This was brought to my attention earlier today, and it piqued my interest enough to invest in it to become a BETA tester for it. It’s an open source editor that lets you do real time collaborative editing no matter where you are. Could be really useful (or a massive pain in the arse!) but it’s a great idea. What I am most interested in is whether this is going to be totally stand alone, as in will projects cut in this be transferable to local editing systems like FCP, Premiere, AVID, or do we have to edit on this the whole time? Lots of questions!
Personally I am looking forward to doing a collaborative edit, and when that person says they are just nipping to the loo, I’ll add a cross dissolve to EVERY cut for a laugh!
I love the idea that the rushes and renders will be in the cloud as well as local. Of course with my recent hotel internet experience, I know editing there will be a no-go. Am lucky to load a Vimeo 3 minute video in a hour at some places!
This is from the team:
“We’re nearly done with hardest part of our collaborative editor (dealing with files). And that means we’re close to having a tool that can do honest-to-god real-time collaborative video editing. By our count, this will be a world-first.
We’d like you to be one of the first 100 people in the world to experience collaborative editing. So if you’ve got $299.99 burning a hole in your pocket for some reason, you can help us deliver the future, plus make sure you’re first in line to try it.
If we meet our funding goal, we’re confident we can deliver ground breaking collaborative editing, although likely with just a few of our planned editing features implemented. But we’re in this for the long haul, and should this project blow up in the press, that means we can charge full steam ahead for that much longer before needing to stop and scramble for money again.”
Check out the kickstarter page! and do invest in a really worthwhile project!