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Pro Media Tools 1.8 - manual checksum validator, conform improvements and more

Pro Media Tools 1.8 is a major update to our suite of media management tools. Here's what's new.

Checksum Validator

Auto Transfer has always checksummed your files when copying them, but it now has a tool to manually verify checksums. It's very flexible - drag in multiple drives, folders or files and it will generate checksums and compare them all.

This is helpful for verifying data integrity between two sources that Auto Transfer didn't copy, or were copied a long time ago.

Conform improvements

QT Edit has undergone several changes to improve frame rate conforming. Most of these are under the hood changes but there is one user-facing addition.

We've added a new checkbox to the Conform pane to disable frame rate inversion. Like the other options on that pane, most people should not need to check it, but this option can help when converting from a non-integer frame rate (e.g. 23.976) to an integer frame rate (e.g. 25). You should only use this option if you get incorrect results with it switched off.

Other changes

 

  • Auto Transfer - Added a right-click option to add a mounted drive as a destination
  • Auto Transfer - Added file sizes to transfer log
  • Edit Detector - Numbers in filenames are now padded
  • Video Check - Added space, JKL and arrow key shortcuts to navigate the video

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 Jul 31 2019 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Media Tools
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Kollaborate 3.0 - AI transcription, new UI, Documents, customizable file columns and more

Kollaborate 3.0 is out now on the cloud, which is a major update to our workflow platform that both delivers new features and sets a foundation for future features to build upon.

AI transcription (Beta)

We're using machine learning technology to create transcripts of the spoken audio in your videos. Kollaborate will automatically highlight the current sentence as the video plays and you can click on sentences to jump to that point in the video.

Kollaborate uses the transcript to create automatic captions below the video and you can even export them as a separate file in common formats like SRT or VTT.

Best of all, this technology is completely self-contained on our servers. Privacy is extremely important to us so we wanted a solution that protected our users' data and did not share it with third-parties. We needed a solution that would also work for our self-hosted customers, some of whom host in environments with no external internet connection.

While it would have been trivial from an engineering perspective to integrate with something like Google or Amazon's speech-to-text technology like our competitors do, those services do not meet this criteria. After a lot of investigation and some code contributions, we finally settled on Mozilla's DeepSpeech. This is a more complex solution to the problem but it gives us maximum flexibility and the ability to finely tailor the technology to fit our customers' specific use-cases.

Our competitors charge extra for transcription and limit the number of hours per month you can transcribe. Using DeepSpeech allows us to make our transcription service free and unlimited. Transcribe as many files as you like for no extra cost and the only limitation is how quickly our servers can process the queue.

Because our speech models are still being refined, we're calling this a beta so that customer expectations are aligned correctly. You can read more details about the situations the model performs best at here, but the short explanation is that content like podcasts and voiceovers will currently return the best results. That's not to say that the transcription feature can't be used in other situations, but the technology is likely to make more mistakes. Over time we will expand the number of situations in which it performs well.

We're building our models on both open source data and data that more reflects our customers' use-cases. You can help improve transcription by correcting any mistakes and then clicking the Learn button. We don't use your data without permission so it is only used when the Learn button is clicked, and you can specify if we can use the entire file or just the sentences you corrected.

The audio of the file then gets cut up into pieces, given a random filename and uses the transcript you provided for training. We don't share your original audio with anyone and once it's part of the model the audio can't be extracted back in its original form.

Another way you can help is by contributing your voice to Mozilla's Common Voice project. This is a public domain speech dataset used by Kollaborate, Firefox and a variety of other projects to create open and privacy-conscious speech technology. All voice data is useful, but especially when it comes from women and non-Americans, who are currently underrepresented in Common Voice's dataset.

New UI

We've made many changes to improve the user interface, the most significant of which is the vertical navigation bar which is designed to balance out the interface and place your content closer to the center of the screen.

