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Imagine Products Transforms Media Offloading With Updates to ShotPut Pro and New Imagine HQ iOS App

ShotPut Pro and Imagine HQ iOS App Combine to Deliver New Levels of Flexibility in Managing and Monitoring Media Offloads.

Imagine Products Inc. introduced several key upgrades to the company’s ShotPut Pro app, the industry standard for offloading video, audio, and photo files. Together, the new ShotPut Pro Mac 2019.2 release and the new Imagine HQ iOS app combine to give users even greater flexibility in any file-based media workflow.

“Customer feedback is always the central factor when we make changes and add features to any of our apps,” said Michelle Maddox, marketing director at Imagine Products. “We feel it is vital that our products be able to adapt to the varying requirements of different users, and the newest enhancements to ShotPut Pro — including integration with the new Imagine HQ iOS app — reflect our commitment to giving our customers the tools, performance, and flexibility that can make their lives easier.”

ShotPut Pro Mac 2019: Robust Functionality in a Proven Solution
Preferred by many major motion picture companies and used by more than 50,000 people worldwide, ShotPut Pro ensures reliable and secure offloading of media. The series of new features and capabilities in ShotPut Pro Mac 2019 supports handling of various file types, enables versatile reporting, and simplifies offloading for anyone in charge of data management.

With the ShotPut Pro Mac 2019.2 update, users realize benefits including:

  • Real-time status updates via the Imagine HQ iOS app for iPhone and iPad
  • Support for ARRI .ARI file offloads with Codex HDE integration, perfect for the soon-to-be-released ARRI Alexa Mini LF
  • A redesigned simple mode for quick and efficient offloading
  • Media Hash List (MHL) reporting
  • More PDF reporting options, including the ability to designate first frame versus percentage sampling
  • Thumbs for Codex .ARX RAW frames
  • A new RED dropped-frame flag
  • Support for Blackmagic RAW and Canon RAW formats
  • An updated RED SDK for the most current metadata retrieval

Imagine HQ iOS App: Mobility and Flexibility
Available as a free download from the Apple App Store, Imagine HQ iOS app gives users the freedom to walk away from their computers to perform other tasks or just grab lunch with the crew as media is offloaded with ShotPut Pro. As long as both the computer and the user’s iPhone or iPad are connected to the internet and logged in under the same username, the new Imagine HQ app can provide remote access and real-time status reports.

The Imagine HQ iOS app offers ShotPut Pro users benefits including:

  • Real-time job status and push notifications for completed jobs
  • Listings of both completed and active jobs for quick reference
  • The ability to link multiple workstations together for a team experience and shared visibility across all offloads
  • Availability with any ShotPut Pro license type, whether perpetual, rental, or company-owned (rather than user-owned)
ShotPut Pro Trinity of Devices

“People are moving faster than ever, and workflows need to be more flexible and accessible,” Maddox added. “Our new iOS app transforms ShotPut Pro users’ day-to-day work experience, bringing them much greater mobility while giving them peace of mind with real-time data and notifications. Going forward, we anticipate that the integration of these two solutions with our forthcoming cloud solution will have the potential to change workflows forever.”

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