Even before the drastic changes many businesses have undergone the past few years, creative professionals were known for their ability to share their talents with one another to take a project from rough cut to final masterpiece.
What has changed for those in post-production, however, are the collaboration tools that are now available to help them do their work more efficiently, securely, and effectively—from audio to visual effects—all within one purpose-built platform.
So whether you are in the market for a new post-production collaboration tool or if you are just beginning your research, here’s what today’s industry-leading platforms can offer your team.
How Modern Post-Production Tools Deliver for Remote Teams
Post-production teams have unique requirements when it comes to their collaboration platforms; not only do they need a logical and intuitive way to manage their assets, but they also need the right blend of security, communication, and functionality to streamline their workflows.
Fortunately, today’s modern post-production tools blend the latest innovations and industry best practices to help your team take its content to the next level.
Here are six of the key benefits:
1. Centralize projects and ease management, which saves time.
Retire manual workarounds, cloud drives, email, and texts as the primary way to manage, collaborate on, and complete projects. Instead, manage your entire portfolio from idea to customer delivery in one platform. This helps save your team time and ensures everyone is working from the same foundation.
2. Boost communication.
Go beyond chat messages and email, and use features such as in-asset tagging and frame-specific comments to pinpoint edits and feedback for follow-up action, helping to reduce turnaround times and prevent key details from being overlooked. Modern post-production tools also keep an audit log of all edits and feedback for each project so teams can track the evolution of a creative asset.
3. Provide version and user access control.
Assets can take a long and varied journey until they reach their final, locked version. A post-production tool makes it easy for editors to keep track of all of the versions and related elements until the cut is locked and keep careful watch over which users have access to your content and projects.
4. Make personalization and administrative management easy.
An industry-leading post-production tool can offer your team the ability to personalize how it shares content with customers and audiences. At the same time, you can gain access to enhanced audience analytics, advanced SafeStream watermarking, and multifactor authentication to keep your proprietary assets in the right hands.
5. Simplify storage and security.
A modern post-production tool provides an easy and secure way to centralize file storage. It also has the ability to introduce user- and asset-based access controls and customizable tagging and organization. This can even apply to collaborators outside of your organization or customers, providing them private links with time- or user-based access controls.
6. Deliver must-have production features and tools.
The last thing you want to do is introduce more tools and technologies for your team to juggle during their workflow. Today’s post-production tools not only integrate into your team’s existing creative ecosystem but can also enable them to natively add visual and audio effects, make color and text edits, and share works in progress.
Shift is Designed for Post-Production Collaboration
While it seems like all of these benefits could easily turn into a long wish list, Shift is specifically designed to provide these features—and so much more—to your team.
From real-time feedback and file sharing to customizable, secure, and web-based user access, no matter the size of your portfolio or your industry, Shift is designed to help your team do their best work, regardless of where they are.
If you are ready to learn more about how Shift can enhance your post-production workflow, we recommend you check out our Guide to Post-Production Workflows to take a deep dive into the power of the Shift platform.