Our Story

overcast-on-pc

At Overcast, we love video.  And you’re here because you love video too. Thing is – video is great until you have to manage it.  Why is it so difficult?

Actually, it’s not anymore.


Everyone has a solution.  Our early critics said:

why don’t you just use YouTube or Vimeo?

They’re fine if you want to watch video, but what about security, privacy and managing rushes.

 

How about WeTransfer and Dropbox?

Again great, until you don’t want to download a million versions onto your computer.

How about memory sticks and hard drives?

Their fine too until you need to search for something or need a secure backup.  In fact, there are so many ways to share, collaborate on and manage video that you are always wasting your time with tools that are not developed specifically for video.


Production workflows end up feeling like they are held together with duct tape and chewing gum.


Businesses use video to communicate both externally (to their clients and consumers) and internally (to their staff).

Our mission is to make the whole video ecosystem easier to manage by replacing multiple tools with one simple management system.


Leadership 

Philippe Brodeur

Philippe Brodeur – CEO and Founder of Overcast HQ:
Philippe’s first foray into TV was working for the BBC when he went on a news shoot – it took 5 of them (cameraman, lighting engineer, sound guy, reporter and producer) and 2 taxi drivers to gather a 15 second clip.  Ever since, he’s been on a mission to make it easier to watch and work with video.  Overcast is a result of his love for both technology and TV.  His other great passions include coaching his boys at rugby and skiing in the Alps.

 

Zsolt Lorincz – CTO and Founder of Overcast HQ:
Award-winning developer, born in Transylvania, and now living in Dublin, Ireland. Since the early 2000, Zsolt has worked on several projects involving development of CMS systems, e-shops, mobile apps and media asset management platforms. In our team, Zsolt is not just CTO and Funder of Overcast HQ, he is the heart and soul of our platform. When Zsolt is not developing, you can often find him on a basketball court or taking long walks in mountains.


Testimonials and Awards:

 

“Overcast is 1 of 40 start-ups we believe is capable of changing the world for good.”

–  Paddy Flynn, Google

 

Chosen by Adrian Weckler of The Irish Independent as #3 Irish Tech Firm to watch in 2017

 

Winner of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up Sprint competition December 2016

 

Winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund March 2016

Latest Blog Posts

The Future Of Video Streaming (Audio)

Recorded live from IBC, Philippe Broduer speaks on the future of video streaming. Listen here:

Disrupting The Video Market – How Cloud Based Digital Asset Management Is Changing Broadcasting

Europe’s largest broadcaster conference IBC 2017 ended last week with more questions than answers. We are only just scratching the surface of what is going to be a disruptive few years for TV and video production. Tweet: How Cloud Based Digital Asset Management Is Changing Broadcasting => http://bit.ly/2k8nTJ2 IBC 2017 On arrival at IBC, the […]

360 Degree Video for Facebook | Complete Guide 2017

When executed well, 360 degree images are a great way of demonstrating your company’s practical wisdom, and making the customer feeling better equipped to make a purchasing decision. If you’re a Tour Guide, you could embed a 360 degree image of the Eiffel Tower. If you’re a realtor, you can get more enquiries by shooting great 360 degree images of your properties. If you’re trying to make your brand more friendly and attractive, post to Facebook an image of your staff behind the scenes at your business.

IBC | How To Manage Your Digital Assets

Broadcasters from all over converge on Amsterdam this weekend for the one of the broadcast conferences in the world – the International Broadcast Conference (IBC). And the main theme this year is going to be digital asset management. You could put 10 of them in a room and none of them would say that to you – but it is the underlying truth. It’s all about how to manage digital and media assets in the age of internet connected TV.

Video Asset Management for Enterprise | Our Guide To Choosing A Dam

In 3 years, 82% of all internet traffic is going to be video. You might think that it is all down to Netflix and Amazon. But you would be wrong. Enterprise now creates more video in a day than Hollywood makes in a year. Here’s our guide to the DOs and DON’Ts of video asset management for Enterprise companies.

