Product Announcements 2015-2012


2 October 2015:

Macintosh OS X 10.11 'El Capitan' is Here!



Imagine Products, Inc. today confirmed their continued commitment to Apple® technology by announcing that all their Macintosh applications support El Capitan, the latest Mac OS X update. Imagine Products announcement comes just days after Apple released the newest OS X update.

"El Capitan builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of little ways that make a big difference," according to Apple.

Imagine Products, Inc has been developing workflow applications for the media, broadcasting and entertainment industry for over 25 years. Their array of applications boast simple to use, elegant user interfaces with powerful backends that are affordable for both professionals and beginners. Mac OS has been a well-established platform of choice in the industry for decades and Imagine Product's has been a dedicated supporter since 1991.

"We've been developing Mac software for a long time. It's one of the most stable and the most widely used platform in the media and entertainment industry," said Dan Montgomery, the President of Imagine Products, Inc. "We appreciate and emulate Apple's constant technological advances for our industry and the world."

Imagine Product's popular LTFS archiving application, PreRoll Post™ is optimized for OS X 10.11. PreRoll Post takes advantage of the Linear Tape File System and can be paired with any LTO tape drive or Sony's Optical Disc Archive (ODA).


August 14, 2015:

Announcing LT60™ USB Enabled LTO-6 Tape Drive



Introducing the Unitex LT60™, an IBM LTO-6 tape drive with a USB-3 port for flexibility and high speed data transfers. No need for expensive Thunderbolt enabled computers or cumbersome SAS converters.

LT60's quiet, vibration free operation and low profile stack-able form-factor make it ideal for on-the-set carts or tucked away in the edit suite or equipment room.

IBM LTFS drivers are provided for Windows and Macintosh computers. The drive features a universal internal power supply and 120/240 power cords.

Use it with Imagine Products' PreRollPost application and be archiving in minutes. No extra converters, power supplies or drivers to install or configure. A simple, one-click installation and you're ready to go!

LT60 at a Glance

-USB 3.0 port
-Compatible with LTO6 and LTO5 tapes
-Available for North American and International markets
-Practical form-factor for cart or desktop use
-Includes USB 3.0 cable


August 12, 2015:

Announcing MagStor™ LTO-6 Tape Drive


Introducing the DIT's professional choice LTO drive, MagStor™ TRB-HL6. Now you can connect the LTO-6 tape drive to your Macintosh or Windows computer and loop-through to connect other Thunderbolt 2.0 devices, RAIDs, and other peripherals without loosing bandwidth.

MagStor's quiet, vibration free operation and practical form-factor make it ideal for on-the-set carts or tucked away in the edit suite or equipment room.

Use it with Imagine Products' PreRollPost application and be archiving in minutes. No extra converters, power supplies or drivers to install or configure. A simple, one-click installation and you're ready to go!

MagStor at a Glance

-2 front accessible I/O ports
-Compatible with LTO6 and LTO5 tapes
-Available for North American and International markets
-Practical form-factor for cart or desktop use
-Includes Apple® Thunderbolt cable
-Three-Year Warranty



March 24, 2015:

Imagine Products, Inc. Releases ShotPut Pro™ with XXHash



Imagine Products, Inc.™ has released version 5.3 of it's popular offloading application, ShotPut Pro for Macintosh. XXHash is an extremely fast non-cryptographic 64-bit algorithm, working at speeds close to RAM limits.

Users with fast systems such as SSDs or those copying large quantities of files (like RAW, DPX or DNG files) will likely see the most speed improvement.

This new update also sports a new logo which is part of Imagine's overall re-branding efforts. Click 'Check for Updates' within the application to get it.




March 3, 2015:

Imagine Products, Inc. Releases New Native File Viewer HD-VU2™

Imagine Products, Inc.™ has released version 2 of their all in one player, HD-VU™ which views media in its original form without the need for QuickTime codecs, transcoding or modifying the files. HD-VU can play difficult formats like Panasonic P2 and Sony XAVC as well as frame based video sequences such as ARRI RAW, Blackmagic DNG and DPX. Over 20 different camera formats are supported, just drop them into HD-VU2 and view instantly.



HD-VU provides the user many different organizing options for the files. Sort files by type and metadata or in user created Playlists or folders. Choose from “all”, “unwatched” or “group by” for easy reference. Watch Folders can also be set up so when a video becomes available HD-VU will automatically link to them. HD-VU also has the ability to sync external audio files. Drag and drop the audio files from Finder and HD-VU synchronizes the audio/video playback. Audio channels can also be turned ON/OFF with settings and preferences for separate tracks.

