DEAR DR. DAM: I’m Mike and I run an audio/video special effects editing shop. One of our greatest customers, a large ad agency, has asked us to digitize their library of 5,000 thirty-second video spots and get them online in only a few weeks. We’re grappling with slow transfer rates with high volume when needing to burn DVDs pronto. We also want something that is not too much of a roadblock when working with video assets for our internal production workflows. A notification system for the client to review the spots without downloading them and sends email alerts is a must. Since we’re a small shop with limited I.T. resources, technical support is key. We’re obviously pushed to make a quick decision and get this project online. Your thoughts?
DEAR MIX MASTER MIKE: No sweat… Thanks to DAM SaaS, Widen can get you online quickly and provide your ad agency client with the necessary video management tools to view and retrieve videos online. You’ll be able to easily collaborate with your agency online and use the triggered email notifications. As for your internal production, the Widen Appliance will help you maintain a folder library for fast access locally.