NAB Shotgun and Tweak have coordinated on a new review product,
Revolver, for digital studios. Revolver combines production tracking
and review, so that teams in different locations can view their updated
work in context of the cut, browse and compare iterations, annotate
images, write notes and collaborate on work in real-time.
|A web-player provides access to the work from a browser or mobile device, and Tweak’s native player RV is deeply integrated for real-time playback of high res frames from local storage at the desktop or in the screening room.|
Assets, shots and playlists can be viewed across multiple projects, and the latest work is seen in context of the cut, with or without handles. Integrated search and visual filtering are included, and you can view one or more versions in the timeline or compare them at the same time and view what will be or has been seen in dailies. Teams annotate directly on the images or write notes to send back to the artists. Smart Playlists create filter-driven ‘in-boxes’ of work based on your saved filters. Playback can be viewed in a screening room, on the desktop or on a mobile device. Revolver supports media stored on a local file system or media uploaded to Shotgun managed cloud storage.
Revolver is built on the Shotgun platform, providing a powerful and flexible cloud-based framework for production tracking, collaboration, and integration. Revolver leverages much of the platform, including the customizable database, Python API, event stream for event-driven automation, advanced user account and permission management, and custom web-based interfaces for advanced layout control. Revolver will be made available as an add-on for Shotgun clients or a stand-alone product.
Other players like an Alembic viewer from Fabric Engine will be available as optional apps, allowing studios to customize their specific review pipeline, and review and annotate on 3d alembic files.
"Revolver enables us to set up a review pipeline between different production places all around the world in one interface. Having a studio in China fill in versions and footage, based on a Shotgun project developed in Berlin and being reviewed by a director in Munich becomes simpler. Everyone can just fire it up, start reviewing and get the notes-work done,” said Frank Lenhard, Managing Director, PiXABLE STUDIOS GmbH & Co. KG.
Revolver is currently in private beta with more than 30 studios and will be released publicly by mid-year. Revolver will be available with options for customising review pipelines. Studios pay a subscription fee per user per month directly through Shotgun, or opt to purchase. Revolver can be used with existing licenses of RV. www.shotgunsoftware.com/revolver www.tweaksoftware.com