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Introducing Kollaborate Plugin Pack - upload directly from your NLE

Yesterday we launched Kollaborate Plugin Pack. This is a group of NLE plugins that allow for direct uploading to our Kollaborate cloud workflow platform from your editing application, saving both time and effort. We currently have plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac.

The installer places Send to Kollaborate functions in the File > Export menu in Premiere and the File > Share menu in FCPX.

The user manual provides a full tutorial but the basic workflow is as follows:

1. Go to File > Export > Send to Kollaborate (Premiere) or File > Share > Send to Kollaborate (FCPX).

2. At this point FCPX users should enter a title and other basic details for the project. Premiere users should skip to step 3.

3. Assuming you're logged into Kollaborate, select the project and provide basic details such as the title, description and where to store the file.

4. Click Export Sequence and the NLE will take over the rendering of the file. Once that is complete, the Kollaborate plugin will upload the video in the background and alert you with a Notification Center alert when it's done.

Note: due to limitations in the Adobe Premiere API, any in and out points in your timeline will be ignored when exporting through the plugin. To export a section of your timeline, please nest the sequence.

System requirements are OS X 10.8+ and FCPX 10.1+ or Adobe Premiere Pro CC or higher.

Kollaborate is the only professional workflow platform that integrates in this way with your editing application. To find out more, register for the free 15-day trial (no credit card needed).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Tuesday October 28 2014 11:24 AM to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.26 released with OS X 10.10 support

Last week we released Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.26, a minor update to our suite of maintenance and troubleshooting tools for your editing application.

OS X 10.10 compatibility

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.26 is compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This means that every product we make is now certified as Yosemite compatible.

Various System Toolkit improvements

Lots of changes have been made to System Toolkit, including an overhaul of the Cleanup Tasks pane to provide descriptions of each task and the type of problems it is likely to fix. We've also added new tasks to clean QuickLook and Help caches, the former of which can help fix the inability to preview certain types of files or issues where file previews are corrupted.

Other changes

  • System Toolkit - Added an option to turn off App Nap globally
  • System Toolkit - Various UI improvements
  • Corrupt Clip Finder - Fixed a hang when color coding large numbers of files at once
  • Project Repair - Fixed a crash that could occur when closing the window in the middle of a Premiere project repair
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions
  • Various other bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Pro Maintenance Tools is an essential toolkit for media professionals that is used by freelancers and major studios alike. To find out more, view the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Wednesday October 22 2014 1:19 PM to DR News, Front Page News, Utilities
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Kollaborate 1.2 released - favorites, custom depts, server encoding and more

We've just launched a major new version of Kollaborate on the cloud. With Kollaborate 1.2 we decided to address almost all of your top feature requests at once, including:

Favorites

Favorite a file or comment to refer back to later. This is useful for creating to-do lists.

Custom Departments and Positions

Custom departments and positions can be added on a per-project basis, allowing you to create private storage areas only a few users can see.

Alias overhaul

Aliases have been redesigned and can now be linked to all past and future revisions of a file or just a particular revision.

Custom logos

You can specify a custom site logo that will appear at the top of the page when others view your project.

Linked accounts

Link other accounts to your subscription to allow team-members to also create projects.

Server-side encoding (beta)

Incompatible files under 20 mins can now be converted to H.264 on our server. This will take place by default for non-H.264 video files or files that are not in an MP4 container.

For power users we still recommend Kollaborate Transfer for uploading due to its faster speeds and greater customization.

Server-side encoding is currently considered beta so please let us know of any bugs, issues or incompatibilities you encounter.

Other changes


  • Non-admins can now approve files in their departments if the Approval permission is set (for some user types including Client and Agency Rep, this is set by default). To change this, click the dropdown next to a user on the Team page and click Permissions.
  • Navigate between files directly from the player and click a file's thumbnail in the Files page to preview it
  • Replace a file - upload a new copy while keeping all comments and links intact
  • Hide download button option when creating a link (note: this does not prevent users from downloading but makes it less obvious)
  • Right-click menus - instead of clicking the dropdown next to each user, file, project, task or comment, right-click to show the same menu
  • New comment export options - CSV and EdiCue
  • Many bug fixes and tweaks

Kollaborate is a cloud workflow platform that connects with Digital Rebellion products to allow you to share files and collaborate with colleagues and clients on your project. To find out more, read the feature list and FAQ, watch the overview video or register for the free 15-day trial (no credit card needed).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Tuesday October 14 2014 9:22 AM to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Pro Media Tools 1.3.2 - OS X 10.10 support and flash frame detection improvements

We've just released Pro Media Tools 1.3.2, a minor update to our suite of media management and processing tools.

Video Check flash frame improvements

We've improved the accuracy of flash frame detection in Video Check and added a sensitivity slider to help detect more subtle flashes.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility

Pro Media Tools is now compatible with the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite release, which should be out within the next few weeks.

Pro Media Tools is an essential toolkit for media professionals. To find out more, view the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Monday September 29 2014 8:59 AM to DR News, Front Page News, Utilities
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Introducing the Kollaborate Folder Watcher for Mac Beta

Today we are introducing a new tool for Kollaborate users. With Kollaborate Folder Watcher you can now setup watch folders that will automatically upload files to the cloud when you copy them to that folder.

To start, launch the app and login to your Kollaborate account in Preferences. If you have installed Kollaborate Transfer or signed into Kollaborate from one of our other apps, you won't need to do this because it will automatically detect your settings.

Click the + button and browse for a folder. Note that upon adding a folder all files inside it will be uploaded.

Next choose the project, department and folder to upload to. You can have different folders uploading to different projects.

Now drag some files or folders into the folder. After a few seconds or minutes (depending on the size) you should see them appear in the project from your web browser.

Please note that this is a pre-release version that has some issues a limitations, so caution should be exercised when using it in a production environment. The current version does not encode videos so we recommend that you encode them using our encoding presets prior to copying to the folder. There are also likely to be bugs so please report any you find to us.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Monday September 8 2014 8:53 AM to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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CinePlay 1.1.2 released with many Kollaborate improvements

Yesterday we released CinePlay 1.1.2, a minor update to our professional Mac media player.

Kollaborate Browser improvements

We've made a lot of improvements to the Kollaborate Browser including:

  • The file's creator is now shown (currently cloud-only, coming in the next Kollaborate Server update)
  • Modified dates are now shown for folders
  • Sort settings are now remembered upon relaunch
  • Departments are now always on top
  • Improved movie loading times

Multi-line markers

The Marker window now shows multi-line comments for easier readability.

Kollaborate admins can edit others' comments

If you are the project owner or an admin, you can now edit or remove comments made by other people on a file (previously this feature was limited to the web version). This feature is currently cloud only and will be coming for Kollaborate Server users in the next update.

CinePlay is an invaluable tool for video professionals. To find out more, see the feature list, watch the overview video, read the user manual or download the free 15-day trial. All cloud functionality is free for Kollaborate users.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Friday September 5 2014 12:04 PM to DR News, Front Page News, Utilities
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.24 released - QuickFix cache cleaning and more

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.0.24 was launched earlier this week, a minor update to our suite of tools to maintenance, optimize and troubleshoot your editing system.

QuickFix integration with System Toolkit

QuickFix now integrates with System Toolkit, allowing you to perform all of System Toolkit's cache cleaning and rebuilding functions with one button press. This makes QuickFix even more useful as a one-button press way of resolving problems.

Other changes

Housekeeper now uses Spotlight to locate additional FCPX libraries for rebuilding that exist outside of the usual locations.

Additionally, Media Salvage now supports 32 kHz audio, QT Repair's memory usage was improved and we updated Crash Analyzer definitions based on user-submitted logs.

