June 20, 2019 — Visit us at Gear & Beers

Filmtools Gear & Beers
Atlanta, GA
June 20

Join us at Atlanta for good beer and the latest gear.

Schedule a Meeting

Time & Date

5pm-8pm, June 20

Location

Orpheus Brewing Company, Atlanta GA

What We’re Showcasing

Enhanced workflows for Adobe, FCP X, Avid, and Resolve

See how EVO works with your favorite NLE. Whether you’re using Premiere Pro, FCP X, Avid, or Resolve, EVO has features designed specifically for your workflow.

Shared Storage for DPX and OpenEXR

Get hands-on with EVO DPX, our highest performance EVO system yet.

New ShareBrowser Features

See the latest updates to ShareBrowser, including customizable metadata fields, extended file support for previews, and new integrations for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and After Effects.

Major Updates to Slingshot

Learn how new features in Slingshot can help streamline your team’s storage management with copy, sync, and backup tasks.

AI Autotagging

Discover how teams of all sizes can take eliminate hours of manual metadata logging with AI in ShareBrowser.

Scale-out Clustering for EVO Nearline Storage Tier

Learn about the latest updates coming to our EVO Nearline storage tier.


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