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PreRoll Post for Macintosh

Imagine Products
Abel Code: IP-1137
Mfr. Code: 1137
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This software automates indexing and backup of your full resolution media to your local disk and long-term LTO tapes, Optical Disc or local disk or server. An affordable LTO archive system with drag & drop, formatting, indexing, copying, and more.
Key Highlights
  • Hardware independent LTO Archive system
  • Easy interface with drag and drop
  • Copy to (2) sources simultaneously


PreRoll Post for Macintosh is an application that automates indexing your camera originals, complete with thumbs, proxies and metadata, while backing up full resolution media to local disk and long-term LTO tapes, Optical Disc or local disk or server.

The software you download will take advantage of the Linear File Transfer System (LTFS) developed by IBM and supported by HP, MagNext, mLogic, Quantum, Tandberg and other tape drive manufacturers. LTFS mounts a tape as a volume (hard disk) within OSX. This makes it possible to write and read from the tape as if it were a disk without proprietary software or formatting. It also makes PreRoll Post hardware independent—you can use it with any LTFS compliant tape drive or Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA).

PreRoll Post software controls copy operations from field hard disks (created using ShotPut Pro™) onto LTO tape(s) or ODA cartridges. You may choose to make an additional copy onto local hard disk at the same time. All copies are verified using checksum integrity algorithms.

MyLTO for Macintosh and PreRoll Post share these functions:

  • LTFS Compliant
  • Format Tapes
  • Mount Tapes
  • Copy Files/Folders/Volumes
  • Copy to Multiple Destinations (LTO decks and hard drives)

When compared against myLTO for Macintosh, PreRoll Post provides additional options, including:

  • Direct Drag and Drop 
  • Searchable Database
  • Retrieval
  • Tape Scanning
  • Discovery Mode
  • Supports Proxies

System Requirements:

An Intel Macintosh with:

  • MacOS 10.13*, 10.12 or 10.11 or 10.10
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 16GB of free hard-disk space
  • Internet access required for automated product activation

PreRoll Post is also High Sierra Compatible.*

* NOTE: IBM and HP do not officially support 10.13 or 10.12 as Finder cannot access extended attributes to correctly present tape capacity. However, in tests performed by Imagine Products with latest FUSE versions LTFS functions work correctly in PreRoll Post.

Discover Channel

Making LTO tapes for delivery to Discovery Channel is a snap. PreRollPost helps automatically fill in metadata and categories for you (since it's "video aware"). So whether you're making Field Footage, Program Master or a Graphics Master tape, count on PreRollPost to get it right the first time. There's even a Discovery Verification Tool built-in to check a tape conforms to the specs.

The backup process is not specific to HD files; it may be used with any files. For example, you can back up NLE project files or entire hard disks if desired.

However, if you are backing up camera originals, PreRollPost has an option to create thumbs and browse quality proxies (using the PrimeTranscoder™ application, sold separately). The index is saved onto the local hard disk as well as optionally on the LTO tape.

And PreRoll Post features a 'one-click' installer that includes everything you need to easily get LTFS up and running for single drive LTO-7 or LTO-6 HP, IBM, MagNext, mLogic, Quantum, and Tandeberg models.

NOTE: This is a software download and not a CD.

What's in the Box

  • Software Download Details for: PreRoll Post for Macintosh


Key Highlights

  • Hardware independent LTO Archive system
  • Easy interface with drag and drop
  • Copy to (2) sources simultaneously
  • Schedule backups
  • Metadata for easy retrieval & search
  • Email & text notifications of backup
  • Preview of proxies


Operating System:
Intel Macintosh

Software / Apps / Plugins

Software Options:
Asset Management Software
PC Requirements:
16GB Free Disk Space
MacOS 10.13*, 10.12 or 10.11 or 10.10 - * see note in Overview
Web access for registration
Software/App Notes:
Creates Archives - PreRoll Post automatically creates and writes index files and video proxies, updates the local database, and writes data files to the tape per customized settings.
Drag and Drop items to retrieve them
Email and Text Messaging Notifications - Upon completion of backing up large files or entire hard disks, an e-mail or a text notification can be sent to phones or email addresses you specify.
Format your LTFS Ultrium LTO tapes
Local Indices - Backup history files with the backup now button and create copies automatically in the future.
Locations - Select backups to be saved to tapes or local disks. You can control more than one LTO deck at the same time for simultaneous duplicate tapes.
Schedule Backups - PreRoll Post will automatically make scheduled backups of specified locations.
Search and Retrieve - browse tape contents in Finder + perform advanced searches. Search for items in any location (with or without the tape mounted).
Settings - Backup locations, video settings, local indices, email and naming can all be changed within the settings.
Verifications - Double check every file with industry standard MD5, XXHash, SHA256 or SHA512 checksums.
Video Index - Work in conjunction with the optional ProxyMill software to create proxy clips of movie files. Can be full-length proxies or 5 second previews.
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