South Africa’s Sasani Studios upgrades EditShare systems

South Africa’s Sasani Studios upgrades EditShare systems
Published: 16 July 2019 - 7:18 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

South African media company Sasani Studios has designed its next-generation multi-camera workflow production around EditShare workflow solutions EditShare Flow, EFS scale-out media engineered storage, multi-channel Geevs ingest and Ark archiving.

Sasani Studios has ten main television and film stages and three additional acoustically-designed studio spaces.

The full-service studio is responsible for five of Africa’s most popular soap operas - 7de Laan, Isidingo, Scandal!, Skeem Saam, and The Rhythm Citizens.

The production schedule produces six shows per week for each soap opera year-round, turning out more than 1,400 original episodes.

Approaching a decade on its original EditShare shared storage platform, Sasani’s head of engineering, Kim Smith, made a planned investment to upgrade to the latest EditShare EFS distributed scale-out storage platform, expanding the media management capabilities of its operation, which also features EditShare Flow production asset management and Ark LTO archiving, as well as Geevs for multi-channel ingest management from every studio.

“With this next stage of our multi-camera production infrastructure, it was important to move forward with the future in mind. EditShare’s deep industry knowledge combined with our longstanding relationship allowed us to build a high-performance media foundation with the flexibility to incorporate emerging technologies as well as expand and augment our productions as needed,” Smith said.

In addition to enhancing the internal media infrastructure, Sasani is looking to leverage the benefits of cloud-based production.

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