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Black Friday Sale 2020 - 30% off desktop software and Kollaborate Server

For Black Friday this year we are offering 30% off both our desktop software and Kollaborate Server. This promotion lasts through Cyber Monday (November 30th).

CinePlay for Mac $29 $19

Professional Mac media player with support for timecode, overlays, safe areas and note-taking.

 

Pro Maintenance Tools $129 $89

Maintain, repair and troubleshoot your editing software.

 

Pro Media Tools $99 $69

Tools for media management, including organizing files, managing metadata and quality checking.

 

Kollaborate Server $599 $999 $1499 $419 $699 $1049 (depending on package chosen)

Self-hosted workflow system for sharing files and getting feedback from your team.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Nov 24 2020 to DR News, Front Page News
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Recent updates - October 2020

In case you missed it, here are some recent software updates for our products.

Kollaborate Server 3.1 - Oct 7 2020

Docker changes

  • The installer and upgrader scripts now ask for a password to improve security. You can view / modify this password from the config.env file.
  • The database is now inaccessible to the host system by default. If you need to manually edit the database in a tool like Sequel Pro, uncomment the "ports" section of the database service in docker-compose.yml.
  • Increased proxy timeouts to prevent timeouts occurring during long-running operations

Server-specific changes

  • You can now specify a database port other than MySQL's default of 3306
  • Default roles can be edited by site or super admins
  • More descriptive error messages if a non-admin tries to log into the Admin Area
  • The installer and troubleshooter now check the SQL mode is not set to strict
  • Support for passwords for the installer / upgrader. Manual installations should set the environment variable KOLLAB_INSTALLER_PASSWORD to activate this setting; this is already taken care of for Docker installations.

Other changes

  • Massive under-the-hood overhaul
  • Folder downloading
  • Heatmaps - show where people skipped ahead and where they watched more than once
  • QuickShare - faster sharing of links
  • Task tags
  • Custom Roles per project
  • Keyboard shortcut overhaul - click the Keyboard icon at the bottom left of the screen to discover available keyboard shortcuts
  • Import / export metadata from CSV files
  • Pin important tasks to the top of the Tasks view
  • Improved icons and UI tweaks
  • You can now add captions in languages other than English
  • Fixed an issue where zooming might not work on PDFs
  • Uploads - Improvements to estimated time calculations
  • UI - Fixed checkboxes looking strange in Safari
  • Files - Fixed an issue where documents and compressed files could not be dragged and dropped
  • PDFs - Mouse wheel / keyboard shortcuts for zooming and page navigation
  • Images - Zoom in / out shortcut keys
  • Documents - You can now specify the page number in the player URL by appending "&page=x"
  • Annotations - Increased line width for large images
  • Projects - Support for specifying a project's language and having the player default to transcriptions for that language
  • Thumbnails - Fixed an issue where thumbnails may not delete on Kollaborate Server
  • Projects - Fixed an issue where deleting a project would not delete the project's directory on the storage drive
  • API - Fixed an issue where it wouldn't automatically create a project folder the first time a file is uploaded by the API
  • UI - Fixed file titles being too short on mobile
  • Lots of minor tweaks and bug fixes

Upgrading from a previous version

Please see the Upgrading section of the installation guide for instructions on how to upgrade your existing installation.

Kollaborate Premiere Panel for Windows 1.0.4 - Oct 6 2020

  • Improved compatibility with Adobe Premiere Pro 14.4
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Kollaborate Premiere Panel for Mac 1.0.4 - Oct 6 2020

  • Improved compatibility with Adobe Premiere Pro 14.4
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Kollaborate Plugin Pack 1.1.5 - Sep 9 2020

  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.15
  • Various small tweaks and fixes
Posted by Jon Chappell on Oct 7 2020 to DR News
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Kollaborate Server 3.1 - Modify default roles, folder downloading, heatmaps, task tags and more

Last week we released Kollaborate Server 3.1, a major update to our self-hosted workflow platform for creatives.

Edit default roles

You can now modify the default roles for projects server-wide from the Tools page of the Admin Area.

Installer passwords

The installer and upgrader are now password protected for added security on Docker installations by default. You can find the password inside the config.env file.

Non-Docker manual installations do not have the password set by default but it can be set through the environment variable KOLLAB_INSTALLER_PASSWORD.

Folder downloading

The contents of folders, departments or entire projects can now be downloaded all at once as a single zip file.

Heatmaps

Heatmaps show how a video has been viewed - where people skipped ahead and where they watched more than once. Click the Heatmap button in the player for all results combined, or go to the Users tab to view heatmaps for individual users.

Currently heatmaps are recorded only for team members but we plan to record them for link recipients in future.

