Blackbird plc has moved its new creator SaaS product, elevate.io, into its early access testing phase.
The firm behind cloud native video editing platform Blackbird says elevate.io is an end-to-end video and audio content creation and editing platform scheduled for release in Q1 2024.
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Built using Blackbird, the platform aims to address key pain points facing creators today including complexity of tools, cumbersome collaboration with other users and limited extensibility.
elevate.io has a set of disruptive features uniquely packaged in a browser and designed to solve these tangible problems, including real-time multiplayer collaboration. Plug in architecture will enable elevate.io to be a hub for many third-party capabilities, including analytical and generative artificial intelligence.
elevate.io has been built natively in the public cloud through a partnership with AWS and other cloud service providers, giving it the ability to scale its operations at speed and globally – meaning customers will see consistent high performance and availability of elevate.io, regardless of geolocation.
elevate.io will initially target both pro-teams and creators with different price points ranging from a free entry level tier to a professional and enterprise tier.
“We’re very excited to be entering the early access testing phase with elevate.io,” said Blackbird plc CEO Ian McDonough. “The market opportunity within the creator economy is experiencing rapid growth.
“We have a unique disruptive product, a world class team in place and the ability to scale globally at speed.”
Blackbird plc’s chief product officer Sumit Rai commented: “Mainly due to its complexity, video is one of the last formats to successfully move end to end workflows to the cloud.
“elevate.io aims to bring powerful tools to the web, simplifying and centralising post-production so that users won’t want or need to go anywhere else.”