Of the 3 major projects that I have to do in February 2 of them have big video components. Every commercial job that I bid on theses days has a video portion. The convergence of stills and video has happened.
There has been lots written about how to use dslr cameras to produce stunning video. Take a twirl around my 5D MK II above and see what how mine is set up. Juicedlink DT 454 preamp, Rode NTG1 shotgun, Zacuto finder, and a Manfroto 501 HDV video head all make shooting video easier.
But what about after the shoot when you have to show things to your client, how do you do that? A couple of online tools make life easier.
There is a Vimeo account, a basic one lets you upload video for free, the pro account lets you make the videos private so you can share a working version with your client while you make editing changes. Vimeo is great if you are doing everything in house.
When things get a little more complicated you might need a better tool. Media Silo lets you collaborate with editors, producers, casting agents and clients across the country. Right now I am working with an editor in DC. I'm using media silo to get clips to her, she is putting up edits for me to review and comment on. It isn't quite the same as being in the same edit bay, but it's pretty close. The basic version is free.
Of course Dropbox is an indispensable sharing tool as well.
What else are people using to collaborate on video?