Reality and Documentary

Lumberjack System was initially developed for a reality TV show. It allows for easy, efficient logging that has huge benefits in developing story for reality and documentary projects.

Live Logging

For Reality and Documentary, Lumberjack System enhances the workflow by Live Logging during the shoot for almost instant organization, and a head start on story beats.

Logging real-time with Lumberjack ensures that interviews, activities and b-roll are logged and that the logs are available to the editor with 100% accuracy and minimal effort. A tiny investment during the shoot and you can start the edit with fully logged clips in well organized Bins or Events.

Live Logging will save you more than $180 for every hour of footage you shoot, just by logging during the shoot, instead of in an expensive environment. Check the Return on Investment (ROI) here.

Lumberjack goes beyond Event/Bin organization and provides you with selects string-outs to kick-start your editing.

All that Live Logging is available in Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X within seconds of importing your media (via the Lumberyard app), but will also automatically align with your transcripts in Builder NLE: a better way to work with transcripts.

Editing Text with Transcripts

Lumberjack Builder NLE is a text-driven video and audio editor for building stores with transcripts. Builder NLE solves the problem of working with transcripts to create Stories, not just obtaining the transcripts. (Although you can order transcripts in Builder and get them back faster than real time.)

As there is no conform time when returning to your NLE, Builder will save you about $500 for every conform you don’t have to do! Check the Return on Investment (ROI) here.

For Builder NLE we rethought the entire way we work with transcripts.

  • Transcripts in minutes in 30 supported languages, and only pay for the minutes you use
  • Or use your own transcripts in any language
  • Keyword text ranges and identify People
  • Powerful (and unique) Keyword Manager
  • Comprehensive search tools to find exactly the quote you need for this Story beat
  • Drag-and-drop paragraphs to make a story. Trim, edit and re-order until it’s perfect.
  • Send to Premiere Pro CC or Final Cut Pro X for finishing.

Download Lumberjack Builder NLE.

Operational details for Builder NLE are in the Builder Help.

Lumberjack in Action: stories from real world projects