Takes.io: A Different Take on Post-Production Collaboration

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The market for cloud-based post-production collaboration is heating up quickly. Latest entry on our radar is Takes.io.

Once upon a time, if you wanted to communicate you were limited to various forms of grunting, pulling, or possibly even head-bashing with the nearest rock.

Fast forward a bunch of millennia and this is augmented by words, cave-painting, drums and smoke signals, the oral tradition of storytelling, hieroglyphics, and then: the printed word.

Oh: and spears, arrows, swords, knives, clubs, and flaming trebuchets.

Jump to the dawn of the 20th century, and we add film and movies, the telegraph, the phonograph, the telephone, and radio.

And tanks, planes, machine guns, and the nuclear bomb.

We get TV by the 1950’s, computers by the 1960’s and the Internet by the 1990’s.

And napalm, cruise missiles and the mini-gun.

Then: a proliferation of devices, techniques, technologies, and apps that – even as they are designed to and in many ways do improve our communication – splinter it and make it even more difficult: Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, Box, Google Docs, USendIt, Sharepoint, GoToMeeting, and dozens more.

I don’t even want to know what kind of weapons technologies we’ve invented since then. Though we know about drones, bio-weapons and computer viruses.


It’s just that I need to remind myself to put things into context.

Like when I write “It’s tough enough when you’re trying to collaborate over the written word, but when you’re trying to collaborate in video post-production today it’s much, much worse.”

We wrote about Frames.io just a week ago, and yet here we are telling you about another cloud-based solution operating in the same space (post-production collaboration) with a similar interface, Takes.io.

If we could sum up the primary difference in one thought, it would be this: whereas Frame.io has built an integrated, custom solution to the problem of multitudinous choices for sharing and annotating video projects, Takes.io integrates existing solutions already out there, all wrapped up in a modern user interface.

Which one works better and for whom? We don’t yet know.

But we will keep you posted – or you can write and let us know about your experiences.

Learn more about takes.io at takes.io/en [bctt tweet=”Takes.io offers a different take on post-production collaboration”]

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How can I use takes.io to annotate and get approval on my video in 15 seconds?

Via takes.io:

Launching a takes.io video project requires two steps:

Adding your video
You video can be uploaded on your favorite storage or video providers as for Vimeo, YouTube, WeTransfer, Dropbox, and even your very own FTPs!

Inviting stakeholders to the video
Enter the email addresses of those you want to collaborate with, and choose their access levels. Everyone receives an invitation.

You are done! The takes.io players gives you full access to a real-time and collaborative interface to annotate and collaborate on your video export.

Check out takes.io Here

Snap from takes.io demo video

Snap from takes.io demo video

The next big thing for video review

Via Alexis Ohayon at Medium:

3 years ago, my friend and co-founder Jonathan and I decided to start an entrepreneurial adventure. Having a background in video making and cinema, and a CS engineer degree, we wanted to change the way people work with multimedia files on the internet.

A big vision for a big project. During these years we got job proposals and great opportunities from major cinema companies in France, that we had to turn down to stay focus on our main goal.

A year ago, we managed to get into the most famous french startup accelerator called Le Camping, where we’ve been able to test lots of things with our users. And we understood one thing : Internet doesn’t need to be reinvented.

Lots of great products are already used by millions of people, and especially in our industry : YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, WeTransfer…

All these tools are now part of our everyday life. We use them, and for the most, we love them.

But let’s face it, they’re not perfect (cause nothing is).

So we thought “Hey! Instead of reinventing the wheel, why can’t we just build ontop of it?”. Takes.io was born.

Our vision is not to replace the greatness of a product like Vimeo or Dropbox, but to embrace it in the best way we possibly can.

Read full text at Medium “The next big thing for video review”


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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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