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Shotgun & Tweak partner on review toolset

April 11, 2012
Shotgun & Tweak partner on review toolset

VENICE, CA — Shotgun has teamed up with Tweak on a new product that provides digital studios with an all-in-one review toolset. Revolver combines production tracking and review, making it easy for teams at any location to view their latest work in context of the cut, browse and compare iterations, annotate on images, write notes, and collaborate on work in realtime. Shotgun and Tweak are showing Revolver at NAB, and are also hosting demos online (www.shotgunsoftware.com/revolver).

A Web-player provides access to the work from any browser or mobile device. Tweak’s high-end native player RV is deeply integrated to provide realtime playback of high-res frames from local storage at the desktop or in the screening room. Additional players, like an Alembic viewer from Fabric Engine, will be offered as optional apps, allowing studios to customize their pipeline.

"Shotgun has become the fabric that ties our industry together,” says Seth Rosenthal, CEO of Tweak Software. “They have already done a brilliant job of foreseeing the collaborative, social, connected future of production. Revolver is the inevitable next step. We seriously hope it will help our friends and colleagues in the industry spend more time making great images and less time fighting with outmoded tools."

“We’re working with Tweak to take review to a new level,” adds Don Parker, Shotgun’s CEO. “A level where review is so seamless that studios dealing with spiking complexity are finally freed to focus on the work instead of wasting time dealing with the logistics of managing media, documents, time-zones, and data. The result is like having a personal screening room on every desk, and on any device, catering to your every need at any time of day.”

Some of Revolver’s features include: visual browsing of assets, shots and playlists across multiple projects; the ability to view the latest work in context of the cut, with or without handles; integrated search and visual filtering; and the ability to view one or more versions in the timeline, or compare them at the same time. Users can also annotate right on the images or write notes that go back to the artists.

Revolver is built on the Shotgun platform, providing a flexible cloud-based framework. It leverages much of the platform, including the customizable database, Python API, event stream for event-driven automation, advanced user account and permission management, and custom Web-based interfaces.

Baseblack, Pixable Studios GmbH & Co. KG, and OHUfx are among the 30-plus studios that have all tested the solution. Prices start at a $19 subscription fee per user per month, or studios can opt to purchase instead.