BitPix Features Overview

BitPix is designed to be the only tool needed to organize and manage your commercial photo shoot. The platform is adaptable and customizable to fit your specific needs. Below, we highlight a few of our top features as well as a FAQ section. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 
 

SHOT LIST MANAGEMENT

BitPix provides a centralized platform for creating and sharing your shoot's shot list. Our platform allows you to track any attribute, including shot name, style notes, metadata, retouch note overlays, and layout files. Increase your productivity by inputting data only once, reducing multiple versions of files, and decreasing large attachments via email. BitPix automates everything and frees you from archaic spreadsheets and clogged inboxes.

Call Sheet Generation

One of the most used features of BitPix is its call sheet functionality. By keeping a list of your contacts in the platform, you can easily manage them to be included in your call sheet. Just select which crew members you would like to include and use our call sheet templates to save you a tremendous amount of time without the repetitive entry. A few clicks, and let BitPix do the work for you.

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Travel Management

Want an easy way to organize and track all crew members' travel itineraries - flights, hotels, and cars? BitPix's travel fuctionality lets you compile individual schedules to easily share with each crew member through email. You also can send SMS messages once new flights are booked or updated. See past, current, and upcoming travel by crew member all in one place. Never has travel management been easier!

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Expense Tracking

Many expenses are associated with the successful production of a photo shoot. It is not always easy to keep track of all moving parts, especially with obsolete spreadsheets. BitPix allows you to track and monitor your costs - whether budgeted, estimated, or actual. Have your studio, catering, equipment, crew daily rates, and travel expenses at your fingertips, all in one place. Reference back to past costs to budget for future shoots and reconcile expenses to determine overages. Not only will this feature save you time, it could save you a lot of money.

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Centralized & Accessible

With everything stored in the cloud and built to work on all devices, shoot data can easily be accessed and viewed anywhere. While shooting in New York, the team back in San Francisco can easily track shoot progress and download images for layout, while the retouching team in Los Angeles logs in to view retouching notes. With BitPix, it's like everyone is working in the same room.

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Crew & Vendor Access

BitPix can provide access to a vast number of crew members including producers, stylists, digital techs, and third party vendors such as printers and retouchers to make your shoot as streamlined as possible. Each user's view can be customized to allow them to see only what you want them to see and what features are most pertinent to their role.

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searchable

Whether you are trying to track down information from a recent shoot or the contact information of a crew member, everything that you input into BitPix can be found with speed and ease. The ability to aggregate data across shoots is often useful when planning future shoots. You can instantly revisit what was shot in the past if you seek to revisit previous themes. With BitPix, the data is at your fingertips ready to use as you wish.

Is this a DAM (digital asset management) system? No. While this is not a system for preserving and managing the files themselves, it greatly improves DAM systems by enabling BitPix users to easily add metadata to all images upon capture for archive use.

Is this an image editing software program like Capture One? No. While BitPix enables you to store high res selects for each shot, it is not meant to be an editing program for each image captured during the shoot. It is meant to organize and make selects readily available to the client, digital tech, retoucher, etc.

Is this software I install on my computer? No. BitPix is entirely cloud based, so no need to contact the IT department or worry about compatibility with your operating system.

Where is the platform hosted? Our platform runs on Amazon Web Services infrastructure.

How much does it cost? For companies, cost is based on number of users, amount of data storage, and number of records. For producers, cost is based on number of shoot days. Please contact us for more information and a preliminary quote.