Pro Maintenance Tools is an essential toolkit for media professionals that is used by freelancers and major studios alike. To find out more, view the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Thursday August 21 2014 2:19 PM to DR News, Front Page News, Utilities
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Kollaborate Server 1.1.2 released - approve/reject files, overhauled uploader

Earlier this week we released Kollaborate Server 1.1.2, bringing many new features to our in-house workflow platform.

The changes are similar to those of the cloud version with some additional server-specific features and tweaks.

Approve and deny files

Users can mark a file as needing approval, which alerts all admins on the project and allows them to approve or reject it. You can optionally include an explanation when approving / rejecting.

Overhauled uploader

We have a brand new drag and drop uploader which allows you to upload batches of files at once.

Drag and drop file interface

You can now drag files onto folders to move them or drag onto another file to combine them as revisions.

Dark UI

We've had several requests for this - you can now choose a dark skin for navigating the site. Click your name in the top right corner to toggle between light and dark.

Reminders

Users who have not viewed a link sent to them within 7 days will now receive a reminder email, as will admins where a file has been marked as Needs Approval for 7 days. Only one reminder is sent.

If upgrading from an existing installation, you'll need to go into the installer, skip through until you reach the Scheduled Tasks page and install the daily script to enable this feature.

Installer tweaks

We've made several improvements to the installer, including improved Ubuntu compatibility and various tweaks to scheduled tasks.

Kollaborate Server is a version of the Kollaborate cloud workflow platform that you can run in-house on your own servers and storage, with full control over security and improved customization. To find out more about Kollaborate, view the feature list, read the Kollaborate Server documentation or sign up for the free 15-day cloud trial (no credit card needed).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Wednesday August 20 2014 11:40 AM to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Kollaborate 1.1.2 - approve/reject files, overhauled uploader

We've just released Kollaborate 1.1.2 on the cloud. In addition to the recent storage space bumps and new pricing packages, we've introduced some great new features.

Approve and deny files

Users can mark a file as needing approval, which alerts all admins on the project and allows them to approve or reject it.

Overhauled uploader

We have a brand new drag and drop uploader which allows you to upload batches of files at once.

Drag and drop file interface

You can now drag files onto folders to move them or drag onto another file to combine them as revisions.

Dark UI

We've had several requests for this - you can now choose a dark skin for navigating the site. Click your name in the top right corner to toggle between light and dark.

Kollaborate Transfer

In Kollaborate Transfer 1.1.3 you can set the status of a file (Work in Progress, Needs Approval) before uploading and optionally switch off automatic upload notification emails to other users on the project.

Other changes


  • Timecode overlay when hovering over the timeline
  • When switching between revisions, it now skips to same time position in the new file
  • Files with identical names are now automatically revised
  • Colors are now respected when importing marker lists
  • Simplified dialog for inviting users to a project
  • Various UI tweaks and alerts to help new users

Kollaborate is a cloud workflow platform that connects with our products to allow you to share files and collaborate with colleagues and clients on your project. To find out more, read the feature list and FAQ, watch the overview video or register for the free 15-day trial (no credit card needed).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Wednesday August 6 2014 12:06 PM to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Kollaborate storage space bump and new pricing packages

Today we boosted the storage space of all Kollaborate subscribers free of charge. If you were on the 10 GB package, you're now getting 12 GB, 20 GB is now 25 GB and 50 GB is now 60 GB. Users on the 50 GB package are also getting 40 users instead of 25. You can view the current range of packages here.

When we released Kollaborate Server we removed our previous high-end packages because we assumed high-end users would prefer the in-house hosting option. While this was largely true, there still remained customers who preferred us to handle hosting, setup and security so these packages are now back again.

We've also made the introductory pricing permanent on the lower packages, added a new mid-tier package with 40 GB storage and reduced the prices of add-on user and storage packs. This means that getting the exact package that meets your needs is easier and more cost-effective than before.

To find out more about how Kollaborate connects with Digital Rebellion products to improve your file review and approval workflow, view the feature list and FAQ, watch the overview video or try out the free 15-day trial (no credit card required).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Monday August 4 2014 8:49 AM to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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