If you find yourself needing more horizontal space, hover over the Kollaborate logo at the top left and click the arrow that appears to collapse the navigation bar. The navigation bar will automatically collapse by itself on small displays or when you resize your browser window.

Documents

While video is the most popular format used on the site, our customers also upload many other file types such as MS Word and PowerPoint documents. The only way to view these files in the past was to download them.

Now Kollaborate has a specific Document file type that supports file extensions like PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, ODT, ODP. These files will now show thumbnails and be viewable directly in the browser once converted by our servers.

Leaving a comment on a document now tags that comment with the current page number and clicking on a comment will immediately take you to that page.

Customizable file columns

Columns in List view on the Files page can now be resized or dragged to change their order. You can also right-click to hide them or show additional columns. You can now, for example, show the number of comments a file has next to its name and sort the list by this field.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search has been completely overhauled to be more powerful. Use criteria like file size, type or width to narrow down your search. You can even locate files with specific words in their transcript.

Overhauled image viewer

Images can now be zoomed and navigated with a lot more control than before. Annotations can be drawn over the image at any zoom level.

Version names

Versions can be given custom names like "Rough Cut" or "Fine Cut". To do this, click the purple number next to the filename to view all of the versions, then right-click a version and select Rename Version.

Comment attachments

Even though you can leave comments at specific timecode positions and draw over a video, sometimes that isn't enough to get your point across, so you can now attach files to comments. So you can say "I want the color to look like this" and attach a photo, rather than trying to describe it.

Other changes

  • Three files now upload simultaneously, which should make uploading large batches faster
  • The Files page has been overhauled to update dynamically without page refreshes. This should improve the speed of file browsing.
  • Share a folder directly from its file page
  • The page footer shows how many files / items are on a page
  • Lots of small tweaks and bug fixes

Coming soon

  • Kollaborate Archive - Cloud archival of your camera media and project files - entering beta soon
  • Video/audio comments - Leave audio or video comments without typing - opt-in available soon
  • Kollaborate Server 3.0 - Self-hosted version of Kollaborate 3.0 - coming in the next 2-3 weeks
  • Kollaborate Hybrid Cloud - Launching in conjunction with Kollaborate Server 3.0

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 Jul 11 2019 to Front Page News, DR News, Kollaborate
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Kollaborate 3.0 Preview - Machine learning / AI, media archival, comment attachments and Kollaborate Hybrid Cloud

We'll be exhibiting a preview of the next version of Kollaborate at NAB this year. Here's what's coming soon.

Machine learning / AI

We're using machine learning technology to create transcripts of the spoken audio in your videos. Kollaborate will automatically highlight the current sentence as the video plays and you can click on sentences to jump to that point in the video. Searching from the Files page now searches transcripts too, so you easily locate files that contain specific words.

Kollaborate uses the transcript to create automatic subtitles below the video and you can even export these subtitles as a separate file in common subtitle formats like SRT or VTT.

Best of all, this technology is completely self-contained on our servers. Privacy is extremely important to us so we wanted a solution that protected our users' data and did not share it with third-parties. It also has the added benefit that we're not paying a fee per transcription, only general server costs, so unlike other companies who limit you to a certain number of transcription hours per month, our transcription service is unlimited. Transcribe as many files as you like for no extra cost and the only limitation is how quickly our servers can process the queue.

Kollaborate Archive

We're launching a new service aimed at making it easy for users to archive critical data like camera master files. It's essentially a wrapper around Amazon's Glacier service but with the following additional benefits:

  1. Ease of use. Glacier can be complicated to configure and difficult for non-tech-savvy users to use. Our system is dead simple and allows you to authorize users to upload or download files from an archive without them needing a user account.
  2. Per-archive billing. This feature is aimed at freelancers who work with multiple companies and allows you to archive files from a project you work on but have the production company pay the data bill.

Kollaborate subscribers will get a certain amount of free archival storage (amount to be determined) and can choose which archives that free storage applies to.

