Remote Post-Production

Outsource to Europe-based professionals. Have results back the next morning!


You do not have an in-house editorial team or VFX studio, or you just need a job done? EditingTools.io remote post-productions works with highly experienced post-production studios and handpicked freelancers in Europe and mainly in Germany. We offer a range of simple and more difficult post-production tasks that you can outsource to us and our partners with high standards and over 10 years of experience in high-end film production. Select one of the topics below to learn more about how it works. This offering is primarily for b2b clients in North America and Australia.



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How does it work?

Select the task or team you need and send us an inquiry. Tell us all the important details about the project so we can provide you with a customized quote. We will get back to you within 24 hours. Once we or one of our partners is able to accept the project and you are comfortable with it, we will connect everyone, usually starting with a Zoom or Teams call.



Requirements & Reviews

All required video and audio files must be provided by the client. Review of results and feedback will take place on a platform specified by the client, e.g. Frame.io, Contenthub, PIX or any other solution.



Who am I working with?

Depending on the task, you will work with someone directly from the EditingTools.io team, one of our freelancers with 10+ years of experience, or an entire VFX studio team. We maintain good contacts with a network of professionals with whom we have coordinated workflows.



Payment

Depending on the size of the contract, payment will be split into several parts. If the project is accepted by both parties, a minimum of 10% of the contract value must be paid in advance to EditingTools.io to secure the quote. Further payments can then be made directly to the post-production studio. Prices are quoted in Euros by default, but can be paid in Dollars at the current exchange rate.








Remote Team

  • We work closely with several remote filmeditors who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced filmeditors with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer filmeditor for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German

    Software in use:
    - Avid Media Composer
    - Adobe Premiere Pro
    - Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
    - Apple Final Cut Pro X

  • We work closely with several remote assistant editors who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced assistant editors with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer assistant editor for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German
    - Russian

    Software in use:
    - Avid Media Composer
    - Adobe Premiere Pro
    - Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
    - Apple Final Cut Pro X

  • We work closely with several remote vfx editors who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced vfx editors with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer vfx editor for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German
    - Russian

    Software in use:
    - Avid Media Composer
    - Adobe Premiere Pro
    - Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
    - Apple Final Cut Pro X

  • We work closely with several remote motion designers who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced motion designers with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer motion designer for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German
    - Italian

    Software in use:
    - Adobe After Effects
    - Cinema 4D
    - Maya

  • We work closely with several remote sound designers who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced sound designers with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer sound designer for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German

    Software in use:
    - Avid Pro Tools

  • We work closely with several remote sound mixer / re-recording mixers who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced sound mixer / re-recording mixers with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer sound mixer / re-recording mixer for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German

    Software in use:
    - Avid Pro Tools

  • We work closely with several remote sound editors who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced sound editors with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer sound editor for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German

    Software in use:
    - Avid Pro Tools

  • We work closely with several remote foley artists who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced foley artists with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer foley artist for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German

    Software in use:
    - Avid Pro Tools

  • We work closely with several remote colorists who can be contacted through EditingTools.io. We only place experienced colorists with a minimum of 10 years experience in their field and experience with international productions and remote workflows.

    We can currently offer colorist for the following categories: Video on Demand, Television, Cinema, Online, Commercials.

    How to book?
    - on daily basis
    - book at least 3 days in advance

    Languages:
    - English
    - German

    Software in use:
    - Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve



Delivery Service Tasks

  • A DCP (Digital Cinema Package) file is a collection of digital files used to store and play movies in theaters. It contains a movie's audio, video, subtitle and metadata. The DCP format ensures that the movie is displayed in high quality and consistency across different theaters, as it adheres to strict technical specifications.

    This task includes the creation and testing of a DCP file for festivals or cinema playback.
  • This task involves creating a delivery master for a television broadcast. Including the merging of the final color corrected image with mixed audio. Creation of all necessary formats for the television specifications.
  • Translation of standardised subtitles. Translation and review by a native speaker of the subtitles.

    Languages: English, German
  • A detailed VFX list will help you to plan the VFX workflow, the scope and the estimated development costs. Our team is happy to take on this task quickly and easily based on an existing cut.

