LumaFusion Teams with Western Digital for Wireless Drive Support

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.

Users of Western Digital portable hard drives can start using them with LumaFusion with the latest update. It is free to existing customers upgrading to version 1.6.  For new customers, LumaFusion is available for download from the Apple App Store and is priced at $19.99.
Unfortunately, there is no Android version at this time, and until there is a comparable foundation for audio and video editing, there probably won’t be.  But in my 20 questions interview with Terri Morgan, she told me that LumaTouch is looking at how they can work around this without having to settle for less functionality. So stay tuned.
About James DeRuvo 416 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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