Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
15/09/2017

Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow With EditShare

News Image
EditShare has announced that Irish post production and VFX studio Egg has installed the high-performance EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out storage platform with Flow media asset management and Ark archiving as the core infrastructure for its projects dealing in 4K, 8K and beyond.

The integrated EditShare solution provides a tiered storage environment with smart media management tools for controlling media assets from ingest to archive.

The powerhouse facility, lead by renowned creatives Gareth Young and Gary Shortall, is known for creating some of Ireland's most beloved episodic programs and groundbreaking films and documentaries. With a global reputation for excellence in post services, the busy Egg facility finishes upwards of 16 films and a slew of TV projects per year.

Gareth explained: "Egg is working in both sound and visual, and for the most part, in file formats of 4K and above. We have 11 Avid cutting rooms, two fully equipped DaVinci Resolve colour grade suites, a sizeable visual effects department that can accommodate up to 40-plus creative staff, plus three Avid Pro Tools-based sound studios and three sound stages."

The extensive list of high-demand services offered includes editing, color grading, audio and VFX. With most projects developed in file formats of 4K and above, the large post facility required a robust infrastructure that could manage the intense demands on bandwidth and fast-paced collaboration required by all departments.

To accommodate these requirements, Egg upgraded its infrastructure to the EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out, shared storage and Ark archiving solutions with integrated Flow MAM featuring the Flow Story editor. The infrastructure provides tools for managing ingest, tracking assets and metadata, project sharing and tiered storage with automation between production storage and archives, as well as collaborative tools for managing editorial and reviews.

Centralizing content for project sharing for both online and offline groups, EditShare facilitates a fluid ingest-to-archive workflow with capabilities to support the ebb and flow of bandwidth needs backed by a fault-tolerant architecture for protecting client work.

Gareth continued: "Our infrastructure requirements are quite steep in terms of performance AND reliability. We looked at Avid and we looked at EditShare and we looked at another three or four other options. We decided on EditShare because of its storage performance capabilities and the additional features it offered through Flow. Modules like Flow Browse and, as an editor myself, Flow Story will be very useful tools for us.

"With EditShare, Egg has a one-vendor-solution that offers the right level of service and support they require. Gareth elaborates, "We really like the idea that everything is in one solution. It was a key point for us in our decision to go with EditShare. We don't have to deal with third-party vendors blaming each other if something goes wrong. We know that EditShare is just a phone call away, and they are going to help us solve any problems that arise, no matter what happens."

In addition, Egg has benefited from the advanced project sharing EditShare storage solutions are known for. Gareth added: "Our editors can share the same media, the same projects and the same bins. They fire sequences back and forth to each other. For the offline world, that's a big plus to be able to do that, and while you could do this in other systems, EditShare does it very well. And of course, the picture department with online, that was a big change for us because we were never able to share media between online and grade in a time-effective way. Now we can, and that is a big efficiency gain here."

Completing the workflow is EditShare Ark. Egg will utilize the tiered storage and Ark back up infrastructure to safely and efficiently archive clients' valuable media and projects.

Tara Montford, managing director, EditShare, also said: "EditShare is the cornerstone for facilities like Egg. Flow, EFS and Ark ensure media is safely managed at every point in the production process, providing key integrations to make sure assets are available immediately across the facility. It's a proven workflow on a fault-tolerant architecture that guarantees peace of mind in addition to outstanding performance."

editshare.com/products/xstream
VMI.TV Ltd

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

11/06/2024
SMPTE Opens Early Registration For The 2024 Media Technology Summit
SMPTE® has opened early registration for the 2024 Media Technology Summit. The SMPTE Media Technology Summit 2024 is the Society's annual media techno
05/06/2008
EditShare Brings Complete Collaboration To Broadcast Asia
EditShare, a provider of cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, will be exhibiting the brand new Complete Collaboratio
04/02/2020
Registration Now Open For EditShare Academy
EditShare has announced that registration is now open for its EditShare Academy authorised training and certification program. A modern approach to ad
28/05/2009
EditShare Takes New Features And Complete Collaboration To European Shows
EditShare has announced plans for participation at several European trade shows to demonstrate the latest enhancements to their Complete Collaboration
25/04/2008
EditShare Europe Rolls Out Complete Collaboration Road Show
EditShare, which provides a new category of collaborative editing solutions designed for digital media workgroups and production companies, have annou
26/02/2014
EditShare Storage Version 7 To Headline Stand At NAB
Headlining the EditShare® NAB 2014 show lineup is EditShare Storage version 7, the biggest release to date for the company's high-performance shared s
11/01/2010
Editshare To Exhibit At BVE
A pioneer of a new category of collaborative editing solutions designed for digital media workgroups and production companies, have announced plans to
29/01/2018
EditShare Heads To BVE 2018
EditShare has announced that it will showcase its award-winning QUALES QC file verification and quality check solution for the first time at BVE 2018,
04/03/2020
EditShare® To Showcase EFS And Flow At NAB 2020
EditShare® is inviting NAB 2020 attendees to join them at booth SL7920 for workflow demonstrations and theater presentations that showcase how EditSha
10/11/2008
Editshare's Winning Performance At Olympics Leads To Full-Time Installation At SVT
Editshare, a technology leader in cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage, announced that SVT, the Swedish public television net
02/09/2016
Updates Unveiled For EditShare Flow
EditShare has announced a new release of its Flow Media Asset Management platform (v3.3.0.3). In addition to enhanced core capabilities, such as autom
10/12/2010
PERFORM Goes End-To-End With Editshare
Editshare, a leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, has announced that PERFORM has purchased an end-to-end p
15/07/2019
Sasani Studios Designs Multi-Camera Workflow Production Around EditShare Solutions
EditShare® has announced that Sasani Studios has designed its next-generation multi-camera workflow production around EditShare workflow solutions Edi
01/12/2016
Beach House Pictures Chooses EditShare
EditShare's media management solutions have been selected by Beach House Pictures as part of an upgrade to its media infrastructure. Based in Singapor
03/08/2010
Tyrell CCT Appointed As EditShare Channel Partner
Tyrell CCT, a leading provider of digital media solutions in the UK and Ireland, has announced that the company has been appointed as an authorised ch