Today we’re going to take a look at a cool integration we just started using to streamline our review and approve process, using Studio Network Solutions and MediaSilo.
One of the most tedious tasks in video production dragging and dropping files from our local storage to the cloud for client review. It seems like a simple task, but when you have to click 5 layers deep in our local storage to find the asset, and then click 4 layers deep in our cloud storage to upload it to the correct location, only to drag and drop, wait for the upload to complete, then create a link, and email it to a customer- it’s just tedious and can easily be screwed up. This process doesn’t take long, but efficiency is the name of the game. There has to be a better way! We use MediaSilo for internal and external review and feedback, and there’s an amazingly simple solution.
Our production storage is a Studio Network Solution’s EVO – and our EVO has a beautiful little feature called Slingshot. Slingshot is an automation tool that allows us to create watch folders and automate tasks, and has SFTP functionality. Check this workflow out!
Our editors complete a video that we need to upload to MediaSilo for review. We just export the video to a watch folder that is monitored by slingshot. Slingshot then takes that file and automatically sends it to a MediaSilo project via SFTP- and it’s quickly available for us in our Mediasilo project to review, comment, and send to our customers for their feedback, securely. They can provide feedback, make requests, annotate directly on the video, and this is all available to us in real-time. You can easily create multiple watch folders for specific Media Silo projects- so you can keep organized when working with multiple clients.
We’re not talking a huge amount of time saved, but ultimately this speeds up and streamlines our workflow, and gets projects out for review, faster and more efficiently.
If you’re interested in learning more about this workflow, Media Silo or Studio Network Solutions, schedule your personalized demo today.