QRSlate – An iPad Slate that auto-organizes your media

March 19th, 2012

Personally I usually don’t care much about iPad or iPhone slates. Aside from the advantage of syncing TimeCode I find the good old wooden slate just as good for what I need during editing. After all I have to type in those Scene and Take numbers manually anyway.

Well, here’s new good reason for a technoslate:
QRSlate is a new iOS film slate application that uses barcodes, specifically “QR Codes”, as a way to automatically organize and add metadata to video dailies for use in editorial software such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Adobe Premiere. The slate supports all cameras as the information is embedded in the video’s image with QR Codes.
I say that’s a cool idea. The software comes in two parts: the iOS application acting as the film slate goes on your iPad or iPhone and the QRSlate Desktop Importer reads the codes from your media files. Did you get it yet? No? They made a nice video about the process, see below.

To use this workflow you’ll need:
This on your iPad / iPhone / iPod: QRSlate Slate iPad (free) or QRSlate Slate iPhone (free)
And this on your editing computer: QRSlate Desktop Importer ($39.99)

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