AR, VR, 4k and 360 Video – The Challenges of Managing Big Video

There are only 3 words you need to know when it comes to scalable infrastructure:  Digital Asset Management.  The first step in managing the new content is simply using old technology or “adequate” technology until the concept is proven.  The next step is to stand back and think how it will all come together in a scalable workflow.  And the final step is to put some industry standards around what you have so that everyone can move in the same direction.

UR – or “Unfortunate Reality” – how creators struggle with AR and VR

So instead of a single solution, there are many software industries that all support video to some extent. There are digital asset management platforms, media asset management platforms, online video platforms, content management systems, ERP systems, workflow tools, CRM solutions… I could go on, but I think you get the point.

Businesses Struggle With Digital Workflow – So What’s The Answer?

There are a number of really good workflow apps on the market like Teamwork and Slack. They perform their own functions and they integrate with loads of other apps. They try to help platform-agnostic business users to integrate the apps they like and use into a new, more efficient workflow. The promise of saving time or money or both is what motivates business people to try new apps.

Semantic Confusion? Cut Through the Bull and Take Charge of Your Video Content

So what are you supposed to do if you are relatively new to video yet you know that you want to put video at the heart of your content strategy?
There are 2 options.  1. You take charge of the situation or 2. You let the technology dictate the situation.

5 Reasons Why Collaboration Is Replacing Email

Tired of using email to work on creative video projects? We all are. Read on to see why email is terrible at this, and what companies are doing to fix it.

Mixed Reality is the new AR / VR

This is my mixed reality.  It’s a reality that has washed over me without so much as a pause to acknowledge it.  It’s a mixed reality that fuses physical life with digital.  If someone had showed it in a presentation on the Mad Men Series, the brands being pitched would have looked on in disbelief.

127 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Video Marketing

Cool infographic about 127 facts you probably didn’t know about video marketing

How to cut BIG COSTS out of BIG VIDEO

Ok – so we all know that millions and billions of people watch videos on Youtube. And we know that more and more people are watching video on Facebook and other social platforms like Twitter and Instagram. But there is so much noise around what we should all be doing to create video that the question remains: how can brands create video cost effectively to reach their audience.

FEATURED: Overcast profiled by The Sunday Business Post

“We’re like an enterprise YouTube. Videos are big, complex files. When YouTube solved video sharing and viewing for the consumer, we were all able to watch video on our PCs and phones,” said Brodeur.

“Search” is the killer app – but it also killed my deal

I had a potential new client turn me down the other day. It’s not the first time and won’t be the last. But of course, as an evangelist and someone selling a product, it is always difficult.

6 Ways A Video Platform Creates Value

For some reason, content creators and the brands they work for think that reviewing video needs to be hard work.

360 Video | 5 Things To Know Before You Start Planning

Learn the 5 biggest challenges of using 360 video in a news setting, and why it makes storytelling hard in 2017. Not for amateurs.

Augmented and Virtual Reality – An Oxymoron, Or A $182billion Promise?

I think AR and VR will have greater longevity. But it won’t happen overnight and it will take a great deal of investment to create the ecosystem to support them. One of the key challenges is around managing the massive files that are created and how the images are stitched together.

How To Win At Video

For men on Madison Avenue and Fleet Street, TV was the easiest business going. The world changed. The world moved on. This is how and how to adapt.

5 Ways That Prove Video Content Can Boost Your Business

Think about it – how often do you come across text on the web that looks like a squashed wet page of a book? And how often do you continue reading when it becomes clear that the site is committing you to an essay?

Video is Great Until You Have to Manage it

Online video companies, marketers and publishers need to stop using duct tape and bubble gum to solve their technical issues around collaboration and transcoding.

Start working better with Overcast

14-day free trial – no obligation or credit card required.

Start trial

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close