We’re pleased to announce that real-time synchronized media review is now available in all ftrack Review and ftrack Studio workspaces. Synchronized media review connects creatives more closely than ever, and joins several other new features across the ftrack platform designed to improve remote collaboration for global teams. Read all about them below.

Synchronized creativity

Synchronized media review in ftrack Review and ftrack Studio puts collaboration at the heart of every interaction. Any actions performed in a remote creative review session – such as jotting down feedback, sketching on an image, or jumping to a different video frame or PDF page – will display on all participants’ screens simultaneously. Whether those participants work across the office or halfway around the world, they will see the same frame at the same time, in high resolution, and with full-speed playback.

Synchronized media review in ftrack is powered by the same technology as the Emmy- and Academy Award-winning review and approval tool cineSync, which ftrack acquired in October 2019. Synchronized media review is included for all ftrack Studio and ftrack Review workspaces for a maximum of two simultaneous participants, or more with the Review Pro add-on.

Synchronized review sessions in ftrack Review and ftrack Studio are responsive and accurate, unlike streaming, which can be highly dependent on bandwidth, or screen sharing, which is often low resolution and delayed. ftrack review session participants can also add comments asynchronously and in their own time but can convert the review to a parallel, synchronized session at any point.

The Review Pro add-on

ftrack’s Review Pro add-on boosts review cycles by enabling more people to provide simultaneous feedback on higher-quality media. Review Pro is available for both ftrack Review and ftrack Studio workspaces and provides access to the following increases:

  • 10 maximum simultaneous sync participants (increased from two)
  • 500 GB total storage (increased from 250 GB)
  • 2160p (4K) maximum video resolution (increased from 1080p)

Accompanying features added to ftrack Review and ftrack Studio

Sync arrives alongside several other enhancements to ftrack’s media review capability:

  • Compare mode: Compare two versions of the same asset side-by-side or overlaid.
  • Increased default resolution: Max 1080p video resolution (4K resolution available via Review Pro add-on) and max 8192 x 8192 px image resolution.
  • Enhanced image review: PNG support with transparency.

ftrack Studio 4.5

The above features, and the Review Pro add-on, arrive for ftrack Studio users in ftrack Studio 4.5, available now. The review features accompany several other product updates:

  • Improved producer workflows: Spreadsheets, versions, and timeline views.
  • Duplicate workflow schemas: Start new projects, faster.
  • API performance improvements: Faster API queries to speed up project management.

Fredrik Limsäter

CEO & Founder, ftrack

“When ftrack acquired Cospective, the creator of cineSync, we promised new features born of the team’s remote review expertise. Synchronized media review in ftrack is the first of those updates. ftrack with sync empowers creative teams to work in creative unity no matter the distance that separates them. This goal is more important to us now than ever. We’re excited to work on even more features that harmonize creative teams and focus review cycles on what matters most: the art.”

Try Sync today

Start your free trial of ftrack Review and experience synchronized creativity with your team.

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