EditShare has announced that the University of Portland (UP) Athletics Department upgraded to the EditShare XStream EFS single node shared storage platforms for all content capture for UP athletics including men and women’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, cross country, track and field, baseball and rowing.
In addition to the financial sensibility associated with the EditShare solution, the power of XStream EFS afforded the Athletics Department the ability to implement a fourth editing station as part of their post-production workflow. Previously, editors were required to share three stations. Now the team is able to output more content with greater efficiency.
“Since the students and full time staff often have differing schedules, and we can’t have them in the office while we’re gone, we needed to figure out how they could continue working on projects even while they weren’t physically there. With the EditShare system, they can access projects anywhere on campus as long as they have access to our hardwired network. Many of them edit in their dorm rooms or in the library. They’re able to work as if theywere sitting right in the office editing,” newsaid José Nevarez, assistant athletic director, Broadcast Operations, University of Portland.
The EditShare platform also allows Nevarez and team to quickly package and push out content to local news stations.The games usually wrap around nine p.m. and are submited in time to try to make the ten o’clock news. “We ingest so much footage every weekend; being able to task logging and metadata tagging is going to make our workflow so much easier.Since there are several other video departments across campus, we’re anticipating that our success with EditShare will demonstrate the value for them and lead to a university-wide implementation of the platform," concluded Nevarez.