EditShare has a new virtualized video editing and storage platform called EFSv. Initially running on AWS infrastructure, the open EFSv platform supports industry-standard third-party creative tools for editing, audio mixing and grading with security capabilities such as file auditing to propel secure, end-to-end editorial workflows in the cloud.
According to EditShare, EFSv native drivers eliminate traditional IT bottlenecks and offer higher performance in virtual environments. And, by using the EditShare RESTful API, users and technology partners can easily automate advanced storage management workflows. Everything within EFSv is virtualized, including project sharing, editing and bin locking.
“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,” says Sunil Mudholkar, VP of product management, EditShare.
EFSv packages include the workstation and GPU resources required to support teams of all sizes. The EFSv packages also include 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 between cloud and on-premises tiers. Flow’s automation capabilities help users to set redundant tasks and complex workflows.
The EditShare pricing structure offers options to purchase the EFSv subscription alone or with cloud services. EditShare’s customer service team is consulting with users to help them move client workflows to the cloud. This includes cloud configuration, data migration, workflow design and system automation.