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NAB: EDITSHARE RELEASES NEW STORAGE SERIES & XSTREAM SOLUTIONS

April 14, 2010
NAB: EDITSHARE RELEASES NEW STORAGE SERIES & XSTREAM SOLUTIONS With Version 6.0, users can enable DPX optimizations on a per-media space basis, and choose specific optimizations for HD-DPX or 2K-DPX workflows. Groups can now be defined by the user, and once a group is defined, it can be added and removed from media spaces and project spaces, as well as managed the same way as individuals. Users can also belong to multiple groups.

Managed spaces can now be converted to unmanaged spaces, and  administrators now have the ability to change the name of a media space.

By updating to the latest versions of Netatalk and Samba, EditShare ensures the fullest compatibility with the latest versions of Mac OS X and Windows 7. With Version 6.0, EditShare is now offering a dual 10-Gigabit option, providing facilities with greater bandwidth and flexibility.

And for the first time, EditShare shared storage solutions will be offered on solid-state drives. A single set of 16 SSDs can support multiple streams of 2K DPX files, 50 or more streams of video in formats including ProRes or DNxHD, or hundreds of audio streams for mixing applications. While SSDs are still much more expensive than spinning disks, the cost difference is narrowing, and for some applications, they are appropriate today.