Losing data can be devastating so we want to encourage more people to safely archive their data in the cloud by making it cheap, easy and convenient. Because this is designed for emergency situations there is a fee for retrieving data. Pricing is yet to be announced, but we don't want it to be significantly more expensive than Amazon Glacier.

Comment attachments

Even though you can leave comments at specific timecode positions and draw over a video, sometimes that isn't enough to get your point across, so you can now attach files to comments. So you can say "I want the color to look like this" and attach a photo, rather than trying to describe it.

Users who are less comfortable typing can now leave video or audio comments too.

Encoding Workflows

There's a new type of workflow - Encoding Workflows. These allow you to specify how a file is converted from one format to another and then trigger the workflow when uploading, duplicating or downloading a file. So you can choose for example to download a watermarked version of a video, or a mixed-down version, and Kollaborate will create that version for you and email you a link once it's ready.

Kollaborate Hybrid Cloud

Self-hosted customers can mix and match which services they run locally and which we run for them in the cloud. So you can run the site on your own server but use our cloud servers for encoding. This can simplify setting things up and prevents you from having to make an upfront investment in expensive server hardware.

You can alternatively configure Kollaborate Hybrid Cloud to only use our servers at times of peak load. Your local installation will use its local encoders most of the time but will utilize ours to help manage the load if too many uploads are occurring at once. This helps keep your site responsive without having to have redundant servers sitting idle.

Coming soon

What we're announcing today is a preview of the next version of Kollaborate so these features are not available today, however we're planning to ship them publicly around late April / early May. But you can see it in action at NAB next week, at booth SL15205 in the lower South Hall.

However, we do have two things that are shipping today:

Upgraded plans

We've upgraded our plans and added significantly more storage for the same price.

Plan Old Storage New Storage Annual price Month-to-month price
Small Business 30 GB 60 GB $180 ($15/month eq) $25
Business 60 GB 125 GB $300 ($25/month eq) $40
Production 100 GB 250 GB $480 ($40/month eq) $60
Production Plus 200 GB 500 GB $780 ($65/month eq) $99
Studio 300 GB 1 TB $1188 ($99/month eq) $129
Studio Plus 500 GB 2 TB $1548 ($129/ month eq) $169
Network 1.5 TB 3 TB $2388 ($199/month eq) $239
Network Plus 3 TB 5 TB $3588 ($299/month eq) $339

Kollaborate's plans have always been designed for teams but we're aware that some people, especially freelancers, may not need all of the team features. So we're now offering individual plans which allow you to get a lot of storage without features like team members or branding.

Plan Storage Annual price Month-to-month price
Basic 30 GB $60 ($5/mo equivalent) $8
Freelance 250 GB $180 ($15/mo equivalent) $25
Freelance Plus 500 GB $300 ($25/mo equivalent) $40

To recognize the difference between the two types of plans, some plans have been renamed. However, existing customers are still on the same plan as before with the same price and features even if the name is different.

Large file uploads out of beta

Our large file uploads feature is out of beta and allows you to upload files up to 50 GB in size. It works by cutting the file up into segments and this segmenting will automatically take place for files above 5 GB. We're still using the old non-segmented method for files below this size for now, but you can switch on segmented uploads for all files here, which should make uploading faster for files below 5 GB.

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 Apr 3 2019 to Kollaborate, DR News, Front Page News
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Introducing Kollaborate Server Manager (Beta)

We've just launched a public beta of a new tool for self-hosted Kollaborate customers that makes it easy to get up and running with minimal configuration.

Kollaborate Server Manager runs Kollaborate Server and Kollaborate Encoder in Docker containers on your system and handles downloading, setting up and running the software for you. The current release is Mac-only but we will have a Windows version available soon.

The software allows you to easily view logs all in one place, meaning you don't have to go hunting to find the PHP log if a problem occurs.

There are also options to make it easy to edit configuration files and get access to the server through the terminal.

