EditShare announced that Los Angeles-based ALL3MEDIA AMERICA has purchased the high-performance EditShare XStream shared storage platform for the company’s new post facility located in Culver City, Calif. Known for producing hit reality television programs such as Undercover Boss (CBS) and The Pitch (AMC), ALL3MEDIA AMERICA is expanding its postproduction infrastructure to include 25 new Avid edit suites connected to a massive 192-TB EditShare XStream system. EditShare will serve as the new facility’s main content repository, providing key project and media sharing capabilities for editors to meet ALL3MEDIA AMERICA’s demanding post schedule and deadlines.
“We are investing in EditShare to not only support the workload we have today, but for the growth we expect in our future,” said Damien Frost, group IT director, ALL3MEDIA. “EditShare systems are designed to accommodate expansion. The company is known for keeping pace with industry changes, ensuring our investment can absorb new technology advancements and scale alongside us.”
“In terms of scalability, the EditShare XStream shared storage platform is ideal for fast-moving companies like ALL3MEDIA AMERICA,” said Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “You can attach up to four 16-drive Expansion Chassis to an individual XStream Workflow Director for up to 320-TB in a single XStream server. And thanks to EditShare’s Extreme Scalable Architecture (ESA), expanding XStream’s capacity into the petabytes is no more complicated than adding additional Workflow Directors to the network. There is no need to upgrade into a different category of storage server or change the way you work.”
EditShare shared storage systems use 10-gigabit Ethernet technology, including 10GBaseT (10 gigabit Ethernet over CAT-6A), supporting large stream counts with simplicity. “Equally as important for facilities such as ALL3MEDIA, who have large Avid editing workgroups, is EditShare’s support for Avid Project Sharing,” Liebman said. “Our advanced media sharing capabilities let editors draw on the same central pool of media simultaneously and safely. They can freely share raw material, bins and sequences, irrespective of the size of the workgroup.” EditShare provides easy-to-use administration tools for configuring user rights and access privileges. No per-seat licensing removes the limits to the number of users that can access content, allowing facilities to easily scale in terms of technology and resources.
Boutique equipment rental company Timeline Digital Editingis spearheading the technical installation and facility build-out for ALL3MEDIA AMERICA.