EditShare announced that William Paterson University (WPU) has purchased 80TB of EditShare Energy shared storage, four EditShare Geevs broadcast servers, and EditShare Flow as part of a major studio renovation and transition to a tapeless, high-definition workflow. The upgrade provides a high performance, end-to-end system for all types of high-definition production and studio projects involving film, television and news.
“We’d been using a small EditShare storage unit for several years with great success,” said Robert Meyer, the video engineer who oversees the editing/production facilities at WPU. “So when it was time to upgrade our studios and workflow, it made sense to add more EditShare storage and to take advantage of the versatile, cost-effective Geevs servers. EditShare gives us the fast, reliable throughput we need on our existing ethernet network, Avid and Final Cut Pro Project Sharing, and a high performance recording and playout solution at an affordable price. In an education setting, value and flexibility are especially important.”
Two Geevs servers in each of WPU’s two studios provide two ingest channels for recording and two playback channels of high-definition video. The combined 92TB of EditShare storage makes media accessible to all authorized users. Students can work on any edit station; for example, a student could start a project on a workstation in a teaching classroom and finish it in an edit suite or another media lab. EditShare Flow provides cohesive production asset management with easy-to-use metadata templates. An added benefit of Flow is the creation of low-res proxies as content is ingested. When browsing the database, professors and authorized users can quickly find and view content. Meyer also expects the Flow asset management to be extremely helpful for professional videographers who will search the database for saved clips that can be included in high-end projects they create for lectures, fundraising or other special needs.
“We’ve added products like Geevs servers and Flow asset management to our portfolio so our customers can further leverage their investment in EditShare shared storage,” said Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “All EditShare products are fully integrated with our shared storage so the end-to-end workflow is fluid, uninterrupted and uncomplicated.”