Quick Share

Clicking the Share button on the player or Files page now generates a link that you can copy and paste immediately, which can dramatically speed up the process if you need to generate lots of links at once. You can edit the link options in the dialog and they will be remembered for future links.

If you clicked the button by mistake, you can also delete the link from that dialog.

Task tags

You can now add tags to tasks. Some uses for this could be:

  • To segment tasks into categories such as "sound" and "VFX"
  • To tag tasks with milestones such as "v3.0"
  • To convey a task's status - e.g. "Needs verification" or "Successfully reproduced"
  • To add additional context or information to a task - such as "5.1 mix" if the issue only appears in a particular mix

Keyboard shortcut overhaul

While Kollaborate has supported keyboard shortcuts for a long time, these weren't easily discoverable. Now whenever a page has available shortcuts, a keyboard icon will appear at the bottom of the screen that will show you shortcuts available for that page. This update also added lots of new shortcuts for things like image zooming and PDF page navigation.

Other changes

  • Import / export metadata to CSV files
  • Pin important tasks to the top of the Tasks view
  • Improved icons
  • You can now add captions in languages other than English
  • Language can now be specified when creating a project - this controls which caption language displays by default
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements

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. Kollaborate Server allows you to host the platform in-house on your own servers and storage. To find out more, see the Kollaborate Server overview or register for the free cloud trial (Server trials are available on request).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Sep 30 2020 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Recent updates - September 2020

In case you missed it, here are some recent software updates for our products.

Kollaborate 3.1 - Aug 20 2020

  • Massive under-the-hood overhaul
  • Folder downloading
  • Heatmaps - show where people skipped ahead and where they watched more than once
  • QuickShare - faster sharing of links
  • Task tags
  • Custom Roles
  • Keyboard shortcut overhaul - click the Keyboard icon at the bottom left of the screen to discover available keyboard shortcuts
  • Import / export metadata from CSV files
  • Pin important tasks to the top of the Tasks view
  • Improved icons
  • You can now add captions in languages other than English (although automatic transcription is still English-only)
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements

CinePlay 1.6.5 - Aug 11 2020

  • Improved scrubbing performance
  • Fixed several issues with Kollaborate Synced Sessions not working correctly
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations
Posted by Jon Chappell on Sep 7 2020 to DR News
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Kollaborate transcription improvements

We've made big improvements to the automatic transcription feature of our Kollaborate cloud workflow platform.

English transcription is now more accurate and we're offering support for Russian, Chinese and German too. We expect to add additional languages in future as speech models become available.

Automatic transcription is free and unlimited for all Team accounts.

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 overview or register for the free trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Sep 2 2020 to Kollaborate, Front Page News, DR News
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Kollaborate 3.1 - Heatmaps, folder downloading, task tags and more

We recently released Kollaborate 3.1, a major update to our cloud workflow platform for film and TV.

Massive under-the-hood overhaul

Kollaborate has had a complete under-the-hood overhaul to improve scalability and provide a secure base on which we can quickly develop new features. All new features are being delivered on the new foundation and we plan to convert existing features to the new system over time.

Folder downloading

The contents of folders, departments or entire projects can now be downloaded all at once as a single zip file.

Heatmaps

Heatmaps show how a video has been viewed - where people skipped ahead and where they watched more than once. Click the Heatmap button in the player for all results combined, or go to the Users tab to view heatmaps for individual users.

Currently heatmaps are recorded only for team members but we plan to record them for link recipients in future.

Quick Share

Clicking the Share button on the player or Files page now generates a link that you can copy and paste immediately, which can dramatically speed up the process if you need to generate lots of links at once. You can edit the link options in the dialog and they will be remembered for future links.

If you clicked the button by mistake, you can also delete the link from that dialog.

Task tags

You can now add tags to tasks. Some uses for this could be:

  • To segment tasks into categories such as "sound" and "VFX"
  • To tag tasks with milestones such as "v3.0"
  • To convey a task's status - e.g. "Needs verification" or "Successfully reproduced"
  • To add additional context or information to a task - such as "5.1 mix" if the issue only appears in a particular mix

Custom Roles

Roles on the Team page can now be customized. Project admins can click the Manage Roles option in the dropdown next to a user to add, edit or remove custom roles.

Keyboard shortcut overhaul

While Kollaborate has supported keyboard shortcuts for a long time, these weren't easily discoverable. Now whenever a page has available shortcuts, a keyboard icon will appear at the bottom of the screen that will show you shortcuts available for that page. This update also added lots of new shortcuts for things like image zooming and PDF page navigation.