This beta is intended for testing purposes and customer feedback only and we do not yet intend for it to be used in a production environment as we have not yet optimized it for performance and security. However, in the longer term we will be deprecating support for running the software directly on Mac and PC and making it Linux-only, so in future Kollaborate Server Manager will be the only way to run it on a Mac or PC server.

The current beta lacks the ability for Kollaborate Server to send emails and run over SSL, however all other features are operational and you can upload files and use it normally. Kollaborate Encoder is feature complete in this version.

This software requires a valid Kollaborate Server license or trial (contact us if you'd like to sign up for the trial). You can download the beta here.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Mar 13 2019 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Digital Rebellion at NAB 2019

We're pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at NAB this year, from April 8th-11th 2019. We will be located in the Lower South Hall at booth SL15205.

We will be showcasing a preview of Kollaborate 3.0, a major update to our cloud workflow platform with lots of new, exciting and powerful features to improve your workflow and make it easier to coordinate with your colleagues and clients.

Use our guest pass code LV3792 to get free access to the exhibit hall (must be redeemed before March 25th).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Mar 12 2019 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Kollaborate Server 2.7.3 and Kollaborate Encoder 1.3.1 - encoding progress, inline renaming, audio playheads and more

Kollaborate Server 2.7.3 adds lots of new features and fixes to our self-hosted workflow platform, along with a corresponding update for Kollaborate Encoder.

Inline renaming

Renaming a file no longer launches a dialog box or takes you to a different page - it now happens directly in the Files view. This is a better user experience and matches what you would expect in Finder or Windows Explorer. 

Audio playheads

Audio files now show a playhead over their waveform, allowing you to easily skip to specific points in the file. 

Dynamic dates

Dates on comments and files now update dynamically to ensure they are accurate without needing to reload the page - i.e. instead of saying "just now" until you hit refresh, it will now say "x minutes ago" automatically depending on how much time has elapsed.

You can also click on a date on a file or comment to toggle between relative and absolute dates.

File browsing improvements

  • File titles dynamically resize so you can view longer titles
  • Creating new folders or aliases no longer reloads the page
  • Sorting columns no longer reloads the page
  • Added F shortcut key for favoriting files
  • Departments now show size and last modified date and can be sorted by this information
  • Right-clicking two or more files now reveals a Combine Versions option
  • Entering a folder after searching now continues the search inside that folder
  • Quick Look - Improved the UI of folder previews - scroll to see files in the folder, click on a file to view it in the player

UI changes

We've made lots of user interface improvements including new button styles and a new avatar style with a greater range of colors. 

Other changes

Server-specific features

  • Added a tool to the Tools page in the admin area to regenerate the scheduled tasks (useful if you upgrade MAMP and your PHP path changes)
  • The Installer now automatically checks if your Apache AllowOverride setting is correct
  • A message is now shown at the top of the site when a new version has been installed but the database hasn't been upgraded
  • More button style options on the Customize Colors page

Full changelog:

