Remote Filming was developed pre-Covid, specifically to make it possible – and easy – for film productions to shoot without everyone on the shoot needing to travel, locally or internationally.
But Covid took travel out of the equation for the entire film production industry. Remote Filming already had the solution to keep production going.
Since then, even with Covid coming and going, dissipating even, Remote Filming has not only led the way in sustainable production but – through its continual tech. development – has supercharged the remote production model, delivering many unique benefits for remote shoots. As a tool for remote productions, it excels in many situations, making it a perfect choice for producers across all types of film production.
It can be used globally for all forms of film production, including TVCs, content, broadcast and feature films.
It’s not about every shoot having to be 100% remote. Remote Filming has so many different functionalities, features and capabilities, it’s a flexible tool that can be implemented widely, for all film projects – both short and long-form.
Firstly, though, it’s important to understand that the way Remote Filming has been developed and its technology created. Remote Filming is founded in film production and with long experience in film production. It’s a Producer-led solution.
Remote Filming’s Founders and Creators are Film Producers and Film Technicians. They (we) understand what it’s like to stand in a field at 6AM and be setting up streaming systems.
It has to work, it has to be easy for the Production Team to set up and operate and for Viewers. No Producer has the time to answer call after call from remote Viewers asking what they should do to see the stream.
The very basic advantage of Remote Filming over its competitors is its ease of use and simplicity of set-up.
Basic, but huge.
Widely regarded as the easiest to use and to set up, Remote Filming needs no specialist crew, no specialist equipment and no need to download a viewer app whilst remaining fully encrypted throughout.
This is in marked contrast to competitor systems like QTake/QTake Cloud, Frame.io/C2C, Sohonet or Evercast. Remote Filming’s cost advantages are clearly an additional benefit.
Remote Filming can be viewed remotely by unlimited Viewers, on any device – iOS, Android, Windows or Smart TV. On mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops – without the need to download an App to their device – it is simply ‘click the link and view’.
With near-zero latency (under 0.2s), Remote Filming can be broadcast from location/set using Mac or Windows laptops. All Remote Filming requires for set up a MacBook, a capture card and min. 5Mbps internet upload. It can broadcast anywhere in the world, from anywhere on significantly less, but the tech. teams recommend 5Mpbs as a minimum.
These production advantages cannot be underestimated.
The system works for all stages of production – casting, scouting, shooting and post, so is commonly used across all these stages of film production, flexibility which also marks the system out from competitors. Remote Filming’s multi-camera functionality is just as easy to set up, working with all and any camera.
A secure password-protected link (universal or OTP) and 100% end-to-end RTC encryption allows viewing of the camera/s’ images from anywhere in the world, to everywhere.
The Remote Filming system maintains the complete security and confidentiality for Clients and their Brands – essential at all production levels.
With Remote Filming, no other streaming or cloud services are required. It can be used with or without a Video Assist/ Playback Op, allowing the very smallest of units to be able to stream easily. But it also integrates seamlessly with Q-take and any other playback system, including Atomos and Sony devices.
It works for multi-camera (up to 16), location or studio and can be viewed by as many people in as many places as your production needs.
The system works the same for stills shoots, working with Capture One or any stills photo program.
So for all shoots, the fact that we can now bring in a live camera feed, direct from camera, set monitor or playback, means Clients can be sitting on their laptop at the office or at home, watching the footage as it’s being filmed, seeing exactly what the camera/s see. Comms are kept separately – just as they would be on set – Viewers communicating via their preferred system. That experience, for many Clients, is familiar to their experience sitting in Video Village at a shoot.
Inevitably, for the infinite variety of film productions, there are horses for courses and for longer shoots, particularly scripted ones, Remote Filming has competition with some video collaboration platforms, but its ease of use and universal ease of set up means it can work across all film shoots and effectively work alongside editing software. For any unscripted show or shoot less than 4 days, Remote Filming is the preferred streaming solution for Producers.
Remote Filming’s technology continues to develop, focusing on how productions want to work, offering 24/7 global and immediate tech. support. No Producer wants to be sitting in the middle of a field at 6.05AM waiting for a response to an email.
Simple, reliable, solid and easy to operate, Remote Filming offers the very easiest remote viewing platform on the market.