Karga Seven Pictures has purchased a complete suite of EditShare products in an effort to improve its workflow and save time and resources at its Los Angeles-based postproduction facility. The system includes a 32TB Energy Series storage server, EditShare Flow for ingest, browsing and logging and EditShare Ark Tape for backup.
The company’s production chain encompasses Avid, Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro edit suites. The new system will give users better media organization, improved access to production media, integrated tape-based archiving and project sharing capabilities in the unified EditShare environment.
According to Joshua Lamb, head of postproduction at Karga Seven, the deployment of the EditShare system will replace a cumbersome collection of isolated islands of production. “Every editor currently has his own drives and they constantly have to be synched and manually copied every night,” explained Lamb. “It wastes a huge amount of time, and it definitely cuts into our creative time. AEs are performing redundant tasks instead of working with the creative cut. We also spend additional hours copying off dailies for the writers. Once the EditShare centralized storage is in place, everyone who needs access to the video for viewing, logging, annotation and editing will have access as soon as the footage hits the server.”
EditShare storage provides shared access to assets and projects. The ingest and media asset management capabilities of EditShare Flow give users fast and efficient search, browse, logging and edit capabilities of any media stored in the server or on EditShare Ark Tape, which provides a secure way to archive critical media. The EditShare Energy series provides high-performance centralized storage with tools that streamline the workflow.