Saturday, December 18, 2010

ScriptE View Is Here!

Hello ScriptE Family,

ScriptE View is here! A few of you have already started playing with our latest creation, now all ScriptE Users can create totally digital script notes and share them with their producers, directors and editors. Our new xml output from ScriptE speaks directly with our FREE ScriptE View Viewer application but this is just the beginning.

I beta tested ScriptE View on BLACK SWAN (Darren Aronofsky's film in wide release this week). Everyone really seems to love the interface. We beta tested it on a few other films and now we want you all to start using it and give us your feedback on this exciting new step in data based digital script supervision.


link to free download:

please feel free to share this link and your ScriptE View files with your producers, directors, writers and any approved department heads. *** REMEMBER the viewer is MAC only but it can read ScriptE .xml outputs from MAC or PC versions of ScriptE.

Bob and I look forward to hearing back from all our users, as well as their editors, producers, directors and other department heads as we all make this giant leap into totally digital Script Supervision together.

FOR ALL USERS:

Some important things to know about ScriptE View.

The attached version of ScriptE View is in the VIEWER ONLY (or demo mode) - a fuller functioning EDITOR MODE will be released in sometime in 2011. Our intention is to give the VIEWER MODE out for FREE to our users and their editors, producers and directors. There will be a fee associated with the EDITOR MODE, when it is released but there will always be a FREE VIEWER MODE available to anyone interested. Now anyone can view all data from your ScriptE file from their MAC laptop. Once authorized, EDITOR MODE - users will be able to input their own editor's notes and selects as well as load clips directly in Final Cut work files .

We're very interested in hearing back from our users as we determine what other features to add to the EDITOR MODE of ScriptE View.

Please note that both MAC and PC versions of ScriptE have exports for ScriptE View and that these exports can be read by the ScriptE View application. The application ScriptE View, however, Is a MAC only Application.

We're happy to share ScriptE View in the VIEWER ONLY mode with anyone on your production. Either mail them your Installer or have them download ScriptE View from our website. But remember, ScriptE View is powerful tool and as with any powerful tool must be handled with car. Please be careful to share your notes with only those properly authorized by your producers. ScriptE is in no way responsible for any unauthorized distribution of your ScriptE View Files.

Now, if your ready to take a big leap into the a totally paperless, 100% digital world of file 21st Century Script Supervision, here's how to get started.

FOR MAC USERS:

IN SCRIPTE
1) install the attached application
2) create a SCRIPTE VIEW WORK FOLDER on your desktop
3) then open any of your ScriptE files
4) from the FILE pull down menu select EXPORT SCRIPTE VIEW XML (include all photos)
5) save that file in the work folder that you created in step 2
you are now ready to open ScriptE View

IN SCRIPTE VIEW
6) open ScriptE View
7) create a new file and save it to the work folder you created earlier
8) from the file pull down menu select IMPORT SCRIPTE VIEW DATA
9) navigate to and open the folder you created in step 4 - then double click on the file with the extension ".xml"
10) Your ScriptE File will now populate itselft with the data from your ScriptE file
11) You will now be looking at the SCRIPTE VIEW SCENE WINDOW
12) Any notes you made to the editor (via the scene window - editor) in ScriptE will appear, along with your breakdown information, timing information, your slugs, etc.
13) double click on any of the scenes and your representative stills and all camera information for that scene will appear
14) hit the show script button and a digital lined script will appear

TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR DIRECTORS AND EDITORS - TWO METHODS

FOR SMALL FILES (under 10mb) -
1) highlight and then compress your entire work folder - this will create an archive
2) Attach the archive you created in step 1 to an email
3) attach the ScriptE view installer to the same email

FOR LARGE FILES (over 10mb)
1) drag your entire work folder to an external usb drive or burn to a disc

FOR PC USERS:

ScriptE for PC also has an output for ScriptE View MAC VERSION - So PC users can also create a ScriptE View ".xml" output that can be loaded into ScriptE View for MAC.

Since we have not yet completed the PC version of ScriptE View. All PC users have to do is create a ScriptE View .xml output and send that .xml output and the Free ScriptE View Viewer to their editor. You will have to compress and email your .xml output along with the attached MAC version of ScriptE View to your editor, director, producers, etc.

IN SCRIPTE
1) from your file pull down menu select EXPORT TO SCRIPTE VIEW and save the export to your desktop (if you do not see the option EXPORT TO SCRIPTE VIEW - you are in an older version of ScriptE for PC - go to the ScriptE Website and download the most recent update of ScriptE.

TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR DIRECTORS AND EDITORS - TWO METHODS

FOR SMALL FILES (under 10mb) -
1) highlight and then compress your exported folder - this will create an archive
2) Attach the archive you created in step 1 to an email
3) attach the ScriptE view installer to the same email

FOR LARGE FILES (over 10mb)
1) drag your entire work folder to an external usb drive or burn to a disc

There is a fully loaded sample file included in your download. But please load up some of your old files and let us know what works, what's confusing and what improvements you'd like to see. ScriptE gets better each day because of dedicated users like you. Send us your questions, tell us what you think.

All the best,
ScriptE Systems
917-991-7465
310-744-4987



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