EditShare EFSv Extends Collaborative Editing Into The Cloud

A virtualized video editing and storage platform, EFSv, is being launched by EditShare. Initially running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the platform supports third-party tools for editing, audio mixing, and grading. Jigsaw24 is the first UK-based EditShare reseller to deploy EFSv.

EFSv also supports security capabilities such as file auditing to propel end-to-end editorial workflows in the cloud. The platform’s drivers “eliminate traditional IT bottlenecks and deliver superior performance in virtual environments,” said Sunil Mudholkar, vp of product management, EditShare. “Only the cloud can bring the depth of flexibility that’s essential for today’s unusual and disruptive circumstances. Overnight, the advantages offered by the cloud have changed from being ‘nice to have’ to ‘necessary.’”

He added, “We have real-world experience successfully deploying EditShare customer workflows to run in AWS and Tencent Cloud. EFSv is the culmination of these successes. With EFSv, there is no loss of capabilities. Everything, including project sharing, editing, and bin locking, is virtualized. Users can spin up an entire virtual facility in moments, with all the computing power they need to complete real-world projects in the cloud.”

Available today, EFSv packages include the workstation and GPU resources, EditShare’s Flow media management and remote production workflow tools.

Flow adds a control layer to virtualized storage pools, with tools to scan, log, search, and organize media, assemble story packages, and move content between object and block tiers of storage and also between cloud and on-premise tiers.

Stuart McGeechan of EditShare adds, “We will walk through the framework, setup, and ongoing management of your production environment in the cloud. We can advise on methods for clustering cloud instances to meet the scale-out variable requirements of bandwidth, storage, and multi-track editing in the cloud. And, we’ll give you a blueprint for starting small and growing as your needs grow. Our team will work with yours to accelerate cloud deployments and increase productivity.”

Jigsaw24 is the first UK-based EditShare reseller to deploy EFSv. Rob Adams, VP of Worldwide Sales, EditShare, says, “Jigsaw24’s Via24 infrastructure is showing media clients the way forward by offering tailored cloud production offerings. The combination of Jigsaw24’s Via24 and EFSv, meets the diverse needs of media customers from independent production companies to remote creative teams and clients looking to migrate to a more flexible business model.” 

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