has announced improvements to its collaborative video editing technology, including support for Macintosh-based Avid systems, new project sharing capabilities, support for 10-gigabit Ethernet technology, instant messaging, and enhanced support for third-party playout servers.
Editshare lets users share audio and video media files in a central networked location, creating and accessing them from a common pool of files. It’s a complete turnkey solution consisting of an Intel Xeon-powered server, terabytes of storage capabilities, network switch, uninterruptible power supply and management software, starting at US$13,000.
New in this release is support for Avid Xpress DV, Xpress Pro and Media Composer Adrenaline on the Macintosh platform, allowing the editing of uncompressed Standard Definition (SD) video.
Also new in this release is the ability for multiple Avid-based editors to work from the same project file, getting read-only access to each others’ bins and sequences. This feature works across Mac and Windows platforms. EditShare also gains instant messaging support to allow networked users to share chats and participate in e-mail-style messaging.
Other changes in this release include support for up to 6 streams of uncompressed SD video and up to 16TB of total storage capacity.