The latest version of asset management tool ftrack 2.0. has arrived on the market. The new release including an entirely updated user interface, new planning and review tools, workflow updates and much more.
ftrack allows users to easily track their production or project, manage assets, review shots, schedule workloads and assigned tasks and collaborate together in one easy-to-access portal. Originally developed as an in-house production tracking tool at Fido Film in 2008, commercial development of the product began in 2011 and it’s already being used by a number of high-profile facilities including Cinesite, Filmmore and Compagnie Generale Des Effets Visuels.
The workflows in ftrack 2.0 allow users to navigate the platform and get to where they want in as few clicks as possible. Every page, toolbar and menu has been cleaned up and improved, all contributing to the user experience. New additions include an improved unified inbox, a bespoke artists page, a notification engine, a redesigned notes management system, an improved team planner, planning tools that allow users the ability to block out projects and assign artists to phases instead of individual tasks, and task templates that let users create templates and apply them to individual projects, episodes, sequences, and shots.
“ftrack has been a passion of everyone involved for a number of years now and we are thrilled to have taken the platform to this advanced level in version 2.0,” says Fredrik Limsäter, CEO of ftrack. “This is really a coming of age for the offering. The toolsets and interfaces now make it an ideal solution for people working on demanding, quick turnaround projects like commercials. But that’s not all it can do. We think of it as partner for any complex visual project. Any situation that needs a visual tracking and project management system will benefit from ftrack out-of-the-box, and that’s the beauty of it.”