XStream EFS Field 2

XStream EFS Field 2 is the perfect portable solution for when you need media and project sharing in a small, quiet box. Designed to meet even the most stringent airline regulations for carry-on baggage, EFS Field 2 can travel with you wherever you go – providing an instant collaborative editing environment in a hotel room, on a film set, at a remote office or even in an ENG van with all the benefits of EditShare File System (EFS). And it ships with our integrated Flow production asset management so you can start collaborating out of the box.

Small Size - Big Performance

EFS Field 2 has all the standard features you expect to find in EditShare's XStream models, including hardware RAID protection, enterprise "spinning disk" or SSD drives, media and project-sharing support for Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and Lightworks, the EditShare Sync Tool (TM) for sending media to another EditShare system over the Internet - even scalability and expandability options.

EFS Field 2 comes with 4 Ethernet ports for direct connections to client workstations or laptops.xstream field2 rear
Options include:

  • up to 10 more Ethernet ports, for a total of 14 direct connections
  • an expansion unit to double your storage, or for sending material shot in the field back to home base
  • a single 10 Gigabit connection for use with a switch
  • a SAS HBA for connection to an Ark Tape Library
  • a 2-channel Flow SDI Ingest card for recording directly to EFS Field 2 storage, including edit-while-capture support for fast-turnaround events

Impressive stream counts

Each 4-drive set of 3.5-inch drives can support a “baseline performance” of 8 streams of ProRes 422 or DNxHD 145 or 24 streams of 25-Mbit video such as DV25 or XDCAM-EX 25. An 8-drive EFS Field with 2.5 inch 10K SAS drives provides about a two-fold increase in performance over the baseline. An 8-drive EFS Field with 2.5 inch SSD drives provides about a 6-fold increase over the baseline.

Outstanding reliability

EFS Field 2 storage is based on the industry’s most reliable Enterprise hard disks and SSD drives and uses hardware RAID-5 or RAID-6 protection. With SSD drives the EFS Field 2 can be used in the most severe environments without a glitch. The rugged chassis is built for easy upgrades and maintenance, with removable drive cages and a slide-out CPU tray design that allows convenient access to all components.

Big intelligence

With file-based workflows growing larger and more complex every day, EditShare believes a storage system simply has to include tools to help you catalog and manage all your files, as well as tools to help you back them up and archive them to less expensive and more energy-efficient devices. Every EFS Field 2 system includes Flow software for file-based ingest, logging, cataloging, searching, simple cuts only editing, and drag and drop into the leading NLE applications. In addition, the EFS Field 2 includes Ark software for backing up and archiving to qualified tape libraries.