NIM

cineSync Pro now includes a direct integration with studio management software NIM, from California’s NIM Labs. NIM provides project management, job and asset tracking, financial tracking (including bidding, timecards and projections), review, approval and more within one easily accessible tool. NIM’s integration with cineSync Pro means that any media in NIM can be reviewed interactively in cineSync, and that all cineSync session notes and drawings can be easily be exported back to NIM at the end of the session.

Shotgun

The integration consists of a Shotgun Review portal built into cineSync. Users launch Shotgun Review from within cineSync and browse their Shotgun instance to identify clips for review. Versions and Playlists can be added from Shotgun to cineSync sessions with a single click. Any files stored in Shotgun will be automatically downloaded, while local files will be added as usual.

During the review session, cineSync users can use the inbuilt Shotgun Review to browse for alternate or previous Versions, to view all previous notes on Versions and to add new Versions for review at any time, without having to leave cineSync.

Once the review has been completed, cineSync users can publish all their notes and drawings to Shotgun. Additionally, users can merge cineSync data with existing Shotgun data – so in cases where annotated frames have been created in cineSync, but notes taken in Shotgun’s Notes App, users can simply choose to combine the two.

For a more detailed breakdown of how the integration works, click here.

ftrack

cineSync Pro includes our integration with ftrack, the cloud based platform for production tracking, asset management, review and team collaboration.

  • Any reviews in ftrack can be opened in cineSync to enable live discussion and real-time interactivity.
  • Media is transferred automatically from ftrack to the cineSync review session, for both the session owner and guests.
  • Once the review has been completed in cineSync, all notes, drawings and saved frames can be exported back to ftrack with a single click.
  • Because the export is entirely automated, there’s no requirement to transcribe notes or copy frames back into ftrack, saving time and eliminating errors.
  • Notes and saved frames can be saved either back to the original ftrack review, or directly to the corresponding Asset Versions, so all cineSync review information is retained in the correct location.

The integration is free and available to all cineSync Pro account owners. If you have the latest versions of ftrack and cineSync, you can start using the integration right away.

For more details click here.

Safestream

Available with cineSync Pro Studio accounts, an integration with MediaSilo’s SafeStream watermarking technology allows for automated, on-demand, individual watermarking of all review files. All guests in the review will receive customisable files watermarked with their name, cineSync session key, IP address and the review time/date. The process is fast and efficient, due to Safestream’s scalable architecture.

For more details click here.

Aspera

If you have an Aspera server and a cineSync Pro account, you can now make Aspera transfers right from the cineSync interface.

Aspera’s world-renowned fasp™ transport eliminates the fundamental bottlenecks of conventional file transfer technologies such as FTP and HTTP and dramatically speeds transfers over public and private IP networks. Using standard, unmodified IP networking, fasp achieves practically ideal throughput efficiency and is the industry standard for fast, reliable transfers.

With Aspera software, file transfer times can be guaranteed, regardless of the distance between end-points or the dynamic conditions of the network, including transfers over satellite, wireless, and inherently long distance and unreliable international links. Complete security is built-in, including secure endpoint authentication, on-the-fly data encryption and integrity verification.

Integrated into cineSync Pro 3.3+, the Aspera file transfer technology is simple to use, reliable and secure.

Guests joining a cineSync Pro session are automatically granted an Aspera license for the duration of the session, so there’s no requirement for them to purchase their own licenses. This means that files for review can be uploaded through cineSync using Aspera, safe in the knowledge that guests invited to the session will be able to download them directly from the cineSync interface, with the same speed and security and without any difficulty on their part whatsoever. The process is entirely transparent and requires them to do nothing more than click the download button.

Aspera servers can be purchased directly from Aspera. If you’re interested in upgrading to cineSync Pro, please contact cineSync Sales.