5th Kind has updated its Core platform with optimized post workflows. Core, 5th Kind’s cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) and realtime collaboration platform, is used in post and dailies workflows across desktop, mobile and Apple TV devices.
5th Kind’s upcoming Core 6.5 release will feature the new Real-Time Review Player, which allows post teams to securely review videos, images, docs and audio files. By the end of the year, 5th Kind says the tool will allow review of 3D models in real time. With annotation tools and accurate synchronization down to the page and video frame, watermarked and encrypted, the Real-Time Reviewer allows teams to make quick decisions for workflow surrounding scripts, contracts, dailies, VFX, previz, marketing and distribution.
Other new Core features include seamless integration with Box.com, so users can link their Box accounts into the 5th Kind platform to browse, view and ingest their Box files into the system. Using the folder path and file name, users can associate their files to their organizational taxonomies. Those files can then be viewed in the Box folder structure and the Core meta-structure.
Additionally, the ALE importer is a new feature for post workflows. Users will be able to import any format ALE into Core and map the files to any tag in the system. This allows complete flexibility when building playlists and importing meta tags.
Core’s mobile, Apple TV and TV screeners apps have also been further enhanced. Mobile now supports Face ID and has streamlined offline downloads, while the Apple TV offers multi-user login to streamline conference room usage. As with all builds, 5th Kind has also made a range of performance and stability improvements across the Core platform and its device-based apps.