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How Fitness Company Peloton Edits Live Video Classes in The Cloud

A peek into the editing toolsets and software used by Peloton.

How Fitness Company Peloton Edits Live Video Classes in The Cloud

By now you have probably heard of or seen commercials on TV for Peloton Bikes and home cycling classes, which have revolutionized how cyclist train at home in the living room using only the Peloton Bike and an internet connection.

Peloton’s Bike and accompanying service subscription enables home cyclists to join virtual cycling classes (or daily rides as they are known), using live two-way video presented on a monitor built into the bike’s handlebars. Using propriety online video streaming and messaging software, Peloton delivers a seamless virtual class experience live.

Peloton’s state-of-the-art studios in New York and London churn out live and on-demand classes at an incredible rate, with an estimated 35,000 riders globally watching video at any given time. Live rides are at scheduled times, but after classes end for the day users can still access the workouts on the Peloton app and website where 3,000 prerecorded classes are on-demand.

Behind the scenes the production team at Peloton works constantly to pull together on-demand video clips from the live rides and classes using cloud editing software provided by Blackbird.

Blackbird provides Peloton the agility and real-time speed to get content to market efficiently by allowing the production team to edit video in the cloud. Uniquely integral to the Peloton experience is the integration of audio tracks such as music and instructor vocals which require specialized audio editing, tracking and syncing feature sets only found with the Blackbird platform.

Automation in processes such as auto-syncing live streams and recording to cloud storage, archiving, and editing without manual file management are the savings drivers. Saving time on both production and file management, while reducing storage costs.

Peloton’s use of cloud-based video editing software is a great example of the modern video production movement to remove manual file management and simply leave everything to the cloud. There are a number of software solutions available for editing your videos in the cloud, have a look in our directory.

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