EditShare XStream EFS Supports Open Road Entertainment

EditShare's XStream EFS scale-out distributed shared storage is a media-aware storage platform that manages our rapidly growing business.
Publish date:

As a powerhouse broadcast and theatrical marketing company with over 40 workstations dedicated to the creative process, Open Road Entertainment needed a media-aware storage platform that would better manage our rapidly growing business. Our first move was to get a file-level shared storage solution. We had been using volume-based storage for many years, but it was no longer supporting the needs of our growing business. Since our existing storage solution could not be re-partitioned, the team was often struggling for space. Projects would quickly outgrow and absorb two, three and four volumes. We were being stifled by the platform's single-write, multi-read limitations and needed a tool with increased bandwidth, scalability and reliability.

We found our solution in EditShare's XStream EFS scale-out distributed shared storage platform. Serving as the central hub for the facility's online department, the 480 TB XStream EFS solution—which includes Flow media asset management and Airflow web-based media management—provides the performance and space we need, along with critical media management tools that transform our workflow process.

Simplicity is key for us as the workflows are interconnected; projects cycle through all Avid, Apple Final Cut and Adobe Premiere NLEs, as well as After Effects and Pro Tools systems. EditShare solutions give creatives direct access to files with tools to work in the format that they need, immediately. Backed by the performance of a scale-out system, there is never a downgrade in speed as storage capacity grows.

Ryan Egan is the post production manager at Open Road Entertainment, which specializes in creating audio-visual theatrical advertising and broadcast promotion.



InSync Technology at the 2019 NAB Show

At the 2019 NAB Show, InSync will announce availability of the new FrameFormer plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro for macOS. This addition to the range provides further flexibility and options for deploying FrameFormer.


Black Box at the 2019 NAB Show

At the 2019 NAB Show, Black Box will showcase products across its high-performance Emerald™ unified KVM (keyboard, mouse, video) portfolio and will unveil a new offering that enables even greater flexibility in establishing agile remote desktop connectivity. The Black Box booth, SL12716, will feature demo areas dedicated to Emerald KVM solutions that address the need for convenient and intuitive real-time access to multiple computers from multiple locations, whether across rooms, floors, buildings, sites, or even cities. Black Box offers consultation and design services along with every solution delivered, and the company's representatives at the 2019 NAB Show will highlight complete IP-based and 4K AV visualization and distribution solutions tailored to the unique requirements of modern control rooms, post and media productions, and broadcast playout environments.


Yamaha UC Brings IT-Ready UC Solutions to IT Partners France

Yamaha Unified Communications will demonstrate its broad portfolio of unified communication solutions (UC) in stand E67 at IT Partners France, March 13-14 at Disneyland Paris. Strengthening enterprise UC strategy through simple deployment and management while delivering best-in-class collaboration experiences, the company will feature its portable YVC-200 speakerphone for on-the-go conferencing, along with the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for huddle rooms and the Yamaha YVC-1000 conference phone.