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Jody SappingtonMar 1, 2023 8:00:00 AM1 min read

Remote Video Editing - Video Editing off of the Cloud

Remote Video Editing - Video Editing off of the Cloud

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is a way to store files online so they can be accessed from anywhere. Commonly seen implementations of this technology are Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft One drive. Another more specialized version of cloud storage is known as “object storage” and is built to store data for custom application access. Lucid link is worth special mention in this category as they are a video-centric cloud object storage service with unique pros and cons.


Key Points

  1. There are two different classes of cloud storage – direct Object Storage (S3, Backblaze) and application/service-based (Dropbox, Google Drive).
  2. Lucid Link is an exciting mix of the two, utilizing object storage to do some intelligent caching to bring files to you as quickly as possible.
  3. The quality of your internet connection is a defining factor in whether cloud storage will work well for you and your team.
  4. The cost of cloud storage is comparatively high, with separate ongoing fees being levied to store data and for each user to access/download your files.


Cloud storage can be simple to use, but most services are not designed for video-sized files, leading to issues with timeouts that require time-consuming restarts of significant transfers. Cloud storage is also expensive and unsuitable for storing substantial amounts of data long-term due to reoccurring costs.


If you are looking for a less expensive alternative, go to or check out our State of the Remote Video Editing Workflow - 2023.