A Whole Lot of Big Files in the Clouds

HDCloud offered HD encoding for distribution on the web.  Um … on the surface this sounds appealing, but It takes some big fat pipes to move around big files in an effective manner.  I would think serious digital film makers would have their own dedicated rendering machine.   It would be faster and fast computers are cheap.   The only way this makes sense to me is if they actually take care of putting the content on the web in various places too or actually host the big files.   Well, good luck to them …

One thought on “A Whole Lot of Big Files in the Clouds”

  1. hi, there! found you via technorati – thanks for commenting on our launch!

    we do “take care of putting the content on the web in various places” — once we’ve rendered an encode, we deliver it to its destination, whether that’s Hulu or Amazon or Netflix or Itunes.

    you’re right that it takes a pretty big pipe to push up full-length content to the cloud. but once it’s up there, you can rip literally hundreds of versions simultaneously.

    ends up cheaper and faster than doing it all locally.

    take care!

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