    What this delivery service includes:

    • creating a VFX list/sheet with sequence timecodes, clip lengths and vfx categories of every shot that we can classify as VFX
    • create and insert preview images from the playout in the VFX list
    • create an overview of the quantity of vfx shots and categories
    • assignment of vfx numbers
    • preparation of vfx burn ins for further editing

    What we need from you:
    • a video playout with timecode
    • an edit project file, such as an Avid Bin, Premiere project file, or Resolve project file
    • any additional information we should consider (e.g., categories to focus on or ignore)
    • Screenplay / script for VFX naming (optional)
    • we do not need all video and audio proxy files for a VFX list

    Average delivery time:
    • within 3 days after order or on a desired date after pre-order

    Prices:
    • starting at for an episode up to 30 minutes and up to 100 VFX shots
    • starting at for an episode/film up to 60 minutes and up to 200 VFX shots
    • starting at for an film up to 90 minutes and up to 300 VFX shots
    • for each additional minute
    • for each additional vfx shot

  • Creation of the final music cue sheet for your movie or series, including all timecodes and track details. Our team is happy to take on this task quickly and easily based on an existing cut.

    What this delivery service includes:

    • creating a music cue sheet with sequence timecodes and durations
    • list will be customized according to the client's needs.
    • preparation of music burn ins for further editing (if needed)

    What we need from you:
    • an edit project file, such as an Avid Bin, Premiere project file, or Resolve project file OR an EDL/XML file
    • a audio playout
    • a music only playout (if available)
    • any additional information we should know

    Average delivery time:
    • within 3 days after order or on a desired date after pre-order

    Prices:
    • starting at for up to 80 tracks
    • for each additional track

  • This task involves creating social media clips from a film master.
  • Creation of a detailed archive shot list. Our team is happy to take on this task quickly and easily based on an existing cut.

    What this delivery service includes:

    • creating a archiv shot list/sheet with sequence timecodes, clip lengths and categories of every shot that we can classify as archiv
    • create and insert preview images from the playout in the archiv list
    • create an overview of the quantity of archiv shots and categories
    • assignment of archiv shot numbers
    • preparation of archiv burn ins for further editing (if needed)

    What we need from you:
    • a video playout with timecode
    • an edit project file, such as an Avid Bin, Premiere project file, or Resolve project file
    • any additional information we should consider (e.g., categories to focus on or ignore)

    Average delivery time:
    • within 3 days after order or on a desired date after pre-order

    Prices:
    • starting at for an episode up to 30 minutes and up to 100 archiv shots
    • starting at for an episode/film up to 60 minutes and up to 200 archiv shots
    • starting at for an film up to 90 minutes and up to 300 archiv shots
    • for each additional minute
    • for each additional archiv shot



Technical Post-Production Tasks

  • This task includes upscaling clips up to 6x using professional software and various algorithms performed by a technical film editor. We will look at the footage individually and try to get the best out of it with different software so that even bad footage can be used in high-end productions. A correction loop is included in the job.

  • This task includes deinterlacing clips, treating your footage as VFX shot using professional software and various algorithms performed by a technical film editor. We will look at the footage individually and try to get the best out of it with different software so that even bad footage can be used in high-end productions. A correction loop is included in the job.

  • This task includes denoising and sharpening clips, treating your footage as VFX shot using professional software and various algorithms performed by a technical film editor. We will look at the footage individually and try to get the best out of it with different software so that even bad footage can be used in high-end productions. A correction loop is included in the job.

  • This task includes creating ultra slow-motion of your clip without the use of optical flow or frameblending. Instead video AI is used to generate a cinematic slow motions without artefacts. The task will be performed by a technical film editor. We will look at the footage individually and try to get the best out of it with different software so that even bad footage can be used in high-end productions. A correction loop is included in the job.

  • This task includes advanced shake stabilisation of clips treating your footage as vfx shot and using professional software and various algorithms performed by a technical film editor. We will look at the footage individually and try to get the best out of it with different software so that even bad footage can be used in high-end productions. A correction loop is included in the job.

  • We will perform a conform of a project from Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer to DaVinci Resolve Studio. This includes checking and rebuilding timeline effects in DaVinci Resolve.

  • This task includes converting the main edit timeline from Avid Media Composer to Adobe Premiere Pro. It does not include resynchronizing all the footage.



