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Recent updates - October 2021

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

CinePlay: Kollaborate Edition 1.8 - Oct 4 2021

  • Compatibility with videos in Photo Library on iOS 15
  • UI improvements
  • Stability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes and tweaks

CinePlay for iOS 1.8 - Oct 4 2021

  • Compatibility with videos in Photo Library on iOS 15
  • UI improvements
  • Stability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes and tweaks

Kollaborate Encoder 1.6 - Oct 2 2021

  • Upgrades the Docker container to use Ubuntu 20.04
  • Upgrades ffmpeg to 4.4
  • Fixed an issue where it couldn't get a response from the web server if a redirect occurred (such as from http to https)
  • Fixed several issues that could cause temp files to not be cleared out afterwards
  • Minor bug fixes and tweaks

Kollaborate Premiere Panel for Windows 1.0.5 - Sep 23 2021

  • Compatibility with cookie policy changes in recent Premiere versions
Posted by Jon Chappell on Oct 7 2021 to DR News
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Recent updates - September 2021

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

Kollaborate Premiere Panel for Mac 1.0.5 - Aug 16 2021

  • Compatibility with cookie policy changes in recent Premiere versions
Posted by Jon Chappell on Sep 7 2021 to DR News
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Recent updates - August 2021

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

Pro Media Tools 2.1.2 - Aug 6 2021

  • QT Edit - Show number of channels for audio tracks in Info pane
  • QT Edit - Fixed an issue where audio tracks would be incorrectly listed as multi-channel
  • QT Edit - Fixed a crash that could occur when clicking on a track
  • QT Edit - Fixed an issue where the progress bar may not show progress when saving large files
  • QT Edit - Fixed an issue where the preview movie wouldn't update when enabling or disabling tracks
  • QT Edit - Fixed an issue where updating a track's metadata may update metadata for the main movie instead
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Kollaborate Server 3.5.1 - Jul 26 2021

  • Player - More options for entering timecode including missing out the colons or using "." to mean "00"
  • Player - Added up/down arrow key shortcuts to move between markers
  • Player - Show comment side bar when pressing the M key in full screen mode
  • Share - Added option to reset view / download / upload count
  • Share - Added option to show list of other recipients when emailing out links
  • Comments - Fixed an issue that could cause comments to be incorrectly ordered
  • Files - Fixed an issue where you can't search for more than one tag
  • Files - Don't show deleted files in file browser
  • Files - Fixed an issue with dropdown menu not being removed properly, causing menu clicks to not work the second time
  • Files - Prevent deselection of file when clicking dropdown
  • Files - Down arrow with no files selected now selects first non-dept file
  • Player - Make marker bar appear in full screen
  • Player - Fixed an issue where user couldn't go to prev comment if the playhead was beyond the last comment
  • Player - Improved the reliability of displaying annotations
  • Player - Release focus on comment box when it is hidden in full screen
  • Share - Allow tables to scroll horizontally on mobile
  • Share - Disable context menu over text fields
  • Tasks - Fixed broken status icons in various circumstances
  • Adobe Panel - Markers are now clamped to frame start position
  • Adobe Panel - Fixed markers being out of range when importing from a non-video or audio file
  • UI - Fixed extreme table header wrapping on mobile if the column is very narrow
  • Upload - Fixed an issue where logged in users couldn't upload to file request links
  • Database Export - Better memory usage for large databases
  • Performance improvements
  • Several crash / exception fixes
  • Continued work on transitioning over to our new backend
  • Various small tweaks, fixes and optimizations

Pro Media Tools 2.1.1 - Jul 7 2021

  • Edit Detector - Performance improvements
  • Edit Detector - Fixed issue where exported clips may not have timecode tracks
  • Edit Detector - Fixed issue where frame data could become corrupt
  • Timeline Tricks - FCP 7 sequence XML can be used instead of the entire project
  • QT Edit - Fixed an issue where importing audio tracks from another movie may not work correctly
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

 

Posted by Jon Chappell on Aug 7 2021 to DR News
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Recent updates - July 2021

