ShotPut Pro 6 Windows – Common Questions

Here are a few common questions we have gotten since ShotPut Pro 6 for Windows was released. If you have any others we can answer please post them here or email via the contact us form on the website! Offload Confidently.

  • I would like to manually name each card before offload. The only way that I made this work it to edit my preset every time before offloading and type it into a custom value folder name. Is there another way to do this?
    You can change the name of the card in Explorer before offloading it.
  • I also like the Offload report to automatically get the same name as the media folder. Do I always need to manually name the report in the top field “Enter custom offload identifier”?
    Reports are titled by the Offload Identifier. You can either type one in manually, or if you’ve disabled bundling of queue items in Advanced Preferences, each item (folder or file) put into the queue will be offloaded separately and named by it’s title.
  • When I offload there is a subfolder created with the drive letter (D_) within the folder that’s named after the card. Is there any way to skip that subfolder?
    Under Advanced Preferences, uncheck the box for “When copying cards, create a folder with the card name”. With this option OFF, any items on the card will show up as separate items in the queue when you drag in the card. Then only those items will be in the output folder; not the drive letter of the card.

myLTO – LTFS Copy Application

Imagine Products® Announces myLTO™

New LTFS Copy Application From the Creators of ShotPut Pro™

INDIANAPOLIS August 10, 2017 Imagine Products, Inc.®, publisher of applications for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding and archiving video assets, has released myLTO™ a new LTFS copy software. From the creators of ShotPut Pro 6, and with a similar user interface, myLTO formats and mounts tapes then seamlessly copies files to them. The application checks and corrects for LTFS data compliance and uses checksum technology for guaranteed accuracy. Based the knowledge and technology from PreRoll Post, Imagine’s widely used LTFS archive system, myLTO boasts the same speed and security users have come to expect from Imagine Products’ applications.

“This application was created for users who need the speed and security we offer in PreRoll Post without higher end features such as video proxies and a database of your tapes. myLTO looks like ShotPut Pro in terms of copy functions, but adds LTFS compatibility and tape controls” said Michelle Maddox, marketing director at Imagine Products. “With this software we can cover the needs of users that just need to make tape backups of their assets both in and out of the media and entertainment industry.”

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myLTO allows users to mount, format and backup to one or more LTO tapes, or to hard drives, simultaneously. Like all applications from Imagine Products, files can be drag and dropped into the queue. Details about each file or volume like the size and number of files automatically populate.

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The LTFS application also boasts detailed reports that can be customized to user’sspecific needs. PDF reports, with thumbnails and metadata for all video files can be selected. CSV and TXT reports are also available.

Similar to ShotPut Pro, naming presets can be set up in myLTO and color coded for quick reference and even shared with other myLTO users. Advanced naming options allow nest folders inside one another for better organization.

In the Destination mode, files, folders and volumes can be dragged from the source column to the destination column into pre-existing folders. Switch the interface between light or dark motif to suit your workflow environment.destination-mode-2

In a boon for organizations with multiple seats of software, myLTO uses Imagine Products’ new account-based activation system, which has already proven successful in other Imagine Products applications. Applications can now be activated with either the email and password associated with the account the app was purchased, or single use serial numbers can be generated – these are particularly useful to rental houses or large post facilities.

myLTO for Macintosh users is available for download now from www.imagineproducts.com and https://tinyurl.com/myLTOapp. The price is US $299.

More information about Imagine Products and its line of software tools for digital video is available at www.imagineproducts.com.

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About Imagine Products

Imagine Products Inc. develops innovative video workflow solutions that help film and media professionals back up, view, share, transcode, and archive their digital-video assets. Powerful, affordable, and easy to use, these specialized workflow applications have become invaluable tools for broadcasters, postproduction facilities, and others whose businesses rely on digital video. In business for more than 25 years, Imagine Products is based in Indianapolis, USA. More information is available at http://www.imagineproducts.com.

How can I move ShotPut Pro 6 from one computer to another?

With the new activation, we’ve gotten this question more than once so clearly I thought to myself… “Self, we should write a blog – cuz it’s super easy.”

  • On the first computer, click DEACTIVATE under the application menu, just above Quit. That releases the license for use elsewhere.

OR

  • If you no longer have access to the old computer, Go to MY PRODUCTS page under Main Menu on the website. There, REVOKE/DELETE the prior computer’s use and then the license will be available to activate on a different computer.

 

SEE! It’s that easy. Happy Offloading!

For more information on ShotPut Pro 6, click here!

 

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