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Our Approach

File sharing Today

As we look at the current state of storage technologies within the segments of the media and entertainment industry, we can identify particular trends and workflows which emerged during the past few years.Most of these solutions are based on the concept of offering storage for proprietary file systems in order to allow multiple editors to read and write the same volume at the same time.

Basically, these solutions may be differentiated by the following: size and speed of their storage capacity; the network architecture upon which they are based (NAS, SAN, etc.); the capabilities of their file systems; their compatibility with certain operating systems and editing applications; and the degree of difficulty by which they can be understood and managed.

While these approaches might be a good way to share files on a volume from a storage perspective, they do not necessarily translate into a truly collaborative tool from a post production workflow perspective.

File sharing Today

As we look at the current state of storage technologies within the segments of the media and entertainment industry, we can identify particular trends and workflows which emerged during the past few years.Most of these solutions are based on the concept of offering storage for proprietary file systems in order to allow multiple editors to read and write the same volume at the same time.

Basically, these solutions may be differentiated by the following: size and speed of their storage capacity; the network architecture upon which they are based (NAS, SAN, etc.); the capabilities of their file systems; their compatibility with certain operating systems and editing applications; and the degree of difficulty by which they can be understood and managed.

While these approaches might be a good way to share files on a volume from a storage perspective, they do not necessarily translate into a truly collaborative tool from a post production workflow perspective.

Taking the best to enhance it

More than a simple storage file system, Strawberry is a layer on top of the file system, providing powerful collaboration and media asset management features.

This means that Strawberry leaves the characteristic capabilities of the underlying file system intact to perform project-based collaboration among multiple editors.

In other words, if you already have a SAN or NAS, your storage is ready for Strawberry. Strawberry leverages your existing infrastructure and takes your workflow to a new level with virtualization at the project level.

In addition, Strawberry’s functionality provides a unique user and team management solution which makes projects available for those who require access, while keeping them invisible to those who don’t. Get more information about Strawberry’s unique features in the product overview.

Taking the best to enhance it

More than a simple storage file system, Strawberry is a layer on top of the file system, providing powerful collaboration and media asset management features.

This means that Strawberry leaves the characteristic capabilities of the underlying file system intact to perform project-based collaboration among multiple editors.

In other words, if you already have a SAN or NAS, your storage is ready for Strawberry. Strawberry leverages your existing infrastructure and takes your workflow to a new level with virtualization at the project level.

In addition, Strawberry’s functionality provides a unique user and team management solution which makes projects available for those who require access, while keeping them invisible to those who don’t. Get more information about Strawberry’s unique features in the product overview.

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Keeping projects + assets in order

From 2006 to 2011, digital media increased tenfold and is continuing to grow exponentially. Editors and technicians need a solution for managing this ever-expanding amount of digital information. They must remain productive rather than spending their valuable time bogged down in organizing growing lists of files and folders while deadlines are getting tighter and more ambitious.

Ask an editor what he or she is working on right now. It might be a movie scene, a report from a news show or an episode of a television series. Regardless of the genre, at the end of the day it is a project that needs to be completed.

When editors work with Strawberry they don’t need to worry about mounting volumes or time-consuming searches for particular files on large, complex folder structures. Strawberry allows editors to work on their current editing project and share it with their team in a streamlined, efficient way.

Strawberry’s user interface provides intuitive „comfort features“ by which to search, find and manage editing projects and assets while keeping a vast amount of storage perfectly organized.

Its powerful database keeps track of which files belong to which projects and provides editors with only those features needed to complete the most recent jobs.