It’s 5:59 pm on a Friday. Your master export just finished. You upload the master for traffic and grab your car keys from the desk. You’re ready to start your weekend, but wait…
QC error. NOOOOO! One shot is flagged for unsafe colors. Reality sets in. You need to fix that shot and re-export the ENTIRE project again, preview it, and re-upload to traffic.
Goodbye dinner plans, time to hit the vending machine for some flaming hot Cheetos… UGH.
Many of us in the post-production world have been through this scenario all too often. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just fix that one shot and not have to re-export the entire file?
Where were you when I needed you?
Enter the video editor’s secret weapon… CineXtools by Cinedeck.
CineXtools allows you to insert-edit any part of an existing master file. It only modifies the part of the file you’ve changed, so you don’t need to QC the entire video. And if the delivery master you are changing resides on shared storage, you don’t even need to re-send the new version over to the delivery location. The file in question has just been magically fixed. The red-faced and red-fingered scenario above could go from a two-hour operation to a few minutes. Besides the stand-alone software version, there are also panels available for Premiere, Resolve, and Media Composer so you can make changes lightning fast.
Let’s look at another scenario. What if your deadline isn’t distribution, but rather handing off a file to another collaborator for color, audio mixing, motion graphics, etc.? If you’re collaborating with other video professionals, you may already know that LucidLink Filespaces is the best way to work directly off the same set of media no matter where you’re located. But did you know that if you use CineXtools to modify a video file in a LucidLink Filespace, the portion of the file that is modified is all that needs to be updated? Say you already exported your file into a Lucidlink Filespace, and a colleague has pulled it into After Effects to add some animated titles. Then you realize one shot has bad color. All you have to do is use CineXtools to replace that one shot. The portion of the file that changed will update inside the LucidLink Filespace. The person working on the titles in After Effects will now see the version with fixed color because that is the only version in the Filespace. This is instantaneous real-time collaboration from anywhere.
Each of these tools is great on its own, but using CineXtools and LucidLink together yields lightning-fast results that just might save your weekend.
Want to see this in action? Turn your export hours into happy hour. Check out our upcoming Webinar on August 9th. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
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