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Endemol Shine North America has enhanced its existing Nexsan E-Series high-density storage arrays with a Nexsan Unity unified storage solution.

EndemolShine NorthAmerica 13Aug2019Nexsan Unity now serves as the backbone for Endemol Shine North America's file-based workflow, underpinning its entire editorial process.

Endemol Shine North America produces several well-known television shows in the US, including Big Brother (CBS), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), MasterChef and MasterChef Junior (FOX), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (HGTV), and The Biggest Loser (USA).

In its endeavour to advance and streamline its editing process, Endemol Shine North America it has developed a file-based workflow that would provide the ability to have all camera masters concurrently available and accessible online. In order to move forward, it required an updated storage solution.

"Just a few years ago, it was standard to shoot a conventional television show on videotape and work in proxy resolution because editing at high resolution was prohibitive," said Alex Palatnick, VP, Post Production, Endemol Shine North America. “This offline and then online editing process to conform each episode was labour-intensive and required multiple assistant editors over two shifts along with expensive broadcast decks. And that was just for one episode.”

He added, “We wanted to overcome these challenges, and instead design a workflow that would allow every edit client to be able to access the media to transcode it for editorial. At times, this would mean as many as 150 simultaneous editors. We designed a new file-based workflow that would require top-notch stable equipment to support it. That's where Nexsan came in."

Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric, parent company of Nexsan, added: "Digitisation has become the paradigm in the media and entertainment industry. As new techniques and technologies continue to enter the space, driven by leading edge innovators such as Endemol Shine North America, data storage requirements will continue to skyrocket. Nexsan's storage portfolio is able to uniquely support the rigorous requirements of the M&E industry, at a price point that ensures unparalleled ROI."