VFX Tasks

  • VFX compositing is the process of combining multiple visual elements, such as computer-generated graphics, live-action footage, and special effects, to create a seamless final image. This involves color correction, rotoscoping, tracking, and layering techniques to achieve the desired result. The goal is to make the various elements appear as if they were shot together in the same environment.
  • Retouching usally involve removing blemishes and adding or removing objects. This process can be a time-consuming and complex, but the results can be incredibly impactful.
  • 2.5D animation is a technique to create the illusion of three-dimensional space using two-dimensional images. It involves layering 2D images on top of each other to create the illusion of depth and movement by animating the different layers independently. The result is a scene that appears to have depth and dimension, even though it is created using only 2D elements. 2.5D animation is often used for creating dynamic backgrounds and camera movements for static images. This technique allows animators to create visually striking and immersive scenes without the complexity and cost of full 3D animation.
  • Wire removal can be one kind of vfx retouching and usally covers removing cables from actors or object which are necessary during shooting. This process can be a time-consuming and complex, but the results can be incredibly impactful.
  • VFX matte painting is the process of creating a highly detailed, 2D or 3D painting that is used as a background of a scene. These paintings are created digitally and now often can involve the use of AI tools. This process is used to create expansive landscapes, futuristic cityscapes, or even historical settings. Sometimes its needed to fit reshootings in a scene. The goal is to create a highly realistic, detailed image that blends seamlessly with the live-action footage. VFX matte painting is often used in combination with green screen or blue screen technology to create a convincing environment for actors to perform in.
  • VFX set extension painting is a technique used to digitally extend a physical set or location to create the illusion of a larger, more detailed environment. This is done by adding digital elements to the background of live action footage to create a seamless extension of the physical set. This technique is often used when budget or location constraints limit the size or scope of the set. VFX set extension painting can include 2D or 3D elements such as matte paintings, digital models or particle effects. The goal is to create a convincing environment that blends seamlessly with the live-action footage, enhancing the overall visual experience for the audience.

    For this task, it is helpful to provide as much video and images as possible that explain the scene.
  • Replacing the original sky with a digital version that has been created or selected to match the desired look and feel. The replacement sky can include clouds, sunsets, stars, or other atmospheric elements, and can be animated to create dynamic and realistic movements. Similarly, weather replacement involves digitally adding rain, snow, or other weather effects to a scene. These techniques are used to enhance the mood, tone, and visual impact of a shot, and can also be used to correct mistakes or inconsistencies in the original footage.
  • Adding fire, explosions and muzzle flashes into VFX shots. This task includes tracking and color matching.
  • Adding blood spatter and impacts into VFX shots. This task includes tracking and color matching.
  • Creation of high-end animated chat, message and notification graphics for use as overlays in films and series.
  • Keying of green and blue screen ocf files.
  • Tracking and keying of original camera files for the exchange of screen content. Can be combined with Screencontent (Motion Design).
  • Creation of screen content to replace green screen placeholders.
  • 3D environments are 3d virtual spaces used in film production to create realistic and immersive backgrounds and settings. They can be used to replicate real-world locations, create fantasy worlds, or enhance practical sets.
  • Creation of animated screens for large studio LED screens/walls. Also known as LED visuals, LED stages or virtual stage content. LED content can be used as a virtual backdrop or scenery, replacing the need for traditional physical sets in tv studios. This offering refers to pre-rendered background scenes.


Workflows

  • Does your post-production process involve manual adjustments or manual editing of files, or does your software not provide the export format you need? Manual editing is not only time consuming but also error prone. We offer small, fast and customized solutions to automate these steps with an easy-to-use tool. Don't be afraid of unusual formats. Send us your problem files and we'll see what we can do. Solutions that can be programmed with only minor additions to our already public tools, which we try to make free whenever possible so that everyone can benefit.


    Do you need a more customized, local & non-public solution to get data from one software to another? We have software developers who work with NLE solutions on daily basis and may be able to write a custom solution for you. Programming of custom scripts and web generators for your non-public production needs begins at $600.

    Send us a short message with the scope of the task and, if possible, some demo files so that we can get an overview.





Disclaimer

All information is provided "as is" and without warranty. Subject to change without notice anytime. Prices are only a rough estimate of the final price to be expected. All prices are net prices for b2b customers. Taxes may apply. Discounts may apply. Prices are fixed in Euro and are converted and rounded to USD at the exchange rate of 1 € = $ 1.07735 and to GBP at the exchange rate of 1 € = 0.858582 £ (09.12.2023).

Definition of a shot: A video clip up to 6 seconds long on average with little to no camera movement. Longer clips with a lot of movement can be more complex and therefore more expensive.

A friendly note to all price scaper: The prices shown vary based on experience from various projects and may vary from project to project. The prices are indicative and not "maximum" or "minimum" prices but we try to get as close as possible to the actual costs. A range of at least 20% should always be expected. More revisions, project delays or unexpected problems can increase the costs. The exact costs can only be determined after an individual assessment of the project. Who buys cheap buys twice or goes to Fiverr. We work with experienced and professional freelancers and pay accordingly reasonable salaries to our freelancers. We would like to offer the projects the best possible service and ask for your understanding if we cannot accept a request due to limited capacity.