It’s hard to talk about software in 2012 without mentioning “the cloud”. You’ve seen the ads from sofware vendors asking what your cloud strategy is? With all this hype, it’s worth taking a look at the state of cloud video editing and the promise it could hold for Professional Video Editors.
First the dream. Imagine having instant access to all of your material without having to plug in a hard drive. Even better if you could access it on any computer, from anywhere in the world, with the ability to easily collaborate with others, right? No more backups, because this would done securely, automatically, and redundantly. How about transparently using clusters of computers to instantly render video, output it into multiple formats, and deliver it as easily next door as the other side of the world. All of this without having to invest in racks of equipment or worrying about upgrades.
Sounds like a game changer right?