Edit on Demand for Business Owners
Editing from anywhere with fast and secure Cloud editing
Avid | Edit On Demand has clear benefits for editors and assistants. Working from home. Remote access to media. No daily commute. Familiar workflows. But what about from the perspective of the business—why go down the route of having an edit and storage solution in the cloud?
The first reason is simple: cost. Making investments in kit is always a tricky decision. Any cash you spend needs to be recouped in the form of commissions and getting work through the door. But that can be lumpy, unpredictable, and expensive with the need to build new suites or even move buildings if you need to expand. You also need to factor in the costs of a server room, power, and cooling, as well. With Avid | Edit On Demand, you only use it when you need it, so you only pay for what you use on a weekly or monthly basis.
In addition to the straightforward financial cost, the way in which you pay for Avid | Edit On Demand can bring business benefits as well. As a subscription service, you pay per month, rather than make a large capital outlay all at once—reducing any project start-up costs. And you can even stay on top of costs on a day-by-day basis with the dashboard within your MyAvid account.
Another reason is flexibility. As a project develops or heads towards a deadline, perhaps you realize a need to bring in more editors or you require more storage. In an on-premises set-up, this can mean having to source or rent additional equipment and find a space to house it. Avid | Edit On Demand removes the need for all of that. All you need to do is change your subscription and within hours your new edit machines or extra storage is in place for your editors to use.
Security is paramount when it comes to productions where thousands (or even millions) of dollars have been invested. And with the pandemic prompting many to work from home, causing drives to be shipped around the world, the possibilities of material being leaked or lost has only increased. Avid | Edit On Demand is hosted on Microsoft Azure, which includes detailed, built-in security measures in addition to user management protocols, so you can be content that your production (and your client’s investment) is safe.
With financial benefits, flexibility, and security, there are clear business reasons why Avid | Edit On Demand is worth it.