Other changes

  • Import / export metadata to CSV files
  • Pin important tasks to the top of the Tasks view
  • Improved icons
  • You can now add captions in languages other than English (although automatic transcription is still English-only)
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements

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 overview or register for the free trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Aug 20 2020 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Recent updates - July 2020

In case you missed it, here are some recent software updates for our products.

CinePlay for iOS 1.7.8 - Jun 19 2020

  • Fixed an issue where it might not be possible to enter comments with an external keyboard
  • Minor UI tweaks
Posted by Jon Chappell on Jul 7 2020 to DR News
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Recent updates - June 2020

In case you missed it, here are some recent software updates for our products.

Pro Media Tools 1.9 - May 22 2020

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility for all apps except QT Edit. QT Edit is still in the process of being converted to AV Foundation and will be updated in a future release.
  • Gamma Shift Detector has been discontinued and removed from the suite but can be freely downloaded from https://www.digitalrebellion.com/support/gammashiftdetector
  • Dark mode support
  • Apps in the suite now use the modern AV Foundation API (this primarily affects Edit Detector and Video Check)
  • Edit Detector is now more accurate at finding edit points
  • Pro Media Tools now requires macOS 10.10 or higher
  • Various bug fixes, tweaks and modernizations

Gamma Shift Detector 1.8 - May 22 2020

This app has been discontinued. This update removes the registration code to make the app freely downloadable.

Kollaborate Server 3.0.3 - May 20 2020

Docker changes

  • Fixed an issue where the container may not be able to communicate with LetsEncrypt's servers
  • Setting USE_LETS_ENCRYPT to false now removes existing certificates, which is useful for troubleshooting
  • Fixed an issue where Postfix may not start automatically
  • When LetsEncrypt is switched on, http requests are now automatically forwarded to https

Other changes

  • Support for showing image files in the Adobe Panel
  • Comments - Replies are still listed under their respective parent comments when ordering comments by date
  • Comments - Fixed an issue where comment replies may not be threaded correctly
  • Player - Fixed an issue where pressing Play on Cut Notes wouldn't stop rewinding/fast forwarding when synced to the web UI
  • Users - Fixed an issue where admins could be unable to add users in some instances
  • Various minor tweaks and bug fixes

Upgrading from a previous version

Please see the Upgrading section of the installation guide for instructions on how to upgrade your existing installation.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jun 7 2020 to DR News
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Pro Media Tools 1.9 - Catalina support, Dark Mode and Edit Detector accuracy improvements

We recently released a major new update to Pro Media Tools, our suite of media management tools for video professionals.

macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility

The main change in this version is long-awaited compatibility with macOS 10.15 for all apps in the suite, with the exception of QT Edit, where a Catalina-compatible version is still in development and will be released in a future update.

Additionally, as previously announced, Gamma Shift Detector has been removed from the suite, but can be downloaded free of charge here.

Some apps required few or no changes in order to be Catalina compatible, but the two apps that required the most work were Edit Detector and Video Check. The QuickTime foundations of these apps were stripped out and replaced with AV Foundation equivalents, resulting in faster processing speeds as well as the aforementioned compatibility.

Other changes

The apps in the suite now support Dark Mode on macOS 10.14 and higher.

Additionally,  we managed to optimize and improve Edit Detector’s detection accuracy as a nice side-effect of the rewriting work we did.

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 May 26 2020 to Front Page News, DR News, Pro Media Tools
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Kollaborate Server 3.0.3 - improved Docker integration and bug fixes

Kollaborate Server 3.0.3 is now out, which is a minor update to our self-hosted workflow platform.

Docker changes

  • Fixed an issue where the container may not be able to communicate with LetsEncrypt's servers
  • Setting USE_LETS_ENCRYPT to false now removes existing certificates, which is useful for troubleshooting
  • Fixed an issue where Postfix may not start automatically
  • When LetsEncrypt is switched on, http requests are now automatically forwarded to https

Other changes

  • Support for showing image files in the Adobe Panel
  • Comments - Replies are still listed under their respective parent comments when ordering comments by date
  • Comments - Fixed an issue where comment replies may not be threaded correctly
  • Player - Fixed an issue where pressing Play on Cut Notes wouldn't stop rewinding/fast forwarding when synced to the web UI
  • Users - Fixed an issue where admins could be unable to add users in some instances
  • Various minor tweaks and bug fixes

Upgrading from a previous version

Please see the Upgrading section of the installation guide for instructions on how to upgrade your existing installation.

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. Kollaborate Server allows you to host the platform in-house on your own servers and storage. To find out more, see the Kollaborate Server overview or register for the free cloud trial (Server trials are available on request).

Posted by Jon Chappell on May 20 2020 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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