This is a short guide to help connect Baselight systems to EditShare’s EFS shared storage systems to support high end grading and finishing on these Linux workstations .
EFS Platform – EFS-300, EFS-450 and EFS-SSD Baselight can connect to these systems using the EFS native client for Linux.
Baselight 1 systems run Centos 6 on single HP workstations and can connect over 10Gb or 40Gb Ethernet
Baselight 2 systems comprise a Node and workstation, both run Centos 6 and can connect over 10Gb or 40Gb Ethernet, the Node contains Baselight’s own storage and the workstation connects the control surface. Both units share mount points.
Baselight comes with all the Fuse libraries necessary to work with EFS native client. The testing was carried out on Baselight version 4.
Baselight runs the FilmLightOS which is CentOS6.4 under the hood with the 6.8 kernel. It uses Gnome for display and they have their own internal method of managing volumes. These are controlled via a custom automounter accessed via /vol, and are presented this way in the Baselight application.
However on a Baselight 1 there is an option to explore any volumes connected to the workstation so if you are just mounting dynamically via say /mnt then these volume scan be seen inside the application too.
Baselight have a script that clients can run which syncs any mounts made outside of Baselight into the volume.cfg that configures our volumes displayed inside the application
Mapping Media Spaces
Mapping drives is achieved from the command line in Baselight. For EFS mounts proceed as per the EditShare Guide for installing the EFS native client on Red Hat and Centos Linux. Once the media spaces have been mounted from the command line edit the Baselight volume.cfg file and run the automounter utility to control how the drives are displayed to the operator
Section of Baselight volume.cfg showing the entries for EFS mount
mount EFS @n0.norseman.filmlight.ltd.uk /mnt/EFS
Once the media spaces have been mapped and the work on the volume.cfg complete the files on EditShare storage will show up in Baselight.