There’s a new addition to the Red Giant “Shooter Suite” of software and it’s called Offload.
As the name implies, the program is designed to help film-makers quickly copy footage off (often expensive) solid-state recording media and onto alternate off-camera storage such as hard drives. That way, the solid-state card can quickly be re-used for more filming.
The $49 USD software runs on both Mac (OS X) and PC (Windows 7 & 8, 64-bit) and – say Red Giant – “works with virtually all cameras, cards and media formats” although quite what “virtually all” actually translates to is unclear.
It looks very simple to use: pop your card into the computer, run the software and it makes an instant copy and backup of the files. You might think – well, duh, I can do that myself (and indeed you can) but anything that simplifies and streamlines the process can be welcome.
The company’s made a splendidly amusing film to promote the program (below), otherwise take a look at www.redgiant.com/products/all/offload/
There’s also a “getting started” video: