|Stable release||1.0.0 / 2012|
|Operating system||Any (Web-based application), Microsoft Windows (Desktop-Based Application)|
Adobe Story is a collaborative script development tool from Adobe Systems Inc. It can be used to accelerate the process of creating screenplays and turning them into finished media. Adobe Story complements script writing with robust scheduling and reporting tools. Collaborate efficiently with coauthors and share projects with your team. Create schedules from one or many scripts so you can get the most out of every shoot.
Adobe Story is available both as a web-based application, and a desktop application. The desktop application can sync up with the online version later. At present the iPad app version does not support editing.
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Creating, importing, and editing scripts
Adobe Story can be used to create industry standard scripts. Users can also import scripts created in other software such as Microsoft Word, Final Draft, and Movie Magic, and edit them in Adobe Story. Auto-numbering helps assign scene numbers and shot numbers to scene and shot elements. Various tools in the script editor like smart type, and contextual toolbar help simplify the script creation process.
Organizing scripts as projects
Scripts and their related documents such as character biographies and synopses can be organized as Projects. Projects can be further classified into categories.
Collaborating with other members
All team members involved in the script-writing process can be provided with access to the script. Authors can assign roles that give team members the ability to read, review, or modify the script and access projects.
Exporting to popular formats
Scripts authored in Adobe Story can be exported to popular formats such as Adobe PDF, Microsoft Excel, and Final Draft. To take advantage of Adobe Story's integration with Adobe Production Premium Suite, scripts must be exported to the native Adobe Story format (ASTX). li
Tagging information in scripts
Words and phrases related to production elements can be tagged. Users can also tag scenes. Tagged information in the script can be used to create reports, improve search of video content, and to create engaging experiences. Media houses can use tagged information in the script to monetize video content.
Adobe Story's Integration with production tools from Adobe can help reduce pre-production and post-production time. When an Adobe Story script is imported into OnLocation, metadata automatically created from the script helps better manage a shoot: shot lists are automatically generated, logging is expedited, and dialogue and other metadata from the script is embedded in the assets that is logged or captured.
When the OnLocation project and related assets are imported into Adobe Premiere Pro, the script and footage can be synchronized, and a preliminary rough cut can be prepared based on the dialogue transcript.
Adobe Story allows tracking changes on documents. The change is specially formatted to stand out from the rest of the text. The changes can be accepted or rejected by users with appropriate permissions. It is one of the ways that owners can have visibility and control over how their document is modified. Revision control and access control are other such ways.
Adobe Story has support for basic revision control for documents. Versions can be created manually but they also get created automatically (if the corresponding setting is on). As of this writing, revision control does not work in offline mode of the desktop application.
Adobe Story allows you to create schedule from the scripts. Users can add day breaks & banners, timing information of each strip, color code strip based on various properties, rearrange the order of strips in the schedule. User can also 'sync' the schedule at any point which brings the updates from scripts into schedule.
Adobe Story allows you to create production reports from scripts as well as from schedules. The various reports available are: Timing, Colorist, Shooting schedule, Running order, Artiste crossplot etc. Users can edit them and also export them to various formats(PDF, HTML).
Desktop application allows working offline. Some of the features like importing text files are not available offline. Requires the use of Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR).