Proxy Media

Submitted by Birdeye on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 12:40pm

Trying to collaborate on a video project when you aren’t in the same office as the other person can be difficult. After all, video files tend to be pretty large and don’t lend themselves well to a quick transfer over the web. But by using proxy media, this problem has become a thing of the past.

What is proxy media? In a nutshell, proxy media is a low-quality version of the video file. We create proxy media by simply converting the video files to a lower-quality version and then uploading them to the internet for easy sharing. Once the other person working on the project has downloaded the proxy file, they can edit everything together before sending the project file back.

Once we get the edited project file, we replace the proxy media with the original high-quality version of the video, make any additional tweaks that are needed, and render the final video.

While this process may sound a bit confusing to those who don’t work in the video editing industry, it works like a charm and saves us a lot of download and upload time. By using proxy media, we can send files back and forth quickly and easily, allowing us to complete your project that much earlier.