Delivering a video for a client to check progress

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fluidedge, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    Is there any service (i'm willing to pay) that allows me to upload a video i'm working on, give the client a username and password that they can punch in and then view the video to see how we're getting on with the edit.

    I know FTP is the usual way to do this, but my clients barely know how to use email let alone mess around with FTP clients etc.

    wasn't there some way of embedding it into a pdf that could be emailed (obviously there is the usual 10mb attachment limit we'd need to hurdle with this method)

    help on how to keep them updated with the edit appreciated!
     
  2. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    you could register a domain name, purchase a host and set up password protected file --- ftp it to the server and then send the link to your client

    surpasshosting.com has some pretty good pricing

    6$ a month for 200 gigs
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Vimeo is free and allows you to password protect videos.


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  4. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    wow -- that's pretty cool
     
  5. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    you could also upload them to youtube, set them to private, and then give your clients the username/password.
     
  6. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    Another way would be to use a service such as http://www.yousendit.com/
    That way you don't have to deal with the size restrictions that typically apply to e-mail atttachments.

    - Martin
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    But then yer video just looks like @ss.:D


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  8. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks - Vimeo and yousendit look like good options. Will explore further. Cheers for help
     
  9. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    vimeo looks perfect - i send them the URL (www.vimeo.com/xxxxxxxxx) and they enter the password and watch the video.

    The video will only need to be up online for about 48 hours so the people who need to see it have time to watch it and email me feedback before i take it down.

    the 500mb weekly limit should be fine too.

    Perfect solution - and free!!

    Thanks everyone.
     
  10. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    yeah, but quick load times ;)

    for checking content/rough cut I wouldn't mind using youtube (more people are familiar with it). but yeah, anything of quality should go through vimeo.
     
  11. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but why don't you just sent them a web link to the file on your ftp via email. One click and it will open up in their browser.
     
  12. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    I use mobile me for this all the time. Post it in your public folder and give the client your username and password. They then just go to your public folders internet address and they can download it. Also when the new feature comes out that allows you to email them a link that as soon as they click will begin a download seems like it would fit what you are looking for nicely
     

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