Both video and audio editors routinely work with massive files whether they’re editing, creating motion graphics and animations or sound mixing. Until now, the most practical option was to access these files at a physical, on-premises location, since working remotely would require high levels of latency and storage.
But with working from home or a hybrid solution becoming the norm and file sizes ever-increasing, media production professionals need a secure file sharing solution that delivers immediate access – no matter where they’re working or what they’re working on.
The “traditional” cloud-sharing method used by Box (and other Box alternatives) is known as “sync & share.” Local copies are created on all your connected devices and then changes are pushed through to the cloud. This puts a damper on productivity because devices are in constant communication, uploading, downloading, and syncing data. And when working with large files, like motion graphics or 8K footage, Box-style sync, and share simply isn’t efficient or practical.
LucidLink cuts out the sync & share step entirely. Instead, all the files you need are immediately available to edit and share. This is why LucidLink’s SaaS solution feels like you’re working off a local hard drive.
When working with sync & share cloud storage platforms like Box, version control gets messy – especially when you have complex, shared projects being worked on by remote teams.
Rather than endlessly syncing across multiple devices and pushing changes to the cloud, LucidLink’s cloud repository acts as “The Single Source of Truth” where any changes are made (and saved) in real-time, as they happen. This helps eliminate stress and confusion over who on your media production team owns the “latest” version of a file.
LucidLink is easily shared across many connected devices or users, and team members gain rapid access to media files of any size from wherever they happen to be working. At the same time, teams still get the benefit of powerful end-to-end encryption, which ensures all data remains secure when at rest and in-flight.
LucidLink lets you schedule instant “snapshot” backups of your entire Filespace. Snapshots make it easy to perform file recovery, roll back to previous versions, and schedule automatic backups to run on a schedule of your choosing. Only data that’s changed between two snapshots is saved, resulting in more efficient space utilization.
Better yet – snapshots are immutable (read-only), so they act as a last line of defense for your files against ransomware attacks.
What’s the best approach to data security? Trust no one. By that, we mean, infrastructure and cloud storage providers have “zero-knowledge” of any data you’re storing or transmitting. Data is encrypted on your device and stays encrypted even when it’s in transit. Only you can “see” your data.
Will LucidLink help you move your production team out of the “Box” of standard, sync & share cloud storage? We think so. LucidLink focuses on globally, instantly accessible data that is streamed on-demand and available immediately for collaboration on projects.
This makes LucidLink the ideal alternative for industries like media and entertainment, or architecture, engineering, and construction that rely on immediate remote access to files of any size – especially massive files. Try it yourself with a free, 14-day LucidLink trial!
SaaS offering, no hardware or IT support required
End-to-end security encryption
Works with any object storage
Instant on-demand file access from anywhere
Works with any OS