EditShare expands product family to include Geevs ingest/playout solutions and Lightworks editing

EditShare, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, today announced at IBC 2009, the acquisition of Geevs broadcast video servers and the Lightworks non-linear editing platform. This is a complementary offering to EditShare's Complete Collaboration product line which includes multi-channel ingest, shared production storage and archiving solutions. The acquisition of Geevs and Lightworks technology will provide EditShare customers with expanded options for building fully integrated, tapeless workflows.
“EditShare is growing rapidly and to meet the needs of our expanding customer base, we need to broaden our offering,” comments Tara Montford, Managing Director, EditShare EMEA. “Acquiring this technology enables us to bring mature and proven technology into the EditShare Complete Collaboration product line very quickly. We are looking forward to integrating these new assets with EditShare technology; further advancing our workflow engineered solutions. ”

Scoring record sales for Q1 and Q2 of 2009, Geevs servers offer broadcasters, postproduction facilities and content producers a wide range of capabilities including SD-HD multi-channel ingest, playout automation and file server management for large-scale deployments. Lightworks is one of the original non-linear digital systems and is widely used today by feature film editors including the multi-Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker.