L.A.-based studio management outfit NIM Labs has unveiled the latest version of its studio management platform NIM 3.O at SIGGRAPH. The product helps visual effects and post production houses win business, track projects and manage a company all in one place and allows studios to do more under one roof with a redesigned review tool, grouped bidding and a live link to Adobe Premiere.
What began as an in-house toolset for Ntropic is now the preferred studio management software for Digital Domain, Logan, Taylor James, and Intelligent Creatures. With NIM 3.0, studios get access to the only tool that can handle bidding, tracking, versioning, scheduling, reviews, finances and time cards in one place, making it as valuable for a studio head as it is for an artist.
“We developed NIM because there was nothing like it on the market,” says Andrew Sinagra, co-founder at NIM Labs. “With NIM 3.0, we have continued to build out the feature sets, incorporating requests from people across the studio landscape to ensure that every part of the organization has what they need to do their job. Whether you are an artist whiteboarding shots for review or a producer determining how many freelancers you can hire and still stay profitable, it’s all there.”
The creative review tool has been rewritten from the ground up to make screening and markup of videos, PDFs and still frames even easier. Review capabilities have also been extended to more parts of NIM, so users can do more in a single location.
With Review Bins, teams can stay organized using saveable smart filters and grouped elements for later use. Review Bins come with a new Theater View, which allows for a larger viewer experience, and the ability to zoom, fit, fill and pan review items during playback. Review items can also be stacked according to version, allowing supervisors and clients to quickly visualize progress.
Other features include direct connectors into Adobe Premiere, customizable bidding templates and AD/LDAP support.
NIM 3.0 will be available this fall. Active user licenses cost $360 annually and $40 monthly. NIM 2.8 is currently available as a free 30-day trial.