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

Preference Manager 4.5.2 - Jun 16 2021

  • Stability improvements
Posted by Jon Chappell on Jul 7 2021 to DR News
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Recent updates - May 2021

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

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.4 - May 7 2021

  • Compatibility with M1 Macs and macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Autosave Manager - Improved compatibility with recent versions of Adobe Premiere
  • Corrupt Clip Finder - Added a column to show the reason a clip was flagged up
  • Plugin Manager - Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate folders to appear
  • Plugin Manager - Fixed an issue where plugin installer creation could fail if there were a lot of plugins in the installer
  • Plugin Manager - Improved the robustness of plugin installer code signing
  • Plugin Manager - Shows an option to launch the Apple error log URL in your browser if plugin installer notarization failed
  • QT Repair - Fixed several issues where errors could be flagged up for QuickTime movies that were unusual but nonetheless valid
  • UI and icon improvements
  • Lots of minor tweaks and polish

Compressor Repair 2.4 - May 7 2021

  • Compatibility with M1 Macs and macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Minor bug fixes and tweaks

Preference Manager 4.5.1 - May 7 2021

  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements

Kollaborate Plugin Pack 1.1.7 - May 6 2021

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the start timecode to be incorrect when exporting from Premiere

Kollaborate Plugin Pack 1.1.6 - Apr 30 2021

  • Support for M1 Macs and macOS Big Sur
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Premiere exports to have incorrect frame rates
  • Minor fixes and tweaks

Pro Media Tools 2.1 - Apr 8 2021

  • Support for M1 Macs and macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Auto Transfer - Overhauled UI icons
  • Auto Transfer - Various small usability improvements
  • Auto Transfer - Checksum Validator - Fixed an issue where the previous results would interfere with the current results when running a checksum operation twice
  • Edit Detector - Added support for exporting as QuickTime reference movies
  • QT Edit - Added a "Use gamma value" option in the Encoding Attributes > Color > Custom dialog to take the transfer function directly from the Gamma attribute
  • QT Edit - Enforces a .mov file extension on exported files if the user didn't specify it
  • QT Edit - Lots of improvements to metadata handling
  • QT Edit - Lots of bug fixes and polish
  • Video Check - Support for checking audio files
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Post Haste for Mac 2.7.1 - Apr 7 2021

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the built-in software updater from working, which could prevent notification of new software updates. This issue did not affect users who had installed our app suites as an external software updater gets installed that overrides the built-in one. Please download and install this update manually from https://www.digitalrebellion.com/posthaste if it is not appearing directly in the app.
  • Fixed an issue where the warning icon next to the path preview could become misaligned
Posted by Jon Chappell on May 7 2021 to DR News
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Pro Media Tools 2.1 - M1 / Big Sur support, Video Check audio file scanning, lots of QT Edit improvements and more

Pro Media Tools 2.1 is an important new update to our suite of media management tools.

M1 Mac and Big Sur support

The suite natively supports Apple Silicon processors and works well on macOS 11 Big Sur.

Auto Transfer

Our camera offloading tool, Auto Transfer, has had a UI refresh with new icons that look better on Retina displays, as well as a lot of small tweaks to improve the intuitiveness and usability of the software.

Edit Detector

Edit Detector can now export each shot to a separate QuickTime reference movie, meaning that you can have applications see each shot as a separate file without taking up a lot of disk space.

QT Edit

QT Edit received a lot of bug fixes and polish in this release, particularly around metadata handling.

We also added a new "Use gamma value" option when specifying a Color attribute manually, which takes the transfer function directly from the Gamma attribute. In other words, if someone asks you for a movie tagged with 1-2-1 color, this is how to achieve that.

Video Check

Video Check can now open audio-only files and check them for peaks (previously only video files could be opened).

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 Apr 12 2021 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Media Tools
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Kollaborate Server 3.5 - Security improvements, massive overhaul, extra admin tools

Kollaborate Server 3.5 was released last week - a major update to our self-hosted workflow platform.

As well as a massive under-the-hood overhaul, it introduces the following new features:

Security improvements

For improved security and privacy, we're now encrypting parts of the database. This happens automatically when running the upgrader for this release. Encryption keys are stored in config/keys.php and you will need to backup this file if you reinstall or move to a different server otherwise the database will be unreadable.

