Dublin’s boutique commercial post facility, Raygun, adds EditShare single-node XStream EFS scale out shared storage and Flow media asset management.
Raygun, located in Dublin, Ireland, has centered its creative media workflow around EditShare Flow MAM, EFS shared storage, and archiving solutions. The commercials post producer is known for its high-end visual effects and audio capabilities.
The facility's co-founder Jess Felton, “The EditShare system has transformed how we share content between departments and is very much at the heartbeat of our facility. With the ever-increasing demand for 4k content and beyond, we were in need of an intelligent shared storage workflow which was bulletproof and scalable, a system all departments in our facility could connect to and work from with ease. We identified EditShare's EFS Scale-Out storage nodes as a perfect and affordable fit for Raygun, initially setting-up a 2-node system, with a plan to bolt on extra nodes as our workload grows.”
“The beauty of an XStream EFS–based installation is that it can be configured with additional capability such as High Availability Metadata servers, dedicated Flow and Ark servers and workflow automation solutions that adapts to the facility’s needs. This is important for fast-paced and fast-growing facilities like Raygun,” states Tara Montford, Managing Director, EditShare.
Staff can log on to the Flow MAM from any laptop or workstation and browse content libraries, review work and automate tasks such as transcoding or file migration from online to offline storage. Felton elaborates on the benefit of having Flow.
“Flow Browse has really changed the way we use, search for and archive our assets,” says Felton. “Knowing that everything is secure and catalogued really takes the sting out of bringing back long forgotten projects and sometimes obscure elements. It plays well with Avid and it's something I turn to every day.”
Raygun plans to expand the MAM configuration to include the web-based Airflow for remote workflows. Felton explains the value this will add to the facility services and efficiency, “Flow makes sharing projects and content easy, and allows all our creatives instant access to the material they need to complete each job. We're also excited to roll out the remote access features of Airflow to our clients and suppliers, allowing remote collaboration and secure delivery of dailies/rushes from anywhere in the world.”
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