Is Flow new?
No it’s not! In fact Flow has been in the marketplace for over 10 years. Flow has simply uncoupled from the EditShare storage platform.
Will this new version of Flow work with EditShare storage?
No. This new version is not currently compatible with EditShare EFS scale-out storage nodes and cannot be used.
Why was Flow uncoupled from EditShare hardware?
We understand that storage is available in a number of forms, some which our EFS platforms do not serve. Those storage platforms require an intelligent layer to sit above them and to simplify the task of managing lots of data. This is where Flow comes in.
Who is using Flow?
1000s of customers already! From major broadcasters to Film houses right through to major reality TV programming, Flow’s client base is vast.
How many versions of Flow will be available after 100 days?
There will be three versions, Flow Pro, Flow Advanced and Flow Enterprise.
Can I upgrade from one Flow revision to another?
Yes you can.
Can I use Flow Today?
Yes you can! Simply apply to the beta program and we will evaluate your selection.
Is there a cost associated with the beta program?
No, there is no cost. You get the rich toolset free of charge for the first 100 days.
How do I apply?
Visit the Beta program page.
Do I need a server?
Yes you do. In order for Flow to operate you need to have the minimum system requirements in order to gain access to the beta program.
I’ve got Macs, Windows and Linux machines, will that matter?
No it doesn't! Flow will work with all types of creative editing platforms.
Will I receive help?
Yes our trained Flow team will be on hand to guide you through the best practises from day 1.
Can I talk to other users?
There will be a private Flow forum available for clients who sign up to the beta program. You can discuss workflow improvements, installations procedures, tips and tricks and so on.
My server does not match the minimum criteria.
You must have the server matching the minimum criteria in order to gain from the full experience of Flow.
I’ve got an Avid NEXIS shared storage platform, will it work?
Yes it will! We have tested and qualified it working with the Avid ISIS and NEXIS platform from day one.
What other storage do you support?
Whilst there are 1000s of storage vendors in the marketplace, any solution that supports SMB/AFP protocol should work perfectly. We have qualified another vendors too such as StorageDNA platforms.
What if I find a bug?
Whilst we have done everything in our power to iron these out, over the next 100 days, clients may find something that we haven't. You can submit the bug to the private forum and it will be addressed promptly by the lead developers.
Is support included?
Yes for the first 100 days support is included.
How many clients can I install in order to access Flow?
Whether you’re a small team or an organization with hundreds of staff, the sky's the limit! If your bandwidth is good enough and your service is quick enough, you can install on as many client machines as you want.
I’ve used some other remote editing programs, what's different about Flow Story?
Flow Story is directly connected to the central MAM, enabling you to edit remotely with both local content on your PC and content stored back at base.
I’ve got other creative editing platforms, will this make them redundant?
Flow Story removes the burden of paying and owning multiple creative suites. Clients can use Flow Story as a very fast turnaround editor and then export the timeline directly to another solutions such as Adobe Premiere Pro, FCP X, Lightworks and Avid Media Composer Ultimate.
What about proxy creation, will this slow down my workflow?
Proxy creation is all about power, the more power in your server, the quicker the proxies are created.
What’s the difference?
Some modules will only be available to certain Flow versions.
How do I administer my licenses?
Under your login on my.editshare.com you will see all your details, including licensing information.
Can I request a quote for Flow today?
Yes you can, contact your nearest EditShare approved reseller or our Global sales team can assist you with a quote today.
What licensing system do you use?
Our proprietary ELS licensing system will enable you to license machines whilst online or offline.