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Turnkey solutions - EditShare Flow, EditShare Storage Series, XStream Series and EditShare Ark

London, United Kingdom – May 28, 2009 -- EditShare™ today announced plans for participation at several European trade shows to demonstrate the latest enhancements to their Complete Collaboration product line, which offers media acquisition, sharing, storage and archiving products for Postproduction, DI and Broadcast multi-editing workgroups. EditShare will join with some of its premier European resellers at the upcoming shows, including “Open Day with Kit Digital” in Prague, the Czech Republic on June 18th and “Digitale Cinematographie 2009” with Videocation at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany on June 25th and 26th.

These regional events are designed to provide an in-depth look as well as hands-on demonstrations for broadcasters, postproduction editors and content producers. Attendees will experience first-hand the latest developments of EditShare's Complete Collaboration products, which offer turnkey solutions for managing, sharing and storing media from acquisition to archive.

Seamlessly integrated from ingest to archive, the EditShare Complete Collaboration workflow is the only solution to offer both Apple and Avid project sharing for editors. New features include EditShare Flow Version 1.2, demonstrating expanded codec support for the unique EditShare Universal Media File technology. EditShare Storage and XStream Series Version 5.5 will be shown with several new data protection and media management features including tighter integration with third-party playout servers. The new multi-purpose archiving and back-up solution, EditShare Ark, will showcase support for the entire media lifecycle through seamless integration with Flow and EditShare shared storage series.

New Partnerships Accelerate Cross-format and DI Workflows

Also featured at the shows is a streamlined shared workflow between Avid and Final Cut Pro made possible by a new partnership with Automatic Duck and EditShare’s Universal Media File technology. This allows for instant, automated file format and sequence translation between Final Cut Pro and Avid editors, allowing them to share same media, with timelines in tact, from a single storage space.

Visitors to the shows may also see the accelerated, multiple 2K, HD and DI workflows made possible by the combination of EditShare’s XStream series and technology partnerships with Assimilate SCRATCH and Digital Vision. The XStream series is optimized for exceptional performance in high stream count, demanding bandwidth situations and mega-user scenarios. EditShare XStream DI allows the entire facility to be connected, from ingest to delivery of the final cut. EditShare is agnostic to any specific manufacturer so the EditShare XStream has been engineered to work seamlessly with any application supporting 1 and 10GbE. The seamless integrations with leading DI products delivers real-time performance and image quality while facilitating cross workflow media sharing with non-DI applications and systems, freeing facilities from bringing work into digital and putting it back to tape.

EditShare Complete Collaboration

The Storage and XStream Series are part of the EditShare Complete Collaboration line of products which provide shared media and collaborative workflows – from ingest through production to archive. In addition to the Storage Series and XStream Series, the Complete Collaboration line includes EditShare FLOW and EditShare Ark.

Designed for the industry’s leading editing and compositing products from Adobe, Apple, Assimilate, Autodesk, Avid, Digidesign, Digital Vision, and Sony, EditShare storage servers, including the ultra-performance XStream series, allow all connected workstations to capture, access and share in real time a common pool of media files. 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. EditShare is also the only solution that provides full Project Sharing among both Apple and Avid editing workgroups. EditShare servers connect via Gigabit or 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

FLOW Ingest captures up to four channels of media and associated metadata, storing each channel in up to three formats simultaneously and outputting a proxy for fast retrieval. No background transcoding is required and files are available immediately for editing. EditShare’s unique Universal Media File technology allows ingested media to be shared and used by editors working on both Avid and Apple editing applications.

FLOW Browse simplifies media cataloguing, search and retrieval within EditShare shared storage environments. Users can quickly locate media among hundreds of thousands of clips on the EditShare media spaces. From FLOW Browse, users can update metadata, log clips, and drag and drop media to Avid and FCP bins.

FLOW Ingest and Browse are fully integrated with EditShare’s Storage Series as well as the ultra-performance XStream Series for high-volume, high-demand environments.

EditShare Ark provides a full range of very cost effective, disk-based solutions for backup, mirroring and archiving needs. While Ark systems are not generally usable for real-time editing, in a crisis situation where something has happened to a facility's main EditShare storage, Ark Disk Based Storage can be “activated” and used to complete mission critical work while the primary storage is repaired.

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.

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Janice Dolan

Zazil Media Group

Email janice@zazilmediagroup.com

Tel: +1 (617) 817 6595

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