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Storage platforms and Titan light…

Today's news round up features Clear Cut Group's investment in EditShare storage platforms, Quantum releasing its ATFS storage platform, and Rotolight introducing its new Titan LED

EditShare benefits are Clear Cut 

EditShare has announced that UK post production house Clear Cut Group has invested in its media storage EFS and FLOW workflow platforms to “significantly increase the services offered to clients”.

The Clear Cut Group produces content for global broadcasters, multiple co-productions, and OTT, and has more than 120 edit suites on-site and, since lockdown, has supported over 400 remote editors, clients and staff. “With EditShare, you are buying a storage solution with so much more,” said Jess Nottage, technical director, Clear Cut Group.

“It ticks all of the boxes in terms of reliability, performance and capability, but it’s the extras, designed to enhance the creative process that will make us stand out from our competitors. EditShare’s FLOW, EFS and File Auditing platforms, enable us to expand our service offering with innovative creative solutions that benefit our clients without compromising on security. It’s a media foundation to underpin our business.”

Clear Cut Group’s managing director Rowan Bray added, “We are only as good as our solutions we offer our clients. Every project is bespoke and thus, we approach each one uniquely. That uniqueness is inherent in EditShare products and people. EditShare is totally focused on creating fit for purpose solutions for its customers and a company where we feel we have a voice. This is more than a purchase, it’s a joint venture.”

“We work with our customers on every level to ensure EditShare’s open solutions bring the resiliency they require to navigate the constant change in which they live,” states Robin Adams, vice president EMEA sales, EditShare. “It’s a true partnership in which customers are empowered and feedback has a direct impact on product evolution to ensure EditShare delivers the industry’s best performing media management capabilities and open storage platform.”

Quantum launches new ATFS platform 

Quantum has unveiled its new Quantum ATFS data and storage management platform. The company says it is the “first network-attached storage platform to integrate real-time data classification and insights with the needs of applications, determining how storage resources are allocated and consumed”.

It goes on to explain that data insights enable organisations to “visualise data without the constraints of a file system, automate purposeful data placement based on policies, and optimise resources using just-in-time data movement policies”.  

“The engineering teams at Quantum worked with storage experts to address the many challenges IT teams face with growing storage needs. They designed an innovative and unchained solution with cutting edge technology, data provenance and analytics to provide a storage platform that works for IT, instead of IT that works for storage,” explained Jeffrey McDonald, PhD, director of information technology, The Hormel Institute.

Ed Fiore, general manager, primary storage at Quantum, added, “For customers with millions or billions of files, classifying those files so they can be organised, searched, and then placed based on rules is a key advancement toward getting control of massive unstructured data sprawl. We designed the ATFS platform to address these challenges, to align an application’s needs with storage resources in real time, and to provide deeper insights into data.”

A Titan release from Rotolight

Rotolight has announced the launch of its new Titan X1, “a pioneering LED” that it says “reinvents the 1×1 light”. The light is designed for both studio and location use and features SmartSoft electronic diffusion technology, control diffusion, focus and spread, a full-colour touchscreen display, RGB flash and built in wireless connectivity (Bluetooth/wDMX).

“It’s incredibly exciting to have a light where you can shape and control the light without any modifiers. I use Rotolight now for virtually every set-up,” said Roy Wagner ASC (Director of Photography: Ray Donovan, Elementary, A Nightmare on Elm Street).