We've just released a beta of Post Haste 2.5 for Mac.
This version has basic Kollaborate integration. To set it up, go to the Kollaborate tab in preferences, enter your login information and click Authorize.
Now whenever you create a new project on your local hard drive, a copy will be created in the cloud. You can choose to recreate the entire folder structure or just create an empty project. Note: you must be logged into a Kollaborate trial or subscriber account for this to work.
We're keen to hear feedback on the best ways to integrate Kollaborate functionality into your existing Post Haste workflows so contact us with your requests.
Last week we released Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.14, a minor update to our flagship suite for maintaining, optimizing and troubleshooting your editing system.
As well as the usual bug fixes and updated Crash Analyzer definitions, we've also introduced a new feature to Plugin Manager. It is now possible to print a list of plugins to refer to when reinstalling your operating system. You could also use it to compare plugins between computers, but it is much easier to do that with Pro Admin.
You can see the entire list of changes here.
Pro Maintenance Tools is an essential toolkit for post production professionals that is used worldwide by freelancers and studios alike. To find out more view the full feature list, watch the video overview, read the user manual or download the free trial.
Last week we release Pro Media Tools 1.1.9, a minor update to our suite of media management and workflow tools.
The major new changes are:
Video Check's flash frame detection has been significantly improved and can more reliably detect corrupt frames in a movie.
QT Edit will no longer prompt you to flatten a movie when performing an action that needs it. This means that by default, QT Edit will only create self-contained movies.
If you would prefer to be prompted to create a reference or self-contained movie, you can switch off auto flatten in preferences.
In addition to multiple bug fixes we've also made several other changes to the way QT Edit works, which you can read about in the full changelog.
Pro Media Tools is a suite of essential applications for improving your workflows. To find out more, see the features page, watch the overview video, read the user manual or download the 15-day free trial.
We've just released Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.13 - a minor update to our flagship suite for maintaining, optimizing and troubleshooting your editing system.
We have significantly improved the repairing of corrupt Adobe Premiere Pro projects in this update. Premiere is one of the few applications to use an XML project format instead of binary, making Premiere projects much easier to repair.
In addition to its previous capabilities, Project Repair 2.0.13 can now strip Warp Stabilizer data (a common cause of corruption), reset scratch disks and strip workspace information. These new capabilities have enabled the application to successfully repair corrupt projects in our test suite that were previously unrepairable.
We've just launched the Digital Rebellion app for iOS.
This is a free app that allows you to get news and support about Digital Rebellion products on the go.
The main page lists our applications and allows you to easily view product information, documentation and support. You can filter it to only show apps currently installed on the device and it can even act as a launcher for installed apps.
You can download the app free of charge from the iOS App Store.
We're proud to introduce our latest product - CinePlay for iOS. CinePlay is a professional video player for iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 5.0 or higher. It is ideal for dailies, portfolios, client feedback and mobile note taking.
CinePlay can play back H.264 movies you've shot with your camera, synced from iTunes, stored in Dropbox or located at a direct web URL (e.g. http://www.example.com/mymovie.mp4). Remote web files can very easily be downloaded directly to the device, which is something that's always been difficult on iOS.
All timings are specified in timecode notation and you can frame-accurately step through the movie or jump to a specific timecode position. CinePlay will read the timecode stored in a file or otherwise default to 00:00:00:00.
You can show a draggable timecode overlay on top of the movie and add 4:3 and 16:9 safe areas. You can also mask and crop to common aspect ratios, making it very useful for previewing full-frame dailies that will be masked at a later date, or to hide burnt-in timecode and other distracting information.
If you have an iPad, you can also add markers and jump between them. The iPad version will also recognize any chapters in the file and display them as markers. You can then export them to a range of common marker / locator / chapter list formats. (Many of the formats require the free Cut Notes Marker Import tool to import into your NLE.)
We've also integrated it well into our existing apps. You can remotely control playback with Editmote (including gestures) and output timecode to Cut Notes for easy note-taking. Because we develop these applications, the integration is far more seamless with CinePlay than with third-party apps.
CinePlay is a useful tool for filmmakers, post production professionals and clients, and we have an exciting roadmap in place for the future. If you have any questions, we have an extensive FAQ and a comprehensive user manual and we're also keen to hear feedback on how well it integrates into your workflows.
We've just released the second beta of Preference Manager for Windows. This is a Windows port of our popular tool for managing preferences and settings for your editing system.
