EditShare has added a new seamless proxy-editing feature to its EFSv platform that it says can help make editing in the cloud more cost-efficient while also improving remote editing workflows.
According to EditShare, EFSv optimizes the use of both object and block storage located in the cloud to allow for savings of up to 75% compared to the existing costs of cloud storage and workstations, thereby making cloud editing more accessible to more facilities.
With this new feature, EFSv eliminates the workarounds associated with proxy editing and conforming to create a seamless proxy-editing experience in all editors, including those from Adobe, Avid and Blackmagic.
“The economics of cloud production have been a barrier to widespread adoption for media companies everywhere. Often it is considered as a backup plan or short-term workaround to a specific situation or project,” says Conrad Clemson, CEO of EditShare. “The implementation of the seamless proxy-editing feature of EFSv unlocks the power of the cloud as the last piece of the content supply chain.”
With EFSv, high-resolution original files can be stored in economical object storage yet read through the EFSv native file system driver, while small, lightweight editing proxies are stored in standard block storage. Both sets of files are always available and accessible to the NLE application — streamlining color grading, effect creation and conforming. Additionally, for Adobe Premiere, the new Flow panel automates the clip import process to ensure Premiere understands that both versions exist and enables toggling between them at any time.