EditShare and AbelCine upgrades storage and workflow platform for news organization Retro Report

EditShare has supplied a storage and workflow platform for New York-based online news organization, Retro Report. The system was designed, integrated and installed by AbelCine replaces an EditShare storage system and third-party asset management solution.

Retro Report aims to correct the record, expose myths and provide historical context using investigative journalism and narrative storytelling. They also maintain a video archive online, which is updated as news events unfold.

The company upgraded its existing storage system with EditShare EFS 300, providing 160 TB of live online capacity. This supports editing on a network of workstations running Adobe Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud tools. In order to achieve integration between the storage system and Adobe environment, AbelCine proposed the Helmut workflow tools from MoovIT.

“This is much more than simply updating hardware,” said Tom Brown, VP, Operations at Retro Report. “The new EFS 300s give us rock-solid storage, of course, but EditShare FLOW is a very powerful and easy to use media management system, and Helmut means that editors can stay in the Adobe environment for everything, keeping productivity and comfort high.”

Jason Zapata, Integration Manager at AbelCine, added “Retro Report now has just one eco-system. It completely avoids the problems that can occur from using sub-systems from different vendors that don’t communicate effectively. And the EditShare team was as supportive as always, tailoring the system and adding the bespoke aspects that Retro Report needed.”

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