  • Alerts - Project titles are now mentioned in alert emails where appropriate
  • Alerts - Fixed an issue where digests would show alerts for folders moved to a user's department
  • API - Fixed an issue where workflows added during upload wouldn't execute
  • Comments - Updates dates dynamically and you can now toggle between relative / absolute
  • Comments - Show error if the user has been logged out
  • Comments - Markers are now aligned correctly to the playhead
  • Comments - Fixed an issue where the marker bar wouldn't update when removing a comment
  • Files - Inline renaming
  • Files - Sorting no longer reloads the entire page
  • Files - Creating folders and aliases no longer requires a page reload
  • Files - Departments now show size and last date and can be sorted by this information
  • Files - Added F shortcut key for favoriting files
  • Files - Searches are now continued when entering a new folder
  • Files - Support for recognizing Ogg audio/video files, MP4 ringtones and WebP images
  • Files - Added the ability to disable thumbnails on specific files from the Edit Metadata page or via an Upload Workflow
  • Files - Added Combine Versions right-click option
  • Files - Dates now update dynamically and you can toggle between relative / absolute
  • Files - Fixed an issue where revisions may be numbered incorrectly
  • Files - Fixed an issue where moving a file to another project does not recalculate storage space
  • Files - Restoring a deleted file now recalculates disk space correctly
  • Files - Fixed an issue where thumbs could be low quality on iPhone
  • Files - Fixed an issue where in certain situations the files view may be empty if files had previously been deleted
  • Files - Fixed an issue where Advanced Search may return no results for non-admins
  • Files - Fixed an issue where folder size may include the size of deleted files
  • Files - Fixed an issue where moving a file to a different project would switch projects even if "Navigate to destination folder" was switched off
  • Files - Fixed an issue where deleted files may not be sorted correctly
  • Installer - Added the ability to manually download launchd plists on Mac even when installed correctly
  • Installer - Fixed an issue where the config file couldn't be parsed
  • Login - Increased the number of attempts required to trigger account lockout
  • Login - Warn user their account may be locked out if they have too many login attempts
  • Marker importing - Fixed an issue where Resolve EDLs may not import correctly
  • MFA - Support for copying a text string instead of scanning the QR code
  • Player - Real-time encoding progress (requires Kollaborate Encoder 1.3.1)
  • Player - Audio files now have a visible playhead over the waveform
  • Player - Prevented link users from entering empty usernames
  • Player - Fixed an issue where the left/right arrows in the player may try to navigate you to a file that has been deleted
  • Player - Fixed an issue where the wrong avatar could show for custom uploaders
  • Projects - Fixed an issue where projects couldn't be unarchived
  • Projects - Don't show deleted files or aliases when showing project file count
  • Quick Look - Improved the UI of folder previews - scroll to see files in the folder, click on a file to view it in the player
  • Share - Share link summary page now includes the password if specified
  • Share - Moved buttons to create new links to a New dropdown menu
  • Tasks - Tasks can now be imported from a CSV file
  • Tasks - Fixed an issue where task import page could be blank
  • Thumbs - Fixed an issue where manual time position may not be set correctly
  • UI - New shaded button style
  • UI - Changed avatar style and added new avatar colors
  • UI - File titles now dynamically shrink if the filename is long
  • UI - Login page now has centered content look
  • UI - Improved folder path naming on links
  • UI - File thumbs are now center-aligned on mobile
  • UI - Link pages now show your company logo more prominently
  • UI - Improved the display of alerts in the alert dropdown
  • UI - Increased spacing in thumbnail view
  • UI - Don't show hoverthumbs on mobile
  • UI - Fixed an issue where the player page footer would display on links
  • UI - Fixed an issue where the hoverscrub popup wouldn't display correctly
  • UI - Fixed an issue where deleted projects could appear in the Projects dropdown
  • UI - Fixed an issue where checkmarks in menus were not highlighted when hovering the mouse over them
  • UI - Fixed an issue where the triangle icon in the path bar could appear too big in some browsers
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where some users would receive emails asking them to review files they did not have permission to access
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where file expiration dates could be extended after editing a file workflow
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where links shared from a workflow may not be emailed
  • Overhaul of browser sessions with a greater focus on security
  • Various minor fixes, tweaks and optimizations

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 Feb 25 2019 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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Kollaborate 2.7.2 - large file uploads, inline renaming, audio playheads, dynamic dates and more

We've listened to customer feedback on our cloud workflow platform and Kollaborate 2.7.2 has a lot of great new features, both large and small, that customers have been asking for.

Large file uploads (beta)

Kollaborate now supports segmented uploads, meaning that not only can you upload larger files to the site, but your uploads should be both faster and more reliable.

This will soon be the default option on the site but for now it is opt-in. To enable it, head to the beta page and tick the box marked Large file uploads then click Save. Note that this is a per-browser setting so you will need to re-enable it if you switch to a different browser or computer.

