The UK’s National Film and Television School has transitioned its post production, content delivery, and storage operations to EditShare’s EFS open shared storage solution and FLOW media management platform.
The NFTS said it intends to use EFS and FLOW to support a range of connected solutions for editing, grading, animation and more.
According to Doug Shannon, head of IT for NFTS, the EFS and FLOW systems help production teams adapt quickly to the different camera systems NFTS uses from Arri, Sony, RED and Blackmagic. “For example, FLOW supports formats in a clever way and doesn’t have to break up RED files into blocks,” he added.
With the EFS system in place, total shared editing storage at NFTS has increased from 490TB to 2.2PB. “Most of our workspaces are around 10TB and an average film is 5 to 10 TB, with around 120 films in production and post production at any one time,” explained Shannon. “Also, using the Ark storage software is the easiest way to back-up an entire project. EditShare gives us a complete media production workflow. Everything you need for a film is there.”