Atomos reveals new browser-based video editor: Atomos Edits

Atomos has announced a new browser-based video editor, Atomos Edit. The program is the latest addition to Atomos Cloud Studio, the company’s collection of cloud-based video production services.

Atomos Edit

Atomos Edit is designed to work with Atomos CONNECT, which is an expansion module for the Nina V and Ninja V+ external recorders. Atomos’s Zato CONNECT and Shogun CONNECT also use the technology. It adds WI-FI 6 and 1 GbE Ethernet to livestream and share media with Camera to Cloud services. You can upload media in the field directly from an Atomos device and then edit it on any browser with Atomos Edit. The system also features high-speed, interrupt-resilient uploads of large video files.

Editing timeline

Atomos Edit has a professional-style timeline with multiple audio and video tracks. It also features multi-user editing that can lock the timeline to ensure that edits are properly managed. Atomos says that playback has been optimized so that production teams and external clients can view images, audio, and video on any device. In addition, you can add effects and transitions with Atomos Edit, as well as directly import stock video content.

Collaborative features

Atomos Edit includes tools for collaborative workflows so that users can review, comment, tag and approve workflows. Even better, you can do all of this from a phone, tablet, or desktop computer. In addition, you get activity reports so that you can see who else has viewed, downloaded, and commented on the shared video files. There are also push notifications, so you won’t miss reviews or approvals. Atomos also says that the editor has powerful sequence versioning, allowing you to keep track of each stage of the editing process.

Direct publishing

Once your edit is complete, you can publish directly to YouTube and Vimeo. This means you can manage, edit and publish your content without ever having to download and edit large media files or upload finished media to the cloud. “Adding cloud editing is a natural progression for our CONNECT products,” said Trevor Elbourne, CEO of Atomos. “Collaborative editing and publishing of content delivered directly from our hardware via our cloud services is an incredibly attractive proposition for our customers. Atomos Edit underpins our strategy of providing powerful and complementary services from our Cloud Studio gateway.”

What we think

Camera to Cloud has gone from being a concept to a functioning workflow in a very short space of time. The announcement of Atomos Edit demonstrates that developments in this area of technology are continuing at a pace. It’s also exciting to see that there will be a free subscription option for the video editor. This will be a great way to try before you buy to see if the Atomos Edit workflow fits with your productions.

Pricing and availability

Atomos Edit will be available in three subscription plans: free, $10 per user per month and $50 per user per month.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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