Wed 11th Apr 2012 | News
Shotgun has joined up with Tweak Software to launch a new review product called Revolver.
The Revolver system is a new review and production tracking tool makes it easy for crews to keep track of their latest work in context of the cut, browse and compare iterations, annotate on images, write notes, and collaborate on work in real-time. A web-player provides access to the work from any browser or mobile device, and Tweak’s high-end native player RV is deeply integrated to provide real-time playback of high res frames from local storage at the desktop or in the screening room.
Revolver is built on the Shotgun platform, providing a powerful and flexible cloud-based framework for production tracking, collaboration, and integration. Revolver leverages much of the platform, including the customizable database, Python API, event stream for event-driven automation, advanced user account and permission management, and custom web-based interfaces for advanced layout control. Revolver will be made available as an add-on for Shotgun clients or a stand-alone product. There is even an optional Alembic player from Fabric Engine, allowing secure web playing.
Shotgun and Tweak will be exhibiting Revolver at NAB, April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #13416; visit for a live Revolver demonstration or go to www.shotgunsoftware.com/revolver for an online preview, or play the video below.
Visual browsing of assets, shots and playlists across multiple projects.
View the latest work in context of the cut, with or without handles.
Integrated search and visual filtering.
View one or more versions in the timeline, or compare them at the same time.
Annotate right on the images or write notes that go directly back to the artists.
View what will be or has been seen in dailies.
Supports media stored on a local file system or media uploaded to Shotgun managed cloud storage.
Smart Playlists create filter-driven “in-boxes” of work based on saved filters.
Playback on any screen, from screening room to desktop to mobile device.
“We were amazed how fast the integration came together and how cool the results are” said Paul Doyle, CEO of Fabric Engine. “The next generation of tools for artists should look a lot like what we’re doing here. This type of mash-up that provides huge value to studios is exactly the type of work we’re hoping to make possible with our tools.”
Beta Testers Testimonials
“The ability for any artist or supervisor to bring up our latest versions within the context of the cut on their own workstation is a fantastic boon. It frees them up to view dailies at a time that suits them and frees up the review suites, which are always in demand for time.” -- Andrew Bunday, Head of Pipeline, Baseblack
"Revolver enables us to finally set up a review pipeline between different production places all around the world in a unifying interface. Having a studio in China fill in versions and footage, based on a Shotgun project developed in Berlin and being reviewed by a director in Munich becomes a breeze. Everyone can just fire it up, start reviewing and get the notes-work done with unprecedented speed and ease.” -- Frank Lenhard, Managing Director, PiXABLE STUDIOS GmbH & Co. KG
“With Revolver the industry finally has an off-the-shelf solution for a professional and flexible revision pipeline as well as a simple and effective publishing workflow. The visual shot browsing and review round-trip is easy to set up and a perfect stepping-stone into a professional production environment. What used to tie up a lot of development time, yet not always deliver the desired results, is now available as a ready-to-roll package built specifically for production.” -- Frank Rueter, VFX Supervisor, OHUfx