EditShare (http://www.editshare.com) will introduce version 2.0 of Flow, its production asset management solution for building collaborative media production infrastructures, at this week’s NAB convention Las Vegas.

Integrated with the EditShare shared storage and archiving solutions, Flow provides extensive content management, asset tracking and production capabilities for managing post-production and broadcast workflows. According to EditShare CEO Andy Liebman, features include:

° In addition to the current “chunking” feature, Avid and QuickTime users can now ingest with Flow and begin editing on their NLE timeline within seconds. Clips expand in the background while you continue to edit.

° Flow 2.0 introduces bandwidth-controlled file-based ingest, with support for P2, XDCAM, XDCAM HD and AVC- Intra formats.  Users can maintain video in its native codec or transcode to a different codec -, while simultaneously generating proxy files during ingest. In addition, administrators can control the aggregate bandwidth of transfers to ensure that the network or storage will not be overwhelmed during multiple, simultaneous file-based ingests.

° Flow now supports the P2, XDCAM, XDCAM HD and AVC-Intra formats for both file-based ingest and HD/SD-SDI ingest.

° You can ingest multiple channels in sync with the click of a button. Metadata is automatically populated across all channels to provide fast workflows, ideal for reality or sports environments.

° You can schedule your ingests with a simple template that can be imported directly into Flow. The new templates supports batch capture with multiple tapes, or scheduled live ingests -, including to multiple codecs.

° Flow 2.0 adds manual or scheduled scanning of non-Flow media stored on EditShare shared storage systems. Flow then adds the scanned clips into the Flow database, while making low-res proxy files in the background.

° Flow Browse users can now create Projects, Bins, and Sequences for pre-editing and shot selection. Sequences can be edited and trimmed, and then played back in Flow Browse. Flow 2.0 also provides the ability to drag and drop entire sequences directly into Avid or FCP.

° Custom logging templates with pre-defined metadata can be created to provide an intuitive logging interface. Flow Logger supports logging of live feeds or existing media files.

EditShare Flow consists of Flow Ingest, Flow Browse, Flow Logger and Flow Scan. Flow Ingest supports a range of codecs and wrappers, including Avid MXF and QuickTime formats.

Flow Browse is a cross-platform application that gives users access to all content stored on their EditShare shared storage and Ark systems. The new Flow Logger application offers customizable templates with pre-defined metadata fields designed for productions such as reality TV and live sporting events. The new Flow Scan application adds media files that have not been captured with Flow Ingest into the Flow database, whilst also creating low-res proxy files. Within seconds after capturing media with an NLE, users can see and browse the media in Flow Browse.

EditShare’s Storage Series and XStream Series shared storage solutions enable editors and compositors to share media and work collaboratively, regardless of the platform or application. Users connected to an EditShare network can access in real-time a common pool of media files.