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Recent updates - June 2018

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

Pro Media Tools 1.7.1 - May 30 2018

  • Batch Renamer - Dragging a file from Finder onto a specific item in the list now inserts it before that item instead of at the end of the list (this makes the frame reordering function easier to use)
  • Batch Renamer - Filenames are now truncated in the middle so you can see the frame number if it exists
  • QT Edit - Many improvements to conforming
  • QT Edit - Fixed an issue where the audio sample rate wouldn't change when conforming certain QuickTime movies
  • Video Check - Sensitivity adjustments to prevent false positives when checking luma
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

CinePlay 1.5.2 - May 28 2018

  • Added an option to auto-pause when adding a marker
  • Improved the readability of plain-text comment output
  • Fixed an issue where image sequences could import as a single frame
  • Fixed an issue where editing a marker in the Markers pane could show black text against a black background
  • Fixed an issue where the file extension in the Trim dialog was automatically selected when it shouldn't have been
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Kollaborate Folder Watcher 1.3.2 - May 28 2018

  • Improved handling of files being rendered or downloaded slowly to the watch folder
  • Improved handling of a crashed / stalled helper process
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Marker Import for Mac 2.1.8 - May 25 2018

  • Improved handling of markers that occur on transitions in FCPX
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.2.5 - May 15 2018

  • Housekeeper - Support for clearing the Avid App Manager cache
  • Replaced Growl with native Notification Center alerts
  • Corrupt Clip Finder - Ignore Large Images defaults to on in prefs
  • Corrupt Clip Finder - Fixed an issue where aborting a scan may not work correctly
  • Media Salvage - Fixed an issue where aborting a salvage may not work correctly
  • Plugin Manager - Fixed an issue where Motion transitions may not be displayed in the list
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Compressor Repair 2.3.4 - May 15 2018

  • Replaced Growl integration with native Notification Center alerts

Kollaborate 2.7 - May 9 2018

  • Upload Workflows - Setup actions to occur automatically when uploading a file
  • Embed LUTs, watermarks and overlays into proxies
  • Workflows are now called File Workflows to differentiate them from Upload Workflows
  • Send out a link from a File Workflow
  • Trigger workflows from tasks
  • Images like BMP and DPX are now converted to viewable formats so they can be viewed directly in the browser
  • Workflow import / restore
  • DaVinci Resolve marker import/export
  • Folder uploading
  • Link recipients can now edit / delete their comments for up to 1 hour after posting
  • View / upload limits for links
  • File history is now shown directly in the player
  • Batch create aliases
  • Batch favoriting from the Files page
  • Added an option to hide the play icon overlay when a video is paused in Playback Settings
  • Full-screen auto advance - if you are in full screen mode and Kollaborate is set to automatically advance to the next or previous file, full screen mode will be maintained when switching to the new file.
  • Removed the comment submit button - press Enter to submit comments
  • Tags are now duplicated when creating aliases
  • Link expiration dates can now be removed after being set
  • You can now opt out of being automatically subscribed to files you interact with (e.g. by commenting) from the Profile page
  • File Request recipients are no longer asked for their name to improve the user experience. If the link is not sent through the site, their uploads will be tagged with their IP address
  • You can now favorite, link and download files directly from the QuickLook dialog
  • Many UI improvements and tweaks
  • Lots of bug fixes
Posted by Jon Chappell on Jun 7 2018 to DR News
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Kollaborate 2.7 - Embed LUTs, watermarks and overlays; folder uploading; view limits; Resolve marker import/export

Kollaborate 2.7 is a major update to our cloud workflow platform for sharing files and working more effectively with your team.

Upload Workflows

We've expanded our Workflows feature to include Upload Workflows. Upload Workflows are a new type of Workflow that allow you to set certain actions to occur when uploading a new file. You can choose whether to convert the file to a playable format, add LUTs and watermarks, and burn in data like timecode or the project name over the frame. This works for both videos and still images.

Upload Workflows can be limited to apply only to certain folders, which allows you to setup different rules depending on the folder the file is uploaded to. For example, you could choose to apply LUTs to files uploaded to a Dailies folder and watermarks to files uploaded to a Client Review folder.

You can also use Upload Workflows as a way of validating uploads. So if you require your deliverables to be uploaded as 1080p, you can set an upload workflow to apply a file workflow that will highlight the file red if it is a different resolution.

Upload Workflows are very powerful and we plan to release some videos soon showing more things you can do with them.

Send out a link from a File Workflow

What were previously known as Workflows are now called File Workflows to differentiate them from Upload Workflows. You can now automatically email out a link from a File Workflow, which will allow you to do things like automatically send a link to the client after your team has approved the file.

Trigger workflows from Tasks

Tasks can now trigger File Workflows when they are completed. This would allow you to, for example, sort task deliverables into a Tasks Completed folder after they are finished or allow others on your team to review them. You can trigger File Workflows for related files and deliverables separately.

Image conversion

Image files can now be converted to web-viewable formats by our encoding servers. There's a default Upload Workflow that will automatically convert unsupported images (e.g. BMPs or DPXs) to JPEGs when uploaded.

Workflow import / restore

Workflows can now be imported from other projects or restored back to the default versions.

(Note that Upload Workflows may not import in their entirety if they depend on files or custom departments that only exist in the other project.) 

DaVinci Resolve marker import / export

Kollaborate can now import and export markers to Davinci Resolve as marker EDLs.

To import into Resolve, right-click on your timeline in the Media or Edit pane and go to Timelines > Import > Timeline Markers from EDL. 

Folder uploading

Folders can now be dragged in to upload them. Kollaborate will respect the original folder structure and create subfolders accordingly.

Link recipients can now edit / delete their comments

Link recipients can now edit and delete their comments for up to 1 hour after posting.

View / upload limits for links

You can now specify how many times a link can be viewed or how many files can be uploaded to a File Request before the link will automatically expire. Links that have hit their expiration limit are highlighted in red on the Share page. 

File History

You can now see the history of a file directly from the player. 

Other changes

  • Batch create aliases
  • Batch favoriting from the Files page
  • Added an option to hide the play icon overlay when a video is paused in Playback Settings
  • Full-screen auto advance - if you are in full screen mode and Kollaborate is set to automatically advance to the next or previous file, full screen mode will be maintained when switching to the new file.
  • Removed the comment submit button - press Enter to submit comments
  • Tags are now duplicated when creating aliases
  • Link expiration dates can now be removed after being set
  • You can now opt out of being automatically subscribed to files you interact with (e.g. by commenting) from the Profile page
  • File Request recipients are no longer asked for their name to improve the user experience. If the link is not sent through the site, their uploads will be tagged with their IP address
  • You can now favorite, link and download files directly from the QuickLook dialog
  • Many UI improvements and tweaks
  • Lots of bug fixes

Kollaborate is an essential cloud workflow platform that allows you to share files with clients and team members while integrating with Digital Rebellion apps and services. To find out more, see the features page or register for the free trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on May 9 2018 to Kollaborate, Front Page News, DR News
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Recent updates - May 2018

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

Post Haste for Mac 2.6.3 - May 2 2018

  • Fixed an issue where template contents may not be listed alphabetically

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
Posted by Jon Chappell on May 7 2018 to DR News
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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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