New admin tools

We've added new tools to the Admin Area to easily export a backup of the database, manage the number of days files remain in the trash and regenerate thumbnails if they are missing.

Project tags

You can now add tags to projects to categorize them, such as "in-progress" or tagging them with the name of the client. Clicking on a tag shows you other projects with that tag.

Multi-speed fast forward and rewind

Press J, K or L multiple times to increase or decrease rewind / fast forward speeds.

Edit custom department names

Department names can now be edited after they are created. Previously you would have to remove and re-add the department under a different name.

More export options

Captions can now be exported to CSV and comments can be exported to Reaper.

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 Apr 8 2021 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Recent updates - April 2021

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

Post Haste for Mac 2.7.1 - Apr 7 2021

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the built-in software updater from working, which could prevent notification of new software updates. This issue did not affect users who had installed our app suites as an external software updater gets installed that overrides the built-in one. Please download and install this update manually from https://www.digitalrebellion.com/posthaste if it is not appearing directly in the app.
  • Fixed an issue where the warning icon next to the path preview could become misaligned

Kollaborate Folder Watcher 1.4 - Mar 16 2021

  • Support for M1 Macs and macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Massive under-the-hood overhaul which should result in improved performance and reliability
  • Added a menu bar icon showing the number of files in the queue
  • Added an option to delete the local copy of a file after uploading it
  • Added an option to hide Notification Center alerts
  • As part of the performance and reliability improvements, we have removed the feature that showed progress directly in the file's Finder icon, as the process of updating the icon was constantly triggering the part of the app that watches for changes. For now, the menu icon shows the size of the remaining queue, while further progress information and queue management features will be added to the menu icon in a future update.
  • Various improvements to Kollaborate account authorization
  • Various small tweaks and UI optimizations

CinePlay 1.7 - Mar 11 2021

  • M1 Mac and macOS 11 Big Sur compatibility
  • UI refresh with better support for Retina Macs
  • Hoverscrub thumbnails are now cached, which should improve performance when scrubbing with very large files or slow drives
  • Various small tweaks and polish, particularly to Kollaborate integration
Posted by Jon Chappell on Apr 7 2021 to DR News
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CinePlay 1.7 for Mac - M1 / Big Sur support, UI refresh and general polish

CinePlay 1.7 is a major update to our media player for video and audio professionals.

M1 and Big Sur support

CinePlay runs natively on M1 Macs and is compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur.

UI refresh

We've improved the icons and UI elements to look nicer, especially on Retina displays. In particular, we overhauled the Kollaborate file browser to be more user friendly and up to date with the icons currently used on the site.

General polish

We've made small bug fixes and tweaks to improve the software in a lot of areas, but especially Kollaborate integration. The whole workflow of authorizing your account, opening a cloud file and making comments / annotations on it is much smoother.

We're also now caching hoverscrub thumbnails, which should improve scrubbing performance for very large media files or slow storage drives.

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 Mar 12 2021 to DR News, Front Page News, CinePlay
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Recent updates - March 2021

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

Cut Notes for iPad 2.6 - Mar 2 2021

  • Exporting now uses the default iOS share dialog. This provides a wider range of services you can save your notes to.
  • Dropbox support has been removed from the app - install the Dropbox app and you can save files to it from the new share dialog

Post Haste for Mac 2.7 - Feb 23 2021

  • Native support for M1 Macs
  • Compatibility with macOS 11.0 Big Sur
  • Added Adobe CC 2020 project templates
  • Updated default templates to use new Adobe project formats
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

FCS Remover 3.2 - Feb 18 2021

  • Native support for M1 Macs
  • Compatibility with macOS 11.0 Big Sur
  • Improved visual quality of app icons
  • Various fixes and code modernizations

Preference Manager 4.5 - Feb 17 2021

  • Native support for M1 Macs
  • Compatibility with macOS 11.0 Big Sur
  • Improved visual quality of app icons
  • Various fixes and code modernizations
Posted by Jon Chappell on Mar 7 2021 to DR News
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