Red Giant’s Offload (http://tinyurl.com/kewtxm5) is a useful, standalone application for backing up camera footage in the field. Available alone or as part of the Red Giant Shooter Suite, Offload lets you back up files from a camera card to laptop and external drives.
Too often, shooters discover that their footage has been lost through a corrupted offload process or through damaged hardware. Red Giant Offload eliminates the stress that every filmmaker goes through between shooting and delivery.
The software is media and camera agnostic, and requires no additional equipment used in the normal footage offload process. Unlike a typical footage “copy and paste” backup operation, it gives users clear visual assurances that their footage has been safely copied.
The user interface features progress indicators as well as footage thumbnails, and offers file verification notices so that users are assured that their work has been safely transferred to disk. Users can also opt to make an additional, automated backup of their footage.
Users can also opt to make an additional, automated backup of their footage.The app is clean, simple to use and requires just a few clicks of the mouse to get Offload going.
Red Giant Offload is now available for US$49. A “crossgrade” for existing BulletProof users is $29. For current Shooter Suite owners (v.12.5), Offload now comes as a free addition. It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 and higher.