HD-VU offers temporary color correction for truer playback. HD-VU does not permanently modify files; applying the LUT is simply for viewing purposes. LUTs are selected on a clip-by-clip level in the ‘Get Info’ panel of each, or may be applied to an entire Playlist or Folder of videos.

All clips are played in a separate, full screen scalable window with multiple timecode options and rates. These options and rates are easily changed from the viewer window and metadata for all files are available. You can even grab Snap Shots from the video at any frame in PNG format.

HD-VU was designed to work in conjunction with Imagine Product’s offloading application ShotPut Pro™ and compression application ProxyMill™. Clips made with either application can be viewed instantly with HD-VU.

“We’ve been working on HD-VU2 for quite awhile now, perfecting and increasing the formats that it can view,” says Dan Montgomery, President of Imagine Products. “Our customers were looking for a viewer that simplified and maximized their time on set. HD-VU is the answer. We expect that this will quickly become a necessary tool to have, just like ShotPut Pro.”

February 4, 2015:

Imagine Products, Inc. and Sony Partner on New LTFS Archiving Solution


Imagine Products, Inc.™ and Sony [SNE] have partnered to bring a new archiving solution to Macintosh users. Imagine Products has created a LTFS archiving application, PreRoll Post, to be used in conjunction with Sony’s Optical Disc Archive (ODA). This single user archiving solution uses USB 3.0 and checksum technology to deliver top-quality archiving results.

PreRoll Post is an LTFS archiving application that creates thumbs, proxies and rich metadata while backing up files and folders to multiple locations at once. It also uses checksum technology to ensure that the files and folders are copied 100% accurately. Drag and drop files and folders into the queue for copying to the disc.

The Optical Disc Archive from Sony utilizes blu-ray discs to store large volumes of files safely and securely. The USB 3.0 drive plugs directly into compatible Macintosh computers and is ideal for long-term file protection and management. File and folders are stored on a 12-disc cartridge for more than 18TB of uncompressed data with fast random file access.

“PreRoll Post™ builds upon Imagine’s expertise in easy to install and use media management software geared toward the media industry,” said Dan Montgomery, President of Imagine Products. “The ODA from Sony is really an incredible piece of hardware, it provides the user the ability to use the 12-disc cartridge function as a single unified volume. You combine that with PreRoll Post and you’re looking at a secure, reliable LTFS archiving solution.”

Optical Disc Archive (ODSD77U) MSRP $8,600 available at www.pro.sony.com


Oct 17, 2014:

ShotPut Pro™ for Yosemite (OSX 10.10)




ShotPut Pro™ is an automated copy utility application and the industry's de-facto standard offloading application for professionals.



New in V5.2 update:

-Optimization for OSX 10.10.
-Apple's ARC (Automatic Reference Counting) architecture for better performance. ARC compatibility requires OSX 10.8 or higher.
-Better memory management when offloading RAW files.
-New Log Purge reminder for best performance (especially with RAW files).

All of our other Macintosh applications are Yosemite compatible as well. Just be sure you have the latest version of ProxyMill, PreRollPost, ShotSum, LUTSync or HDVU if you're upgrading to OSX 10.10.

ShotPut Pro v5.2 is a FREE UPGRADE for existing v5.x users. Just click 'Check for Updates' within the application, or select MY PRODUCTS tab top center of our website to download.

Sep 29, 2014:

ShotPut Pro 5 – El estándar para descarga, respaldo y verificación de material





Como lo hemos mencionado en múltiples ocasiones, lo que más tenemos que cuidar en nuestra producción es el material que grabamos, por lo cual siempre tenemos que cuidar y mantener cierta disciplina en cuanto al manejo y respaldo de los archivos, control de los materiales, las tarjetas, etc. para evitar cualquier tipo de pérdida de información por un descuido, una falla en un disco o alguna cuestión mayor como un asalto, que nuestro equipo se moje, etc. leer más


June 19th, 2014:

ShotPut Pro™ for Windows Version 5 Released


MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATE:

