Video Storage Solution
This is my first post. I apologize if this question is in wrong thread or if this questions has been asked before...
I have been asked to find a solution for our video storage. We are editing with premiere and the all the footage would need to review/shared with about 5-10 people in the same office. In addition to this the footage would also need to shared with outside vendors (whom are located all over the US) so they can upload/download/review footage.
What are some of the solutions you guys have come across. Any information/direction would be greatly appreciate it.
Thank you all
you can't edit over the internet. You can't move terabytes of ProRes footage (for example) over the internet. You can transcode to h.264 and do this via a cloud site like Drop Box, or Google Drive. You can spend a fortune on Adobe Anywhere, and have the video streamed from a central server. But to actually edit full bandwidth files from Canon, Sony, Panasonic, etc. cameras over the internet is impossible. To create h.264 files, you can use Adobe Media Encoder, which is part of your Adobe package, or Handbrake, which is a free download, or the very wonderful Imagine Products Proxy Mill.
There are many ways to view, and collaborate over the internet however. Programs like Frame.io are free and will do this. Wonderful asset management programs with web clients like CatDV and Axle Video will allow you to send approval copies to clients. Again - these are h.264 proxy files, not the actual files. There is a wonderful article on Creative Cow about CineSync. And you can read that article, and go to their website. Again, you are not editing over the internet.
So how do you send 500 gigs of a show to your client, without a service like Aspera or Signiant. Simple answer - Fed Ex or UPS. How do you do it over a regular internet line - simple you don't.
sharing with 5 - 10 people in the office is very easy. Any of the shared storage systems that you see here on Creative Cow will do exactly that - allow 10 or more people to be able to access, play, and edit the files from your central shared storage system.
There are no "bad" systems that are advertising on Creative Cow for shared storage. They all work. It all depends on your budget, and the complexity of what you want to do.
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