EditShare, a provider of shared media storage and tapeless workflow technology, has released the third new version of its Flow media asset management system (MAM).
Called Flow 3, the new release offers features such as AirFlow for web-based remote access and Flow Automation for designing templates that automate repetitive tasks like file copying, deleting, transcoding and archiving. Flow 3 also features user interface enhancements, including cuts-only editing, enhanced drag-and-drop facilities and support for third-party storage.
“Flow has now become a powerful, full-fledged media asset management suite with capabilities that will surely become indispensable at production facilities around the world,” said Andy Liebman, founder and CEO of EditShare.
Integrated with EditShare shared storage (XStream, Energy, Field and Ultra) and archiving (Ark) products, Flow 3 is a complete workflow system. It handles baseband SDI and file-based ingest with transcode to asset logging, browsing and retrieval of content on EditShare media spaces and archives.
Integrated production tools aid shot selection, rough cuts and preview of media with associated metadata from standard desktop systems connected to the EditShare network.
Flow 3 has six modules that include Flow Ingest to manage SDI and file-based ingest direct to storage; Flow Logger, a user interface for logging; Flow Browse for search; AirFlow to organize media files and permissions via the cloud; Flow Automation to speed up repetitive tasks; and Flow API to integrate third-party systems into the EditShare environment.