Source Elements have had Source-Live for a while now with which you could stream audio from Pro Tools and other DAWs over the internet so that that clients could review and approve mixes, but until now it has been audio only. Today Source Elements have released Source-Live Pro 3.0 and how you can stream HD video and audio in sync across the internet to anywhere in the world, which enables clients to be able to sign off on projects from anywhere.
More About Source Live Pro 3 From Source Elements
With Source Live Pro 3 you can stream your timeline video with high quality audio, using external devices or entirely in the box using their built-in screengrab functionality.
It also includes Per-Stream authentication for world-wide-web security and accountability which means you can stream commercially sensitive content secure over the internet and it works with any DAW, not just Pro Tools.
Source Live Pro 3.0 is an app that allows you to stream your audio from your DAW to multiple simultaneous listeners (nice). The really clever bit is that you can stream it with an HD video representation of your video screen in perfect sync! What? No more bouncing QuickTime movies out from Pro Tools, uploading to an ftp site, sending clients an email link, waiting for them to download the video and emailing comments back.
Source Live Pro 3.0 is custom designed specifically for the media industry where audio and video streams may be coming from separate sources. The software uses the latest AAC/MP4 encoding & 24bit audio.
Once you have started your audio DAW (supporting AAX, RTAS, AU or VST - so that includes Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic and Studio One), you email your remote listener your gateway link, so that they can connect to the stream in real time (anywhere) in a browser, or via popular media players such as QuickTime and VLC, or via a custom free iOS app.
You will need a minimum of Mac OSX 10.8, running on a 2Ghz i7 with 4GB ram. As the software can stream at HD, you will need very good upload capabilities (at least 1 MB), but less for lower resolutions. It is recommended to connected to your router via Ethernet rather than wireless.
- Buy for $995 with cross-grades from $695
- Gateway subscription with video and messaging chat starting at $9.50 a month.
- 15 day free trial available
- Free iOS Client available
Source Live Pro 3 Awarded Editors Choice Award
I believe that Source Live Pro 3 will be a game changer and will revolutionise the professional audio and video industry and further enable the cottageisation of our industry by enabling clients to review video and audio content in HD over the internet from anywhere in the world. Source Live Pro 3 blows other streaming apps out of the water for two big reasons:
- You can delay/advance the audio to the video which is fundamental to achieving good sync.
- The audio and video can be from separate sources.
It's easy to use, works very well and takes the ball ache out of remote working. It’s also very secure with its one-time security tokens. Source Elements have created “video voodoo” by keeping audio and video in sync over the Internet (sorry Vimeo and YouTube) for hours on end.
Clients love it as it makes your studio just a click away. Remote long form is now a reality without file share tedium. There are even paid extra options to help communicate with your clients in the gateway, such as video chat (with talkback switches) or instant messaging.
Future plans include other services such as Roku and Apple TV – as well as surround (wow!).
Because of all of this I am awarding Source Live Pro 3 Editors Choice.