Mobile filmmakers will always benefit from wirelessly transmitting their 4K and HD files to their editing apps. And thanks to the trail blazed by wireless hard drive makers like GnarBox and Western Digital, the ability to access your data either from your desktop, or even through your tablet based editor has gotten a lot easier. And LumaTouch editing software can now take full advantage of it.
With this new integration, LumaFusion editors who have large media files can now wirelessly preview footage from their Western Digital wireless drives directly from within LumaFusion, and selectively import media to the LumaFusion timeline. – LumaFusion Press Release
LumaFusion’s LumaTouch editor can already integrate support for GnarBox, and with fairly easy results across a broad spectrum of devices. Now, they’re expanding the wireless workflow to Western Digital wireless storage devices directly through the LumaFusion video editing apps on the iOS platform.
Through LumaFusion (review here), users will now be able to:
Browse media from your WD My Passport (Wireless, Pro and SSD models – including any inserted SD cards) directly from the LumaFusion library (no need to import) with icons for photos and videos;
Tap on photos, videos and music to preview and trim in LumaFusion without having to wait for media to download;
Automatically download media from your Western Digital Wireless drive when you add to the timeline (and continue editing while the media downloads);
Export your finished projects directly to your Western Digital Wireless drive
The benefit here for saving time importing is key with this new integration. Users can preview all their footage, especially larger file sizes, and trim down each scene to the wanted in/out points through LumaFusion, and then, import just the footage you need, saving import time, bandwidth, and battery life. It also means you can share previews with clients, crew, and other interested parties directly from the LumaFusion workflow.