Finding a good media management program is important if you want your production's day-to-day operations to work efficiently. For those of you who have (or haven't) been using Red Giant's BulletProof for that, you'll be happy to know that they released version 1.2 today. In the update, added camera support, including AVCHD and Canon XF formats, improvements in its footage backup and review tool, as well as integration with their automated audio/video sync program PluralEyes makes BulletProof a more robust and effective tool for managing your media.
Check out this promo video for Red Giant BulletProof 1.2 that gives an overview of what it does:
When Bulletproof first came out of public beta, there were some concerns about its limitations, for instance, it was initially only available for Mac users, though now, it's available on Windows. But the main issue was its limited codec support. They did support h.264 and ProRes, which was great if you were using a DSLR, but not so much for anyone else. Now, they've added support for more codecs that will appeal to a wider array of users.
BulletProof has been updated to support the AVCHD and Canon XF formats, two mainstays of the industry. In addition to the existing support for Canon and Nikon DSLRs and GoPro cameras, BulletProof now includes support for Panasonic and Sony DSLRs, and for the Canon C-series and XF-series cameras.
As I mentioned before, version 1.2 comes fully integrated with PluralEyes 3.5 (currently available as a free beta). Here's what Red Giant has to say about how this can help your workflow:
BulletProof now makes the process even more fluid by sending the footage over to PluralEyes in an organized way, so that you can sync your footage immediately. Once synced, PluralEyes sends the footage directly to the editing timeline, ready for editing.
BulletProof 1.2 is available for $199, and $99 for the academic version. However, if you're already an existing user of BulletProof 1.0 or 1.1, the upgrade is free. To get your hands on it, or if you just want more information about the software, click here.
Link: BulletProof-- Red Giant