It would be great to see some network and media/project sharing protocols come to play. Business can be built off these sorts of features.
You have people all working on one project each doing a job to a locked picture
-Location mic noise reduction/pre-mixing
-Gun shots and action SFX
Why can’t all of these people be working on the same project file, in the same studio (or from somewhere else) on a network, and all be able to see in real-time, and listen to (if unmuted) each others work progress.
Each individual person would appear in eachothers projects as a project edit window with a separator like the track separator.
The users could mute/solo each others work.
There could be group visible shared marker tracks
The project leader, could have additional admin capabilities, like to initiate a project wide revision backup (which hopefully they notified everyone)
Talk about post-pro efficiency.
Maybe this could be a type of track, a Network Track, which lets users bounce/render their work to and it’s shared across a network.
ie, Jim creates a ‘Network track’ and automatically that track appears in every ones project whom are logged into the master network project with a non-interrupting message (like a hotkeyed preference change notification), Jim exports his work to this track, and the file begins to load to the network and renders into everyone elses project onto ‘Jims Network Track’
It would be great to have timeline based rendering like is in most video programs, so that people could choose which parts of their project to render to their network track as they progress on their work. A hotkey could be set up to do this render, so that with a speedy machine, a render only takes a few seconds - like the amount of time to peel and eat a banana.
The admin of the project, could send real-time messages to people, “Lunch/Mid-day Backups in 15min”. and or, have a chat window. Make this sh!t multi-player yo