LOS ANGELES — Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com) has released Shotgun 7.2, the latest version of the company’s cloud-based review and production tracking software. The new version offers out-of-the-box integrations with content creation tools to accelerate artist workflows. Updates to RV make reviewing media from the cloud seamless and SDI functionality in now standard. The release also builds upon Shotgun’s role as a secure foundation for many studios by adding single sign-on to give IT departments centralized control over user access and permissions in Shotgun.
“Our goal has always been to help facilities simplify their pipelines so that artists can focus more on the creative process. Shotgun 7.2 brings significant improvements that will help make media collaboration easier and faster. We also know that security administration is critical for studios of all sizes and we continue to deliver more in that area,” says James Pycock, head of product at Autodesk, Shotgun’s parent company.
New plug-and-play integrations auto-discover Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, Houdini, 3ds Max, and Flame, and then embed the Shotgun Panel, loader, and publisher directly within them without requiring any manual configuration. With the addition of cloud playback support in RV, Web-connected artists and supervisors can now review shots in context, even if the content is not stored on their computers. Shotgun simply recognizes if media isn’t available and seamlessly pulls it into RV from Shotgun on the Web.
A new publisher tool enables easy tracking of files in Shotgun and can either run in the content creation tools or as a standalone application. Single sign-on helps bolster security in-house by centralizing authentication, making it easy for an IT department to grant, limit, and revoke access and permissions for any user. And SDI functionality in RV, previously only available with a high-level support package, is now available to all Shotgun clients.
Shotgun pricing starts at $30 per account/per month.