This week, I discovered a new video editing software called runwayml.com, and I was quite amazed. I was surprised because it was an online browser-based editor, and as you may know, video takes a lot of storage and CPU power, so how could this work? You will need a fast internet connection since uploading gigabytes of data to any service needs speed. When a company like Runwayml starts offering a service like this, they have probably considered that many people in the segment they serve do have high-speed internet connections, but it's also inevitable that internet speed will only get faster and faster. So what makes Runwayml different? Basic editing works pretty much like any other video editing software. Still, Runwayml gets smart when it does "heavy lifting" like greenscreen, inpainting, beat recognition, and many more CPU-intensive tasks. You can run Runwayml from any laptop with a Chrome browser and a good internet connection, and you can collaborate with other editors. I am not writing about Runwayml to promote this particular software in any way, but I was surprised by how seamless it worked and how this is a look into the future - or should I say back to our computer origin? Remember, at least from TV and older films, how huge mainframes and dumb terminals were how the first computers were used? What, in the past, was named mainframes, we today call it cloud computing, but the idea is the same. Large computers with endless storage and CPU performance, and our home computers are connected like the terminals from the past. This will also open up new types of applications in the printing industry.
Filmed with my iPhone
Have a wonderful Sunday, and see you soon!