShare storage
and to take advantage of the versatile, cost-effective Geevs servers,"
says Robert Meyer, the video engineer who oversees the editing/production
facilities at WPU. "EditShare gives
us the fast, reliable throughput we need on our existing Ethernet network, Avid
and Final Cut Pro Project Sharing, and a high performance recording and playout
solution at an affordable price. In an education setting, value and flexibility
are especially important."
Two Geevs servers in each of WPU's two studios provide two ingest channels for
recording and two playback channels of HD video. The combined 92TB
of EditShare storage makes media accessible to all authorized users. Students
can work on any edit station; for example, a student could start a project on a
workstation in a teaching classroom and finish it in an edit suite or another
media lab. EditShare Flow provides cohesive production asset management with metadata
templates. An added benefit of Flow is the creation of low-res proxies as
content is ingested. When browsing the database, professors and authorized
users can find and view content. Meyer also expects the Flow
asset management to be helpful for professional videographers
who will search the database for saved clips that can be included in high-end
projects they create for lectures, fundraising or other special needs.
"We've added products like Geevs
servers and Flow asset management to our portfolio so our customers can further
leverage their investment in EditShare shared storage," says Andy
Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. "All
EditShare products are fully integrated with our shared storage so the
end-to-end workflow is fluid, uninterrupted and uncomplicated. EditShare
solutions are customer-driven and cover all kinds of workflows - from live
production of TV series to intense post-production and academic settings. Our
high-value technology solutions give users tremendous flexibility. They can
concentrate on the task at hand and not worry about the underlying technology.
With EditShare, it simply works."
EditShare Energy is a collaborative storage solution for
production companies, post facilities, OB trucks, news operations, and schools
that need powerful media and project sharing plus scalability on a limited
budget. Energy uses SAS expansion and supports the addition of one
16-drive unit to the Energy server; the additional drives are attached to the
primary RAID controller, expanding capacity and performance. Like the more
powerful XStream servers, Energy also supports EditShare's Extreme Scalable
Architecture, which facilitates additional EditShare shared storage systems to
the network where they all work together as a single storage environment. Energy includes EditShare's powerful Flow asset management and Ark
backup and archiving software, turning the storage system into a complete
tapeless workflow solution.
Flow provides production asset management. 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
EditShare Geevs Broadcast Servers have been crafted to support a 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 and an unrivaled feature set, Geevs servers
offer broadcasters and post-production users real benefits and ROI. It
provides codec support including DVCPRO HD, Apple ProRes, Avid
DNxHD, XDCAM HD, and AVC-Intra 50/100. EditShare also offers a free API for
integration with third-party solutions, making it a flexible broadcast