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TMD, EditShare partner on production content

Certification allows Mediaflex asset management to run directly on EditShare storage

TMD has partnered with EditShare to integrate its technology with the EditShare File System (EFS).

EFS will allow TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS to search, index and retrieve all digital assets on the system’s cluster.

“Many of the world’s post production operations rely on EditShare storage solutions,” said Justin Elkerton, head of the partner programme at TMD.

“This integration will give them the benefit of Mediaflex’s agile, software-defined workflows combined with EditShare’s live networked storage platform for a more flexible and operationally efficient solution.”

According to EditShare, EFS is tailored specifically to needs of media users, delivering up to 20 per cent bandwidth gain within a facility in comparison with standard networking protocols such as AFP or Samba.

With this new partnership, TMD’s Mediaflex asset and workflow management can mount directly onto the EFS storage platform, allowing Mediaflex’s software-defined workflows to move content on and off the platform and between EditShare media spaces. Automated workflows can ensure content is restored from archive or moved from other storage tiers and presented at the right workstations. Projects can be tracked, and finalised material can be seamlessly transferred for transmission or transcoding.

“Providing an open platform for integration has been at the core of EditShare’s shared storage philosophy since it was first introduced in 2003,” said Bill Thompson, EditShare storage product manager.

“Users will be delighted with the workflow efficiencies offered through the seamless integration of Mediaflex-UMS and EditShare. Equally as important, facility owners will appreciate the ability to improve existing systems performance and maximise the return on their investment.”