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Proper Television Adds 100 TB Online Storage System from EditShare


LR-EditShare_workflow_collage.190713Toronto-based reality TV/documentary production company Proper Television has expanded its EditShare storage system with the purchase of 100 TB of additional EditShare XStream storage, expanding the company’s production capacity to 164 TB. The company is now also implementing a tiered storage environment, deploying 164 TB of EditShare Ark Disk as nearline storage and Ark Tape for long-term LTO archiving. EditShare Flow asset management works in conjunction with Ark Disk and Ark Tape, facilitating fast search, proxy viewing and restoration.

As a freelance production company with 31 Avid edit stations, Proper Television produces several reality and factually-based series for the likes of Discovery Channel and The History Channel, including Canada’s Worst Driver, Last Car Standing and Come Dine with Me Canada. The EditShare system is the backbone of the company’s post operations.

“We’ve been long-time EditShare customers and it’s been easy to scale up our EditShare storage as our business has grown,” said Rusty Miller, technical supervisor for Proper Television. “Of course, reliability is paramount because we’re doing so many quick-turnaround series that involve multiple cameras per episode. We can’t afford any downtime and EditShare has proven rock solid in handling an incredibly heavy volume of media and intense editing.”

Miller said that he looks forward to using the new EditShare Flow for asset management. He expects it to be especially helpful for finding and bringing in content from EditShare Ark when they are moving from season to season and they need to cull material from earlier episodes.

The EditShare Ark Disk system provides nearline backup of valuable content during the production cycle. “It provides a secure safety net that doesn’t interfere with our editors,” Miller explains. “And then we can do long-term archiving with Ark Tape and keep it on the shelf forever.”

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