Hey everybody. I wanted to start a thread about FotoKem's nextLAB dailies system. We wrote and created the software in-house, and having completed hundreds of RED projects (or more), thought it would be good to reach out to fellow RED users to talk a bit about our solutions and get some suggestions. Several REDUSER locals have used our system, hopefully we can get them to chime in a bit. I can post a brief explanation and some screenshots, but in the vein of talking about RED workflow and how manageable it can be, wanted to start a conversation on some of our philosophies and functionality.
The strength of this software is the all-in-one approach to media management through archive, reducing the need for many programs on a kit and consolidating throughput.
Our software and hardware has been on the sets and near location for features directed by Steven Soderbergh, Sam Raimi, and Bryan Singer, Network and Cable Television shows, commercials, independent films, music videos, etc. Each job has a slightly different requirement and we can talk about that here (e.g. need to do everything on-set for a commercial by the end of day). It would be great to hear about some of the challenges from DITs, Data Managers, Assistant Editors, and anybody else working in production/post.
Brief explanation of nextLAB.
- FotoKem's own dailies software, created and maintained in-house, often customized for specific projects
- Ingest Media at maximum speeds with full checksums and without the fear of overwriting original material
- Manage Media / System is aware of all ingests, transfers, transcodes, attached drives, original magazines, etc
- Apply Color / Full color controls, RMD, LUT, CDL's Presets, Color History
- Sync Sound / Auto Sync, internal and second system audio, utilization of audio metadata
- Transcode to Avid DNxHD, ProRes, H.264, DPX with optimal speeds, multiple simultaneous transcodes
- Archive to LTO5 as standard TAR, compatible and non-proprietary
- Full automated customized media reports
We are constantly working to improve our system and have some exciting things in the works. It would be great to hear from anybody interested in what we are up to.
One Sheet (to be updated soon) http://www.fotokem.com/resources/ser...LAB-Mobile.pdf
edit: new cart at NAB