We've listened to your feedback and this version contains fixes for several issues including improved Windows 8 compatibility.
Preference Manager for Windows is compatible with Windows 7 and 8. This is a pre-release version and we recommend caution when using it in a production environment. You can download the latest beta here.
Please use the built-in links within the app to give us feedback or contact us here.
We just released Editmote 2.0.1, a minor update to our iOS app for remotely controlling your NLE. Existing users will need to update to the 2.0.1 versions of both the app and preference pane to obtain the new features.
We've added a Zoom Timeline to Fit button and Connect and Append buttons for Final Cut Pro X users. These buttons are not in the default layout but can be accessed in the button layout editor. These commands can also have gestures assigned to them.
You can now assign a command to be executed when shaking your device in the gesture interface. By default this is set to Undo, but you can assign it to anything you like.
We've also fixed several bugs and you can find the full changelog here.
Earlier this week we released Post Haste 2.1.4 for Mac and PC.
The biggest new feature in this version is support for importing and exporting parameters, which has been much-requested by our users.
The parameters are exported to a .phparam file which is compatible with both the Mac and Windows versions of Post Haste.
We've also fixed several bugs and the full changelog is available here.
Today we released Editmote 2.0, a major new update to our NLE remote control for iOS devices.
We've listened to your feedback and have added the following major new features.
You can now switch between buttons and a gesture pad for performing tasks without having to look down. I didn't realize how much looking down affected my workflow until I tried gestures for the first time.
The default gestures include:
Single tap - Play / Pause
Swipe Up (1 finger) - Fast Forward
Swipe Down (1 finger) - Rewind
Swipe Left (1 finger) - Step Left 1 Frame
Swipe Right (1 finger) - Step Right 1 Frame
These are the basics; tap the Actions button then tap Edit Gestures to see the full list of default gestures.
One of Editmote's best aspects is that it's highly customizable. Tap Actions then Edit Gestures to modify them. You can choose from a list of over 60 actions to perform (or set your own custom ones) and assign tasks to tapping, swiping, zooming and rotating. You can set different tasks depending on the number of fingers held down.
Editmote now functions in portrait and landscape orientations for both iPad and iPhone. Each orientation uses a different layout, allowing you to create different button layouts for different purposes, such as a portrait layout for marking and a landscape layout for trimming.
Additional buttons have been added for insert / overwrite editing, undo, zoom in / out, play in to out, play around, and many more.
We've also added additional user-defined buttons, making a total of 20.
This has been a highly requested feature. When creating a custom button you can now give it a name instead of the default User1, User2 etc.
To change the names on your existing button layouts, tap a user button while in edit mode and then select the user button again from the list. You will then be prompted to enter a new name.
We recommend keeping button names short. Long button names will be truncated.
Button layouts are now synced to iCloud. This allows you to easily configure multiple devices with the same layout. There are separate layouts for iPad and iPhone so you cannot sync iPad to iPhone, only between devices of the same type.
You've always been able to add new applications but we've now added built-in presets for Avid Symphony, Adobe Audition, Encore, Prelude, SpeedGrade, Blackmagic Media Express, Motion, REDCINE-X and Davinci Resolve / Lite.
We've also updated the existing presets to add support for new functions, so if you modified your presets you may need to reset them by hitting the remove button.
We support a wide range of applications but any not on the list are really easy to add manually. See the user manual for more details on this.
We've made a lot of improvements to the connection view in particular. Manual IP addresses are now added by tapping the + button and can be saved as presets to prevent you having to re-enter information each time.
This is just an overview of the changes - there are many more tweaks, bug fixes and improvements in both the app and preference pane.
Editmote is a great addition to an editor's toolkit. I've found it really useful during client screenings, especially with our new gesture support. Our customers have found inventive uses for it too, ranging from giving the client control during a screening to marking clips and performing basic edits from a distance.
Editmote, along with several of our other tools, was also recently featured in Hand Held Hollywood's Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone book by Taz Goldstein, so check it out on page 337. If you don't have the book yet I recommend it, and you can get a 35% discount by using the coupon code HHH.
Editmote is available for iPad and iPhone on the App Store. You'll also need to download and install the free Editmote Preference Pane to get it working. Existing users will need to update the preference pane to 2.0 to take advantage of the new features.
We're keen to know what people think of the new version so use the feedback link in the app to tell us.