Improvements to Flow MAM as well as enhancements to EFS shared storage system expand HA and scalability and streamline video editing workFlows
EditShare announced updates to its Flow media asset management (MAM) and EFS shared storage systems.
Available, the release brings enterprise availability and redundancy to Flow, ensuring continuous system performance and uptime from ingest to archive. The HA Flow platform also introduces a slew of user-centric updates including Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve panel capabilities and proxy support that further simplify working remotely.
Complementing the enhanced creative experience are time-saving EFS administrative features that provide smart shortcuts, system transparency, and automation, bringing more efficiencies to the workflow.
“This release builds on the road-tested success of the HA capabilities in EditShare’s award-winning EFS media file system and the company’s commitment to delivering open systems that optimize the integration of innovative 3rd-party solutions,” states Sunil Mudholkar, VP, product management. “With a new enterprise HA architecture in Flow for both cloud and on-premises, we enable greater scale, and resiliency and provide customers with an end-to-end workFlow solution that maximizes uptime using the wide range of tools they already know and love.”
“Like many markets, the media industry embraces cloud platforms to enable better remote working and collaboration, trends that are here to stay,” states Frank Della Rosa, research director SaaS, business platforms, and ecosystems, IDC. “The EditShare platform is a key technology enabler that facilitates collaboration and secure content management from anywhere. The company’s continued push towards developing open solutions is a major benefit for customers who want to expand beyond the traditional media workFlows.“
Flow’s HA is achieved by giving its central database multiple points of redundancy to mitigate vs. hardware or network failures that would affect MAM client accessibility during active productions. Consistent with this, Flow’s services are scalable and presented as multi-instance, redundant elements within the overall system.
Flow Panel Enhancements – Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve
The firm’s NLE panel integrations bring the benefits of Flow directly into Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolves user interfaces, enabling users to access Flow’s features without leaving the familiar NLE environment.
- Users can exchange Flow sequences directly with Adobe Premiere Pro and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve thanks to the Flow Cuts List sequence import function.
- Extended Metadata support lets team members add metadata information to sequences, including custom fields. This improves and enriches metadata associated with sequences.
- AirFlow shows sequence metadata in its user interface.
- Improved media relinking logic automatically imports and relinks Hi-Res source footage located within a project’s complex folder structure after completion of a proxy edit.
Support for multiple proxy formats per clip
In addition to standard streaming proxies, Flow can generate additional quality ProRes Proxy and H.264 files. This simplifies relinking to complex clips with multichannel audio track layout in remote workFlow scenarios.
Storage DNA archive support
Flow supports the latest version of DNA Evolution by Storage DNA. Users can easily archive and restore Flow assets from third-party LTO/LTFS and disk-based tiers.
In-App messaging and guides
The company is building on the momentum of bringing better web-based user experiences to customers through the use of in-app guides and feedback messaging capabilities. As the firm brings more and more features to the browser-based experience it is their aim to guide these users to the capabilities and solicit feedback directly within EFS Control and Flow.
Telemetry makes it easy for administrators to share Audit and Monitor data with firm’s secure network operations center. Through Telemetry, the company can work with customers to ensure systems are running optimally through pro-active monitoring and event alerting.
EFS Control maintenance mode
Controls allow maintenance users to manage files in certain media spaces while restricting other users to read-only access.
Active Directory Single Sign On (ADSSO) enhancements
Multiple improvements to ADSSO to enhance enterprise user management.