RS: How much of RedGiant's existing tech were you able to use in BulletProof?
RS: What is the reaction of "traditional" DITs to the product?
We spoke to a number of DITs long before we went to alpha about their challenges and needs from a tool like BulletProof. Their reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. They love that they can setup something like BulletProof to help out film makers on a shoot where they aren't the data wrangler so that they don't have to come in later in clean up somebody else's mess. While this does make it easier for a production assistant to do some of the work on set like backup and even footage prep, the DIT still has a crucial role to play in making sure that the media is not just backed up but looks correct and that shots don't have errors. BulletProof is really built for the DIT but we have tried to make it as easy to use as possible.
RS: What's the overall reaction been like?
The reaction so for has been awesome. Over 10,000 (!) people signed up for the beta in a couple of weeks and in the first couple of days we got a few thousand installs. I couldn't be more pleased with the uptake. I think we struck a real chord with users that have been hungry for a tool like BulletProof.
Don't forget that the Beta software is still available for free download, but, remember, it is Beta!