Efficiently Transfer Large Video Files for Post Production Work
Digital Pigeon28 March 2022
Without the right set of tools, the process of transferring video footage can be difficult and frustrating. This is especially critical for videographers and post-production teams, who frequently share files with each other for editing and review.
Without an efficient means of transfer, the video files are received incomplete or corrupted. This can result in costly delays for production teams who fail to submit their videos in time to meet deadlines.
Factors Affecting Email Transfer of Video Files
There are a number of factors that can impact the speed and reliability of the video footage transfer. These are as follows:
- File size and format:
If your video is too large, it will take a long time to upload and may even be rejected by your recipient's email server. There are also servers that may only accept specific file formats.
- Email server space:
Videos are typically massive files, and many email servers simply may not have the capacity to transfer them.
- Data security and compliance issues:
Using email attachments is an insecure method to transfer large video files that could lead to a data breach. The result is expensive fines from regulators, lost customers, and reputation damage.
- Necessity for high-speed internet:
Transferring video files requires high-speed internet access at both the sending and receiving ends. Without this, the video file transfer would take an excessively long time and possibly arrive at the distant end corrupted. When working remotely, users may find it difficult to access internet speeds necessary for a successful large video file transfer.
- Spam filter interference:
Large video email downloads may be intercepted by spam filters, interfering with their successful transmission.
Failure to address the above factors can result in loss or corruption of the file during transmission.
Why Video File Compression Programs May Not Help
Sending high definition videos through email usually requires a special application to compress them. These video compression programs pack the data into a smaller space so that it can be transferred faster. Video compression programs must be purchased separately and require computers with increased memory and powerful processors to encode and decode the video correctly.
Compression programs also require you to configure several settings before transferring videos. These include video bitrate, frame rate, file format, and video codec. Incompatible settings will negatively impact the video quality and cause file corruption. Additionally, the more compressed the video file is, the greater the chance that it won't retain its original quality.
How Digital Pigeon Can Transfer Video Files Efficiently
Rather than waiting endlessly for large video footage downloads or risking video file corruption with compression software, Digital Pigeon offers a more efficient method to ensure your video footage is transferred successfully. Our platform allows you to transfer video footage files up to 200 GB quickly and easily by simply dragging and dropping them into our innovative file-sharing platform. Larger file size limits are also available to ensure your videos are successfully delivered before impending deadlines.
Post-production studios can rely on Digital Pigeon to manage the entire workflow process containing your footage, delivering it seamlessly without the need to purchase additional specialized software. Instant media previews allow anyone in the workflow access to the files from any device or browser without having to download them.
Since production teams and videographers collaborate on video footage, we offer tools that allow you to centralize your team feedback in one location. Your teams can collaborate over video files remotely, regardless of physical location.
Additionally, our platform enables you to upload your video files directly from Dropbox and Google Drive. Essentially, this means you can continue to store large amounts of data with your Dropbox and Google Drive accounts. You can learn how to choose your upload option here.