EditShare Demos Real-time 8K Enterprise Shared Storage

Developments across XStream EFS scale-out shared storage, QScan AQC solutions and Flow MAM headline the lineup.

EditShare will be showing off the real-time 4K, 8K “and beyond” capabilities of its EFS scale out storage video playback system in Amsterdam.

“Most enterprise storage systems are developed for IT transactional environments. They are not designed for media workflows and more often than not, do not take into account that low latencies are a key requirement,” comments Bill Thompson, EditShare storage product manager. “This is where EditShare XStream EFS differentiates. It's an enterprise architecture that is designed for media workflows which are more time-critical; hence, low latencies and high bandwidth are crucial to mitigate issues like stuttering video on playback. The EFS media file system allows numerous creative applications on different operating systems to share media assets efficiently from the same storage pool ensuring high-performance for every workstation.”

The firm’s storage solution range includes the single-node EFS 200 and EFS 300 small to mid-size facilities, multi-node XStream EFS 450 solutions for enterprise workflows and the SSD-based node options for clients requiring ultimate high-resolution real-time playback. For those facilities who have online storage space as a premium, the EFS 40NL parking storage nodes are designed to optimize content use by allowing them to park content whilst not in use.

EditShare will also show its support for IMF in its new QScan Automated Quality Control (AQC) range, powered by the QUALES QC engine.

“Compliance is taking center stage for many productions and hence pushing QC workflow needs to the top of the discussion,” comments Howard Twine, director of software strategy, EditShare. “With IMF adoption on the horizon, QScan is positioned to cost-effectively assist facilities who want to take advantage of new global business opportunities IMF will provide.” 

The new software-defined Flow, which is now in public beta, has been “completely re-engineered” for non-EditShare storage environments such as Avid NEXIS, StorageDNA and Amazon S3. Bringing search, browse, and retrieve capabilities as well as tools to assemble media to static media storage, the software-defined MAM platform “maximizes the value of customers’ existing storage infrastructure by adding an intelligent media management layer that can manage millions of assets across multiple storage tiers in different locations,” states Matt Sandford, worldwide product manager for Flow. “Flow eases the burden of managing all that content whether it's on online premise, nearline or cloud storage platforms. It simplifies and eliminates that pain point.”

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