If you need to transfer files from one location to another or have multiple uploads and download locations, you can use the Desktop App. Install the Desktop app on each location, and it can be as many as you like, no limit; it is a free option in your ioGates account. Each Desktop app can both be set to both upload and download.
Let's say we would like to move camera source files from location back to the cutting room and, in the same workflow, share the dailies with the production and create a DIT backup.
Create a folder in your ioGates library. This will be the Dailies folder, where files will be upload too and also download from. We can call it "Summer cuts."
Select the "Summer cut" folder and go to the sharing menu.
Add the email of the DIT and the cutting rum editor. Set the options to Allow Download Master and Direct Upload.
Click on the "send" share.
The DIT and the Cutting room editor just need to open the share link and copy the URL in the browser.
They open the Desktop app and past this URL into the Desktop app
and now the ioGates Summer cut folder is linked with a local folder on their computers.
You should now see the share link in the desktop App and to modify the upload and download paths click the 3 dots.
Click on the “share settings”
Here you can change the download and upload paths. The really cool thing is that each share link has its own download and upload paths, including network drives. To activate the download, you need to click on the “Auto-Download”
Now the DIT can upload the camera files, and ioGates will automatically create proxy previews and send out a mail with dailies to the production crew. In the cutting room, the camera files will automatically download the editor.
In the next tutorial, I will show how ioGates can create a workflow where the original camera files can be transcoded into a new format, and this new format can be set to be download in the Desktop app.