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CinePlay 1.5.1 released with more detailed metadata

Recently we released CinePlay 1.5.1, a minor update to our professional Mac media player.

The biggest change in this version is that the app now displays more detailed metadata. CinePlay will now show all of the fields that are shown in tools like QT Edit and uses QT Edit's metadata database to give the fields more user-friendly descriptive names.

We've also made it so that clicking or navigating to a marker in the player window also selects that marker in the Markers window.

Other changes include:

  • Non-standard audio sample rates (e.g. 48.048kHz) now display correctly
  • Fixed an issue where jumping to a specific timecode position could be inaccurate with very long QuickTime movies
  • Fixed an issue where the marker edit window may not appear correctly for chapters
  • Added a Clear Cache for Current File option to the Help > Troubleshooting menu
  • Replaced Growl with native Notification Center alerts
  • Various small fixes and tweaks

CinePlay is a powerful playback and note-taking tool for video professionals. To find out more, see the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial. Kollaborate customers get cloud functionality in CinePlay free of charge.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Apr 16 2018 to DR News, Front Page News, CinePlay
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Recent updates - April 2018

We've been busy - here are some recent software updates for our products that you may have missed.

CinePlay 1.5.1 - Apr 6 2018

  • CinePlay now displays more detailed information in the Metadata tab of the Info window
  • Selecting a marker by clicking on it or using the arrow keys now also selects it in the Markers window
  • Non-standard audio sample rates (e.g. 48.048kHz) now display correctly
  • Fixed an issue where jumping to a specific timecode position could be inaccurate with very long QuickTime movies
  • Fixed an issue where the marker edit window may not appear correctly for chapters
  • Added a Clear Cache for Current File option to the Help > Troubleshooting menu
  • Replaced Growl with native Notification Center alerts
  • Various small fixes and tweaks

Kollaborate Folder Watcher 1.3.1 - Apr 6 2018

  • Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate uploads in some instances

Pro Admin 1.6.3 - Mar 20 2018

  • Improved compatibility with recent versions of Pro Maintenance Tools
  • Overhauled the Info dialog to provide more relevant information
  • Various code modernizations
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Posted by Jon Chappell on Apr 7 2018 to DR News
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Recent updates - March 2018

We've been busy - here are some recent software updates for our products that you may have missed.

Post Haste for Windows 2.2.1 - Mar 7 2018

  • Added new default project files for Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Fixed a codesigning issue that was causing Windows Defender to flag up false positives
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Post Haste for Mac 2.6.2 - Mar 6 2018

  • Added project file templates for newer Adobe Premiere and After Effects versions
  • Replaced Growl with native Notification Center alerts
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Preference Manager 4.4.2 - Mar 5 2018

  • Replaced Growl with native Notification Center alerts
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Kollaborate Folder Watcher 1.3 - Feb 23 2018

  • Major overhaul of the app that improves reliability and adds polish
  • Added an alert to let you know when the queue has finished and all files have been uploaded
  • Fixed an issue where some file updates might not trigger the app immediately
  • Fixed a caching issue that could cause files in subfolders to be uploaded more than once or not at all
  • Fixed an issue where files already in the queue would continue to upload even after the watch folder was disabled or deleted
  • Fixed an issue where the background helper could hang in certain instances
  • Improved memory usage when uploading lots of files
  • Stability improvements
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.2.4 - Feb 21 2018

  • Project Repair can now resolve issues caused by locked FCPX events
  • Autosave Manager stability improvements
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Kollaborate Transfer 1.5.1 - Feb 17 2018

  • Improved performance when uploading lots of image files
  • Improved memory usage when generating thumbnails
  • Fixed an issue where subfolders wouldn't be recognized when dragging in a folder
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

CinePlay 1.5 - Feb 9 2018

  • IMPORTANT: CinePlay now requires macOS 10.10 or higher
  • We've overhauled CinePlay to be more accurate and reliable when seeking and navigating
  • Support for importing and exporting DaVinci Resolve marker EDLs
  • Movies without timecode tracks but with Adobe timecode metadata will now have the timecode correctly recognized in CinePlay
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent markers being edited
  • Fixed several memory leaks
  • Many other fixes and tweaks

