Basically, companies will be giving us access to a variety of videos in a variety of formats. We will then download the videos, trim out the important part in a 5 min and/or 10 min chunk. From there, we want to encode the video to a variety of web (mp4) qualities. Initially we will only have 1, maybe 2 people doing the process.
- Download video to local computer
- Import video to Vegas Movie Studio
- Trim video & export to the highest quality we'll be publishing at
- Place video in local watch folder for a local encoder (Sorenson Squeeze Desktop) which will encode the video to the pre-defined outputs.
- Manually upload videos to a server that is being watched by Zencoder/Encoding.com/Sorenson Server which will encode the video to the pre-defined outputs and sends to main server.
- Main server watches for completed encodings and automatically publishes them on the site as we please.
There are a few issues I see with this workflow. First off, we are re-encoding the video after trimming, then encoding it AGAIN to all of the desired outputs. And second, the issue of uploading all of the files from a local computer to a server could be time consuming depending on the upload speed.
Is there a better, more time efficient, and/or more money saving workflow to this?