Shot Overview

Shots are generic objects and are grouped as children of Shows. Shots can be used in the traditional manner of shots tracking information to create the final shot, or alternatively as an all purpose object with its own tasks, notes, files, elements, and review items.

Alternative Use Example:

An alternative example use of a “shot” could be a full edit of a commercial. The tasks attached to the “edit” (shot) can be items that are required for editorial purposes on the shot including “Media Prep”, “Localization”, “Slates” with each of those “steps” (tasks) to finalize the edit having user assignments and statuses.

Each shot is a container for all items and information that make up the individual shot.

These items include:


Shot details contain all default and custom fields created for shots.

Security Groups

Shots can have their own security groups applied so only users within the security group will have access to the shot’s information.


Tasks are children of a shot. Each shot will contain its own list of tasks that are assigned to a user and given a status.


Elements are generic entities that may be associated with a shot. The list of element types are sourced from the administrative section of NIM. This feature is explained further in the Elements section of the documentation.


Files are any source or scene file used to created the shot. Files saved from a NIM Connectors are automatically logged as files on the selected shot. This feature is explained further in the Files section of the documentation.


Shot Review contains all review items uploaded to this shot or task attached to this shot. This feature is explained further in the Review section of the documentation.


Notes can be assigned directly to a shot. Shot notes are used when a message needs to be shared to all users with tasks on the shot. This feature is explained further in the Notes section of the documentation.

Shots can be accessed via multiple views which allows for different types of interaction. The shot list view is presented here.