August 10, 2015 in Photo and Video (F)
[prMac.com] Bend, Oregon - PureBlend Software is proud to announce the release of MovieSlate 8 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, their app used by professional, independent, and student TV/film production crews to effortlessly slate/log their shots, generate daily reports, and save time. Chock full of new capabilities and enhancements, designed to run exclusively on iOS 8 & 9, and optimized for the latest iOS device various screen sizes, the new app replaces the company's popular MovieSlate 7 app which has become an industry-standard.
The new app's features include: slate layout customization; improvements to text and image note tools; per-project report recipient lists; AirPrint/AirDrop support for printing and sharing reports; performance advancements; and countless refinements found throughout the app.
A new "Pro Features" subscription (an optional in-app purchase) syncs timecode and meta data, includes a Sound Dept interface for sound mixers, and a MultiCam interface for reality multicam production loggers. Using appropriate cables, LTC timecode can be synced with compatible cameras, sound recorders, and master clocks. Timecode and shot data can also be synced wirelessly with the Denecke TS-TCB smart slate, and Timecode Systems' latest Pulse, Wave, and Buddy Master timecode hubs. Using the MovieSlate Cloud data share feature, Pro Features subscribers can easily share their MovieSlate data and settings with other users of the app; useful for days when crew members substitute for colleagues.
Later this year, Pro Features subscribers will gain the ability to sync timecode and data with many ARRI and RED camera models, and even remotely control those cameras from MovieSlate 8.
"The Sound Dept and Timecode Sync features have dramatically simplified my workflow," explains Brett Grant-Grierson, the production sound mixer on the 'Sons of Anarchy' television series. "I can quickly log clear, concise info. MovieSlate 8's sound reports convey the professional image I want, with no more messy handwriting or scratched out scene numbers. Post-Production loves the track labeling, and we get heaps of praise from Editorial."
Inspiration for the Pro Features came from Joe Foglia, a production sound mixer who invited MovieSlate's developers to the set of ABC's 'Castle' to pitch them on the idea, saying: "I've waited my entire career for something like MovieSlate. I know how to help make it into the perfect tool for all on-set departments." The developers at PureBlend Software listened and developed the app and its Pro Features, putting both through their paces by dozens of feature film and television production professionals over many long months. Says Joe Foglia: "if there was ever an app I'd buy an iPad for, this is the one."
MovieSlate 8 App Features:
* Customizable slate and clappersticks
* Automated shot logging
* Versatile reporting
* Data export to FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer.
MovieSlate 8 App Pro Features:
* Timecode & Data Sync
* Denecke TS-TCB Slate Sync
* Sound Dept features
* Reality MultiCam features
* MovieSlate Cloud Pro data sharing and enhanced backup/restore
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
* Requires iOS 8.2 or later
* Universal App
* 99.6 MB
Price and Availability:
MovieSlate 8.0 is available at a special price of $19.99 now through Labor Day, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. The app returns to the $29.99 regular price after Labor Day. Pro Features monthly subscriptions can be purchased from the app's Settings screen for $9.99.
PureBlend Software develops apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. PureBlend is a privately held technology company with corporate headquarters in Bend, Oregon USA. Copyright (C) 2015 PureBlend Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.