A project & asset management software
for M&E industries
Designed for CG Artists, by CG Artists.
Several international projects managed by Cerebro
•Savva (Glukoza animation, 2014,3D Animation)
•Sergei Radonegskuy (Da Studio, 2014, 2D Animation)
•Luntik (Melnica, 2014, 3D Amination)
•Stalingrad (20th Century Fox, 2013, VFX)
•Gogoriki (Riki Group, 2009-2014, 2D & 3D Animation)
•Alisa (Bazelevs,2013-2014, 3D Animation)
•Fixiki (Aeroplan,2009-2013,3D Animation)
•Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (20th Century Fox,
•Apolo 18 (20th Century Fox, 2011, VFX)
•The Darkest Hour (20th Century Fox, 2011, VFX)
•The Black Lightning (Bazelevs, 2010, VFX)
•Space Dogs 3D (Kinoatis, 2010, 3D Animation)
Don’t get distracted from work by its organization
•Break down your project in an unlimited tree task structure – it
is as simple as making new subfolders in the file manager.
•Allocate people and/or material resources.
•You’re through with basic planning. Launch your project!..
Or proceed to the advanced planning:
•Connect your tasks in the Gantt chart.
•Specify all the necessary parameters for your tasks (time,
budget, priority, etc.).
•Setup the access and visibility rights.
FEATURES: HANDY PLANNING
•Every task can have 3 financial parameters: planned cost,
actual cost, balance.
•Estimate every single task and you’ll get the project budget
•Sign off the money every time you spend it – and your
accountants will adore you .
FEATURES: SIMPLE BUDGETING
•Have a glance at Navigator pane to get a bird’s-eye project
overview, or dive deep into it, to get a detailed track and
the actual status of any particular task.
•Get an e-mail notifications on any changes in any task you
follow or do.
•Generate reports and export them to Excel or PDF.
•Search and filter tasks by a variety of tags and parameters.
•Be a step ahead with a problem-solving issue tracker.
FEATURES: EASY TRACKING
•Every task has its own Forum thread, use it to communicate
and share all sorts of files – dailies, reviews, references, you
•Mark selected posts and make them visible to your clients to
involve them into the conversation and get their instant first-
hand feedback - no need to copy-paste or forward anything by
•All the rest of a thread is for your trusted peers’ eyes only.
What happens in Cerebro stays in Cerebro .
•And no more annoying meetings, briefings and debriefings!
FEATURES: TIME-SAVING COMMUNICATIONS
• Open Forum thread of your task.
• Click on Reply button.
• Describe what you have done today on a particular
• Attach a file (or folder), if necessary.
• Specify the exact time spent today on the task.
• Click on Send button.
• Next morning don’t forget to look up here for new
FEATURES: TWO-CLICK DAILY REPORTING
If you have several locations to interchange files with -
clients, vendors, freelancers, or your own remote facilities -
Then Cargador makes it possible to make them secure
COMMUNITY CLOUDS by synchronizing heterogeneous file
storages around the world.
It supports an unlimited file size and can be setup to
• on demand,
• on schedule.
Cargador is more convenient and secure than a Good Ol’ FTP
• it verifies the integrity of transferred files,
• it prevents an unauthorized access to files,
• it prevents the unnecessary file duplication on a storage.
UNIQUE FEATURES: CARGADOR
Mirada Player (a proprietary Cinesoft product) is used for
viewing and commenting over pictures and videos.
Standard Version (embedded in Cerebro) has the following
• Draw or type over the content, record your activity (zoom, pan,
timeline dragging, mouse movement) together with your voice
• The reviews are submitted to Cerebro.
UNIQUE FEATURES: MIRADA
Mirada Pro functions are unlocked by entering a registration key
The Pro version possess all the features of a Standard version plus:
• Stereoscopic 3D viewing and annotation tools.
• Online Review Mode, thats lets you to synchronize your media
and make reviews at the same time with an unlimited group of
people anywhere in the world.
