As technology advances, more and more tasks can be completed remotely. Video editing is no exception. With the right tools, a remote video editor can easily manage their workflow without physically being in the same room as their client or collaborator. For a deeper dive into this topic check out Master Remote Video Editing: Best Practices for Teams.
First and foremost, remote video editors need access to a reliable internet connection and the appropriate network speed to ensure that data can be transferred between computers without any issues.
Next, remote video editors need access to a computer capable of running their software of choice and handling the video files' throughput. Several popular applications allow users to edit videos, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas Pro, and Avid Media Composer. Except for Adobe Premier, these programs only get you so far regarding remote video editing.
Thirdly, video editors must figure out how to share video projects with their teams. Traditionally, they rely heavily on cloud-based storage services such as Dropbox or Google Drive to share projects with clients or collaborators worldwide. As video editors got deeper into the remote editing world, they started looking for better alternatives. These alternatives include remote desktop solutions, cloud-based video editing, and remote sync workflows like ProMAX’s MediaHub.
Finally, when they get into multi-location video editing situations, they need to stay organized by creating centralized systems for communication and managing tasks using an online tasks management platform like Asana or Trello. Keeping everything organized ahead of time reduces stress levels and misunderstandings between team members who may not necessarily be present during a project's production or post-production stages.
Video editing professionals can complete projects remotely with the right tools and setup. It does require some extra effort upfront but provides excellent benefits such as increased productivity and faster turnarounds which can ultimately save time and money for all parties involved in a project. So don't hesitate to try a remote video editing workflow!
For more advice on developing a practical Remote Video Editing Workflow for your team, check out ProMAX Systems HERE.