In ioGates, you can set-up workflows, which let you drop files into a local folder on your computer – et voilá – the transcoded files returns in another local folder.
With the same filename, of course.
Why is this important?
Because if the file name is identical to the master you can have multiple edits and always be able to find your way back to the original.
No matter which format is your preferred target.
Should the target folder be on the same workstation?
Well, it shouldn’t.
The second it hits ioGates you can literally download it anywhere in the world.
Shoot in Bangkok, edit your material in Los Angeles. Or vice versa. Shoot or edit in multiple locations. Simultaneously.
How to do it
The ioGates Desktop App uses ioGates share link technology. This means that any share-link you create can be used, just by pasting the URL into the Desktop app.
You can have as many links in the Desktop App as you like, thereby creating multiple transfer links to any or all clients and partners.
This means any DP, editor, DIT, sound engineer, photographer, VJ, or client can be uploading files for transcoding just by receiving a link.
The same thing happens in reverse. Anyone can receive a link with the transcoded files for further processing in their tool of choice. Enter the URL in the Desktop App and start receiving files on the local workstation.
Firewalls wont stop the transcoding
The magic behind the reliability of the system is that the Desktop App lives in the same world as your browser. Port 80 and 443. Just like your browser. No more firewalls that won’t allow traffic of certain types or FTP servers that need to be set in passive mode, etc.
Or expensive proprietary aggregation schemes to speed up FTP transfers.
Desktop App just plain and simple works!
Why stop at transcoding?
But hey, why limit yourself to transcoding. There’s a plethora of things you can do while your files are residing in ioGates. Let your creativity loose and talk to us about setting up a pipeline that works for you.
So apart from the fact that ioGates practically transcodes from and to any format and codec, here’s a few novel ideas:
- Transcode OCN (Original camera negative) files to DXnHD36 or ProRes Proxy
- Watermark your files for identification or protection
- Move or shuffle audio tracks
- Re-wrap between containers,
- Create QC (Quality Checks) and return QC reports as pdf`s
- Upload for audio leveling both peak and R128, and get a new corrected file back
- Timecode burn-in to any codec.