How version stacking can help you reduce clutter and optimize team collaboration

In our extensive dialogues with editors, producers, and directors worldwide, a universal challenge consistently emerges: managing and naming different versions of assets. The diversity in naming strategies, influenced by personal styles and a plethora of online guidelines, often culminates in asset management complications. This widespread issue underscores the need for a modern solution that addresses these challenges head-on.

Recognizing this, the team at MediaBench has devoted the past few weeks to developing a versioning feature. This is designed to incorporate easy navigation between asset versions and integrate best practices, addressing the overlooked aspects of everyday workflow management.

Here are 4 ways MediaBench’s version stacking feature can upgrade your workflow:

1. Eliminate Cluttered Folders

Create a version at MediaBench

Forget about managing multiple file versions scattered across folders —MediaBench lets you stack these neatly. Just upload the new iteration and select ‘add as a version’ to keep your workspace tidy and organized.

2. Streamline Collaboration and Enhance Client Communication

Switch versions at MediaBeench

MediaBench consolidates all versions in one place, allowing easy comparison and transition between them. This setup not only speeds up the feedback process but also improves collaboration with your team and communication with clients.

3. Track Changes Effortlessly

View version topics at MediaBench

Beyond basic versioning, MediaBench enables you to view past comments and subtitles alongside each variant. This integration means no more compiling feedback into separate files or switching between edits – everything is in one spot, making it easier to track progress and revisions.

4. Minimize Errors

The latest version in MediaBench is always clearly marked, reducing the chance of using outdated files. This clarity is key in maintaining the accuracy of complex projects.

In summary, MediaBench’s asset versioning feature is not just a tool — it’s a game-changer. It tackles the major issues of version management, leading to a more streamlined, efficient, and error-free workflow. Upgrade your video editing process with MediaBench and take your project management to the next level.