What is Backlot and who is it for?

Backlot is an application for Mac & PC that allows you to simulate your film production and easily create 3D renderings for pitching, planning, previz, and more.

Backlot is built for filmmakers and creatives. There is no coding or technical complexity involved.

What is the Backlot Early Access program?

The Backlot Early Access program provides a pre-launch version of Backlot to use at a discounted price. We will be especially attentive to concerns or issues you may have as we continue to refine Backlot for our wider release.

Does Backlot require a subscription?

Yes, Backlot is a monthly subscription. We release regular updates and expansions to our library that all users automatically receive.

What do I need to run Backlot?

Any Mac with the M1 chip or dedicated AMD graphics since 2016 are supported.

Minimum Specs
MacBook Pro 15” 2016
Mac OS 11 Big Sur
30 GB Free storage

Recommended Specs
MacBook Pro 15” 2018+
Mac OS 11 Big Sur
100+ GB Free storage

Recommended Specs
2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Nvidia GTX 1050 Mobile (2GB)
Windows 10
100+ GB Free storage

Internet Speeds

20 Mbps download

50 Mbps download

How do I cancel my subscription?

Simply navigate to our dedicated account site to change you subscription status and view past invoices.
You can also access this page from within Backlot at any time.

Do I need to know how to code to use Backlot?

No. Backlot is meant for filmmakers, so the only prerequisite knowledge you need are the basics of cameras.

How do I learn to use Backlot?

A great place to start is our Tutorials page. Please also see the documentation provided with your Backlot download, as well as the on-screen tooltips when you first use the app.
If you ever need help, don’t hesitate to contact support@backlot.studio

Do I own the rights of content created in Backlot?

Yes! What you make in Backlot is yours to own, distribute, & share.

Can I share my work created in Backlot?

Yes! You can export your work in up to 4K 24fps to publish and share. Blueprint sharing and realtime collaboration are coming soon.

Is my Backlot data secure?

Yes, we use enterprise-grade security to keep your save files and profile data protected on our cloud. All video exports are local.

Do you offer a trial or refund?

If you are not satisfied with Backlot or have technical issues preventing you from using Backlot, we will provide a refund within the first 24 hours of purchasing.

How many computers can I install Backlot on?

Each license allows for one simultaneous user at a time.

I’m experiencing problems with Backlot - what do I do?

Please contact support@backlot.studio

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