We're pleased to introduce our newest product, Pro Versioner for Mac, an extensive backup and versioning tool for your creative projects.
Pro Versioner is a 64-bit upgrade to FCP Versioner that offers a complete UI overhaul. The app automatically takes screenshots of your workspace and allows you to annotate backups to help differentiate between them.
It is now app-agnostic, meaning you can use it with Final Cut Pro 6 and 7, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro - or indeed any host application.
Pro Versioner keeps every version of a project for the current day and then whittles them down over time. This is much better than conventional autosave, where only the most recent 20 or so backups are kept. Backup management is completely customizable and it's much more intelligent than in the previous version. For example, if you choose to keep 3 versions for every day older a week, it will now keep the first backup of the day, the last backup of the day and one right in the middle, instead of just keeping the three latest versions.
It can also now sync your backups to the cloud. This is great for giving you an extra layer of protection in case your backup hard drive fails or you fall victim to fire or theft. We're currently offering Dropbox support and we'd appreciate feedback on which additional services our users wish to sync to.
I've been field-testing it on a large project for the past four months and it's been a lifesaver. It's a Final Cut Pro 7 project and we've had lots of issues with multicam angles switching seemingly at random. Pro Versioner was invaluable because it meant we could easily go back in time and compare versions to see which angles were correct and then remove the multiclips. It's also comforting to know that our project backups are on Dropbox if anything should happen to the facility or our hard drives.