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IBC 2009 Press Announcement

New advanced EditShare Flow features include Avid and Final Cut sub clip creation, live logging, customizable metadata fields and logging templates.

Amsterdam – September, 9, 2009 - EditShare®, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, unveiled at IBC 2009 (Stand 7.D22) new workflow engineered ingest and browse capabilities for EditShare Flow, its multi-channel SDI ingest solution. Fully integrated with the EditShare award-winning shared storage solutions, Flow delivers ground-breaking recording and media management capabilities such as the EditShare Universal Media File technology that enables Avid® and Final Cut® editors to simultaneously access and read the same media files stored on an EditShare media space. Partnering efforts with developers like Automatic Duck further leverage Universal Media File technology by enabling editors to not only open the same media file, but to read sequences and their associated media using Avid and Final Cut. No media transcoding, re-linking or re-rendering required.

New EditShare Flow features debuted at IBC09 include the ability to make Avid or Final Cut sub-clips during ingest, real-time live logging with customizable metadata fields and logging templates. In addition, EditShare Flow will offer an EditShare Media Space Scan feature that indexes content ingested outside of Flow; optimizing media searches and management across an EditShare media space.

“We have a number of EditShare customers who are using the new Flow capabilities in a wide range of workflows. Big Brother South Africa is using Flow for their 24/7 production over a three month period. The entirely tapeless workflow is a first for Big Brother and the workflow engineered capabilities of Flow have made it possible for them to make the leap; effectively managing a massive amount of content while streamlining the pre and post production tasks,” said James Richings, Flow Product Manager, EditShare EMEA. “For just about any production, capabilities such as live logging with pre-made templates and Avid and Final Cut sub clip creation make an enormous difference especially when you are shooting with many cameras over a long period of time. The post sessions are much more manageable with pre-editing starting at ingest and content fully online and easily searchable.”

NEW Flow Live Logging, Customizable Metadata and Logging Templates

The new EditShare Flow Live Logger function offers a simple interface with rapid one-click logging and customizable metadata fields that can be saved as templates for repeated use. The new capability is ideal for productions such as live sporting events and reality TV shows that repeatedly log the same types of information during ingest sessions. Users can create customized metadata fields such as contestant names or sports players, standardize words that describe actions and story lines, and save these configurations as a template for future use. Standardizing data capture makes logging more concise and searches much more efficient as data is well cataloged.

NEW Flow Create Avid and Final Cut Sub Clips

By logging with Flow, editors can easily create Avid and Final Cut sub clips as part of the pre-editing process; accelerating production and optimizing media management workflows. Coupled with the Flow Live Logger feature, sub clip creation can begin even when ingest is in progress. All log entries are instantly searchable in the Flow Browse application.

NEW Flow EditShare Media Space Scanning

Expanding the media management workflow toolset is the new Flow Scan feature. Flow Scan looks at an existing EditShare media space and scans for clips captured outside of Flow. Detected clips are automatically brought into the Flow database, catalogued for searches and a proxy clip is generated. With media well organized and indexed, searches across the EditShare Media Space are much more efficient. Content is more accessible as it can be viewed in proxy format over a standard network connection via Flow Browse. There is no need to tie up an edit bay to review materials.

Flow supports an extensive range of codecs and wrappers including Avid and QuickTime formats. Flow’s ability to encode simultaneously in 2 high resolution formats and a proxy eliminates the need for background transcoding and proxy generation after capture. With Flow all encoding is done at time of capture.

EditShare Flow Highlights

• Universal Media File Support: Single file format that can be used by Avid and Final Cut editors.

• Multi-channel Capture: Each Flow Ingest Server can capture up to four channels, HD-SDI or SD-SDI, and the number of ingest channels can easily be scaled up at any time by adding more Ingest Server chassis.

• Multi-Format Support: Input from each channel can be saved in up to two formats plus proxy simultaneously.

• Centralized Ingest: One location for all media input. No tying up an editing station. Ingest material straight to your EditShare Media Space.

• Live Logger: Easily configurable interface for rapid single click logging. Ideal for fast-paced reality shows and sports events.

• Edit While Record: Editors begin logging and editing immediately, even while ingest is in progress.

• Search and Access all Your Media Assets: With its powerful search engine, Flow Browse lets you see all the material stored on your EditShare without the need for Avid or Final Cut.

• Metadata Management: Display clip metadata including customizable fields.

• Shot Selections: Set in and out points of a clip outside the editing application.

• Sub-clip Creation & Drag Drop: Break long clips into smaller sub clips; drag and drop media directly into Avid and Final Cut bins.

For more information, please visit www.editshare.com or stop by the EditShare stand at IBC (Stand 7.D22).

About EditShare Complete Collaboration Products

EditShare shared storage solutions, EditShare Storage Series and EditShare XStream Series, enable editors and compositors to easily and economically share media and work collaboratively regardless the platform or application. Users connected to an EditShare network can seamlessly access in real time a common pool of media files. 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.

EditShare Flow and EditShare Ark book end the shared production storage workflows with advanced multi-channel ingest/browse and archiving/back up capabilities. The integrated solutions provide a highly scalable, end-to-end media management workflow.

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 www.editshare.com.

©2009 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Press Contact:

Janice Dolan

Zazil Media Group

Email janice@zazilmediagroup.com

Tel: +1 (617) 817 6595

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