Cloud Collaboration In Video Editing and Post Production

9 Apr 2020

4 Min Read

Post-production and video editing, especially in big projects, with a lot of footage have always been a collaborative effort. In a best-case scenario, the whole production and post-production team are at the same location and can work locally together. But such a feat can really be achieved. There are so many cases that the timing of the production and post-production are far from each other or even more commonly, post-production team members are in different locations, either from each other or from the production team. The same issue can also be experienced by smaller production teams who may be working for an agency, maybe the marketing department of a company which may have many editors and some of them may be working remotely. The other case can be when an ad agency needs feedback from the client and almost always the client cannot keep coming to the agency and review the product.

Early Video Editing Cloud Collaboration

Doing collaborative video editing took a big step forward in the age of the internet where everything can easily be transferred through the cloud. Production and post-production teams saw the huge potential in using the cloud as a medium for staying connected and up to date with any video project they where working on. They could easily save the revision in the cloud, maybe on Google Drive or Dropbox, and then review and talk about it through the email. If you ask me, this was a clever way of using what you have access to the best way possible. But the downsides are still there and apparent. Keeping track of all the reviews and what part of the video they are talking about is almost impossible.

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Early Video Editing Cloud Collaboration

Modern Video Editing Cloud Collaboration

The issues named in the previous section are all real and even disrupting, but nothing that can not be solved with innovation and clever thinking. Enter modern collaborative video editing. A standalone platform with all the necessary tools for making the life of every person involved in the production and post-production process a lot easier.

In the modern era of Video Editing Cloud Collaboration, all you need is under one roof presented to you in one platform. All team members regardless of their location can collaborate and get on one page regarding the project. Since everything is online and updated live, frame by frame and logged constantly, all team members will always be on the correct route on how they should take care of everything.

So a good Video Editing Cloud Collaboration platform must have some features and tools to achieve such a goal. In the following sections, we will explore some of the necessary tools for getting the most out of a good Video Editing Cloud Collaboration platform.

In the modern era of Video Editing Cloud Collaboration, all you need is under one roof presented to you in one platform. All team members regardless of their location can collaborate and get on one page regarding the project.

Cloud Storage

The backbone of online collaborative video editing and post-production, being able to upload your footage to the cloud dor safe and secure storage. You can either use the uploaded footage for live reviewing where collaborators can view, mark, and comment on every frame the video, or store the video in archive storage for safekeeping and back-up. Unlike physical storage which can always go wrong and be damaged, Cloud Storage is safe from corruption and you reliably count on it.

Team and Project Management

The main idea behind collaborative online video editing is to bring together the whole production team and let them work on any project no matter where they are at any moment. So managing such a team is of topmost priority. You need to not only be able to assign tasks to each member but also need to be able to follow up on who is doing what at each moment and what is the status of the project at any time. A good Video Editing Cloud Collaboration platform can easily give you the necessary tools to always be in the know about who is doing what and sort of changes are undergoing in the main project.
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Online Cloud Team and Project Management

The other layer of management comes into play when there is more than one project in the work and you may need to split and assign your team into different projects, or even there may be some members who are working on more than one project at a time. Again, with good team and project management tools, doing so and monitoring the progress is easy and hassle-free.

Version History

As the reviewing process of a video project keeps going forward, all the reviews and revisions will begin to pile up. Having version history on a Video Editing Cloud Collaboration platform will always keep dated versions of every revision for future use and reference. Maybe you want to compare different iterations of the footage or even move back to a previous version of the edit. Well, in a well designed Video Editing Cloud Collaboration platform you can easily do that and always have a full catalog of the different changes on the footage from the beginning to the end of the project.

File Management

Order brings efficiency and when you are dealing with a huge pile of data including footage, photos, and audio, organization is key to a good workflow. In modern Video Editing Cloud Collaboration, all files are well organized into folders. You can either rely on your own organizational system or let the platform take care of it, for example, sort everything by date.
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Online Cloud File Management and Version History

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