This year we did a “Shark-Tank” themed Hackathon, where Shotgunners pitched their projects and ideas to a panel of judges before we all casted our votes for the Best User Facing idea, Best Internal idea, and Wackiest idea.
Be sure to check out who won at the end of the post!
Hugo, Karine, Sylvain, MC, Alex
Review Audio Notes (™) allows you to record, attach and playback voice comments when reviewing Media in Shotgun. Review Audio Notes works both on the web review app as well as the IOS review app, allowing you to annotate Media with the power of your voice. See this project in action thanks to MC’s outstanding acting skills here!
Project: Shotgun Project Book
The Book takes a Shotgun Project and turns it into an eBook. The book is jam-packed full of stuff like notes made on the project, some statistics, as well as highlighting the most prominent images from the project's shots and sequences. It even shows the evolution of the more complex shots, and ends with a "movie barcode" made up of all the versions in the project in the order they were created.
Brandon’s wife is an archaeologist, and he’s always wondered if Shotgun could be used to track all the work, and finds, from an archaeological dig. Using data from http://opencontext.org/ he mocked up the Areas, Trenches, Loci, and Artifacts catalogued from the Kenan Tepe site in Turkey. While not revolutionary with the data tracking, Brandon’s wife noted that Shotgun’s ability to assign and track work as it related to the site and artifacts would go a long way towards keeping everything better organized on a dig.
Project: Video Chat within Shotgun via Google Hangouts
Eric, François, Luc
This group created a way for users to launch Google Hangout collaborative review sessions from within Shotgun by clicking on newly inserted camera buttons throughout the site. Clicking the button launches a separate Google Hangout window for each user with an embedded view of Screening Room. Users can share webcams while they review shots together via the Google Hangout and can zoom, pan, resize their players as they’d like.
Project: Text Tool and Annotations in Context
Xin's Text Tool and Annotations in Context project is an attempt at letting users view annotations in context of their media. For creating text annotations, a new text tool was added to write directly on the media. For viewing annotations, a feature was added to open annotations directly on the media while it’s playing. We liked this one so much that we'll be rolling it out to all Shotgun subscribers in a future patch!
Project: SGUIKit: Desktop style HTML/CSS Layout Engine for the web
David, Patrick Hubert
Project: Changing Hubot's litter box
Project: Sublime Text engine for Toolkit
JF focused on creating a generic Toolkit engine that uses XML-RPC as the communication channel between the DCC and Toolkitapps. The complete integration was done inside Sublime Text 3 and supports importing in ascii art versions of Photoshop files.
Project: A Toolkit Tornado Engine
Stephane developed a Toolkit Tornado Engine that launches Toolkit apps from a URL. A new sgtk:// protocol handler allows the apps to be launched from a Shotgun Action Menu Item. The engine can also be used to serve web pages from Toolkit.
Rob added Apple Push Notification support to Shotgun so that notifications are sent for everything that shows up in your Shotgun Inbox. Shotgun Promulgation is an OSX menubar app that receives these push notifications and shows you an alert to make it trivial to open the event in Shotgun. For example, if the event is from a Version, you can open the media in Screening Room just by clicking on the notification badge. Even cooler? If the notification is from a note, you can reply right from the notification and skip going to Shotgun entirely.