Create backups and transcode proxies on the go

Automatically back up your memory cards at up to 390MB/s and transcode your footage on location to create upload-friendly H.264 proxies – all in a pocket-sized device.

Seamlessly upload your footage from the field to Frame.io

Upload files from the field to Frame.io, giving remote collaborators immediate access to your footage, whether you’re in a high or low bandwidth environment.

Unlock remote collaboration and start editing sooner

Video crews in the field can receive instant feedback during production by delivering dailies on location, and remote editors can start editing with proxies faster than ever before.

WORKFLOW

GNARBOX 2.0 Workflow
Frame.io Workflow

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Back up

Use Folder Presets to back up to the GNARBOX SSD and/or any connected external drives, running MD5 or xxHash64 checksum for additional peace of mind.

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Review your footage

Confirm you got the shot without having to wait for a preview to generate by reviewing the keyframes of your footage in the Safekeep app

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Prep your footage

Prepare proxies or transcode your footage into ProRes while on the move - just initiate the transcode, and GNARBOX will do the work for you.

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Deliver for editing

Upload your footage to Frame.io via the Safekeep app, putting the work in the hands of your editors even faster. If you’re editing yourself, connect GNARBOX to your computer in Mass Storage mode to jump into editing right away, or connect to your network to archive everything to your NAS using the SMB File Sharing feature.

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3 Workflows for
Any Bandwidth Environment

Deliver to Editor

A proxy workflow to get footage into your editor’s hands as quickly as possible, no matter where they are.

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Deliver Rough Cuts with LumaFusion

Get a rough cut out using GNARBOX’s integration with LumaFusion, the market-leading mobile NLE, and upload to the cloud with Frame.io

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Electronic News Gathering

Use the power of GNARBOX to deliver media for broadcast to remote producers, regardless of bandwidth.

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We’re here to help while
you’re on set

Live chat support

Because we know the value of talking to a real person, whether it's for product support or workflow guidance

2 year warranty

Get more peace of mind knowing your investment is covered by a 2 year warranty

Data recovery

Have extra confidence of knowing your data is in good hands

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CASE STUDY

Jeff Fierberg Creative Director
Sora Digital

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CASE STUDY

Jeff Fierberg Creative Director
Sora Digital

 GNARBOX saves me hours of my day on any shoot. From capturing footage off of cards on location, to reviewing proxies live and editing first looks in the field, my ability to do more, in less time is unbelievable with this tool.”


Bio

Jeff Fierberg, founder and creative director of Sora Digital, a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s film school, Jeff grew up in the newsrooms of the 90’s surrounded by cameras and storytellers. His work most frequently centers around the idea of craft, or lived experience.

His first solo show, Shibui was the first residency of Fetch Shop in Denver, Colorado. His second show will focus on a return to film workflows in 2021 called 120 Hours.


Work

From the James Beard kitchen, to the studio to the streets of Japan, my goal is to work everywhere. Any given day can see me shooting video clips of endurance athletes in the foothills outside Boulder, shooting product photos in the afternoon, and hopping on the line in a busy restaurant during dinner service. My favorite things to shoot revolve around craft or process. I get really excited when I see the passion or tradition flow from someone into what they do best, from the La Mian noodle pullers of Beijing to the free solo rock climbers outside Eldorado Canyon, there is something special about the intimate moments I am granted with individuals. I often switch between video and photo projects all day, everyday, which means my tools typically need to be multifunctional. Ingesting CF, SD and RED cards is a weekly occurrence. My goal is to see something new, and continue to innovate and iterate my process- never getting too sucked in to any part of what our industry allows us to do.


Workflow Before GNARBOX

Before GNARBOX, I would spend hours of my day importing cards from my cameras into hard drives while sitting around or in front of my laptop. Only after those ingest points could I edit, or start to catalogue clips for different projects. On a busy day, this typically took about 2 hours of my time, following 3-4 shoots. Because of this ingest, I never really found myself able or needing to use mobile apps or tools- I’m at my computer, why not dive into Premiere and pull out a few quick edits? This typically meant long nights of editing and ingesting after already long days of shooting photos and videos, especially in summer months when natural light elongated my ability to shoot on location.


Workflow With GNARBOX

GNARBOX started by freeing up those 2 hours at the end of my day, every day. That's 14 hours a week, 50 hours a month. Basically, GNARBOX is my photo assistant! I can ingest footage in my backpack while I bike from shoot to shoot, or grab a quick coffee with a client after headshots. Before I even sit down in front of a computer, I can quickly access photos, apply quick edits and get first looks and edit ideas in front of clients, using Lightroom Mobile and mobile editors like Luminar. Now, with Frame.io, I can take it even further - I can upload video files directly to my Frame.io account, granting access to collaborators, editors and clients to our work for the day. This week I shot a commercial for a seafood company, and had files upload to Frame.io before we wrapped. Our producers and clients,(who were remote in LA) could approve files, and set selects for our editor before we wrapped in the restaurant, and had files before I left set that day! Typically that's an entire person on crew's job (read: mine) following a shoot, and now, GNARBOX delivers my dailies for me.

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CASE STUDY

Simon Eisenbach Photographer &
Filmmaker

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CASE STUDY

Simon Eisenbach Photographer &
Filmmaker

 GNARBOX has given me peace of mind knowing my data will be backed up no matter how remote the location I am in.”


Bio

I’m a travel junkie that also gets to tell stories from some of the most remote parts of the world.


Work

I create photo/video content for NGOs & non-profits working to improve lives around the world. What this entails is working with an organization to figure out what their growth goals are and what they’re working on doing more of in the near future. We then travel to some of the most remote parts of the world, sometimes involving bush plane flights landing on grass runways at our destination. Some of the places I’ve worked include D.R. Congo, Mali, Burkina Faso, Thailand, and Indonesia. I typically don’t storyboard a project because exactly how the story gets told usually stems from discussion with local communities. We then pack in capturing as much as we can in hopes to get 3-4 years worth of content captured for the NGO to do fundraising with.


Workflow Before GNARBOX

Historically I’ve always had to carry a lot of memory cards along with multiple hard drives and laptops on projects. The goal is to try and not delete from memory cards the whole time just in case the laptop goes down. When I’m working solo I just carry one laptop, but whenever I’m able to bring in extra crew, we’re usually carrying multiple laptops to have redundancy.


Workflow With GNARBOX

GNARBOX has changed how I operate completely. I no longer carry multiple laptops when there’s a larger crew as a way to save weight. The GNARBOX also allows me to do midday back ups while we’re at lunch instead of waiting until the end of day. On smaller projects I’ve actually cut out a laptop completely and will carry a GNARBOX with SSD drives paired with my iPad Pro to do review and basic video edits while in the field. The Frame.io integration will fit nicely in short turn videos while traveling back from a location. I’m able to do a rough edit with LumaFusion and now upload that to have client review before I’m even back in the office which is mind-blowing. The client review function of Frame.io has been a key part of my workflow and I can now use it in even more ways.

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