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Why a Modern Production Facility Needs Automated Quality Control

Automatic Quality Control of content is an important aspect of file-based workflows and one that should not be taken lightly. Content that does not match broadcast or on-demand delivery specification can have a detrimental impact on your media business. Content can be rejected by a service provider and sent back to the content maker for rework, which in some instances can include a re-grade, a new audio mix, or a retake of an entire scene. This can lead to great expense for the content maker and a significant hit on the bottom line...

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EditShare Adds Comprehensive Auditing Capabilities to XStream EFS

EditShare is giving IBC 2017 attendees a sneak peek at the new shared storage auditing capabilities due out in the next major release of its XStream EFS platform (stand 7.C27). The new capabilities provide comprehensive auditing and reporting of all file system activity, including file creation, deletion, modification, opens, and reads as well as general media space access. The new auditing feature will be available in all XStream EFS scale-out storage models.

The intuitive EditShare XStream EFS Auditing Dashboard provides system administrators a high-level view of activity down to individual users and files, enabling them to perform a stringent audit on each EFS storage pool and every user, and in real time, analyze which users carried out which action, to what file or directory, and when it took place. Unlike other auditing approaches, EFS auditing does not impact system performance. XStream EFS auditing data is easily exported to third parties and other auditing applications.

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EditShare Acquires QUALES

EditShare has completed the acquisition of QC specialist QUALES. Known for its intuitive visual inspection interface and automated QC accuracy, QUALES QC solutions are now an integral part of the EditShare product portfolio with advanced integration planned with the Flow media asset management platform.

The unique QUALES user interface is designed for the creative, providing an instant visual presentation of the quality checked file. QUALES will give Flow users, which include producers, post supervisors, editors, and other non-engineering staff, an intuitive visual aid to spot-check content. With QC offered as a core capability within the EditShare Flow media asset management platform, users will be able to systematically QC content at any point across the workflow as opposed to the traditional process of QC checks prior to distribution, saving countless hours of production and post-production time.

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EditShare Shows Its Highly Resilient Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial, and VR Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

EditShare will be showcasing its high-performance scale-out XStream EFS shared storage solutions at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2017 show (July 30-Aug 3) at booth 837. Designed to support media-intensive VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio, and virtual reality production workflows, XStream EFS solutions are used by powerhouse facilities worldwide, including recent adopters PPC in Soho London and Open Road Entertainment in Los Angeles. Its highly resilient and scalable architecture supports the large-scale workgroup requirements of high-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editing, and multi-platform distribution of HD, 2K, 4K, 8K, and virtual reality content. The core media management capabilities provide VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio, and immersive 360-degree productions a foundational platform for managing the full creative workflow, including logging of rushes and creating proxies of raw footage and stitched media. Thanks to the robust and highly resilient architecture, the versatile EFS platform supports a wide range of workflows, removing the need for facilities to purchase single-purpose, dedicated storage solutions for specific productions.

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New EditShare XStream EFS 40NL Brings Massive Cost Efficiencies for Nearline Storage Workflows

EditShare has announced the expansion of its high-performance XStream EFS scale out storage product line with XStream EFS 40NL. The new XStream EFS 40NL scale out storage model is designed to deliver the performance and economics of traditional nearline storage with the scalability, fault-tolerance, and ease of use of the proven EditShare EFS shared storage solution. Administrators can easily add one or more EFS 40NL nodes of cost-optimized storage to an existing XStream EFS storage cluster as well as configure the EFS 40NL as an independent storage cluster for disaster recovery or media backup. Each XStream EFS 40NL 4U storage node provides 240TB of raw capacity and can be configured to protect against the loss of one or more nodes.

Like all existing EFS nodes, EFS 40NL nodes leverage EditShare's “Storage Node Group” concept, which allows users to assign media spaces to a specific set of nodes and define how the files in the media space are protected.

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White Paper: Adobe HD online and 4K proxy workflows with EditShare

EditShare is much more than just shared storage for your video assets. This new white paper takes a look at smart ways to use Adobe Premiere Pro with EditShare shared storage and Flow media asset management for both online HD editing and proxy editing of 4K and higher data rate projects.

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Q&A: EditShare CEO Andy Liebman on Storage and Networking for 4K

As the ramp-up to NAB 2017 continues, StudioDaily is talking to industry executives about the needs of their customers, the evolution of their products, and what the technology climate feels like as 4K workflow becomes less complicated and more affordable for a broader range of users.

Up today is Andy Liebman, CEO of EditShare, who tells StudioDaily about the workflow trends driving his latest tools. Douglas Fallstrom of Primary Data weighs in, too, with a checklist of considerations he says you need to account for when scoping out scale-out storage solutions.

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See EditShare Scale Out Storage and Asset Management at NAB 2017

Attending NAB this year? Visit EditShare at booth SL9716 and get hands-on with EditShare’s latest shared storage and media management solutions. Newly-enhanced flagship products on display include XStream EFS, the scale-out, distributed media storage solution, along with Flow, EditShare's fully-integrated advanced production asset management solution. With ever-growing production demands and increasing volumes of media, every post-production facility needs a comprehensive media management toolset to complement their shared storage. From file ingest and metadata logging of media to automated QC workflows and file delivery, having a storage platform that can manage it all with seamless integration of 3rd-party tools is essential.

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White Paper: Advantages of EditShare XStream EFS Native Client

Within Media & Entertainment applications, there are many popular network protocols used to connect a shared storage solution to NLE or creative clients. However, these generic protocols cannot manage data bottlenecks or hardware issues that will stop a facility from continuously streaming high bandwidth media. The EditShare XStream EFS Native Client is a powerful, multi-threaded application that tightly manages read and write streams while avoiding the latency and overhead of legacy protocols.

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