Imagine Products Transforms Media Offloading With Updates to ShotPut Pro and New Imagine HQ iOS App

Date: 09/07/2019
Imagine Products Transforms Media Offloading With Updates to ShotPut Pro and New Imagine HQ iOS App

Imagine Products Inc., creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, introduced several key upgrades to the company's ShotPut Pro app, the industry standard for offloading video, audio, and photo files. Together, the new ShotPut Pro Mac 2019.2 release and the new Imagine HQ iOS app combine to give users even greater flexibility in any file-based media workflow.

"Customer feedback is always the central factor when we make changes and add features to any of our apps," said Michelle Maddox, marketing director at Imagine Products. "We feel it is vital that our products be able to adapt to the varying requirements of different users, and the newest enhancements to ShotPut Pro — including integration with the new Imagine HQ iOS app — reflect our commitment to giving our customers the tools, performance, and flexibility that can make their lives easier."

ShotPut Pro Mac 2019: Robust Functionality in a Proven Solution
Preferred by many major motion picture companies and used by more than 50,000 people worldwide, ShotPut Pro ensures reliable and secure offloading of media. The series of new features and capabilities in ShotPut Pro Mac 2019 supports handling of various file types, enables versatile reporting, and simplifies offloading for anyone in charge of data management.

With the ShotPut Pro Mac 2019.2 update, users realize benefits including:
• Real-time status updates via the Imagine HQ iOS app for iPhone and iPad
• Support for ARRI .ARI file offloads with Codex HDE integration, perfect for the soon-to-be-released ARRI Alexa Mini LF
• A redesigned simple mode for quick and efficient offloading
• Media Hash List (MHL) reporting
• More PDF reporting options, including the ability to designate first frame versus percentage sampling
• Thumbs for Codex .ARX RAW frames
• A new RED dropped-frame flag
• Support for Blackmagic RAW and Canon RAW formats
• An updated RED SDK for the most current metadata retrieval

Imagine HQ iOS App: Mobility and Flexibility
Available as a free download from the Apple App Store, Imagine HQ iOS app gives users the freedom to walk away from their computers to perform other tasks or just grab lunch with the crew as media is offloaded with ShotPut Pro. As long as both the computer and the user's iPhone or iPad are connected to the internet and logged in under the same username, the new Imagine HQ app can provide remote access and real-time status reports.

The Imagine HQ iOS app offers ShotPut Pro users benefits including:
• Real-time job status and push notifications for completed jobs
• Listings of both completed and active jobs for quick reference
• The ability to link multiple workstations together for a team experience and shared visibility across all offloads
• Availability with any ShotPut Pro license type, whether perpetual, rental, or company-owned (rather than user-owned)

"People are moving faster than ever, and workflows need to be more flexible and accessible," Maddox added. "Our new iOS app transforms ShotPut Pro users' day-to-day work experience, bringing them much greater mobility while giving them peace of mind with real-time data and notifications. Going forward, we anticipate that the integration of these two solutions with our forthcoming cloud solution will have the potential to change workflows forever."

ShotPut Pro update plans are $60 for 12 months of upgrades. If users have a current update plan, the upgrade is free. New licenses can be purchased for $149, or they can be rented for a period of 15 or 45 days. More information about Imagine Products is available at www.imagineproducts.com.

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About Imagine Products
Imagine Products Inc. develops innovative video workflow solutions that help film and media professionals back up, view, share, transcode, and archive their digital-video assets. Powerful, affordable, and easy to use, these specialized workflow applications have become invaluable tools for broadcasters, postproduction facilities, and others whose businesses rely on digital video. In business for more than 25 years, Imagine Products is based in Indianapolis. More information is available at www.imagineproducts.com.



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CLEAR-COM APPOINTS DWR DISTRIBUTION AS AUTHORIZED PARTNER IN SOUTH AFRICA Posted: 14/11/2019
CLEAR-COM APPOINTS DWR DISTRIBUTION AS AUTHORIZED PARTNER IN SOUTH AFRICA

Clear-Com® has appointed DWR Distribution as a new Authorized Partner in South Africa, as its reach in the local live events and house of worship sectors continues to grow.

DWR Distribution supplies, installs and services audio, lighting and AV equipment for the entertainment sector in South Africa. Established in 2006 in Johannesburg, the company works with leading theaters, auditoriums, shopping malls, museums and houses of worship to provide reliable and trusted solutions for live events. Installations include Johannesburg Civic Theatre, The Freedom Park Museum, The Mandela Museum and Durban Art Gallery.

Richard Palmer, Regional Sales Manager Southern Europe and Africa, Clear-Com, said, “The DWR Distribution team has a well-earned reputation for excellent technical knowledge, honest advice and outstanding customer service. We are pleased to work with them as we continue to extend Clear-Com’s footprint in the region.”

Duncan Riley, founder, DWR, said, “DWR Distribution has grown as a company as well as the product range we offer. Our clients would like a one-stop-shop and there was a need for a communications system to fill the gap. We did a lot of research considering price point versus versatility and quality, and Clear-Com was the clear choice. We are really looking forward to this new opportunity - there’s already excitement in the air to present a robust and flexible communications system to the people working on live performances.”

Tags: Clear-com | house of worship | DWR distribution | South Africa | Richard Palmer
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Atomos releases Sumo 19 switching upgrade at Inter BEE 2019 show Posted: 14/11/2019
Atomos releases Sumo 19 switching upgrade at Inter BEE 2019 show

At the Inter BEE show in Tokyo this week Atomos will make multi-camera switching and recording even easier with the release of a live asynchronous switching and quad ISO recording update for the Sumo 19 HDR monitor/recorder/switcher. AtomOS 9.2 for Sumo 19 turns it into the simplest way to record and switch multi-camera events, being intuitive, extremely portable and highly cost-effective.

 

Up to five 1080p60 streams can be recorded simultaneously - four separate ISOs and the program out to the same SSD drive in Apple ProRes® or Avid DNx formats. This can now be done without the need to synchronize the cameras together using genlock. The channels can be switched in real-time at the touch of the screen and the resulting switched output recorded to the separate fifth channel, as well as output on either HDMI or HD-SDI. Each switch also signals a metadata cut/edit point that the Sumo 19 writes to the disk as an XML file. The ISOs can subsequently brought directly into your NLE’s timeline* with the edits already in place, all ready for fine tuning or re-editing. You can even configure the touchscreen to respond differently to single and double taps, giving the choice between a hard cut or a dissolve being written into the XML file. This will in turn tell the NLE which transition type it should use.

 

Tags: Inter BEE | Tokyo | Atomos | Sumo 19 HDR | AtomOS 9.2
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