Tech Start-Up Louper Allows Creatives Real Time Collaboration
Louper, the tech start-up founded by veteran film editor Alex Williams in February 2022, offers a real-time collaboration platform to creatives in the media and entertainment space.
According to the company, directors, producers, editors, colourists, and sound designers use Louper to get work done faster, regardless of their location or time zone. Headquartered in the U.K. with remote team members in Asia and the U.S., Louper says it counts independent creatives, post-production houses, and major studios—including those working on projects for Disney and Warner Bros, in the U.S., U.K., and Europe—as customers.
“I started Louper because I needed to solve a problem I was experiencing as an editor working with remote teams. I needed a simple and effective way to collaborate in real-time with the directors and agencies I work with,” said Williams. “Generic video conferencing tools are unsuitable to the task, and the smattering of purpose-built solutions out there are not at all cost-effective for anyone but major studios. So, I set out to solve this problem for myself, and soon realized that swathes of other filmmakers had the same problem I did.”
Louper is a cloud-based real-time collaboration platform that combines video chat with high-quality live streaming. Creatives and executives can work in real time from anywhere; voice chat, text chat, and video chat options are all available.
For clients joining live review sessions, the platform is entirely browser-based, with no downloads or setup required. Potential users can also demo the service first to see if it fits their needs.
For creatives, a simple desktop app powers the live streaming of work sessions from any source—be it NLEs like Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, or Final Cut Pro, or HDMI and SDI feeds—to Louper rooms in up to 4K with high-bitrate video and audio. A feature set purpose-built for video professionals ensures seamless, ultra-low latency collaboration from anywhere in the world.
“We’re very excited about the next batch of upgrades,” concluded Williams. “Currently we’re looking to include features to support 10-bit HDR video, flexible team management, direct streaming integration with NLEs like Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro, and native iPhone and iPad apps.”
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