TMD, the leading provider of asset and workflow management systems for digital and physical assets, has integrated its technology with leading media and entertainment storage specialist EditShare. TMD is now certified to connect to the EditShare File System (EFS), allowing Mediaflex-UMS to search, index and retrieve all digital assets located on the EFS cluster.
Many of the worlds post production operations rely on EditShare storage solutions, said Justin Elkerton, head of the partner programme at TMD. This integration will give them the benefit of Mediaflexs agile, software-defined workflows combined with EditShares live networked storage platform for a more flexible and operationally efficient solution.
In order to provide very high performance as well as enterprise-class resiliency, EditShare uses its own unique file system, EFS. Visible to Mac, Windows and Linux clients, EFS allows the storage environment to scale infinitely while maintaining a single namespace. Tailored specifically to the needs of media users, EFS delivers up to 20% bandwidth gains within a facility versus standard networking protocols like AFP or Samba. It also provides a shared storage environment where multiple editors can work on the same project simultaneously, using Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Lightworks and more.
With this new partnership, TMDs Mediaflex asset and workflow management can mount directly onto the EFS storage platform, allowing Mediaflexs software-defined workflows to move content on and off the platform and between EditShare media spaces. Automated workflows can ensure content is restored from archive or moved from other storage tiers and presented at the right workstations. Projects can be tracked, and finalised material can be seamlessly transferred for transmission or transcoding.