Now more than ever, it’s apparent that video producers need to access their work remotely. There is an increasing demand to be able to continue with workflows uninterrupted so that production can move forward as usual. Many individuals in the industry are still using methods that create lag in their productivity. Typically, video producers are under tight deadlines. Going without necessary technology can create added conflict to an already pressing situation. There are solutions available to create a flawless collaboration among your production team. Recent events have made it evident as to why a fast file transfer solution should be implemented within your workflow. To place it at the forefront of your research, we will cover several key reasons to consider upgrading your process if you are still hesitant.   

Large files can equal large problems: 

We have all been there: You have just finished editing a large video file, send it off and BAM! You’re hit with a transferring error. Chances are this issue is not new to you. There are a few different paths this situation could travel down, a popular error is that the file is too large for your current transferring method. This error becomes more common as time passes, video file sizes are continually growing due to their complexity: New standards are created, new size restrictions are implemented, etc. If you’re tired and frustrated, it’s normal. Do your research on tools that fit your specific workflow – I’m sure you already are, considering you came across this blog post. 

Work together effectively: 

According to Cisco, it is forecasted that by 2021 82% of internet traffic will be from video. This means that customer demands will only increase for the industry. It’s imperative that teams are able to work fluidly together to handle this influx from their employers and customers. Solaris Promo Production who is famously tied to the popular Russian reality television show, Dom 2, came to face remote production issues head-on. Dom 2 was use to filming within the region of Moscow, but once the show’s popularity grew the filming was relocated to Seychelles, a small and remote country within East Africa. Through MM Communications, they were introduced to FileCatalyst solutions. Their specific workflow matched them with the product FileCatalyst Direct. This solution provides them with the ability to drive point to point accelerated file transfers at speeds of up to 10 Gbps for even the largest files. This allows their team to collaborate effectively and to meet the demands of their strict deadlines.

Send files on the grow: 

The headache of having to continuously send new versions of a file can take its toll on your workflow. Now, certain solutions have upgraded to the movement of growing files. This means that as the files are being encoded or generated, they may arrive at their destination shortly after they are complete. This will give you room to work efficiently on multiple tasks and projects. 

Seamless implementation: 

Fast file transferring is not a silo operation, it usually involves multiple storage/cloud endpoints and other media workflow software packages. Finding a fast file transfer solution that integrates with the different video production solutions that you utilize is crucial to the success of your workflow. 

Video is spreading across all platforms like wildfire, make sure your production company has everything it needs to compete in this growing industry. Fast file transfer solutions have endless benefits to the world of video production and while we have highlighted several, there are many other benefits you will discover upon implementation.