There is a lot of activity on the STORM front right now and with NAB announcements out of the way we can begin sharing our plans and a few details. Here is what we have in store for the coming months:
STORM 1.0v3 will be available this month:
Metadata burn-in: Get key information into your dailies and editorial deliverables. STORM will be providing the ability to burn-in user selected metadata on export and give you control over location, font (size/colour), and transparency of the data. More importantly you will be able to preview your burn-in prior to export saving you the test exports you all have to perform prior to getting your burn-in right and visible.
EPIC Camera & HDRx: With the latest release of the RED SDK we will be releasing a publicly available version of STORM supporting the EPIC including support for HDRx.
STORM 1.1 Coming in early summer will enable the following functionality:
Logsheets / Contact sheets: Create logsheets or contact sheets from your daily shoot, choose the data you want to include from STORM's rich metadata database, manage the format, add custom fields, preview how it looks before sending it to the printer or as an email/webpage/pdf, and add your own branding/logo to the top so the director knows who it came from.
Tangent Wave: We've seen the requests (lhttp://goo.gl/sddzc) and STORM is adding support for the Tangent Wave colour panel.
Quicktime & DSLR camera support: Can you see all of your media from your shoot on the same timeline? STORM will be able to import quicktime media including Canon 5D/7D and ARRI Alexa ProRes, import all of the available metadata, provide an effect panel based on what's coming off of the camera, stripe a timecode where necessary, support mixed media formats on a single timeline, and provide the full suite of functionality you would expect from STORM.
Avid Editorial Workflow: STORM will be adding support for an Avid workflow including exporting MXF (DNxHD) files and AAF / ALE files.
Microsoft Windows: For you PC users, STORM will be coming to the 64bit Windows platform and provide consistent functionality with what you see on the Mac.
STORM's purchase price will remain the same and all of these features (and more) will be available as a free upgrade to those who hold a licence.
Please keep in mind that we are still in development and its possible that there may be some changes to our release plans. Over the coming weeks we will share our progress and keep you updated if things change.