Pro Media Tools 1.7 - Feb 5 2018

  • Timeline Tricks - Added the ability to remove audio and video transitions
  • Edit Detector - Support for exporting markers to Resolve
  • Video Check - Support for exporting markers to Resolve
  • QT Edit - Space bar now plays back video
  • QT Edit - Track Name is now the default selected tab when selecting a track
  • Batch Renamer - Added a Clear button to clear the entire file list at once
  • Batch Renamer - Added an option to automatically clear the file list after processing
  • Video Check - Fixed an issue where results may be color-coded incorrectly
  • Video Check - Fixed an issue where the Export dialog would default to a .txt extension irrespective of the initial output type
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations
Posted by Jon Chappell on Mar 7 2018 to DR News
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Pro Media Tools 1.7 - strip transitions, support for exporting DaVinci Resolve marker EDLs

We recently released Pro Media Tools 1.7, a major update to our suite of media management and processing tools.

Strip transitions

Timeline Tricks can now strip audio and/or video transitions from FCP 7 XML files, which can be useful before outputting an OMF or AAF for sound mixing.

DaVinci Resolve marker support

Edit Detector and Video Check can now export marker EDLs to DaVinci Resolve.

To import the EDLs into Resolve, right-click the timeline in the Media or Edit window, then go to Timelines > Import > Markers from EDL.

Batch Renamer queue management

You can now easily clear the file list in Batch Renamer by clicking the Clear button and can set this to occur automatically after processing in Preferences.

Other changes

 

  • QT Edit - Space bar now plays back video
  • QT Edit - Track Name is now the default selected tab when selecting a track
  • Video Check - Fixed an issue where results may be color-coded incorrectly
  • Video Check - Fixed an issue where the Export dialog would default to a .txt extension irrespective of the initial output type
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

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

 

Posted by Jon Chappell on Feb 14 2018 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Media Tools
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Recent updates - February 2018

We've been busy - here are some recent software updates for our products that you may have missed.

Pro Media Tools 1.7 - Feb 5 2018

  • Timeline Tricks - Added the ability to remove audio and video transitions
  • Edit Detector - Support for exporting markers to Resolve
  • Video Check - Support for exporting markers to Resolve
  • QT Edit - Space bar now plays back video
  • QT Edit - Track Name is now the default selected tab when selecting a track
  • Batch Renamer - Added a Clear button to clear the entire file list at once
  • Batch Renamer - Added an option to automatically clear the file list after processing
  • Video Check - Fixed an issue where results may be color-coded incorrectly
  • Video Check - Fixed an issue where the Export dialog would default to a .txt extension irrespective of the initial output type
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Marker Import for Mac 2.1.7 - Jan 20 2018

  • Improved compatibility with FCPX

Cut Notes for iPad 2.4.9 - Jan 18 2018

  • Support for exporting markers to DaVinci Resolve via an EDL. To import into Resolve, right-click the timeline on the Media or Edit views, then go to Timelines > Import > Timeline Markers from EDL.
  • Fixed an issue where the Export dialog wouldn't close automatically after emailing notes
Posted by Jon Chappell on Feb 7 2018 to DR News
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Making relative Adobe asset paths work in Post Haste templates

If you're using Post Haste to create templates for your Adobe project files, you may have run into an issue where the project file still points to assets in their original location on disk, not relative to the template path.

Here's how to get relative paths working:

  1. Create a new folder to temporarily store the files.

  2. Recreate the relevant folders from your template. So if you store video in a Media folder and the project file in a Projects folder, create those folders inside the new directory.

  3. Copy (not move) the assets and project files into the folders you created, exactly the way they are setup in the template.

  4. Open up the project in your Adobe app and relink to the assets inside the temporary folder, then save the project and close it.
  5.  Move the project folder from the temporary directory back into your Post Haste template, overwriting the project file if it's already there.

  6. Delete the temporary folder.

Post Haste is a free app for Mac and PC that makes it easy to create new projects from templated folder structures. To find out more, check out the feature list, read the user manual or download the app for Mac or PC.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 26 2018 to Pro Media Tools, Tutorials
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Cut Notes now imports markers into DaVinci Resolve

The latest version of our iPad note-taking app, Cut Notes 2.4.9, can now import markers into DaVinci Resolve. Here's how to do it:

  1. In Cut Notes, tap the Share button at the top right, then tap Export.

  2. In the dialog that appears, select DaVinci Resolve as the app and choose your preferred method of exporting the EDL (e.g. Email).

  3. In Resolve, right-click the timeline in the Media or Edit view and go to Timelines > Import > Markers from EDL and import the EDL you exported from Cut Notes.

