LOS ANGELES, CA – Shotgun Software has released Shotgun 5.3, featuring a new, integrated Shotgun Client Review Site.
This toolset enables creative companies to share media with clients or anyone outside the studio securely, with one click, through free, unlimited client accounts, to desktops or mobile devices. All client feedback is automatically tracked and recorded in Shotgun. The Shotgun Client Review Site replaces a time- and labor-intensive process with a single click, for both studios and their clients.
How it Works:
- Sharing: Since your media is already in Shotgun, simply drop media to be reviewed directly into the Shotgun browser using the Shotgun Media tool, add it to a playlist and click ‘share.’ The playlist is published directly to a secure page of the studio’s site designed specifically for client presentations and an email is sent to the client. Work can be shared to as many clients as needed via unlimited free client accounts.
- Reviewing: The client gets an email featuring the studio’s branding and a link to access the playlist, which they can view from their desktop or mobile device. They see a simple layout and can comment with notes or even draw directly on the frames.
- Automatic Notes Integration: The studio is notified as soon as the client makes a comment. Client notes and annotated frames come right back into Shotgun automatically, linked and addressed to the right people, with permission options in place for who can see them so feedback can be clarified before it hits the production floor. There’s no need to import notes from multiple spreadsheets or email.
In addition to the Client Review Site, Shotgun 5.3 delivers Playlist Locking to help prevent unexpected changes to the playlist, and significant UI and performance enhancements to the Screening Room web player. An updated frame/time remaining counter and audio mute button, and re-orientation of action menus to the timeline provide more fluid usability, while progressive media loading and enhanced buffering deliver faster playback in the browser.
The Shotgun Client Review Site, as part of Shotgun 5.3, is available today as a free software update to all current Shotgun customers. Learn more and see a video tour here: shotgunsoftware.com/ClientReviewSite.