Thinkbox Releases Draft at SIGGRAPH 12


Thinkbox Software has announced the release of Draft, a lightweight compositing and video processing tool designed to automate typical post-render tasks, which will be unveiled at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles (August 7-9) at the Thinkbox booth #937.

Draft is a plug-in for the company’s Deadline render farm management software that automates the creation and processing of QuickTimes, thumbnails and other deliverables in a pipeline.

Key features include:

  • Prepare renders for editorial without user intervention
  • Generate slates using metadata provided by a production management database, such as Shotgun
  • Automatically convert renders to a variety of formats
  • Resize, composite and convert images
  • Text annotation system that renders slates and templates for video clips
  • Supports video formats such as H.264 and MPEG4
  • Python API offers endless customization to generate tailored video assets

Draft is available free for clients on an active support and maintenance subscription with Deadline. For more information, visit

Deadline Draft

Deadline Draft