• The reviews can be submitted to Cerebro or exported into MOV
UNIQUE FEATURES: MIRADA PRO
•Desktop client applications for MS Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
•iOS clients for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
•The server runs under Windows 2003, 2008 or Linux x64 (Ubuntu,
Trial versions (all pricing plans except the Private one).
Commercial version (Studio pricing plan).
Only one Cerebro server component is installed onto a customer
network File Storage - a file transfer utility to index and transfer files
that are attached to forum threads in Cerebro.
All the rest of Cerebro server components are hosted on the system
provider’s site (Cerebrohq.com).
Minimal system deployment time.
High security level (users’ files are hosted locally, they are never
transferred to the SaaS provider or any other third party).
No maintenance costs - centralized Cerebro server components do
not need to be maintained by the customer’s technical staff.
A permanent Internet connection to cerebrohq.com is required.
SYSTEM STRUCTURE: HYBRID CLOUD
SYSTEM STRUCTURE: ON-PREMISES INSTALLATION
• Commercial versions (Business and Corporate).
• 4 main server components are installed onto the customer’s
• If needed, an additional component – WEB SERVER – can be
installed to provide access to Cerebro via a web interface. It is
recommended to install the web server onto a separate PC.
• All system components and content are hosted and fully
controlled by the customer.
• No need for an Internet connection (if no remote facilities and
remote users are being involved in the workflow).
• Multitenancy within LAN - no need to install the client application
on each workstation in the facility.
• More (in comparison to the hybrid cloud installation) customer
resources are required to maintain the system.
Cerebro User Support Service is available through the several channels:
Zendesk ticketing system,
• LiveChat Inc. instant online messaging system,
• Phone access.
Maximum ticket response time is 6 hours (for Critical issues) or 24 hours (for Non-Critical issues).
Online Library – searchable access to dozens of published articles, User Manuals and video tutorials,
• User Forum – online community discussion forum,
• Maintenance Releases – updates for current licensed deployments.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICE
Since January 2012 Cerebro installation packs are bundled with Python.
Cerebro’s API has three types:
• API to the client application. It’s a trigger-based system, where trigger switches on the user’s action (message
posting, tag changing, new task creation, etc.). The system consists of about 30 triggers, i.e., it can react to a
number of actions and conditions. For example, check if the user didn’t forget to attach to his report a file with the
right extension corresponding to the type of the task.
• API to the database.
• API to the file storage.
We have released several API samples:
• Check: a new Report is being posted to the Forum of Task with an Activity Type=Compositing must be
supplemented by an attached .mov file and a link to a Nuke script;
MacOS X / Windows / Linux. Offer the best functionality
iPhone and iPad versions
Support offline access on iOS-based devices.
Offers the fastest and easiest access to basic functions.
Don’t get distracted from work by its organization
Draw directly on video/image, create “sticky-
note” comments. Tired of writing? Tape an
audio-comment with mouse cursor movement
and timeline shifting. Your review will be
automatically saved and published in Cerebro.
Reliable local and global connection
Connecting studios and producers with outsources
around the world with great ease.
Track and deliver unlimited versions
Create an unlimited number of takes for any given
shot. Unlimited file sizes! Goodbye FTP!
Save money through automation
CEREBRO allows producers to reduce labor costs
during production stage through AUTOMATION &
SAVING of time consuming production processes
such as file transferring, image processing and
View production status in real time
CEREBRO allows production teams to view
production milestone statuses in real time, track
progress and maintain the budget.
Production-proven and studio-ready
CEREBRO has a proven track record of successful
implementation in critically acclaimed, animated TV
series and feature films. More than 120 companies rely
on Cerebro every day.
Customization and Integration with SDK
Productions with complex process and workflow
requirements may be easily accommodated through
workflow customization and the expert consulting
services provided by CEREBRO tech professionals.
If you are interested to learn more about
Cerebro, please send your inquiries to
+97 1 562642807
472 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA
123182, Novoschukinskaya str, 14,