Copenhagen, Denmark – November 18, 2020 – ioGates, developers of ultra-secure file-sharing services for media professionals, is integrating its Smart Link File Sharing solution with the SoundFlow collaboration workflow platform for Pro Tools, enabling sound designers to automate file sharing and speed up post production review and approval processes. ioGates is profoundly optimised for media production with bidirectional capabilities that allow users to annotate, track history, send notifications and even automatically update projects and add comments. Its encryption and two factor authentication, personalized watermarking, DRM, and timed access make it one of the most secure file sharing solutions in the industry. The new integration with SoundFlow connects picture and sound, allowing Pro Tools users to share properly packaged files and add feedback with comments to the timeline.
“The review process for sound design is often extensive and complex. Comments can come from 10 different sources and span time zones and calendar months for any given project. Trying to share back and forth using solutions like WeTransfer, Dropbox or email is incredibly inefficient and fraught with mistakes. You want to streamline the process so that comments are traceable and in one place and that the content you are sending is properly packaged,” comments Christian Munk Scheuer, CEO, SoundFlow. “SoundFlow and ioGates automate the packaging of your files, ensuring video and audio are in sync and transcoded for preview on any platform including smartphones, tablets and laptops. Your client receives correctly packaged previews with the ability to comment right to the timecode. This eliminates any misinterpretation on feedback saving an immense amount of time that can be put back into being creative. ”
Serving as a hub for feedback, ioGates and SoundFlow give Pro Tools users the ability to select any portion of the timeline and share with individuals or teams. Shared as an ioGates Smart Link, files are indexed for tracking and encoded to play on any device. Recipients can add notes directly to the timecode, even if they do not have an ioGates account. Comments can be synced through the SoundFlow Notes app and placed as markers in the Pro Tools timeline with one click.
“ioGates in conjunction with SoundFlow coordinates access and tracks details. This removes the stress and frustration you normally get trying to review audio for video,” comments Jesper Anderson, CEO, ioGates. “It gives you more space to manage the creative process and confidence that you have the entire review and approval process, regardless of how extensive it is, under control and as effective as it can possibly be.”
Pricing and Availability
The SoundFlow/ioGates integrated solution is available today. Current SoundFlow users with an active SoundFlow Cloud Pro subscription can access a free, limited version of ioGates through the SoundFlow Notes app. To purchase the full version of ioGates, which includes full security including two-factor authentication and personalized watermarking; enterprise storage options, unlimited share link expiration, and other collaboration capabilities, please visit iogates.com/home/features/integrations/soundflow-integration/.
New to ioGates and SoundFlow?
Both ioGates and SoundFlow offer free trial versions of their respective applications. To download a free 30-day trial version of SoundFlow Cloud Pro, please visit soundflow.org. To download a free 14-day trial version of ioGates, please visit iogates.com/signup/trial.
About ioGates Smart Link
With ioGates’ popular “Smart Link”, users can even share files with external collaborators, where, unlike other sharing services, recipients can seamlessly review, comment or approve content through a shared folder on their desktop, no account required. Users also have the ability to create multiple sharing rules within each individual “Smart Link,” such as granting access to only specific folders for downloading or uploading, or setting two-factor authentication for extra security. This is ideal for DITs who want to share dailies with continuity, producers and directors and set varying limits, editorial that needs to collect on evolving projects and broadcasters who want to show partners content for potential purchasing and need several layers of security, yet ease of sharing with non-ioGates users.
SoundFlow is a game changing new workflow platform that helps creatives, in particular sound designers and music producers, automate tedious everyday tasks. Through its deep integration with Pro Tools, iZotope RX, Soundminer and many other apps, it allows users to build their own macros, download ready-made workflows from other users from the Store, and even design their own iOS and Android apps. SoundFlow has a thriving community with thousands of questions already answered, so even non-technical users can get help to optimize their workflows.
Examples of automated workflows in SoundFlow include Notes realtime collaboration, ADR automation, bounces & file uploads, one-click iZotope RX batch processing, video conversion, marker search, and much, much more.
ioGates offers tools for sharing, converting, viewing, distributing, and archiving professional media files without the need for advanced technical knowledge. Its hosted video-management services enable media companies to accelerate their broadcasting, postproduction, advertising, and marketing workflows with minimal IT resources and training. The company’s flagship ioGates cloud-based video management platform is designed to handle a variety of professional video and audio formats and codecs, yet can be controlled securely from a simple-to-use Web interface. ioGates is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. More information is available at www.iogates.com
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