Editshare acquires Geevs and Lightworks technology

    Acquisition to complement Editshare's Complete Collaboration line-up.
    Editshare, Geevs, Lightworks technology, SPECIAL REPORTS, Exhibitions coverage, IBC 2009


    EditShare, a major provider of cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, announced the acquisition of Geevs broadcast video servers and the Lightworks non-linear editing platform at IBC. The acquisition will provide EditShare customers with expanded options for building fully integrated, tapeless workflows.

    Tara Montford, managing director of EditShare EMEA stated that there was a clear need to “broaden our offering" inorder to “meet the needs of our expanding customer base”.

    "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," Montford commented.

    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.


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