Sasani Studios, the largest production studio in South Africa, trusts in EditShare

Two of the shows that are produced at Sasani Studios.

The next-generation multi-camera workflow production of Sasani Studios has been built around four EditShare solutions: EditShare Flow, EFS scale-out media engineered storage, multi-channel Geevs ingest and Ark archiving. These South African studios include ten television and film stages, along with three acoustically-designed studio spaces.

Sasani Studios, the largest complex of its kind in South Africa, had already been using the EditShare shared storage platform for a decade, but Kim Smith, Head of engineering of Sasani, wanted to expand its capabilities. Thanks to the update, four high-performance EFS nodes allows the connection between production and publication with media management for automating transactions and simultaneously managing mass content. Smith talks about the new studio technology: “With this next stage of our multi-camera production infrastructure, it was important to move forward with the future in mind. EditShare’s deep industry knowledge combined with our longstanding relationship allowed us to build a high-performance media foundation with the flexibility to incorporate emerging technologies as well as expand and augment our productions as needed”.

At the moment, Sasani Studios is thinking of implementing a cloud-based production with EditShare’s Airflow and Flow Story: “Flow Story and AirFlow will allow us to securely access content outside the facility which would give producers more space with regards to the review and approval process, whether it’s looking at an episode’s continuity or making a quick edit off hours. There are lots of options from teams collaborating across departments to tapping into creative talent outside the studio to work on projects.”

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