End Run

 

Starting right now, Endcrawl officially supports 4k.

This means everyone can upgrade their projects and start making unlimited 4k renders in the cloud.

Endcrawl is a web-based end credits service. We’ve solved a very specific pain point for filmmakers. And so far, over 1,000 productions have used us to help finish their movie.

Those include studio features, Kickstarter indies—and 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight.

Moonlight used Endcrawl

Moonlight used Endcrawl.

Our 4k rollout comes on the heels of extensive testing. We ran no fewer than thirty-seven 4k pilot projects for films from Netflix, Sony, and Filmnation. So if you’d like to take Endcrawl for a spin, you’ll be in excellent company.

1. Are renders still unlimited?

Yep.

Each project gets unlimited do-overs. So yeah, you can re-render those “final” 4k DPX frames 100 times. (And on some jobs, you’ll need to.)

2. How fast are those renders?

Really fast.

4k turns around in about an hour. That’s 60 minutes from clicking “Make My Renders” to downloading fresh, zipped DPX frames. I cannot overstate how much this comes in handy.

2k typically turns around in half an hour.

1k preview renders drop in a few minutes.

3. How huge are the files?

File sizes are surprisingly small.

Even though a five-minute 4k sequence weighs in at around 250GB, those same frames zip up to just 2.2GB. On a fast pipe, you’ll download that in minutes.

4. Why cloud renders?

It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s unlimited. No more tying up your workstation (or needing a beefy workstation to begin with).

More importantly, a lot of applications can barely hack long 2k sequences before they start running out of memory—to say nothing of 4k. Endcrawl eliminates those worries. And it adds live preview and collaboration to the mix.

5. What does it cost?

All projects start on a free-forever tier with preview renders.

To upgrade: $499 unlocks unlimited 2k renders, and $999 unlocks unlimited 4k. Projects stay live indefinitely and can include as many collaborators as you like.

This stands in contrast to end title design services that can run you anywhere from $2,000-10,000. Or the DIY route, which can easily suck 40 or more hours of your time (and still end up looking bad).


If you’re a filmmaker with a movie in post (or in pre-production!), we’d love to help you finish your movie.

 

I build Endcrawl and work at HBO. Sometimes I'm wrong about things on the Internet. Feel free to point some of that out on Twitter, or down in the comments section.

  • Richard Servello

    Really smart business idea. Bravo for coming up with an awesome solution for a major pain point of film making.

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