Pomfort owns the top end of the on-set file management world with Pomfort Silverstack. Luckily for the rest of us, last year it launched Silverstack Offload Manager, a dedicated tool just for managing downloads and footage reports with some of the high-end features that many of us don't need on our smaller productions.
If you are looking to reliably download, verify, and document your footage, Offload Manager offered a lot of functionality, though it was limited to a single download at a time. Pomfort has just announced that it's changing that, allowing for parallel downloading, which will be a huge timesaver for many productions.
Of course, you've always been able to copy to multiple destinations, which is table stakes for an offload manager. But now you can have multiple cards loaded up downloading to multiple destinations at the same time. Whether it's because you are shooting so much you fill up a card before the last download finished, or you are running multiple cameras that need to be downloaded at the same time, it's not uncommon to need the ability to have parallel downloads happening. Offload Manager can verify those downloads as well, in parallel, for the extra confidence in a successful backup you get from Verification.
- Fully integrated with Silvestack XT
- Checksum verified copies via either MD5, SHA1, or xxhash
- Simultaneous multiple copies
- Parallel downloads and verification
- PDF, CSV, or HTML reports
- Mac OS X 10.12 or newer
- English and Chinese versions available
A 1-year license of Silverstack Offload Manager will cost you $139 and is available now