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Leading the way for more than a decade...

EditShare is the technology pioneer in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV and film industries.

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Began life

2003 Dec
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First sale

2004 March
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First NAB

2004 April
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First International Event - London

2004 June
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EMEA HQ opens in London

2005 March
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World’s First Shared Storage - 10GB Ethernet

2005 April
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APAC HQ opens in Australia

2005 June
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French office opens in Paris

2006 Feb
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AVID Project Sharing

2007 February
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Field: First Portable Shared Storage

2007 April
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Spanish office opens in Barcelona

2007 September
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World’s First Universal Media File: AVID + FCP

2009 April
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Acquired GeeVS + Lightworks

2009 August
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300,000 Lightworks sign ups achieved

2011 May
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Windows version of Lightworks released

2011 May
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SSD Shared Storage unveiled

2013 February
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Field2 (with SSD)

2013 June
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Lightworks for Linux

2014 January
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World's First cross-platform editing solution (Windows, Mac, Linux)

2014 January
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Shared Storage - 40GB Ethernet

2014 April
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Lightworks for Mac

2014 June
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XStream EFS unveiled

2014 August
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IBC: TVB Europe - Best of Show Award – XStream EFS

2014 September
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First EFS solution delivered

2015 April
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NAB: TV Technology - Best of Show Award - EditShare XStream EFS

2015 April
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IBC: Broadcast Beat - Innovation Award for AirFlow/Flow

2015 September
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New APAC office opened

2016 March
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RedShark NAB 2016 Award - Flow Story - 'Best Editing Product'

2016 April
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New LA office opened

2016 June
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APAC doubles team size

2016 September
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1st Petabyte sale of EFS

2016 September
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IBC Innovation Award - 'Content Management' - with MoovIT & Endemol Shine

2016 September
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New Indian office opened

2016 November
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700,000 Lightworks sign ups

2016 December
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Lightworks 14 announced

2017 February
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Single-node XStream EFS models unveiled - EFS 200 & 300

2017 March
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Announced acquisition of Quales, the QC and file verification specialist

2017 March
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NAB - TV Technology 'Best of Show' Award - Single Node EFS

2017 April
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New XStream EFS 40 NL parking nodes introduced

2017 June
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New Soho office opened in central London

2017 June
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Emmy award winner for 'Innovation in Technology & Engineering' (Lightworks)

2017 August
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Announcement of Flow Saas

2017 September
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IBC - IABM Design & Innovation Award - 'Best Storage Product'

2017 September
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IBC - TV Tech Global 'Best of Show' Best Storage Award - Single-node EFS

2017 September
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Announced File Auditing for EFS platforms

2017 September
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TV Technology Innovation Award - QScan AQC

2017 December
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IABM / BaM Award Winner EditShare EFS Auditing

2018 September
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Flow software for all storage platforms ships

2018 September
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RedShark 'Best of Show' IBC Award for QScan IMF Compliance

2018 September

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 workflows 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 2003 by CEO Andy Liebman, an acclaimed film and documentary producer, EditShare was created 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, XStream EFS scale-out shared storage platforms, EFS Nearline and DR solutions, Flow media asset management and Ark, our backup software solution. For editing, we have the 2017 Emmy award-winning Lightworks – the pioneer of so many features in the digital non-linear environment and now with in excess of 4 Million registrations, it became the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application (NLE).

Worldwide growth

Rapid sales growth in the United States demonstrated a healthy market for EditShare’s storage technology, with a huge surge in enquiries 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 - who were 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 in 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.

Day to day management

Andy Liebman, James Richings and Tara Montford remain at the heart of the company and its day-to-day operations, ensuring EditShare remains focused on providing exciting and innovative products to allow media professionals to unleash their creativity.

“It is really incredible to look back to the beginning and see the remarkable growth we have experienced in such a short period of time. We owe this tremendous success to our customers who are just as passionate about the EditShare technology as we are.” Andy Liebman, Founder and CEO of EditShare.