How to use video collaboration tools to comment, share and review

If you’re working on a video draft, there’s often a need to collaborate with co-producers, editors, and clients as they’re being produced. Notetracks is a powerful video collaboration software for filmmakers, video podcast creators and video editors to share their drafts and projects before, during, and after production. Along with providing producers with an extensive collection of editing features to use, Notetracks’ cloud-based web platform is the perfect environment to use during collaboration-heavy video projects, such as films, music videos, interviews, and YouTube videos.

By using video collaboration software, you can avoid making mistakes that could cost you time and effort later on. Catching errors early on in the process can save you from having to redo work, and can also help you to create a better video project in less time. Further, by working alongside one another in our platform, video editors can exchange thoughts and perspectives on the overall vision of the project, bringing the video draft from good to great.

To begin using Notetracks as a video collaboration software, open up your current video draft, or click the ‘New Project’ button, create a new video project, and give it a title.

Notetracks – how to create and title a new video project

Next, click the “Add Track” button on the top left corner of the workstation and add your video file, either through uploading or dragging and dropping.

Notetracks – how to add a new video file to the workstation

You’ll be greeted with the commenting, editing, and drawing tools, allowing you to now collaborate on your video project alongside your producers and editors.

Notetracks – a video collaboration software with powerful commenting, review, and sharing tools.

To share with a video collaborator’s email address, enter it in the invite box and proceed to click ‘Send Invite’. You can use the drop-down menu to change your collaborator’s permissions, including ‘Can edit’, ‘Can comment’, and ‘Can view’. You can also write a message to them to brief them on the draft.

If you like, you can quickly share your video draft with editors via Gmail, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack, and Microsoft Teams utilizing the social media buttons.

If you’re looking to have an easy sharable link to your video project so your collaborators do not have to signup or login, you can make the link completely public by selecting ‘Activate Public Link’, allowing anyone to view, edit or comment on your Notetracks project.

Notetracks – How to share your video project with collaborators

Notetracks has powerful commenting and annotation features for you to utilize as well. To begin commenting on your draft alongside your team, switch to the “Comment” pane in the top middle of the workstation.

Notetracks – how to access the commenting pane to leave feedback and notes on video projects

You can use the playback controllers at the bottom to listen to the track and at any time you'd like to insert a new Comment, click the “New Comment” button to add a comment precisely at point you'd like to discuss without having to stop the audio.

If you have the audio paused, you can also double click on the waveform at the exact spot you'd like to make a comment or you can highlight an entire range.

Notetracks – commenting on video projects for review and collaboration

With the share and comment features explained, you’re now ready to use Notetracks for video project review alongside your fellow producers and editors. Reviewing your video projects helps you refine the narrative structure and improve the overall storytelling effectiveness, while also ensuring references, inconsistencies, mistakes, and glitches are corrected prior to release. Through sharing your video project on Notetracks, you’re allowing a collaborator to review and analyze while utilizing the video commenting features, leaving valuable video feedback that will make your video, from films to vlogs, the absolute best they can be.

Overall, using video review software improves the value of your video project through ensuring the correction of mistakes, management of scenes and pacing, and employing collaborator video feedback to ultimately produce a high quality project. Creating a video project is a collaborative process, and all parties can benefit from open communication with an easy-to-use, accessible platform. Notetracks’ dynamic commenting, sharing, editing, and review features make it the perfect collaborative app for video editors, producers, YouTubers, and more – so whether you’re producing video podcasts, feature films or TikToks, Notetracks’ full-fledged video collaboration tools make it easy.

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