July 6, 2010 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Potomac, Maryland - Red Lightning Software LLC. today announced the immediate availability of Shot Logger Pro, an indispensable on set logging application for professional and amateur filmmakers and videographers. Shot Logger Pro will help accurately annotate and organize all shots, bringing order and efficiency to your Final Cut Pro editing sessions.
When using Shot Logger Pro on location, a place holder clip is created at the same time the video clip is being recorded. When the clip is finished recording, annotate each shot with accurate notes, ratings, shot type, scene, and take numbers, while the shot details are fresh in your mind. Once all the clips have been shot, the filmmaker can instantly Batch Connect(TM) all the annotated place holder clips with their corresponding video clips and export all the clips and their logging information to Final Cut Pro. In Final Cut Pro, all your shots will be accurately logged and organized in the shot bin, ready to edit. Using Shot Logger Pro will save countless hours logging footage, turbo charging your editing sessions.
Batch Connect(TM) accurately matches and links each annotated place holder clip to its corresponding video clip. Once all the clips are connected, it is a simple matter to export all the clips to Final Cut Pro for editing. Batch Connect(TM) supports Canon SLR (5D, 7D, T2i, etc.), Sony XDcam, Panasonic P2, RED cameras, and other flash memory based cameras.
Shot Logger Pro offers the ability to add Real Time Markers(TM) which allow the filmmaker to mark important spots in each video clip as they happen in real time. Adding Real Time Markers(TM) as you shoot is a quick and efficient way to speed up the editing process. Ten user named markers are available to help the editor find important spots in each clip, vastly speeding up the editing workflow.
The filmmaker can create as many custom sets of Real Time Markers(TM) as needed to suit different production styles. In addition to marking spots of interest, Real Time Markers(TM) can be used to set the media in and out points for each clip allowing the filmmaker to pre-trim each clip, further optimizing the editing workflow. Pre-trimmed clips can be quickly assembled in Final Cut Pro to allow the filmmaker to view an instant rough edit of the scene that was just shot and allows the filmmaker to decide if they are ready to strike the set or if they need to shoot more.
The user will be able to watch each clip and add or remove Real Time Markers(TM), set the media in and out points ( pre-trim the clip ), and edit all the logging information at any time. To further increase productivity, the take number for each clip will be automatically indexed if the name of the clip has not been changed.
Shot Logger Pro can be used by just a single person if a dedicated person for logging is not available. By using optional software and hardware, a single cameraman can start and stop place holder clip recording, add all ten Real Time Markers(TM), set the media in and out points, and rate the clip. Using a Playstation(R) 3 BlueTooth remote lets you log footage 150 feet from your Mac.
Shot Logger Pro can also log "wild" footage, run and gun footage that has been shot without being logged. Shot Logger Pro is a streamlined logging solution for wild footage. Load your wild video clips into Shot Logger Pro and log them with the speed and elegance of a tailor made logging application.
"Taking 20 seconds to log each shot right after they happen while the details of the shot are fresh in your mind will keep you organized and save countless hours of tedious logging in Final Cut Pro. This allows you to start editing as soon as you finish shooting," said Red Lightning Software CEO Ben Aein.
Shot Logger Pro features:
* Clip Logging with ratings, scene and take numbers, shot type, and comments
* Batch Connect syncs thousands of clips instantly
* Real Time Markers(TM)
* Review each clip while logging
* Export all the annotated clips to Final Cut Pro for instant editing
* Clip management - sort, delete, show in Finder, show in QT player
* Universal Application Runs on Power PC and Intel Macs
Pricing and Availability:
Shot Logger Pro is available immediately for $299 (USD). Multi-license discounts are available. Macintosh OS X 10.5+ required. Review licenses are available on request.
Red Lightning Software LLC. was founded in 2006 by a team of Macintosh developers dedicated to providing innovative solutions for the video professional. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions with excellent functionality and ease of use for the video professional. Apple Macintosh, Final Cut Pro, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.