Wiretap is Autodesk's cross-platform client-server interoperability framework, providing Lustre with high-performance access to remote media and metadata. With Wiretap, you can work with material from Autodesk Visual Effects and Finishing applications, without duplicating media. Import timelines directly from the host application, and read/write clips and frames on remote FS and Standard FS storage devices with the same ease as you would local media. In addition, Wiretap allows you work with multi-layer and stereoscopic timelines.
Lustre gains access to the remote media and metadata via Wiretap servers running on the host workstations. A Wiretap server is installed by default with most Visual Effects and Finishing applications, and runs independently of the application. By default, Lustre automatically detects all the Wiretap servers running on the Wiretap network. You can then browse for footage on the remote filesystem and load it into the Shot bin or timeline, just as if it were locally attached storage.