Larry Jordan, a well known video industry figure speaks about editing, color correction, the cloud, and whether he’s looking forward to April 2014′s NAB – the biggest show of the year.
For editors on a budget, working within the NLE makes for faster workflows. However, the stand-alone tools offer more features and increasingly tight integration between the NLE and the color grading software.
1. How do you assure the security of my assets on your system?
2. If you go broke, how do I get my assets back (in other words, who owns my media)?
3. How does this service save me time when I have very limited upload/download speeds to the web?
I am SUCH a skeptic about The Cloud. It is great for pre-production collaboration and script-writing. It’s fine for sharing address books and calendars. It’s even fine for final distribution. All the videos on my website, for example, are distributed using Amazon S3 servers and their Cloudfront CDN.
Avid is a HUGE cause for concern. You can’t survive as a business unless you are making money. And Avid hasn’t been making money for years. Avid is in a very difficult position for the long-term. I wish them well because they are a good competitor, which benefits all of us; but am I concerned? Yes.
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