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The Best Shared Storage For Video Production

Embarking on a cinematic journey or crafting a visually stunning video requires more than just creative genius; it demands a technological ally that can keep pace with your imagination. Yet, too often, video production teams find themselves using dated technology that slows them down and takes them out of the creative process. 

It’s hard to meet ambitious deadlines and battle burnout when your workflow is working against you. On the other hand, finding the right technology to support your production workflow is like discovering the missing piece of the puzzle. Everything finally comes together to support your art and artistry.

The Best Workflow Starts With The Best Shared Storage

Shared storage is one of the most important technologies you’ll need in a video production environment. It safeguards your media and enables your post-production team to collaborate on creative projects. To put it simply, the right video editing storage solution can make your workflow sing, while the wrong one can sound more like this

There are many video storage solutions available, and you might even be overwhelmed by the number of on-premise and cloud storage options on the market. Let’s take a look at the best video server storage solution and why creatives go crazy for it.

What Is The Best Shared Storage For Video Production?

Thousands of customers around the world agree: SNS EVO is the best shared storage solution for video production teams. From its video-first performance to its award-winning workflow tools and unparalleled support, here’s why SNS EVO consistently wins the hearts of creative teams as the best video editing server, ever.

What Is SNS EVO?

EVO is a high-performance video storage server that is reshaping how video production teams collaborate, create, and conquer challenges, together. Available as an on-premise media storage server and cloud storage solution, EVO enables multiple users to collaborate on video editing projects, access and share files in real time, and manage terabytes and petabytes of large video files with ease.

Video production and editing pose distinct workflow challenges, particularly when it comes to handling massive file sizes and the collaborative nature of the creative process. Traditional storage solutions often fall short in addressing the requirements of modern media workflows, resulting in delays, data loss, and compromised creative output. This is where EVO—a dedicated NAS solution purpose-built for video production—becomes invaluable. 

Built on a custom Operating System to maximize both security and performance, EVO can handle demanding workloads for video projects in 4K, 8K, and beyond. Both on-premise and in the cloud, EVO comes with the EVO Suite of award-winning software tools. This includes ShareBrowser media asset management (MAM) to keep your team organized, a built-in transcoder and automations engine called Slingshot, integrations with cloud storage services and video editing software, and remote workflow tools—all included for unlimited users on your media production team.

Why Creatives Love EVO

Here are some reasons why professional media teams love working with EVO shared storage solutions.

EVO Performance

SNS EVO is engineered to deliver exceptional speed and performance, ensuring that video editors can work seamlessly with high-resolution footage and complex video projects. EVO’s high-speed connectivity options up to 100GbE make it a powerhouse for intensive video production tasks like online video editing, VFX, motion graphics, color correction, 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and more.

See EVO’s stream counts and performance metrics.

Scalability

EVO offers scalability without compromising performance, allowing teams to effortlessly expand their storage capacity to accommodate the ever-increasing demands of video production. Simply add more EVOs to your production environment, upgrade to larger capacity drives, or add an EVO expansion chassis to maximize your storage space. EVO can scale to many petabytes for storing data, media, projects, and more for your creative team. 

EVO is available as an online storage system, nearline server, and cloud workflow solution. While other shared storage providers charge to add additional users, EVO comes with unlimited users so you never have to worry about hidden costs or per-user software fees as you scale your creative operations.

Reliability

Time and again, EVO is praised for its reliability. Here’s what some customers are saying about the steadfast reliability of their EVO system.

“EVO has never failed on me. It just works. For feature films, TV shows, remote editing projects, or anything else, it does exactly what I need it to.”

-Sejin Park, founder and producer at Borderless Film

“EVO is incredibly reliable, and the software is easy to use. We don’t ever have to worry about performance or slowdowns while we’re editing.”

-Emma Curran, videographer at Georgetown University

“There can literally be 100 machines hammering our EVO systems simultaneously, and these demands are met effortlessly.”

-Jon Rennie, managing director at Bait Studio and Cloth Cat Animation

Creative Collaboration

Collaboration is at the heart of creative production, and SNS EVO helps foster a collaborative environment within your production team. Its intuitive user interface and integration with popular video editing software make it easy for multiple team members to collaborate seamlessly, whether they’re in the same studio or working remotely.

See how EVO works with post-production software like Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, and more. Download our workflow guides for Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.

Data Security

EVO protects your valuable media assets. Prioritizing security, EVO’s custom OS is resistant to common malware attacks that other servers are more susceptible to. EVO’s granular user permissions make file access and file sharing secure, with a network recycle bin and unique user settings to mitigate accidental file deletion.  

Features like RAID protection and built-in automations for recurring data backups also help to ensure the safety of your media, projects, and critical data. EVO makes backing up your media to the cloud effortless with built-in integrations for Amazon S3, Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and other cloud storage platforms.

EVO is TAA compliant and trusted by governments, corporations, production companies, and media teams all around the world.


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Media Asset Management

No more badgering your fellow editors about where they saved that file. SNS EVO includes ShareBrowser, a powerful and easy-to-use media asset management system that streamlines the organization of media assets. Search, preview, tag, comment, share, and import directly to your timeline. ShareBrowser MAM comes included for unlimited users with every EVO solution.

Built-in Workflow Tools

Media asset management is just one of the many workflow tools included with the EVO Suite. EVO also comes with built-in transcoding, automated file transfers, cloud backup automations, remote workflow tools, and more—all for unlimited users. Get a demo to see the entire EVO workflow in action.

The Best Video Editing Shared Storage

Every frame, wave, and pixel counts in the world of media production. Don’t settle for an off-the-shelf storage server that wasn’t made for your post-production needs. Offering unparalleled performance, scalability, collaboration features, superior data security, and built-in workflow tools for your creative team, EVO is simply the best shared storage for video editing teams.

Elevate your media production workflow with SNS EVO and empower your team to unleash their creative potential. Contact SNS today for more information.


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