Browser-based Axedit wants to be the Google Drive of video editors
Axel.AI is a browser-based, collaborative video editing platform that bills itself as the Google Drive of video editing.
Axle.AI says it set the direction the industry was heading with cloud collaboration utilities like Frame.IO and saw the need to make the same tools available to beginners, mobile filmmakers and other content creators who operate on a tight budget. The company says Frame.IO provides strong review and approval capability, but no cloud-based editing. He wants to provide this functionality in a streamlined package.
Inspired by Google Drive which provides free photos and storage services, Axel.AI claims to want to provide a similar service in the field of cloud-based video editing.
The browser-based editing interface not only allows content creators to upload video footage and edit it for publication on the Internet, but axedit’s cloud collaboration tools also allow multiple users to access same sequences in a project and facilitate group editing sessions. with clients and team members all over the world.
Axel.AI is not a brave start-up either. Having been in the media management game for nearly a decade, mainstream production companies working with Discovery Networks, HGTV, The Food Network and other reality-based channels are harnessing the flexibility of Axeledit, especially with team members working from home due to the recent pandemic. . Pie Town Productions, the studio behind Discovery’s house huntersexplains how he uses the platform in the video below.
Axeledit’s interface has the basic quiver of video editing features to allow users to create compelling videos that the company says don’t necessarily rival Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut Pro, but rather complement them with a browser-based collaborative video editing.
“The best analogies would be Google Sheets vs. Excel, or Canva vs. Adobe Illustrator,” said Sam Bogoch, CEO of Axel.AI. PetaPixel. “Like them, axisdit is designed for accessibility and collaboration; it runs in the browser and the cloud, rather than on hardened workstation hardware.
This complementary aspect is supported by a panel that the company plans to make available in Premiere Pro.
“We’re releasing a panel for Premiere Pro that lets you bring in footage and media worked into axisdit, and seamlessly bring it into Premiere for finishing,” says Bogoch.
The software comes with many of the features editors expect from a video editing platform, including non-linear editing supporting multiple audio and video tracks, effects and transitions, sequence versioning, the ability to direct import of stored video content and the ability to publish directly. on YouTube or Vimeo without re-encoding or uploading separate files.
In addition to these features, axisdit promises the ability to quickly upload video files (compared to an internet connection of course) and offers multiple collaboration features such as the ability to receive and compile customer feedback on edits. The platform can also render footage using dynamically allocated cloud processing power and the service provides access to Axle.AI cloud media management servers.
Axledit supports a wide variety of desktop and mobile video options since the editing interface is browser-based. This means team members can edit on the go and share their project work with a single click. Project files can also be imported into more complex NLEs like Premiere and Final Cut Pro. Additionally, axisdit offers browser-based video review and approval tools that allow the client to follow the post-production workflow every step of the way.
There are three pricing tiers for axisdit, including a free tier that includes 2GB of online storage, the ability to add another member to the project, as well as the ability to post directly to YouTube.
Paid tiers expand the capacity of the service for $10 per month, which includes 20GB of online storage, unlimited projects, in-interface YouTube and Vimeo publishing, and cloud collaboration. Finally, the top tier costs $50 per month and offers everything in the lower tiers plus 250 GB of storage per user, priority access to cloud-based transcoding and publishing, online support, and access API for custom tasks. Axle.AI also offers an enterprise tier for large enterprises that provides hybrid cloud/on-premises setups and workflow automation.
Picture credits: Images courtesy of Axel.AI.