One of a Post Supervisor’s primary responsibilities is to maintain good channels of communication between a show’s stakeholders and its vendors. Often this takes the form of an email, and perhaps a well formatted post schedule. But sometimes that good channel of communication takes the form of moving a file from point-A to point-B.
For example: downloading the final version of the graphic open to pass along to your A.E.. Or uploading a Press cut of your show to a P.R. agency.
If you need to move files online there is no better tool than Panic Inc’s recently updated Transmit 5. Supremely easy to use, uploading and downloading via FTP is as straightforward as copying files with the Finder. And version 5 adds 10 Cloud Services, including Amazon S3, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Panic Inc says they have rewritten the file transfer engine to enable faster multi threading uploads and navigation of complex folders. While I haven’t run any tests, I can say that Transmit 5 has continually surprised me by how fast it’s able to move files to and from the cloud.
At $45 Transmit 5 is an app that belongs in every Post Supervisor’s toolbox. Highly recommend.