Leading the way for more than a decade...
EditShare is a technology leader in networked shared storage and smart workflow solutions for the post-production, TV, sports, news, and film industries.
Founded to allow editors to share files2004
First profitable year… and every year since2005
Launched Flow – Production MAM2008
Acquired GeeVS & Lightworks2009
Launched Ark for archiving2011
Launched SSD based storage2013
Launched EFS – clustered filesystem2015
Launched Flow Story2016
ParkerGale makes majority investment in EditShare2019
The core foundations of EditShare
Since the introduction of our shared storage systems over 15 years ago, the EditShare name has been synonymous with innovation and excellence in post-production. As a company, our primary goal has always been to improve workflow and provide intuitive and powerful tools that ease the burden of managing a production facility, allowing customers to focus on what’s most important - being creative.
The company was founded in 2004 by Andy Liebman, an acclaimed film and documentary producer, to offer a flexible, more-affordable solution to media sharing, using standard Gigabit Ethernet for connecting clients. EditShare was able to offer an alternative to the expensive SAN and Fibre Channel solutions by providing the industry's first high-performance Network Attached Storage for editing.
EditShare’s groundbreaking products are designed to improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way, including Geevs video capture and playout servers, EFS scale-out shared storage platforms, EFS Nearline and DR solutions, Flow media asset management and Ark, our backup software solution. In 2018 EditShare acquired Quales, a company specialising in Automatic Quality Check (AQC). For editing, we have the 2017 Emmy award-winning Lightworks – the pioneer of so many features and a name, synonymous in the digital non-linear world, with many of the most much loved films cut on Lightworks. Lightworks has in excess of 5 Million registrations and became the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application (NLE).
Rapid sales growth in the United States demonstrated a healthy market for EditShare’s storage technology, with a huge surge in inquiries from overseas broadcasters and post-production facilities, highlighting exciting possibilities on a global scale. This potential resulted in a new, expanded operation being managed and run under the expert guidance of European based Tara Montford and James Richings - which was an ideal partnership to expand EditShare in this new, exciting area thanks to their extensive sales and media experience.
Together, the newly-formed partnership helped to establish EditShare as a major player across Europe, and finally into the Asia/Pacific region with an operations HQ based in Brisbane, Australia. Together, Andy, Tara and James have evolved EditShare into one of the fastest growing technology companies in their sector.
EditShare’s sustained growth is largely due to its commitment to developing innovative products tailor-made for media professionals, all designed to encourage collaboration and creativity. A number of ‘firsts’ have been achieved along the way, strengthening EditShare’s reputation as an innovator in its field. EditShare was the first and only non-Avid solution to offer Avid Project sharing; the first storage solution in its industry to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet; the first to offer true Project Sharing for Apple Final Cut Pro and the first to deliver a portable shared storage solution with EditShare Field, the first to market with remote collaboration within Flow and the first to offer real time auditing, securing piece of mind for media and entertainment clients.