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Pro Media Tools 1.4 released with major Auto Transfer overhaul

We've just released a major new version of Pro Media Tools, our suite of media management tools for video professionals.

The focus of this release was Auto Transfer, our tool for offloading and verifying data from camera memory cards. We've given it a complete overhaul which now allows it to copy and verify in a single step, resulting in significantly faster processing speeds.

Embeddable Metadata

Auto Transfer has had the ability to add metadata before transferring for a while, but until now this was used only for naming directory structures or embedding in a spreadsheet. You can now link a metadata field to a corresponding QuickTime metadata key which will be embedded in any QuickTime movies on the transferred volume. We offer a variety of presets for different NLEs and cameras so you can pick the best options for your workflow.

Determine if a volume has already been copied

Auto Transfer can now determine if a drive has already been transferred and such drives will appear as "Finished" upon mounting. If you want to transfer it again anyway, just select it and click Transfer. 

It works by placing a small invisible file on the volume and is smart enough to know if the drive has been updated even if it wasn't fully reformatted. It requires drives to be writeable and can be disabled from Preferences if preferred.

Other changes

  • Auto Transfer - Copy progress is now shown in the window title and icon
  • Auto Transfer - Notification Center alerts are now shown on failure
  • Auto Transfer - Volumes chosen as destinations no longer appear as transfer sources
  • Auto Transfer - The Day field intelligently auto-increments
  • Auto Transfer - Select multiple volumes at once and batch eject or transfer
  • Auto Transfer - The number of copy failures is now linked to the drive serial number rather than volume name
  • Auto Transfer - The drive's UUID is now logged in the spreadsheet

You can read the full list of changes here.

Pro Media Tools is an essential toolkit for media professionals. To find out more, view the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.


Posted by Jon Chappell on Sep 11 2015 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Media Tools