(LOS ANGELES, CA – April 3, 2007) Intelligent Gadgets, the creators of advanced collaborative digital media review and approval tools, today announced they will debut syncVUEpro -- a new and significantly enhanced version of its flagship Skype-based media review tool -- during NAB 2007 next month in Las Vegas.
Building on the powerful collaborative media sharing capabilities of syncVUE, syncVUEpro adds key capabilities critical to workflow requirements of large production and post facilities, such as the ability to review online QuickTime media, Intelligent Playlists, FTP support, voice notations and a graphics layer.
The founders of Intelligent Gadgets will unveil syncVUEpro in the Tiger Technology booth #SU14705 during NAB 2007 on April 16, 2007.
“syncVUE has touched an emotional chord among the production and post house community – we’ve clearly anticipated their pain when it comes to the collaborative review workflow. As a result of our unique and surprisingly simple approach to remote collaborative review, we’ve received tremendous feedback from customers on how to make syncVUE that much more indispensable,” said Michael Buday, president of Intelligent Gadgets. “syncVUEpro is the manifestation of the feedback and requirements of some of the largest, most respected facilities in our industry.”
Scott Templeton, executive producer at Pie Town Productions, a television production company specializing in reality and documentary programming, has embraced syncVUEpro as a key tool in connecting the creative teams between its Los Angeles and Chicago facilities. Templeton adds, “syncVUEpro was clearly developed by experienced editors. Only a fellow editor, someone who has lived the angst of the review and approval process, could develop a feature-rich solution that not only makes the collaborative review and approval workflow easier, but actually make it more effective and efficient.”
New Features of syncVUEpro
Making its debut at NAB 2007, executives from Intelligent Gadgets will highlight syncVUEpro and its innovative new collaborative enhancements, including:
syncVUEpro: Enhancing the Professional Collaborative Workflow
- Synched Online Video Access: syncVUEpro adds the ability to view and collaborate with perfectly synched online video directly from the Web, eliminating the need to forward or FTP media files to all participants. Simply enter the URL location to the media file and all participants in the session can immediately begin to watch and review the movie.
- Graphics Layer: Draw, make notes or annotations directly to the shared media for all participants to see (and add to) in real time.
- Voice Notes: Record audio notes to add comments, recommendations or ideas to recall later or share with a colleague not in the session at a later date.
- Intelligent Playlists: A new versatile database enables users to track all assets (media files) wherever they may reside; on a server, local or networked drive, or on the web.
- Built-in Automatic FTP Synching: New built-in FTP function allows media within a project to be automatically uploaded to multiple FTP locations. Clients running syncVUEpro will automatically receive media files as they become available – keeping everyone in the project in-sync at all times.
- Storyboard HTML Export: Printed video frames with graphics, titles, notes and timecode can be exported as HTML files for viewing locally or on the web.
syncVUEpro builds on the premise of the original syncVUE, also extending the promise of powerful collaborative media sharing capabilities to the digital media review and approval workflow process. syncVUEpro also delivers:
- A powerful media player with frame accurate collaborative control enabled by SKYPE;
- Ability to play any media file supported by QuickTime;
- Ability to play Windows Media and MXF files (via a plug-in from Telestream) providing compatibility with Sony’s Blu-ray based XDCAM formats;
- Audio/video chat, enabled by SKYPE and leveraging syncVUE’s synchronized media playback capability;
- Virtual Laser Pointer capability, enabling multiple participants to simultaneously point to any visual element of the movie in real-time during playback;
- Ability to add time-code-based text annotations (markers), automatically propagated to all connected clients;
- Markers can contain titles and extensive notes for quick and easy review and approval process;
- Users can create annotations offline, reconnect to the session, and have all annotations instantly inherited by the other clients;
- Upon completion, markers can be exported to industry-popular non-linear editing solutions, such as Final Cut Pro.
- Advanced Licensing Management system enables customers to extend temporary licenses to colleagues or clients for flexible, hassle-free access to syncVUE.
About Intelligent Gadgets, LLC.
Intelligent Gadgets of Dana Point, CA, designs and develops advanced media software products for post-production, animation, and media entertainment markets. For product or sales information, please contact Michael Buday at Intelligent Gadgets, LLC: 949-488-7814 or visit http://www.syncvue.com