With a cloud-native video editor, CuttingRoom seeks to meet the needs of video editors who need to work on collaborative projects in disparate locations.
CuttingRoom has released its browser-based video editing and publishing tool, designed as a cloud-native solution for professional editors in the broadcast and AV industries.
Using an intuitive and highly functional user interface that incorporates all the expected elements of a source/sequence/timeline editing package, CuttingRoom allows for Adobe After Effects templates to be integrated, as well as facilitating closed-caption search and metadata management. Moreover, by virtue of an API-based, open architecture, CuttingRoom is capable of integration with major MAM systems; including Vimond, Mimir, Iconik and Wolftech.
In terms of technical specifications, CuttingRoom can ingest both live and recorded video, stills and audio in a range of formats, which can be published in a variety of bitrates, aspect ratios and containers. Rendering is undertaken concurrently, delivering outputs quickly with a consistent performance that is maintained regardless of load. CuttingRoom’s founders – who draw from their experience as the creators of video streaming provider Vimond – estimated that editing with CuttingRoom can be 25x faster than traditional approaches. Most crucially, both editing and rendering can be undertaken simultaneously, with outputs delivered to any location across the globe.
Speaking of the launch, Glenn S. Pedersen, Co-founder of CuttingRoom, said: “Editing professionals are being stretched too thin; called upon to work with a variety of tools and deal with a range of technical tasks which distract them from their central purpose: delivering creative, engaging content. CuttingRoom doesn’t just streamline this, it makes it accessible from anywhere in the world, to anyone, working in groups of whatever size they need. It grants the power of connectedness, which is more important than ever in the field of broadcast and AV.”
Helge Høibraaten, Co-founder of CuttingRoom, added: “With CuttingRoom, we’re finally delivering a complete workflow. Editors have everything they need to work together – with all files, assets and timelines maintained centrally and accessible simultaneously. The result is the ability to deliver beautiful, consistent content in an editing environment that guarantees reliability, speed and consistency – with nothing more needed than a license, a browser and a 5Mbps connection. For remote and distributed post-production, there is no more flexible tool than CuttingRoom.”