SMPTE EditShare brings their new XStream EFS distributed, redundantEditshare-Flow3.2 Airflow
scale-out shared storage, and the recent release of their integrated
production MAM platform, EditShare Flow 3.2.

EditShare Presents New Scale-Out Storage with Integrated MAM

EditSharewill bringXStream EFS, the company’s new distributed, redundant scale-out storage system to SMPTE15, and the most recent release of their integrated media asset management platform, EditShareFlow 3.2. Flow MAM is updated to increase efficiency by including remote collaboration tools for editorial review across dispersed teams.

EditShare addedXStream EFSto their shared storage product line earlier this year as an affordable enterprise-class scale-out storage platform for real-time workflows, emphasising scalability. XStream EFS has smart collaboration functionality for media workgroups such as project sharing, combined with fast performance and multiple levels of redundancy.

Multiple Nodes

As a media management tool, the XStream EFS system was architected to supporthigh-bandwidth, high-volume media ingest, transcoding, online collaborative editingandmultiplatform distributionof HD, 2K, 4K and higher resolution media. Whenever a file is written to an EFS system, pieces of the data – along with a second level of redundancy information – are spread across multiple nodes.

This design gives an organisation the combined speed of the nodes, plus extra file protection security. The high availability architecture was employed to increase redundancy and data protection at various levels at once, and includes redundant metadata controllers so that work continues regardless of a hardware failure. Storage capacity configurations can be set up to support systems from under 100 TB capacity up to five Petabytes.

Editshare-Flow3.2 Airflow

EditShare Flow MAM 3.2

Flow media asset management platform, included and integrated as part of all XStream systems, is used to control all files throughout production from ingest to delivery. Flow will tag, organise and manage media, giving users the ability to automate workflow tasks including transcoding. When used with the web-based portalAirFlow, it is now possible to remotely access media, and download if required, on the shared storage system for editorial and review, increasing opportunities for creative development outside the boundaries of an office or facility.

The Flow 3.2 release also has new format support, remote collaboration and automation capabilities and a high availability database option, all of which can contribute to a more efficient production pipeline. Other new options include automated transcoding and delivery workflows. New compatible formats are4K codecsand single-file-per-frame formats such