Installation and Licensing


The installers for Deadline include Draft, but we do release Draft builds independently of Deadline. You can always download and (re)install a newest build of Draft. All you should need to do is to extract the .zip file containing the newest build in your Deadline Repository under the draft folder. The slaves will automatically sync up new versions of Draft to their local working folders when needed.


It is important to note that Draft requires a license separate from Deadline. Draft and Quick Draft are both licensed by the same and FlexLM FEATURE draft in your Thinkbox license file. Draft and Quick Draft are free for users with an active Deadline annual support and maintenance contract.

The majority of Draft features require only that a license be present. Actual checkout of licenses happens only while videos are being encoded or decoded.