Cut Notes is an iPad note-taking app for video and audio professionals. It syncs to timecode in common apps and helps your minimize the time spent looking down when making notes on a screening. To find out more, see the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download it from the App Store. There is also a free cloud-only version for Kollaborate customers.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 19 2018 to Front Page News, DR News, Cut Notes
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Recent updates - January 2018

We've been busy - here are some recent software updates for our products that you may have missed.

Kollaborate Server 2.6.1 - Jan 3 2018

  • Favorites can now be exported to aliases
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where the wrong users could be listed as reviewers
  • Player - Fixed an issue where MOVs may not play automatically
  • Player - Fixed an issue where click to play wouldn't work
  • Player - Fixed an issue where PDFs could no longer be embedded in the player
  • Upload - Fixed an issue where large files or slow storage drives could cause timeouts
  • Upload - Fixed an issue that could cause FPS metadata to be detected incorrectly
  • Export - Fixed an issue with accented characters in exported text and CSV files
  • API - Fixed an issue where session invitations may show an invalid link
  • UI - Search fields are now styled correctly on Safari
  • UI - Fixed an issue where the playhead thumb overlay could flicker
  • Tasks - Fixed an issue where the task creation date could be listed incorrectly in history if the task was edited. This will cause the task creation history to no longer appear for existing tasks but will now appear correctly for new tasks from now on
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a blank page in the Adobe panel if automatic login failed
  • Link reminders are no longer sent out
  • Many other bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Kollaborate Encoder 1.1.5 - Jan 3 2018

  • Fixed an issue that could cause certain files to timeout when ffmpeg tried to scan them
  • General bug fixes and tweaks

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.2.3 - Dec 19 2017

  • Fixed an issue that could cause an error to appear saying an application was damaged
  • Various stability improvements and optimizations

Marker Import for Mac 2.1.6 - Dec 14 2017

  • Improved compatibility with FCPX
Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 7 2018 to DR News
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2017 - Year in Review

Another year is over so let’s look back on the past 12 months.

Notable updates

Kollaborate - We made lots of enhancements to our cloud workflow platform over the year including Workflows to setup automated actions when approving files, File Requests for users outside the project to upload files, User Roles replaced the old Positions system, color coding, batch downloading, auto-advance to the next file and many minor tweaks and UI improvements.

Pro Maintenance Tools - Our suite of maintenance and repair tools gained support for salvaging ProRes 4444 XQ, VST2 and VST3 plugin support, support for trashing custom Premiere cache locations and improved FCPX compatibility.

Pro Media Tools - Our suite of media management tools had many updates to our Auto Transfer offloading tool including automatic reel number detection, more options for customizing metadata, new List metadata type, performance improvements and many minor tweaks.

In total we released over 40 updates for our products.

Stats

Our most-downloaded app was Preference Manager but our most-used app was Post Haste. Our most popular paid tool was Pro Maintenance Tools. Our most popular iOS app was Video Space Calculator. The number of Kollaborate subscribers increased by 40% and the number of daily logins doubled.

Over 500,000 unique visitors visited digitalrebellion.com and our products were downloaded over 150,000 times.

The most popular blog posts in 2017 were:

What’s next

2018 will be a big year for us and we are planning some major new Kollaborate features in addition to at least one new product. We are planning major overhauls of several of our apps and intend to bring them to additional platforms. You can keep up to date with new products, features and tips by subscribing to this blog, following us on Twitter or Facebook or by subscribing to our mailing list.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Dec 31 2017 to Front Page News, DR News
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Recent updates - December 2017

We've been busy - here are some recent software updates for our products that you may have missed.

Kollaborate Premiere Panel for Windows 1.1.3 - Dec 6 2017

  • Improved compatibility with Premiere CC 2018
  • Minor bug fixes

Kollaborate Premiere Panel for Mac 1.1.3 - Dec 6 2017

  • Improved compatibility with Premiere CC 2018
  • Minor bug fixes

CinePlay for iOS 1.6.7 - Dec 5 2017

  • IMPORTANT: Due to changes in the Dropbox SDK we can no longer support Dropbox and have removed this feature from the app. The app can still play local files on the device, files from direct web URLs and files stored on Kollaborate. For those needing cloud playback on CinePlay, we recommend Kollaborate as a replacement.
  • Fixed a stretching issue on iPhone X
Posted by Jon Chappell on Dec 7 2017 to DR News
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