Nice Spots Unveils Version 2.0

"Nice Spots, the operator and developer of an eponymous hosted internet application designed to enhance global connectivity and streamline workflow for creative, production and postproduction communities, is unveiling Nice Spots Version 2.0, which received a very positive industry response at IBC 2007 in Amsterdam.

Nice Spots seamlessly enables collaboration, distribution, archiving, asset management and presentation on a global scale through its proprietary technology and intuitive user interface. Launched in 2005, the application offers the most comprehensive collection of features in the market and has amassed a significant following with a monthly user base in over 80 countries that includes filmmakers, studios, major brands, advertising agencies and creative directors. As the application supports all file formats from any platform, Nice Spots can streamline operations for all industries seeking global connectivity and information-sharing. Recent case studies show that clients realize a reduction in hard costs of about 85%.

In Version 2.0, Nice Spots in-house developers have added the ability to share content via video podcasting, QuickView e-mail links, custom online WebReels or direct DVD output in NTSC or PAL formats. In addition, the real time collaborative tool, Reel Chat, allows several users to simultaneously view, comment on and annotate multiple video clips. The branding feature in version 2.0 also lets companies customize the look of Nice Spots to match their brand or website.

These new tools enhance the real-time communication, collaboration and distribution capabilities of Nice Spots. Nice Spots has also updated its QuickView page to be compatible with the Apple iPhone. When an iPhone user clicks the QuickView link on the Nice Spots e-mail notification, a custom page is loaded that has the look, feel and functionality of an iPhone application. Full-screen video clips play when picked by the user.

All of this is built upon the strong foundation created with version 1.0. Existing features include the ability to organize and catalog multiple projects, grab stills from moving images, comment on video frames, create storyboards, closely monitor and measure account activity, and distribute all file formats including master and broadcast quality video; all in a secure online environment."