Automate with Watch Folders
Easy file transfer automation you can count on; create send, receive, and storage automations with MASV Watch Folders.
What is a Watch Folder?
Automated File Transfer Made Easy 🤖
A Watch Folder is a folder on your computer that automatically triggers a specific task when a file or folder is detected. MASV Watch Folders can be configured through the MASV Desktop App to: 1) send large files to an email recipient, 2) upload to a MASV Portal, or 3) receive files from a MASV Portal.
Send to Recipient
Designate a folder on your computer to upload any file it detects to a predetermined email address (up to 30 recipients).
Automate your Premiere Pro media export folder and send completed renders to the rest of your team for review.
Receive From Portal
Select a folder to auto-download files uploaded to your MASV Portal. You can even download files from a date prior to the creation of your automation.
Upload dailies from set to your MASV Portal so they download to your computer and are ready for edit.
Send to Portal
Configure a folder to upload to a MASV Portal on your behalf. If that Portal has a cloud storage integration, any file it receives will automatically appear in storage.
Move a file into your Watch Folder and have it appear in your client’s cloud storage via their Portal.
Why Choose MASV for Managed File Transfer?
Preserve Folder Structure
Whether you choose to upload a single file or hundreds of files in a complex series of nested folders, MASV will preserve your folder structure fully intact.
If your internet goes down, MASV will pick up where it left off and complete your automated transfer when the connection is restored.
All MASV transfers are encrypted, can be password-protected, and come with an ISO 27001 certification and a verified TPN assessment.
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A Fully Automated File Transfer Workflow
Learn how Shadow Magic Studios transfers hours of raw footage from an on-set DIT rig to remote post facilities and cloud archives all in one automated command; using a combination of RAID storage, Hedge backup software, and MASV Watch Folders.
Create File Transfer Automations With Our API
We’re proud of our user interface but we understand working with code provides greater flexibility. Build Watch Folder commands and file transfer automations with our robust API. Visit our File Transfer API page for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with a MASV Watch Folder?
With a MASV Watch Folder, you can set automations to automatically send files to a predetermined set of email address or an existing MASV Portal. You can also auto-download files you receive to your own MASV Portal.
Check our detailed step-by-step instructions on how to configure your MASV Watch Folder. Please make sure you have the latest version of the MASV app installed before configuring your Watch Folders.
How can you automate your file transfers with Watch Folders?
With the MASV Desktop app, you can select a folder on your computer to automate file uploads, downloads, and cloud storage deliveries. Simply navigate to the ‘Automations’ tab, select the automation type you want, and fill out the basic information required. You can have a Watch Folder automation up and running in a few seconds.
How do I use MASV Watch Folders?
There are many ways to use a MASV Watch Folder. Some popular options are:
- Designate a folder on your computer to automatically upload files to an email recipient. This is great if you have a repeat contact, like a Creative Director who needs to review your work.
- Designate a folder to auto-download files you receive to your MASV Portal. This is useful for overnight file deliveries.
- Select a folder to upload to a MASV Portal on your behalf. If the MASV Portal has a cloud storage integration, your file will appear in storage; all you have to do is move a file into a Watch Folder.
Who uses MASV Watch Folders?
MASV Watch Folders are used by creative professionals to speed up their workflow by automating mundane and repeatable file delivery actions, like upload, download, and saving to cloud storage.
What are the benefits of automated file transfer?
Automated file transfers can speed up your workflow by automating mundane and repeatable file delivery tasks like upload, download, and saving to cloud storage.
How can I automate file transfers?
Sign up for a MASV account and download the MASV Desktop app. From here, you can easily create file transfer automations in seconds; you can automate uploads, downloads, and cloud storage deliveries.