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Use ioGates as your master archive. From the ioGates master archive it is easy to propagate any format to any platform. The post production facility can upload directly to your account in ioGates. Approval and sign-off too, has never been easier. Sharing, viewing and annotating is super simple and secure, no more FTP, YouTube, Drop Box, etc, your clients will love it. So will you when foe example your client is asking for a PowerPoint version of a recent commercial after office hours. Simply log in to ioGates, convert the clip and email a share link to the client, who minutes later will have the file, ready to open in PowerPoint.

 

 

Approvals

Receive approvals from the post-production facility directly to your ioGates account in any format and get an instant preview in your browser. No need to log in into the post-production facility’s FTP server, download the files and ask you clients to do the same. You can view and approve the spots within your browser using ioGates and then share them with your clients. Your clients receive a custom-designed mail with links to the files, and they can see them without downloading. They can write comments on the very same page. If they want to, they can download converted files ranging from web formats to broadcast quality.

 

Sharing

Any file or can folder from ioGates library can be shared with anyone. Just select the file or folder in the ioGates sharing service, then type in the email address or drag it from your contact list. Press send. Your recipient will get an email with a link to the files. You can control what your recipient sees on the share link, including description, converted formats, and metadata – and of course how long the share link will be accessible before it expires. If you would like extra security, you can enable two-factor authentication. In this case your recipient will also receive a SMS text message with a 4-digit code that is required to access the share.

 

Library In Full Broadcast Quality

Build your library containing all your video files in the best possible quality in any format, from DV-PAL to ProRes or uncompressed HD. And ioGates is not only for video files. You can upload any type of file like PDF, Microsoft Word, JPEGs and PSDs, audio files, et al. In your ioGates library, you can create any numbers of folders and sub folders, and each file or folder can be shared using the ioGates sharing service.

 

Convert

The client calls Friday evening. Needs a Windows version of the Pro tour 30 sec + 20sec UK for a PowerPoint presentation in Kuala Lumpur the next morning. Normally it’s a mad scramble to get a post-production facility to make the required versions and upload to a FTP site. From the master in your ioGates library, it is an easy task. Simply select the clips you need, go to the convert menu, select the Windows PowerPoint format, and press ‘convert’. Create a folder, drag-and-drop the clips to this folder and share them with your client via the ioGates sharing menu. Presto! The client can instantly see the clips and verify they are the right versions, on his iPhone, iPad or laptop before downloading. You are in control of the workflow, saving time and resources, and you have happy clients.

 

TV Masters

Create 100% ready TV masters with presets for any TV station in the world. Just upload your uncompressed or ProRes master and select the TV station. Type in the slate information and then press transfer – that’s all. The master will be converted into the right audio and video levels. QC (quality control) will be performed and you will see a zip file in the upload menu. The TV master zip package will have a preview attached, so you can preview the TV master. The zip file will contain the TV master, a high resolution QuickTime reference movie with timecode embedded, and a PDF with the quality control report.

 

Upload

There’s no need to use FTP anymore. In ioGates you just drag and drop files to be uploaded in our web browser menu. ioGates upload software is designed with the latest state-of-the-art security features and uses the UDP (User Datagram Protocol)  which is significantly faster than traditional FTP. Just drag files of any size and type into your web browser and they will be uploaded to your account. Your ioGates account includes a public login, which facility post-production companies can use to upload directly to you. It has never been easier to send and receive video files.

ioGates have a unique feature, we call Public Upload. For each ioGates company account we create a public upload user key, so when you need to receive files you can give the public upload user information. This way the user can upload to your account without being able to see files already uploaded.  The public upload user can choose to transfer with FTP or MassTransit if preferred, in the drag-and-drop browser menu.

 

Distribute

In the Distribute menu preset FTP addresses will make it easy to distribute your video with the click of two buttons. Add automated transcoding to the process and you are done. Shockingly easy. ioGates can also control the length of filenames. If you have a destination that will only accept 23 characters, ioGates can make sure that the file name is correct. ioGates also removes illegal characters like “.//:”#¤”, which many FTP servers will not accept.

 

Metadata / XML Import

Use ioGates to manage associated metadata. Any number of searchable meta tags can be assigned, and each media file will also have technical information available, like size, bitrates and field order. ioGates can also receive an XML file together with the media file and automatically import the metadata. You can update the metadata later with a new XML file.