EditShare Acquires Geevs and Lightworks Technology

EditShare expands product family to include Geevs ingest/playout solutions and Lightworks editing.

Amsterdam, September 11, 2009 -- EditShare®, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, today announced at IBC 2009, the acquisition of Geevs broadcast video servers and the Lightworks non-linear editing platform. This is a complementary offering to EditShare's Complete Collaboration product line which includes multi-channel ingest, shared production storage and archiving solutions. The acquisition of Geevs and Lightworks technology will provide EditShare customers with expanded options for building fully integrated, tapeless workflows.

"EditShare is growing rapidly and to meet the needs of our expanding customer base, we need to broaden our offering," comments Tara Montford, Managing Director, EditShare EMEA. "Acquiring this technology enables us to bring mature and proven technology into the EditShare Complete Collaboration product line very quickly. We are looking forward to integrating these new assets with EditShare technology; further advancing our workflow engineered solutions."

Scoring record sales for Q1 and Q2 of 2009, Geevs servers offer broadcasters, postproduction facilities and content producers a wide range of capabilities including SD-HD multi-channel ingest, playout automation and file server management for large-scale deployments. Lightworks is one of the original non-linear digital systems and is widely used today by feature film editors including the multi-Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker.

For more information, please contact Janice Dolan at janice@zazilmediagroup.com or visit the EditShare Stand at IBC 2009 Hall 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.

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