EditShare Introduces Apple Final Cut Pro Project Sharing


First to deliver Project Sharing workflows for both Apple and Avid editing systems

Last Updated: June 19, 2007 3:36 pm GMT
(Boston, MA – June 19, 2007) EditShare™, the technology leader in cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, has announced the addition of Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP) Project Sharing capabilities to the EditShare product family.

Deployed first for Avid systems and editors, the widely popular EditShare Project Sharing technology provides tremendous collaborative workflow benefits by enabling multiple editors to work on the same project simultaneously. EditShare is the only collaborative workflow and shared storage solution to offer project sharing for Apple FCP and Avid editing systems.

"EditShare is more than shared storage - it is workflow and collaboration tools for creative teams," comments Andy Liebman, founder and president, EditShare. "We design and develop solutions customized for the creative post process. Innovative features such as Final Cut Pro and Avid Project Sharing are perfect examples of unique benefits the EditShare workflow offers. They reinforce our commitment in delivering the very best collaborative solutions for creative environments."

For the first time, Apple FCP editors can enjoy the same tremendous collaborative workflow benefits that previously were only available to Avid editors. The new EditShare Apple FCP Project Sharing feature allows multiple Apple FCP editors to simultaneously open up and work from the same projects. EditShare Project Sharing is seamless, eliminating the time consuming exporting and importing of XML files and duplication of FCP project files. As with all EditShare systems, the rights management and rules driven architecture allow administrators to pre-define user access and prevent overwrites, further enhancing the overall exchange of media and creative workflow across all post environments.
  • An assistant editor can digitize clips, organize into subclips while the senior editor simultaneously reviews the material;
  • Journalists can assemble stories and the promo editor can review the packages in progress – extracting clips and sound bytes to create the promo;
  • Editors working on a reality show can share the same "master clips" and "subclips" without duplicating media files or projects. The executive producer can preview a sequence at his desk while editing of the sequence continues.

The EditShare Project Sharing functionality for Apple FCP will ship as part of the EditShare 5.0 standard feature set in Q3 2007. Existing EditShare 5.0 customers will be provided an update with the new Apple FCP Project Sharing feature free of charge.

For more information, please visit EditShare at http://www.editshare.com

EditShare Workflow - Open Architecture for Affordable, Collaborative Editing
From field to finish - offline to uncompressed HD - EditShare products maximize media sharing and storage for multi-user editing environments. EditShare technology leverages the power and affordability of Gigabit Ethernet to offer seamless media sharing in a collaborative environment. Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Boris FX, Canopus, Digidesign, Media 100, and Sony editors and compositors connected to an EditShare network have realtime access to a common pool of media files. Unlike standard SAN devices, EditShare technology supports file level sharing - allowing multiple editors to write to the same volume simultaneously. Regardless of application or platform, source material, work in progress and finished packages are shared and instantly available to all users on the EditShare network. The rules-driven workflow ensures that no data is ever overwritten or accidentally destroyed.

About EditShare LLC
EditShare LLC is the pioneer of a new category of collaborative editing solutions designed for digital media workgroups and production companies. The EditShare system fuels the collaborative creative process for digital media artists by delivering high quality high performance and cost effective networked collaborative editing solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.editshare.com


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