LookAt Review

Posted on: June 27, 2015 by Nettel Media

Category: General

LookAt Review

For those looking for a collaborative post-production video review tool, you may know that we recently reviewed a tool called Wipster, which you can read about here. We were also recently approached by LookAt to do the same. According to it’s website, LookAt is a real-time video review and collaboration tool and is “The Easiest Way for Video Makers to Share and Discuss Work in Progress”.


Sign up is easy and currently offered for free. Once you have signed up, you are able to view your dashboard, where there is a video tutorial that walks you through the various tools available.  


When you review a video, as we tested with our SMART Program video, you are able to add your own comments any place in the frame, use a drawing tool to add context and add collaborators who can view and address your comments.  When you add and close a comment, a small arrow is added to the time bar at the bottom of the video. It appears that users can only make one comment per frame, however if you have more than one comment you could use the drawing tool to point to exactly where in the video you are referring to.


This tool works much the same way as Google Docs does - you can invite others to collaborate and you are also able to see the last time each user opened the video and how many comments they have made. In addition, users are also able to upload different versions of a project to compare changes.  


For smaller companies who may be reviewing their videos in YouTube, LookAt allows a cleaner and less distracting interface alternative. In future, it would be great to have a feature where users are able to export all of the comments per video version into a document for archival purposes, especially if you need to remove a video but keep track of all the discussions with a  client. 


Overall, LookAt seems to be a service that can help with the collaborative process - especially when it may be hard to get everyone from the team in a room to review a video at the same time or to better manage all of the comments going back and forth. Would we recommend it? Absolutely! 


Have you tried LookAt? Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter and Facebook!


Image provided by LookAt.


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