Remote editing and cloud editing are what all media companies want to be able to do thanks to all the flexibility they provide and, in the 2020s, everyone will need that flexibility.
BeBop Technology and Teradici tackled just how to do it Jan. 21, during the webinar “How to Edit Remotely.”
The webinar covered the ins and outs of remote and cloud editing from a creative standpoint, as well as business impacts, from time and cost efficiencies to security.
“All of you want to edit remotely in some capacity,” Michael Kammes, BeBop director of business development, said at the start of the presentation. “In some cases, you’ve already crossed that threshold where you actually need to edit remotely – whether this is working from home or maybe to make last minute changes for a difficult client because none of us have ever had that,” he told listeners. “Or maybe you just want to use your talent that’s sitting around the world,” he noted.
He went on to explain the differences between cloud editing and remote editing, noting there are pros and cons to each. While cloud editing gives you the ability to edit anywhere from data centers around the world, remote editing extends your local machine that “you know and love” to wherever you are while giving you access to the network resources available to that computer locally, he pointed out.
Cloud editing gives you “infinitely more resources than just your local machine and without all of the security and infrastructure extras you need for a remote editing scenario,” he explained.
It’s important when using either editing system that “you get to use the creative tools that you spent thousands of hours getting really good at and not some watered-down version,” he said.
BeBop targets data centers near you when cloud editing with virtualized computers is being done to overcome a key challenge because there’s some geographic distance between you and the editing system in the cloud: latency issues, he noted. “Under 70 milliseconds from your editing fortress of solitude to the data center where your machine is” is recommended by his company “for optimal performance, which means it’s virtually imperceptible to most peoples’ eyes,” he said.
The next decision to make is what cloud service provider you want to use, he noted. The “benefit of using one of the big three” – Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure — is “they all have data centers all around the world and one is most likely close to you and this reduces the aforementioned latency,” he pointed out.
Using a “robust” protocol like Teradici’s PCoIP to control and communicate with the cloud machine “ensures that video and audio sync” properly, he went on to note.
Teradici has been in this business for a while now — a little more than 15 years, and we’ve got around 13 million desktops where we’re trusted to run these high value, and by that I mean computationally and graphically intense, workloads,” Paul Austin, Teradici director of Global Channels, said during the webinar. The reason for that trust probably “lies in our unswerving focus on delivering the workload in such an uncompromising way that an editor really cannot distinguish between the remote or cloud experience and their physical editing bay,” he told listeners.
Other benefits of using Teradici include “our focus on security, a really critical element for the M&E workforce,” he said, explaining: “We’re only transmitting encrypted pixels between the data center and the end point, meaning valuable assets and IP are secured in the cloud. We support dark side implementations, which add an air gap dimension to our security. And, of course, pairing all of this with a zero client as a zero risk zero attack surface endpoint replacement adds up to a very secure environment.”
Teradici’s solutions are also “extremely flexible and open, supporting on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment scenarios,” he went on to say, noting: “We support many platforms today with new support being added all the time. All these innovations are being delivered in the cloud access software platform, which delivers an incredibly secure, highly performant and easily deployed and managed solution, which supports public and private cloud implementations.”
To view the presentation, click here.