Cloud computing and collaboration is the way of the future, perhaps. We see Microsoft’s enterprise systems enabling cloud collaborations. Speaking of video editing, the first thing that comes to mind are YouTubers. Large Scale YouTubers have now formed entire organizations that work for their videos. Of course, every step requires a different person. Be it graphics, editing or after effects. Of course, for a big project, this requires collaborating on those project files.
While some people like Linus Tech Tips uses huge servers with SSDs to ensure good data transfers, this is not a feasible solution. Now though, Adobe has come up with a solution which it tried and tested a while back as well. AdobeXD allowed users to co-edit their files on the cloud. Now though, it is now coming up with another brilliant feature. According to the Verge, the company showcased its whole new feature called, Productions. This feature is intended to help users work together for projects and for filmmakers in general. The whole process of filmmaking is dependent on every person involved in the process, the sound guy, the visual artist and so on. At the Sundance Film Festival, the company introduced its new feature using the input from the people who worked on the latest Terminator to come out.
What Productions does is allow for a new panel which would be a shared folder system. What this shared system would allow is for the people involved in the project to work on it simultaneously. Similarly, this would divide the project into smaller pieces and reels in order to allow for a more flexible workflow. There would also be a local saving mode which would allow for people to work on the project simultaneously. It would prevent them from over-writing on the footage, making more issues. It is still a preview feature though and we would find out soon when it would be available for the masses.