EditShare is the technology pioneer in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV and film industries.
EditShare’s groundbreaking products are designed to improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way, including Geevs video capture and playout servers, XStream shared storage, Ark backup software and Flow media asset management, and Lightworks – the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application (NLE).
Founded in 2003 by CEO Andy Liebman, an acclaimed film and documentary producer, EditShare was created to offer a flexible, more-affordable solution to media sharing, using standard Gigabit Ethernet for connecting clients. EditShare was able to offer an alternative to the expensive SAN and Fibre Channel solutions by providing the industry’s first high-performance Network Attached Storage for editing.
Rapid sales growth in the United States demonstrated a healthy market for EditShare’s storage technology, with enquiries from overseas broadcasters highlighting exciting possibilities on a global scale. This potential resulted in a new operation being created to cover the EMEA region by Tara Montford and James Richings – an ideal partnership to expand EditShare in this new, exciting area thanks to their extensive sales and media experience.
EditShare’s sustained growth is largely due to its commitment in developing innovative products tailor-made for media professionals, all designed to encourage collaboration and creativity. A number of ‘firsts’ have been achieved along the way, strengthening EditShare’s reputation as an innovator in its field. EditShare was the first and only non-Avid solution to offer Avid Project sharing; the first storage solution in its industry to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet; the first to offer true Project Sharing for Apple Final Cut Pro and the first to deliver a portable shared storage solution with EditShare Field.
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