Pacific Post, a full-service technology provider of editorial rentals and services, announces PacPost.live, a powerful remote collaboration platform. Originally built as an internal solution to immediately address the demands for remote work in March due to pandemic lockdowns, Pacific Post has added features to make PacPost.live a robust live streaming solution, and is now offering it to the broader industry. PacPost.live replicates the cutting room environment, simplifying review and approval between editors, directors, producers, compositors, visual effects teams, music, and sound engineers. It incorporates highly secure, low latency video conferencing and chat capabilities, giving productions the flexibility to quickly provide instant feedback through a single screen.
Positive customer feedback has fueled the adoption of PacPost.live, with studios, networks, and world-class production companies on features and episodics taking advantage of the platform’s live editorial workflow.
“PacPost.live offered us an effortless way to connect with our creative team spread across different locations,” notes editor Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE (The Old Guard, When They See Us, Pt.1). “It was not technically challenging for our directors and producers to figure out and begin to use with our crew. We could review footage, get feedback, and do it all in real time. It has been a facilitator for listening, commenting and collaborating with the security that studios demand. I have found it to be an invaluable tool that works intuitively and seamlessly.”
“As soon as we were placed under stay-at-home orders, Pacific Post quickly answered our call for help, and PacPost.live has been amazing,” says Jon Dudkowski, editor on Star Trek: Discovery. “It doesn’t need a rack of gear and was easily set up on my AVID via a home internet connection. I was working remotely almost immediately, which was vital for finishing Season 3. PacPost.live alleviated my concerns about working virtually. It enables me to jump on a session with my director to review something quickly and efficiently. PacPost.live has changed how I will work going forward.”
PacPost.live provides a centralized point of contact for project teams. At a competitive price point, the application allows creatives to live stream editing, spotting, ADR, and review sessions from anywhere in the world with full-screen, 1080p quality playback. A chat feature eliminates the need to log in to another application, unifying communications for everyone on the production.
To address content safety, PacPost.live comes with studio-level security with two-factor authentication. A watermarking option delivers another level of protection. Since PacPost.live is a private service, the live stream and video conferencing achieves sub-second latency, making it one of the fastest and most secure remote collaboration tools available to the industry.
“Based on years of working hand in hand with editors and supporting the cutting room, we understand the serious needs of our clients who are working in new and challenging ways,” says Lorenzo Sgroi, founder, Pacific Post. “We quickly saw that PacPost.live successfully solved the streaming and virtual collaboration dilemmas for productions. We know what creative teams need from a virtual environment and incorporated those essential features into the platform for an easy-to-use solution. We’re excited to scale up its availability.”
A single license, priced at $399 per month, enables an unlimited number of viewers without incurring any additional costs. PacPost.live also can be tapped into a video village for instant collaboration from set as well as connected to the edit room, VFX vendors and sound mixers for real-time remote sessions. The application integrates seamlessly with any Avid or Adobe system and supports the needs of any sized production.
“We designed PacPost.Live to mimic the cutting room experience, including all those little moments in the office we’re missing out on while working from home,” says Raven Peterson, senior engineer, Pacific Post. “It uses open source software along with enterprise grade security and communication tools, and our team of developers continues to work around the clock to scale up what we believe to be a game-changing app.”
To use PacPost.live, a Show Administrator invites team members into the portal as a Viewer and/or a Publisher. Publishers can create streams and add Viewers who only have access to streams to which they have been invited, ensuring the workflow is secure and controlled. Show teams can video conference with other crew members, chat or make notes. Streams support up to 50 video conference participants and an unlimited number of Viewers.
The platform is compatible with Mac, PC, iPad OS and Android.
For more information, visit www.pacpost.com, or to schedule a demo of PacPost.live, click here.