“Lightworks multi-camera technology is an innovation that laid the foundation for nearly every professional editing technology to follow,” comments James Richings, managing director, EditShare. “Pioneering new technologies and workflows is at the heart of what we do, from developing the first Avid and Final Cut Pro project sharing in EditShare Shared Storage to making AQC available across the entire workflow with Quales QC.”
EditShare will receive its Emmy® Award on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at the annual National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in Las Vegas, NV. Lightworks, which has more than four million registered downloads to date and is used in nearly every genre of video editing including by Hollywood masters of the cutting room Thelma Schoonmacher (“The Departed,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Jill Babcock (“Moulin Rouge,” “Road to Perdition”) and Tariq Anwar (“American Beauty,” “The King’s Speech”), as stated on their own accounts, is part of the EditShare portfolio of products: Flow media asset management, XStream EFS shared storage, Quales QC, Geevs broadcast servers and Ark backup and archiving.
Rob Fearnside, one of the lead Lightworks engineers, comments on the thread of innovation that runs through EditShare development, “We are always thinking about how to make production more efficient and flexible, and about how we can enable our customers to spend more time on creativity and less time on the mechanics of making television shows and movies.”
With a heritage steeped in non-linear editing (NLE) and end-to-end video workflows for broadcast and media, EditShare has utilized the engine of the award-winning Lightworks NLE to create Flow Story. Unlike traditional NLEs, Flow Story allows users to work remotely with secure access to the on-premise EditShare XStream EFS storage and media assets via an Internet connection. Ideal for news, sports, editorial and other productions where users may be outside the facility, Flow Story lets users assemble content, add voiceovers and collaborate with other NLEs for finishing, delivery or playout of packages. Direct access to on-premise EditShare XStream EFS storage accelerates content exchange within the safety of a secure network.