Three things made Anna Knochenhauer stick with ioGates, after being introduced to it: The security aspect, the search capabilities and the usability.
Three things made Anna Knochenhauer stick with ioGates, after being introduced to it:
No. 1 – The security aspect
It’s the only system I’ve seen that has a secure login system with a unique PIN required for each login. Especially producers, TV channels/streamers or distributors really value that when working on larger, more high-profile projects.
No. 2 – The search capabilities
How simple it is to search for C-number og slate-number, when you are looking for something in particular. I use that some I would say, but especially the script supervisor, the onset costume or the stand-by-props would use that a lot for continuity reasons.
Other systems might have a more appealing UI, but they don’t always have the search functionality. You sort of have to look through all the different folders, from different shooting days, to try to find things. It’s a mess when you’re in a hurry.
No. 3 – The usability
She knows she’s only using a fraction of the features in ioGates, but “For online dailies, it’s really, really great!” and “The usability is so smooth.“
Who is Anna Knochenhauer?
Anna Knochenhauer is a freelance post producer and also a producer, who has worked on “Max Anger – With one eye open” (2021), “Euphoria” (2017), “The 100 year-Old Man who climbed out the window and disappeared” (2013) and many others.
Since being introduced to ioGates she’s kept on using it, whenever she gets the chance, and even advocated it to others.
The usability is so smooth
How does she use ioGates? – The workflow
Here in Scandinavia, the budgets and the productions are smaller, and can’t really be compared with international larger scale productions.
That causes some differences in the workflows and how you set up your workflow.
-The multifacetted work of the DIT
In some of my productions, the DIT (Digital Intermediate Engineer) often also does (in addition to backing up data and being a wrangler and transcoding source files) the image and sound sync, preparing files for offline in Avid and also creates dailies or rushes and uploads them to platforms like ioGates.
All in one person.
The more traditional setup in Scandinavia would be in collaboration with an AE (assistant editor) in editorial doing log & sync and preparing dailies.
-Audio and visual
Our DIT usually uses SilverStack Lab, to offload/backup, transcode, auto sync all the camera source files with sound (the synced Avid files are automatically named by the sound file names) as well as create the dailies files.
-The editing assistant job
Then we’re using a software called DejaEdit, which is a remote editing addon to AVID.
DejaEdit is installed on the DIT’s computer and on all the Avid stations. The DIT does the first part of the editing assistant job him/herself during the workday. Like pooling, everything into AVID and DejaEdit will automatically upload and sync project files and media files with the other Avid stations, via a server.
-Making the rushes ready
SilverStack Lab is a great tool where the DIT is doing most of the work. The DIT makes the export of rushes to a predefined local folder. This folder is monitored by the ioGates Desktop App that uploads the rushes to ioGates, and ioGates automatically email the productions that new rushes are ready.
Do you have any concerns about the smallness of ioGates?
I’m used to a lot of smart small companies with two or one person doing amazing things” Anna explains and continues: “I love the personal smallness of the company, because I can get in touch with them very easily if we have any problems.”
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