Planet X Technologies Announces New Features for Setellite’s On-Set VFX Data Collection Platform, New Subscription Service and Revamped Website
Planet X Technologies today announced the release of the latest version of Setellite, the most widely used on-set VFX organization, collaboration and productivity solution for reporting and sharing film, TV, game and business data. The company is also introducing a new subscription pricing model that allows Setellite users to better collaborate across teams and studios, enhanced security options, and a completely redesigned website to increase workflow productivity.
The Setellite platform is built around the creation of digital forms linked to the slate system and sockets commonly used on film and television production sets around the world and in post-production thereafter. Using Setellite, VFX Data Managers and VFX Supervisors benefit from a superior, end-to-end, cloud-based workflow for managing critical visual effects data on set, including camera and lens information, contextual references such as light placement, weather, location, talent movement in a shot, take, plate and other film related details.
New cloud-based subscription service
Now, with the introduction of the new cloud-based Setellite subscription service, Planet X Technologies offers enhanced functionality to better meet the needs of the wide variety of Setellite users – from professionals working solo on a TV show to large studio film projects that require a team of VFX data wranglers to cover a multi-unit production.
Dennis Kleyn, CEO of Planet X Technologies, explains that the Setellite subscription service initiative reflects a strategic direction, allowing the company to grow rapidly and provide members with immediate access to the latest features and technology. that will be added regularly to the platform’s growing library of time-saving resources.
“Our mission at Planet X is to provide VFX wranglers with the most comprehensive, end-to-end productivity platform for collecting and organizing on-set data,” says Kleyn. “As the constant demand for original entertainment content continues to increase, we are thrilled to see the spectacular momentum of Setellite with visual effects professionals around the world. Our new subscription model leverages our collective years of experience as artists, educators, and professional VFX developers to better serve our customers with the latest features to maximize collaboration, speed, and efficiency. of the workflow.
John Mangia, VFX Supervisor on the Paramount+ series, “The Offer,” explains, “I like that Setellite is cross-platform and as easy to access on my iPad as it is on the website. Episodic TVs move very quickly. ability to quickly populate fields with predefined data and duplicate slates saves us a lot of time as we record all data quickly and accurately for multiple cameras during a scene.”
A redesigned website increases productivity
Alongside the new Setellite subscription model, Planet X Technologies is launching a redesigned Web Client. The site uses the latest web UI techniques for a more intuitive interface to maximize users’ VFX data collection experience.
“We are committed to the Setellite community of data wranglers working on the world’s most demanding productions to develop continuous solutions to the platform that will add value to their business needs,” adds Donald Roos, Lead Designer, Planet X Technologies. “Our refreshed website features a modern design and an improved graphical user interface that makes it easier to navigate and access information and makes the user experience as easy as possible.”
Setellite under the hood
Powerful enhancements and workflow enhancements have been added to Setellite that provide users with significant feature upgrades and organizational benefits. Highlights include:
- Real-time collaboration – between Setellite users working on the same project on the iPad and web platform provides streamlined communication capabilities. Real-time synchronization, built into Setellite, allows anyone connected to a project to see live data without additional tools required.
- Smart duplication – “Smart” workflows help reduce repetition of data entry that stays the same throughout the shooting day.
- Custom Presets – gives users the ability to expand and manage the rich built-in Setellite library with custom presets such as cameras and lenses to speed up the data collection process as the crew moves through a configuration to the other.
- Powerful reports – export the collected data to the main live production players on set to the cloud as reports in common formats (PDF, CSV, JSON) and to production monitoring software such as Autodesk ShotGrid; also serves as a form of backup for iPad clients.
- References and background – provide users with additional functionality to use Setellite’s many reference options to add images, movies and drawings to each slate.
Price and availability
Starting today, the new Setellite subscription service is available for Pro, Team and Studio users. Enterprise subscriptions, designed for larger customers who require tailored solutions, as well as discounted training and support service plans, are also available.
Additional Setellite subscription prices and membership details are available here.
Released in 2012, Setellite is the industry standard platform for organizing VFX data on set. Created by visual effects professionals, Setellite provides visual effects data managers, visual effects supervisors and production teams with extended productivity and real-time collaborative project sharing features to quickly and efficiently collect Critical on-set shooting data that can be easily edited and shared with key stakeholders during (or after) production.
Today, the intuitive Setellite workflow is widely used on a daily basis by a loyal community of VFX freelancers and studio teams around the world working for clients such as Netflix, Apple TV+, Paramount+, HBO Max, Amazon Studios, AMC, Warner Bros., and many more. Notable film and television productions that have relied on the Setellite workflow include “Nightmare Alley”, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, “The Shape of Water”, “Sicario”, “For All Mankind”, “The Queen’s Gambit “, “Foundation” and “The Offer”.
Setellite is developed in Amsterdam by the talented teams of Planet X Technologies in partnership with Unwind Creative Technology. Additional information on Setellite products is available here.
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