It seems that Adobe and Teradek aren’t the only ones jumping on the cloud tech of late. Atomos has also announced new cloud features at NAB 2023, including Atomos Edit, a web-based cloud video editor that lets you publish directly to social media. Atomos Edit offers a professional-style editing timeline, multiuser editing and collaboration features and the ability to publish straight to both YouTube and Vimeo.
Atomos Connect (buy here) adds support for Atomos’ cloud system and Atomos Edit to existing products which don’t natively feature such support, including the popular Ninja V (buy here) and Ninja V+ (buy here). We chatted with Atomos SVP of Product, Paul Scurrell, to learn more about the Atomos Cloud Studio and how Atomos is evolving its camera-to-cloud products, services and workflow.
Adding cloud editing is a natural progression for our CONNECT products. Collaborative editing and publishing of content delivered directly from our hardware, via our cloud services, is an incredibly attractive proposition for our customers. Atomos Edit underpins our strategy of providing powerful and complementary services from our Cloud Studio gateway.
– Trevor Elbourne, Atomos CEO
As well as providing the ability to edit online through the web from anywhere, you’re also able to export the projects to bring the project into desktop non-linear editors (NLEs) such as DaVinci Resolve or Premiere Pro. It’s also able to sync up with other services, like Adobe’s Frame.io. The Atomis cloud-based editing application has been developed in collaboration with Axle AI and is available in three packages.
The cheapest option is completely free but offers a relatively limited set of options and perks. The first paid package is $10/mo per user, with the most expensive package being $50/mo per user. It’s not just a flat per-month subscription and requires per-user subscriptions because of the multi-user editing features. If you only need one person editing, then you only need one subscription. But if you have a team of half a dozen people all working on a project together, you’d need half a dozen subscriptions.
For Atomos Nina V and Ninja V+ users, you can add the Atomos cloud functionality with the Atomos Connect device. This plugs onto the back of your monitor recorder, enhancing the devices with the capabilities natively found within already connected units like the Atomos Shogun Connect (buy here) and Atomos Zato Connect (buy here).