Fast, organized and reliable backups, from field to studio

Up to 390MB/s when copying from USB-C, with the ability to copy to multiple external drives, including an MD5 or xxHash64 checksum. Automate your backup organization with Folder Presets, and easily offload to a NAS device potentially saving hours of time.

Review in the field for visual confirmation

Keyframe previews let you quickly review and verify your shots. Get a jump on work and prep your files for editing while on the move by generating proxies or transcoding into ProRes.

Cloud connectivity to streamline delivery

Cut your handoff time by uploading footage to Frame.io projects, or upload your files to the cloud quickly and easily using the Dropbox integration built into Safekeep, ensuring you access to files wherever you need them.

Best In Class

Far more than just a backup hard drive, GNARBOX is a tiny ultra rugged computer with the tools you need to complete crucial workflow steps in the field.

WORKFLOW

GNARBOX 2.0 Workflow
for Small Production
Companies

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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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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

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Data recovery

Have extra confidence of knowing your data is in good hands

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CASE STUDY

Andrew Robinson DP and Editor
Nadus Films

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CASE STUDY

Andrew Robinson DP and Editor
Nadus Films

The GNARBOX is great field production tools that shine in rugged environments where you don’t have access to backing up your media.”


Bio

My name is Andrew Robinson and I am DP and lead editor for Nadus Films. We travel the world specializing in creating documentaries series and commercial spots that make a difference.


Work

As we travel the world, we focus on telling human interest stories from the most varied of climates and destinations. Our travels have taken us from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, gang infested slums of Guatemala City, ISIS controlled areas in Iraq to the streets of Cambodia. One thing we count on during our travels is innovative and reliable gear to help us tell these stories as efficiently and effectively as possible.


Workflow Before GNARBOX

Due to the nature of our work, we usually travel with a small crew - which means most of us will have to wear multiple hats and take on several responsibilities. Generally, we won’t have a dedicated DIT; especially if we’re in a rugged and dangerous environment where we won’t have our laptop, card readers or hard drives to offload our media. This can sometimes present a risk if we’re traveling and filming all day capturing moments that will never happen again without backing up our media.


Workflow With GNARBOX

With the GNARBOX, we had a durable, mobile DIT station that didn’t need a laptop or any additional hard drives to work. We could finish filming with one card, connect it to the GNARBOX, and let it offload as we continued to work. Once we’ve finished for the day, we could connect the GNARBOX to our laptop and offload the entire day at once without having to do each card individually again. We believe in mitigating as much risk as possible, especially when in a foreign or fast-paced environment where accidents are more likely to occur.

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CASE STUDY

Josh Gallas Partner & Director
Prelude Films

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CASE STUDY

Josh Gallas Partner & Director
Prelude Films

Having the right tools and gear is crucial when filming in difficult and varied locations. GNARBOX has become a valued tool for Prelude shoots.”


Bio

 Prelude Films is a full-service film and video production company elevating the way brands, organizations, and nonprofits communicate through today's digital landscape. We bring together our unique backgrounds and ways of looking at the world to craft work that makes a difference for our clients.


Work

Along with the more traditional forms of commercial content, we've become known for our branded documentary work. From living off the backcountry in Montana, to jumping in fire trucks to answer emergency calls, to trekking through the Himalayas for five weeks, we love projects that push us outside of our comfort zones. However, our first love is original narrative work. We've produced numerous short films and have crewed on features, documentaries, and episodic television in the past and are currently working on our first long-form film.


Workflow Before GNARBOX

Our work involves a good amount of traveling that puts us in situations where we have to pack minimally and consolidate our gear as much as possible. While computers are mandatory for backing up footage and looking at dailies, they are just impractical is some situations because of size, weight, and power. For example, when backpacking through the Himalayas for five weeks, size and weight are a factor when every ounce counts, but the biggest challenge would have been powering a computer. This workflow became difficult with our backcountry shoots and we were in constant search for an alternative solution to backing up and organizing footage.


Workflow With GNARBOX

GNARBOX has been a huge help in aiding Prelude in our backcountry and international shoots. By not having to carry a laptop and the necessary portable chargers needed, we save weight and space that can be used for additional camera or trekking gear. The ability to swap out small lightweight batteries for the Gnarbox is a great solution to this problem. Our workflow is simple now: at the end of the day we backup footage to external hard drives with just one click. The Gnarbox assigns folder names and organizes our dallies for us that we can view on my phone or iPad Mini through bluetooth. We continue that workflow until we wrap and head back to the office where we plug in our working drives and can begin editing immediately.

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FAQ

Do you offer a GNARBOX with a XQD, CFexpress or CF card slot?

GNARBOX is only offered with an SD card slot at the moment. To use other cards, you’ll just need to use a USB-C card reader to connect to the GNARBOX.

Can I connect external readers for my cards like RED MINI-MAGs?

Yes - GNARBOX features 2 USB-C ports specifically to allow for users to connect a wide variety of card types for backup.

Will GNARBOX work with an external drive or can I expand the internal capacity?

Yes, you can connect up to 2 HDD (spinning disk) drives, one to each USB-C port, or utilize a USB-C hub to connect multiple SSDs. The internal drive is not user replaceable. 

Which video codecs does GNARBOX support for playback and transcoding?

You can find our full list of supported file types here

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