Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Showcased Major EVO Upgrades, New ShareBrowser Version at IBC 2018
Studio Network Solutions announced new integrations for DaVinci Resolve 15 and Adobe Premiere Pro, AI-powered media management for the EVO shared storage product line.
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a leading manufacturer of shared storage hardware and software designed to help video teams store, share, and organize media, today announced the release of EVO version 6 and ShareBrowser version 5. The new releases include significant improvements to the EVO hardware platforms and OS, as well as numerous updates to EVO’s integrated media asset management software, ShareBrowser.
Studio Network Solutions’ IBC highlights included:
• Redesigned high-performance system architecture
• Increased performance with 4K, 6K, and 8K media
• Automatic keyword tagging with AI
• Support for SSD caching
• Support for user defined metadata fields
• Integrated Adobe® Premiere Pro® Panel for ShareBrowser
• Hosted DaVinci Resolve database for simplified collaboration
• ShareBrowser tags and keywords integration for Resolve Studio 15
• Direct ingest support with Blackmagic Design capture cards
“We looked at every component of EVO to find new ways to bring professional post-production and broadcast teams better performance with fewer disks,”
“With the new v6 8-Bay and 16-Bay models, EVO is capable of incredibly high throughput, and post-production facilities can achieve up to 70% higher performance than with comparable shared storage systems.”
Eric Newbauer, Studio Network Solutions Vice President, and CTO.
EVO is challenging the conception that high bandwidth workflows, like the ones found in VFX and finishing, require expensive and complicated SAN deployments. With expanded SSD support and 50Gb Ethernet configurations, version 6 EVO’s can support 16-bit 4K (DCI) DPX and OpenEXR workflows with just a single eight-disk system.
ShareBrowser, EVO’s integrated media asset management software, has also had significant upgrades for IBC 2018. ShareBrowser v5 will help post-production teams of all sizes get a head start on logging their media with artificial intelligence. Using AI auto-tagging will help teams eliminate hours of logging with just a single click, drastically reducing the time required to log a day’s shoot, organize a library of b-roll, or catalog archived projects.
AI auto-tagging allows users to automatically create searchable tags for their media with a single click.
SNS showcased new integrations for DaVinci Resolve Studio 15 and Adobe Premiere Pro. Teams can now take full advantage of Resolve’s collaborative features by hosting the Resolve PostgreSQL database on EVO. They can utilise Resolve’s powerful media management tools with a new metadata integration for ShareBrowser comments and keywords that lets editors bring their tags and comments from ShareBrowser into Resolve, so they can continue to leverage their metadata throughout the creative process.
Also previewed by SNS at IBC 2018; ShareBrowser for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, an Adobe Premiere Pro panel that will let teams easily search, tag, comment, and access media from ShareBrowser without leaving their Premiere Pro workspace.
Editors can use the ShareBrowser Panel to search, tag, comment, and access media from without leaving Adobe Premiere Pro.
“Your server is the center of your workflow, and it needs to be more than just a place to store your media. That’s why we’ve made built-in media asset management, automation, and NLE integrations the norm—not add-ons, bundles, or expensive third-party options,”
“It makes for a more integrated workflow, and a more cost-effective solution that’s easier to use and maintain.”
Other notable EVO and ShareBrowser updates for IBC included:
• Dozens of GUI enhancements and design improvements
• Public API for ShareBrowser
• Activity Directory improvements for 10,000-100,000+ users
• Major optimizations of the ShareBrowser server-side indexer
• Improvements for NDI-based production workflows
EVO v6 is now shipping worldwide on all new systems, and ShareBrowser v5 is included at no additional cost with all new EVO systems.
About Studio Network Solutions
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) provides industry-leading shared storage hardware and software for media production teams. EVO Shared Storage combines a highly configurable, high-performance storage array with an extensive workflow toolset for post-production and broadcast workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, and other creative apps. Every EVO Shared Storage system includes built-in file automation tools, AI-powered metadata tagging, cloud and LTO integration, and easy-to-use media management with EVO ShareBrowser. Systems include EVO Prodigy, EVO Prodigy Desktop, EVO 8 Bay, EVO 8 Bay Live, EVO DPX, and EVO Nearline. For more information, visit studionetworksolutions.com