Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, has released a new version of its acclaimed Flow media asset management solution. Flow 3 offers substantial new features such as AirFlow for web-based remote access and Flow Automation for designing smart, time-saving templates that automate repetitive tasks like file copying, deleting, transcoding and archiving. The new Flow 3 release also features significant UI enhancements, including vastly improved cuts-only editing, enhanced drag-and-drop facilities, and support for third-party storage.
“When we first introduced Flow four years ago, it was a cool, nice-to-have set of tools and capabilities that could make your workflow better,” states Andy Liebman, founder and CEO of EditShare. “But with this latest release, Flow has now become a powerful, full-fledged media asset management suite with capabilities that will surely become indispensable at production facilities around the world. No matter what kind of TV or movies you make, Flow will streamline your workflow and increase your productivity and profitability.”
Fully integrated with EditShare shared storage (XStream, Energy, Field and Ultra) and archiving (Ark) products, Flow 3 is a true end-to-end workflow solution, from baseband SDI and file-based ingest with transcode to asset logging, browsing and retrieval of content on EditShare media spaces and archives. Integrated production tools facilitate fast shot selection, rough cuts and preview of media with associated metadata from standard desktop systems connected to the EditShare network.
Flow 3 features six distinct modules:
The new “AirFlow” module provides web-based access to content stored on EditShare Media Spaces and Archives with easy-to-use tools to browse, search and annotate media. Users can readily add or update metadata, markers and subclips – collaborating with other Flow users in real time.
AirFlow also supports high quality, low bit rate streaming proxy files, making it ideal for viewing and working with content on mobile devices such as iPad® and Android™ tablets.
New Flow Automation
Flow Automation is a powerful workflow tool designed to automate repetitive tasks such as transcoding to/from specific video formats. The module’s Workflow Designer and Job Designer functions feature intuitive drag-and-drop tools to create simple and complex workflow templates, orchestrating Triggers, Inputs, Tasks and Filters to better manage media and increase productivity.
New Flow API
Users can capitalize on the power of Flow by connecting third-party systems into the EditShare workflow via the new Flow API. The flexible JSON-based interface provides a wide range of functionality options, from simple metadata exchanges to complete workflow processes.
Enhancements to Flow Ingest, Browse and Logger
In addition to the brand new AirFlow and Flow Automation modules, a number of beneficial developments have been added to the Flow Ingest, Browse and Logger modules:
Liebman adds, “Although Flow offers advanced capabilities, it remains exceedingly easy to use. Existing Flow users already know how intuitive the system is to employ – while those new to Flow will find they can learn how to use it in hours, rather than days as required with other MAM solutions.”
For more information on EditShare Flow 3, please visit http://www.editshare.com/products/flow.
EditShare is the technology pioneer in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV, and film industries. EditShare's ground-breaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks - the world's first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.
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