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Creating the Editing Station network

When you purchase or lease a VES/Delta workstation, you are getting more than just a single editing station. You are getting the capability of expanding your operation into a multi-user network.

Without getting into all the techie, high engineering aspects of setting up a complete system, the next step in the Workflow evolution would be the linking of your workstations to a centralized media storage and project server.

It involves storing all of your media files and project data in a data protected central hub that allows multiple workstations to feed seamlessly. The media and project data are protected by redundancy against the unpredicted drive failure.

The workstations see the hub much as they might recognize another drive in their system.... the flow of data is immediate and unconstrained. Much more akin to having an extra internal drive.

A special data controller acts as our "traffic cop". Although any workstation can view any project (read only), only one workstation would have read/write permission at a time. This prevents two editors from accidentally overwriting each other's work on the same timeline at the same time!

Should a workstation develop hardware issues, the Editor need only move to a different edit bay to continue working!

A facility could also design Edit Bays of different levels of utility. For instance, smaller rooms would accommodate the individual Editor while a larger, more posh environment would be available for "client" interaction. Even a Screening Room could be equipped to project work in progress.

Multi-user networks can start off small, such as a three station Logging, Editing, and Finishing arrangement. Or, it could be set up as any number of Edit Bays, or even nodes of Edit Bays.

The best thing is that you do not have to make final decisions before you are ready. Our editing workstations are editing solutions, and will adapt as your operation grows.

Start off simple. Expand as you need to.

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