The first of these blog posts will be around QR Slate, an app that we've been using to dramatically cut down on our work flows!
Interested? Read more after the break!
Keeping those items organized can quickly become a laborious, time consuming task if not done correctly.
QR Slate is simple; you use it as a title slate, and it generates a customized QR code that is displayed for the camera. Then, QR Slate shows you a screen where you can create markers throughout your takes. It's easy to quickly drop in new markers, edit their text, or make any other relevant notes.
After that? You drop all those files that captured the slate into the computer, and you export your project.
QR Slate will go through your video files, find the QR code, and synchronize your marker data based of when the QR code disappeared. Then the program creates XML files that can be read either in Premiere, FCP, or Avid.
I've used it successfully in both Premiere CS5, CS5.5, and CS6.
When you import the XML file into Premiere, all of the markers you made while shooting appear inside your footage, allowing you to quickly grab the content you need. With a few subtle modifications to the metadata reading that Premiere uses, you can see all of the relevant information about your clips...taken directly on set!
For film-makers, I can't describe how invaluable this tool is. The QR slate generator app is free on Apple's app store, and you can pick up the Mac component for $49 dollars on the Mac App store. Check it out!