3-24-16 Update: Pricing has changed for Hedge for Mac as it is now offered without a subscription model. There is a launch price of $59 ($99 after the launch period ends) but the discount for PVC readers gets an additional $10 off, follow the link at the top of page.
Recently film and video editor and ProVideo Coalition writer Scott Simmons shared information in his Useful Tools For Editors column about a new file transfer and backup tools called Hedge for Mac. That tool is now shipping and the developers of Hedge For Mac are offering a 33% launch discount for ProVideo Coalition readers. Use this special PVC link to jump to the Hedge for Mac site and download the fully released application. There is a banner at the top of the page to apply the discount.
Hedge for Mac launches app to relieve video professionals of tedious backup tasks
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – On 22 March 2016 Hedge for Mac launched the 1.0 version of its app which promises stress-free video importing: no more corrupt copies, incomplete backups or lost footage.
Hedge streamlines the process of importing data from cameras. It creates multiple copies simultaneously, and guarantees every copy is bit-for-bit perfect.
Hedge is designed to reduce time spent on video admin, freeing up creatives for more inspiring work. Flexible subscriptions let the user pay only for what they need, project-by-project or all year round.
- Creates simultaneous backups to multiple destinations
- Imports files while verifying others, optimizing bandwidth
- Cross-references every copy against its source
- Shows transfers as ‘copying’ or ‘completed’ with clear progress indicators
- Auto-launches AppleScripts for extendable workflows (sorting, transcoding, renaming, tagging)
- Supports all regular drives, including REDMAG, Compact Flash, XQD, SxS and P2
Pricing and availability
Hedge is available to purchase through FastSpring for $15 a month, or $150 a year for non-EU customers. EU customers are charged €15/€150. This way they can get a direct VAT deduction at checkout.
Subscriptions can be paused or cancelled at any time.
Purchase link: https://www.hedgeformac.com/store/
The free version — limited to two simultaneous transfers — is available from the website https://www.hedgeformac.com
- Mac 64-bit, OS X 10.10 and up
- Flash disks to copy, external drives to write to
- A dislike of mind-numbing tasks
About the developers
Hedge for Mac was created by Paul Matthijs Lombert, Roelof de Koning and Boy van Amstel.
The first seed for Hedge was planted in 2013 by Paul Matthijs while working on Dutch documentary Als je me echt zou kennen… He noticed that the shoot’s assistant spent most of his time transferring footage. Thinking this was a waste of talent, Paul teamed up with Boy and Roelof to create some code which would automate the no-brainer tasks.
In 2015, the Hedge for Mac team set up shop in Amsterdam. With the help of their investors, they now strive to improve the lives of everyone working with video. They focus on connecting different processes, from shooting video to post production, by creating software that makes it easy to collaborate. Hedge is just the beginning.
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