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Overview

OffShoot allows you to create multiple copies, backups, and archives from multiple sources simultaneously. Built with video workflows in mind, OffShoot performs verified transfers using checksums to/from any type of storage medium.

Disks

Disks
OffShoot displays all available disks and volumes connected to your computer. You can set any available disk as a Source or a Destination.

Sources

Add any disk or volume listed under Disks to SOURCES. You can transfer files from a single source or multiple sources.
Possible sources may include:
  1. 1.
    Camera Memory Cards
  2. 2.
    Local Disks or Folders
  3. 3.
    Network Volumes or Folders
Is OffShoot able to work with NAS directories both locally and remotely?
OffShoot recognizes all mounted file systems with some exceptions:
  • Time Machine volumes
  • Remote servers
Additional options are available for each disk or volume under the hamburger menu.

Source Folder

By default, OffShoot transfers the entire contents of a disk or volume added to SOURCES. If you only need to transfer a specific folder (along with its subfolders), you can set that as the Source Folder.
You can also use Presets to automate and refine different aspects of a file transfer.
Can I select specific folders as a Source?
Yes, you can select anything as a source. It can be a single file or folder, a collection of files or folders, or both.

Add Label...

During a shoot, adding temporary labels to memory cards or drives helps you stay organized. Similarly, OffShoot lets you add temporary labels to a Source to differentiate between multiple sources with the same disk or volume name.
Adding a label to a disk or volume listed under Disks automatically adds it to SOURCES.

Set as Unused

Removes a disk or volume from SOURCES, adding it to Disks once again. Any labels will be removed.

Set as Destination

Moves a disk or volume from SOURCES to DESTINATIONS.

Eject Volume Name

Disconnects the disk or volume from your computer.

Rename Volume Name

Renames the disk or volume. Unlike a label, renaming a disk or volume happens at the file system level, persisting beyond its usage in OffShoot.

Destinations

Any disk or volume listed under Disks can be added to DESTINATIONS. Transfer files to a single destination, or multiple destinations.
Possible destinations may include:
  1. 1.
    Local Disks or Folders
  2. 2.
    Network Volumes or Folders
Additional options are available for each disk or volume under the hamburger menu.

Destination Folder

By default, OffShoot transfers the entirety of SOURCES to the root folder of disks or volumes added to DESTINATIONS. If you want to transfer files to a specific folder, you can set that as the Destination Folder.
Can I select specific folders as a Destination?
Yes, you can select any folder you have read and write privileges to as a Destination.

Set as Unused

Removes a disk or volume from DESTINATIONS, adding it to Disks once again.

Set as Source

Moves a disk or volume from DESTINATIONS to SOURCES.

Eject Volume Name

Disconnects the disk or volume from your computer.

Rename Volume Name

Renames the disk or volume. Unlike a label, renaming a disk or volume happens at the file system level, persisting beyond its use in OffShoot.

Add Transfers

When SOURCES and DESTINATIONS are selected and configured, OffShoot is ready to perform a file transfer.
Transfers are jobs added to a queue. If you receive a new memory card or drive while a transfer's in progress, you can add it to SOURCES or DESTINATIONS, then add another transfer.
OffShoot multiplies the number of SOURCES by the number of DESTINATIONS, then displays how many transfers you'll make in the Add Transfer button.
  1. 1.
    Toggle the slider to ☑️.
  2. 2.
    Select a Preset from the drop-down menu.
Once you've confirmed your transfer settings, click Add 1 Transfer or Add <N> Transfers.

Transfers

In the Transfers view, you can monitor all finished and running transfers.
You can navigate between Disks and Transfers in OffShoot by clicking the arrow on the Transfers section's right-hand side or using the in-app shortcut key combinations for Disks and Transfers.

Progress

When a transfer is in progress, you'll see the following:
  • The name of the transfer job - SOURCE → DESTINATION
  • The name of the transferring file
  • A moving average of the data rate
  • An estimated duration
Progress bars can have the following colors:
  • Grey: the transfer is being indexed and prepared. If MHLs exist on the source, they're indexed too.
  • Dark Blue: copying
  • Light Blue: verification, validation, security, integrity checks, sidecar creation, and logging.
  • Green: all done, no issues found.
  • Red: a hardware issue was detected, like a disconnected storage device, or a checksum error on the source.
  • Orange: a file integrity issue was detected.

Monitoring Progress Remotely with Connect

Connect is a free companion app that runs in your browser and lets you monitor OffShoot transfers. Connect displays live views of transfers in progress, and pushes notifications to your device upon completion.
Last modified 2mo ago