HOLLYWOOD — Light Iron (www.lightiron.com), which specializes in on-site dailies and digital intermediate work, has reinvented its Live Play iPad app to be an all-encompassing VTR and dailies review system. The new Live Play 3 boasts an intuitive interface, powerful metadata sorting capabilities and the ability to distribute dailies via the cloud.
“We reimagined Live Play and rebuilt it based on feedback from our television and feature film customers,” explains Light Iron CEO, Michael Cioni. “The new app meets the need for a seamlessly integrated system for both on-set review and cloud distribution of colored and synced dailies. Live Play 3 is also designed to be a creative asset management platform, empowering customers to maintain a centralized resource of media during the entire production and post process.”
Live Play 3 offers fast navigation through a media pool of thumbnail frame grabs. Users can easily choose among automatically-tagged scenes and shoot days, quickly filtering clips to find specific media. An active tagging feature applies metadata tags to multiple clips at a time, enabling search by an unlimited number of fields, including circle, camera, actor, and location, as well as custom tags. Live Play 3 also relies on 256-bit TLS encryption, so released dailies and associated metadata are stored securely in a cloud-based hub that can be accessed by the production team, editorial, VFX, and other creative collaborators.
Additionally, Live Play 3 enables realtime streaming of camera feeds from remote locations. “With Live Play 3’s unique live stream cloud architecture, we can empower directors with a new creative tool — the ability to collaborate with other production units in realtime,” adds Cioni.
Pricing for Live Play 3 will be offered in tiers based on data usage and whether productions want just set review or set review and cloud dailies. A beta testing period begins this summer.