Green Rock VCS (Virtual Creative Solution) is the result of four years of research and development from Green Rock, working closely with their technology partners, BASE Media Cloud. With Green Rock VCS, customers can access a virtual editing suite from almost any computer. The platform combines proprietary technologies with the BeBop Technology cloud platform to provide instant access to Adobe Creative Cloud apps. Once logged in, there’s no need to download any add-ons, connect to networks, transfer files, or install apps. The virtual edit suite is simply available and ready for creating.
“It’s as easy to use Green Rock VCS as your favorite streaming service,” says Green. “All of your projects and settings are saved in the cloud, so you just need to log in and start working. If you need to work somewhere else, you just log in from a new device and everything is waiting for you.”
According to Green, when it came to choosing apps for the Green Rock VCS platform, Adobe Creative Cloud was the only choice. The company uses Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects to power all of its editing and post-production work. But Adobe Creative Cloud also has an app for any type of project, from animation to graphic design.
“There was never any question that we would build the Green Rock VCS platform around Adobe Creative Cloud,” says Green. “What I love about Adobe is the culture of innovation. They’re here to motivate and empower creators, and that’s why Adobe is our first choice.”
Handover is much simpler, as team members don’t need to worry about whether collaborators have the right software or a powerful enough computer. Instead, everyone is working on the same Adobe Creative Cloud apps running on the same virtual workstations and attached to the same virtual storage spaces. Since everything lives online, files are highly secure. Companies don’t need to worry about footage leaking out when it’s mailed in a hard-drive or downloaded onto an editor’s local computer.
Green Rock VCS also adds unique features that make the virtual editing suites feel even closer to physical ones. The Live View and Review feature allows team members to collaborate, view files, and provide feedback in real time from anywhere in the world. Over the Shoulder live-streams a user’s desktop to up to 10 people, making it possible for directors and producers to review changes to the edit in real time, no matter whether they’re on set or working next door.