From Cloud Confusion to Seamless Collaboration with 3.0

Telling a Story: A Day in the Life of a Video Editor with 3.0

The Cloud Storage Conundrum

In the digital age of filmmaking, our workstations have transformed into personal movie studios. But when you try to dip your toes into the waters of collaboration, particularly with large video files, you encounter cloud platforms, which each have their own nuances that can transform a creative process into a painstaking jigsaw puzzle. Somehow, you have to put the pieces together so that you can get each collaborator the files they need.

Perhaps the most significant problem is that cloud storage platforms were designed for the needs of IT departments and developers, not video professionals. It feels like trying to squeeze a square peg into a round hole, making do with systems not designed for our needs. File size limits, sync issues, bandwidth throttling, and complex cost structures all cause headaches. Not to mention having to explain to clients how to navigate their cloud choices, when all you really want is to get to work.

Enter DigitalGlue’s platform

Now, imagine a paradigm shift, one where these frustrating challenges are absent. This is where, developed by DigitalGlue, steps onto the scene. A platform that redefines how we perceive and utilize network-attached storage (NAS), transforming it into a next-generation hub of collaboration.

Designed from the ground up for video professionals, the service provides an on-premises shared storage server that delivers blazing-fast performance to workstations on the local network via 1, 10, 25, 40, or 100 GbE. But what about remote users? Through an integrated secure and encrypted VPN, they can mount shared spaces and collaborate in real-time with local users.

In the upcoming 3.0 release, the power of expands even further. 

Showcasing 3.0 3.0 replaces the need for the cloud as a middle-man by providing a shareable URL for every file and folder on your network-attached storage. What does this mean for you? Seamless collaboration becomes as simple as sending a link. Say goodbye to browser size restrictions or surprise costs, and upload or download files at your convenience with new HTTPS data transfer functionality. Prevent camera formats that rely on complex folder structures from being corrupted by transferring them via the new Desktop Application.

The new features don’t stop there. Browse, inspect, and play your media assets with a new HTML-5 player for effortless asset previews, comprehensive thumbnail support for over 200 formats, and metadata, even for proprietary formats from Arri, Blackmagic, and RED cinema cameras. If your browser doesn't support a certain video format, no worries - you can stream it into VLC media player on your workstation or use the new Launch on Desktop feature to open it in your default application.

Telling a Story: A Day in the Life of a Video Editor with 3.0

Imagine you are a video editor at the helm of a large project. Your team is spread out, some located in-house, others scattered across different time zones. Traditionally, this geographical spread could translate into significant delays and logistical headaches. But not with 3.0.

Your day starts with the in-house team members importing the RAW camera files directly into their video applications. They utilize the built-in proxy generation feature to create proxies optimized for the bandwidth of remote collaborators.

All team members install the Desktop App and exchange tokens, setting up a secure, encrypted VPN connection to the on-prem storage. Now, each collaborator can mount shared spaces, working on the same project and leveraging the collaboration functionalities of their chosen application. Remote users switch on proxy-mode to work efficiently with smaller files, while in-house users manipulate the source media directly.

What about the colorist or the VFX artists, who need the RAW footage? If their connection to the shared storage isn't fast enough for real-time playback, they can use the Desktop App to download these files to their local storage and work seamlessly.

In this scenario, removing the cloud as a middle-man drastically reduces, if not entirely eliminates, access delays. In-house users can instantly access the shared storage in real-time, with no transfers required. And for remote users, uploads and downloads become more efficient; once they upload a file, in-house users can access it instantly, and vice versa. If files are small enough, or proxies are used effectively, transfers can often be bypassed altogether.

With 3.0, your focus stays where it should: on the creative process, not on managing file logistics. The platform facilitates real-time collaboration, regardless of geographical spread or file size, letting your team's creativity flow unrestricted.

Exploring Broader Implications: The Future of Video Editing and Collaboration

The dream of cloud collaboration promised so much for the post-production industry. It pledged convenience, accessibility, and ease of collaboration. But for many, this dream turned into a nightmare as they grappled with unexpected costs and had to stitch together multiple platforms to achieve their workflow goals. The industry is now waking up, seeking better solutions, and platforms like 3.0 are responding to that call. We’re not just addressing current frustrations; we're propelling a paradigm shift towards an industry future that's not only more efficient but fosters more creative freedom and control.

Concluding with a Forward-Thinking Perspective: Pioneering a Post-Cloud Era

As we stand on the precipice of this post-cloud era, embracing platforms like 3.0 isn't just about improving our workflows today. It's about championing an industry shift towards simplicity, efficiency, and unparalleled creativity. It's about casting off the restraints of traditional cloud-based collaboration, swapping out the 'frankenstein' solution with a streamlined, unified platform. Together, let's boldly step into this future, inviting an era of boundless, seamless, creative collaboration.


Our Latest Content

Press Release

CLUTCH Performance Elevates Premiere Pro Collaboration with’s Fog Workflow

CLUTCH Performance enhances its video editing and collaboration capabilities by adopting DigitalGlue’s Fog Workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro, streamlining project management and team connectivity

Learn More

Introducing Libraries and Tagging

Learn everything you need to know about the new Libraries and Tagging functionality that's part of the 3.0 release!

Learn More
Press Release

DigitalGlue's Collaborative Storage Solution Unleashes New Era of Efficiency for Global Flooring Titan

Learn More


Schedule a Demo

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.