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Red Giant Unveils BulletProof at NAB 2013

Red Giant unveils their new video editing software BulletProof at NAB 2013.

Portland, OR -- Red Giant  announced BulletProof at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. BulletProof is a complete offload, prep and delivery solution for footage that simplifies the tedious tasks facing filmmakers on set every day. Bridging the gap between camera and editor, BulletProof combines all backup, organization, color and delivery tasks while handling footage from multiple cameras and media cards. Whether shooting with a Canon DSLR, Nikon DSLR or GoPro sports cam, filmmakers, videographers and data wranglers can now quickly and easily transform their capture into edit-ready footage. 

BulletProof eliminates the need for risky, tedious processes of manually copying media cards to hard drives by including a reliable, checksum-verified process for backing up valuable footage. BulletProof specializes in DSLR and sports cam workflows, and is the first affordable prep software that provides professional color controls.

BulletProof was designed by the team at Red Giant, including Co-founder, Sean Safreed; Sandy Alves, UX Designer (formerly a designer on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom) and renowned filmmaker, director, and VFX artist, Stu Maschwitz.

"My product designs emerge from my own needs as a filmmaker. Every time I return from a shoot, I'm faced with the same dilemma: how to manage all my footage. And I face the same burning questions: Will my shots look as good on the screen as they did in my viewfinder? Will it cut? How do I get it to my editor looking the way I want," added Stu Maschwitz. "BulletProof allows me to back up safely as I shoot, check my shots and start the color correction process right there on the set, and then communicate important information to my editor--all without taking my cinematography hat off. BulletProof is easy enough for a distracted director--like me--to use on set, but powerful enough for a dedicated DIT."

"At SNL, we often have less than 48 hours to produce an entire spot so we're always looking for ways to speed up our workflow,” said Alex Buono, Director of Photography, Saturday Night Live Film Unit. “Red Giant's new BulletProof software, which combines so many processes into one elegant solution, is the workflow tool we've been dreaming of."

Vince Laforet, award-winning director and filmmaker, added “If had BulletProof on my last project, I would’ve saved two days of my life!”

The BulletProof workflow is presented in a series of five views, arranged in a left-to-right flow that mirrors what filmmakers do on set every day. Moving between views is interactive and fun with a sliding interface and finger swipe support. Everything about the UI is designed to be intuitive; use Import once and you’ll already know how to use Export. Filmmakers can even choose between a friendly Conversation mode and an “engineer-friendly” Layout mode.

  • Import:Offloading clips from media cards and drives is quick and safe in Import.BulletProof doesn’t alter data while copying and backing up, so theintegrity of your footage is always maintained. 
  • Organize:Set up shots before they reach the editing platform. In Organize, you cansee thumbnails of the entire story, and check if the clips match thecreative vision. Filmmakers organize their footage in a way that makes senseto them, using folders playlists, andmetadata like keywords and starratings. 
  • Review:Review gives filmmakers the power to check quality and story. Examine andscrub individual clips, and set In/Out points and markers as you narrowdown the shots. Review mode ensures footage from different cameras willultimately match. Filmmakers can set up a rough cut and get a feel for theedit—before sending it to the editor.
  • Refine:Jumpstart the color grade with a first pass of color. Refine providesprofessional color tools like Colorista color wheels and LUTs that let youunify and fix colors on the spot to avoid reshoots later. All color andmetadata are applied non-destructively, so original clips are always safeand untouched.
  • Export:The Export view is designed for fast delivery of masters, proxies anddailies, without the usual tedium of transcoding. Options like Burn In,Frame Rate and Resolution make it simple to export in a single time-savingpass. 

A list of camera and codec/format support for BulletProof v1.0 is available here Additional camera support will be added as free updates for BulletProof customers, and will be announced as they are released.

Source: Red Giant

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.