Swedish medieval epic ARN benefited from a Rack&Pin service at the VFX stage. Digital artists in Copenhagen, Gotenburg, and London used a shot tracker web application that provided automated transcoding of uploaded DPX files, error checking, video and thumbnail previews, and email/SMS alerts.
Rack&Pin provides an online hub to enable broadcasters, production companies, and studios from around the world to deliver on a major international co-production. dirtgirlworld is a 52 episode childrens TV series and a range of new media products.
The client (the show’s Australian creators) approve access permissions for each participating organization and team members. All media and data is centrally managed, both public-facing marketing information and private workflows (e.g. development, through production, post and distribution).
Development and production is managed through online task management tools and version control systems. Media from the TV post pipeline is dispatched and re-versioned by video game developers, transmedia marketing teams as well as merchandising and licensing staff. Broadcasters in the UK, Australia, Canada and the US use the hub to share and track requirements (e.g. style guides, broadcast delivery specifications). Producers retain quality control over all aspects of the show through timely review processes. Production and project managers use the hub to assign tasks to team members on subprojects. Due diligence procedures for insurers are facilitated by greater visibility of all brand assets and workflow processes.
Rack&Pin enhances the overnight film dailies service. Take your rushes on a drive or tape to One7nine (179 Wardour Street, London) for encoding. Dailies and Digital Lab Reports, listing any quality control issues that have arisen with the footage, are available to your production team and editor first thing in the morning from One7nine or on-demand from your Rack&Pin web account. This is ideal for crew on locations far from the edit suite, or for clients on the other side of the world, removing the need for costly and time-consuming shipping.
Preview the media on your laptop, set-top box, or mobile device. Make comments, create playlists and share media with invited guests. Upload additional clips and media to a Rack&Pin hosted online hub that catalogues the dailies, production tracking information and other material in a easily accessible library. Editors upload assemblies and cuts for review. The site is secure and password-protected so only approved viewers can log in.