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Shotgun Software and Thinkbox Software Offer Integrated Production Tracking & Deadline Render Queue Management

Shotgun Software, the web-based project management and collaboration system, and Thinkbox Software’s Deadline render queue management software, today announced their intent to integrate their tools, offering visual effects, animation and digital production studios an out-of-the-box solution that greatly increases the speed of the render and review workflow and provides insights into how studios are using their render resources. This integration will be unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) April 11-14 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Shotgun and Deadline integration enables a seamless render and review data flow. When Deadline starts a render, a “Version” is automatically created in Shotgun with key metadata. When the render is complete, Deadline updates Shotgun with a thumbnail image, paths to frames, render stats, and playback links. Shotgun then dispatches out targeted notifications with links back to the work. Studios can then view the Versions in various contexts, create reports, and organize work into Playlists for review sessions where they can quickly take Notes with Shotgun’s “Note App.”

Access to Shotgun-Deadline integration is free for Deadline users who are on an active maintenance subscription and will be included in Deadline 5.0. A public beta will open shortly after NAB to qualified customers.

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