Review: Wipster, A Video Production PlatformClaude Harrington 04.09.2019
One of the best things about video production is that it’s an inherently collaborative process. Directors, producers, clients and so many more, all work together to bring a project to life. But where there is collaboration, there are difficulties; especially with the process-driven nature of video production. From schedule and workflow to communication and prioritization, it can be challenging to gather and implement everyone’s feedback.
Wipster can help your team meet that challenge, by offering an elegant and intuitive cloud-based platform for reviewing, approving and collaborating on video production. What does that mean, exactly? And what can Wipster do for you? Let’s take a closer look…
A Trusted Solution To Video Production
Like so many great products, Wipster was founded by people who wanted to solve their own problem. In this case, they were filmmakers who hated the process of getting videos reviewed, approved and delivered.
Wipster’s website says: “The post-production process has always been extremely interesting to us. One could liken it to cooks in a kitchen taking the components of a recipe, and bringing it to life. As the world gets more connected every day, we are overjoyed that we are playing our small part to bring people together throughout post-production.”
They say it’s the world’s first post-production collaboration app, and it’s clearly made an impression on the video production world. Wipster’s client roster includes NBCUniversal, The MLB Network, AMC, Shopify and, of course, IdeaRocket.
Let’s take a closer look at how Wipster helps these organizations streamline production.
Start With Easy Upload
Getting started on Wipster is every bit as easy and intuitive as one would hope. It’s basically just a quick drop n’ drop and then, voila, your video is ready to go!
If you use a cloud service such as Dropbox or Google Drive, uploading can be even faster. Wipster has a dedicated super-fast connection to these services, so if you connect your accounts even a multi-gigabyte upload will happen in just a few seconds.
The Communication For Collaboration
For anyone who has ever worked on a Word doc littered with “tracked changes,” you know how frustrating it can be to stare at a jumble of notes that refer to things all over the place. Fortunately, Wipstrer has made getting feedback much simpler.
The video review platform lets you place notes anywhere in a frame. This may seem like a small thing, but it makes a huge difference. Now your comments can be as simple as “change this color to blue” instead of something like this: “see that vase in the top left; well, not that vase exactly, but the one two over from it. Let’s make it blue.” This type of specificity doesn’t just streamline the entire process, but it also helps you avoid mistakes (i.e. I thought you meant this! Oh, you meant that?).
Notes from each team member are displayed with a different color and then all of the notes can be found easily on the timeline like this:
From To-Do to Done
Given the freedom to stick notes wherever you want, you might think the notes would get chaotic. That it would be hard to keep track of everything and know that all notes were addressed. Wipster solves that problem too with a convenient checklist system.
In addition to the on-screen ease and accessibility, you’ll also appreciate the flexibility to export the information to PDF, so you can print your notes out or distribute them easily via email.
Simply put: Wipster’s integration with Vimeo is excellent. The video below gives you a deeper look at how it all works.
14-Day Free Trial
Wipster plans start at $8.50/month. If that sounds like something you might be interested in, then we recommend you start by taking the service for a test drive. Contact their sales team to get started.
*Note: Wipster didn’t pay us to say any of this. We just really like their product and think you will too.