-Built for 64 bit, Windows 7 & 8
-Faster offloads, especially for fast media and connections (e.g. SSDs, USB3, eSATA, Thunderbolt, etc.) via adjustable Buffer Sizes (in Preferences)
-Offload Preset organization--individualized naming conventions and Output destinations (instead of global)
-New Offload History allows browsing and export of multiple session logs at any time
-Offload Bundling--group files or folders into one offload item (one offload folder name at destination)
-Support for more checksum types including SHA 256 & 512, and Sony SRSum aware
-New .MD5 checksum file output (lists file names and checksum values - ARRI compliant)
-New offload Preview of contents of item in offload
-New offload details viewer with individual progress bars for copy & verifications
-Text message notifications of completion
-New GUI and SPP Logo

March 28, 2014:

New! ShotSum™ File Comparison Utility for Macintosh Released



ShotSum™ for Macintosh is a file-analysis utility used to compare files and folders to one another. At its heart, it is designed to determine whether two files have the same contents.



ShotSum™ provides an easy way to check file integrity across all your copies for sameness (same contents, different names) or differences (same name, different contents). Just drop two or more files or folders onto the application and click Begin!

Checksum technology is used to determine a file's byte-count and byte sequence so you can be assured that matched files are exactly the same, regardless how they're named. Choose from several popular checksum algorithms (MD5, SHA256, SHA512, CRC32) to create text files that allow you to assure the file is unchanged anytime in the future.

After each completed comparison you may generate a log detailing the activity and results. Personal notes may also be added to the logs for future recall of the purpose and circumstances of the comparison. Create logs in plain Text, CSV, HTML and XML formats.

October 1st, 2013:

LUT Sync™ Color Correction for Macintosh Released



LUT Sync™ is a color-correction utility that allows you to import color lookup tables (LUT) and apply them to any QuickTime-compliant video file or group of files.

LUT files may be 1D or 3D type and imported from any source or creation tool. Works with ARRI, Canon, RED and others--all popular and custom LUTs (e.g. C-Log, Alexa LogC, CineLook, S-Curve, REC 709, etc.)

When setting up LUT Sync™ you can preview how a Color Look Up Table file type will affect the source footage by stepping through a few sample frames.

Setup any number of Presets and switch between them. Easily select one or more output locations, choose the processing codec (H.264 for fastest results, or ProRes 422 or 4444 for full resolution files), and the LUT(s) you wish to apply. When complete, files are organized in the output folder by folders for the Codec Type, Preset name, and LUT file applied.

March 6th, 2013:

All New ShotPut Pro™ for Mac Version 5 Released


ALL NEW MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATE:

-New GUI and SPP Logo
-Faster offloads, especially for fast media and connections (e.g. SSDs, USB3, eSATA, Thunderbolt, etc.) via adjustable Buffer Sizes (in Preferences)
-Offload Preset organization--individualized naming conventions and Output destinations (instead of global)
-New Offload History allows browsing and export of multiple session logs at any time
-Offload Bundling--group files or folders into one offload item (one offload folder name at destination)
-Support for more checksum types including SHA 256 & 512, and Sony SRSum aware
-European and other date formatting feature
-New .md5 checksum file output (lists file names and checksum values with...ARRI compliant)
-New offload Preview of contents of item in offload.
-New offload details viewer with individual progress bars for copy & verifications
-New Checksum Utility allows comparison of any files, or testing their integrity, and whole folders of files at any time.
-Reformat Utility allows erase and reformat of cards at any time (not just as a post-offload activity).
-New Unlockable demo

February 22nd, 2013:

PreRollPost™ Version 2 Released
Now with LTO-6 Support!


Now you can use PreRollPost with either LTO-5 or LTO-6 Ultrium tapes and decks. The new Version 2 PreRollPost application is fast, rock solid, and Mt Lion compatible. Copy to tape and hard disk at the same time, while making visually enhanced indices with the help of ProxyMill.

February 21st, 2013:

All New ProxyMill™ Version 4 Released


ALL NEW MAJOR PRODUCT UPDATE:
-Full 64-bit (Mt Lion), multi-core processing for faster throughput
-All new GUI now arranged by PreSets
-Output destinations are by preset instead of global
-Unlimited Watch Folders
-Multi-channel support for retaining audio tracks
-Unlimited output destinations for each preset
-ClipStitch app included--manually merge existing MOV files into single master file
-LUT Sync app included--apply color correction to a movie file
-Support for DPX files into proxies or single movie file
-Deluxe Activity Log (sort by status, preset, etc.)
-Addition of source file name or Text watermarking (with or without surrounding box)

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