Once enabled, segmenting will work automatically for all files over 20 MB. For now the new upper limit is 50 GB per file, but we will likely raise it further as we get closer to making it the default option.

We're keen to hear feedback on this feature, especially from people outside of the US. Your feedback will help us tune it further and make it even faster.

Inline renaming

Renaming a file no longer launches a dialog box or takes you to a different page - it now happens directly in the Files view. This is a better user experience and matches what you would expect in Finder or Windows Explorer. 

Audio playheads

Audio files now show a playhead over their waveform, allowing you to easily skip to specific points in the file. 

Dynamic dates

Dates on comments and files now update dynamically to ensure they are accurate without needing to reload the page - i.e. instead of saying "just now" until you hit refresh, it will now say "x minutes ago" automatically depending on how much time has elapsed.

You can also click on a date on a file or comment to toggle between relative and absolute dates.

File browsing improvements

  • File titles dynamically resize so you can view longer titles
  • Creating new folders or aliases no longer reloads the page
  • Sorting columns no longer reloads the page
  • Added F shortcut key for favoriting files
  • Departments now show size and last modified date and can be sorted by this information
  • Right-clicking two or more files now reveals a Combine Versions option
  • Entering a folder after searching now continues the search inside that folder
  • Quick Look - Improved the UI of folder previews - scroll to see files in the folder, click on a file to view it in the player

UI changes

We've made lots of user interface improvements including new button styles and a new avatar style with a greater range of colors. 

Architecture improvements

A lot of the changes in this version are on the back-end, including an overhaul of how we manage logins and active sessions. These features may not be noticeable but they pave the way for a lot of exciting things we plan to deliver in the near future.

Other changes

  • Multi-Factor Authentication: You can now copy a text string instead of the QR code
  • Tasks can now be imported from a CSV file
  • Share - Share link summary page now includes the password if specified
  • Numerous bug fixes / minor tweaks

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 Jan 16 2019 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate
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2018 - 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 Upload Workflows to automate tasks when uploading a file, including embedding LUTs and overlays; restoring deleted files; improved DaVinci Resolve integration; folder uploading; lots of new workflow tasks and much more.



We also reduced our month-to-month pricing on the cloud and added some additional options for self-hosted customers such as the ability to hide unused pages or options.

Pro Maintenance Tools - Our suite of maintenance and repair tools gained support for downgrading Adobe Premiere projects to open them in earlier versions, support for running scripts inside plugin installers, plus bug fixes and improved FCPX support.



Pro Media Tools - Our suite of media management tools had many improvements including Auto Transfer transfer logs, Video Check sensitivity improvements, Timeline Tricks can now strip audio/video transitions, QT Edit conform improvements and new Quick Tasks, plus several Batch Renamer usability improvements.



CinePlay for Mac - Our professional desktop media player gained many improvements to its Ganged Playheads feature, plus many UI and usability improvements to speed up your workflow.  

In total we released over 50 updates for our products.

Stats

Our most-downloaded and used app was Post Haste. Our most popular paid product was Kollaborate. Our most popular iOS app was Video Space Calculator.

Over 650,000 unique visitors visited digitalrebellion.com and our products were downloaded over 175,000 times.

The most popular blog posts in 2018 were:

Understanding render options in Premiere Pro
How to import sequences into Premiere Pro from XML without duplicating files
Thoughts on 32-bit codecs being phased out in macOS

What’s next

We're planning some big new things in 2019. You can keep up to date with new products, features and tips by subscribing to this blog, following us on Twitter or by subscribing to our mailing list.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 6 2019 to DR News, Front Page News
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CinePlay 1.5.5 for Mac - Ganged Playheads overhaul, window tiling and UI tweaks

Last week we released CinePlay for Mac 1.5.5, a minor update to our professional media player with some useful new changes and fixes.

Ganged Playheads overhaul

We've made significant changes under-the-hood to our Ganged Playheads feature, which allows you to play two or more files together in sync. We've improved the reliability and accuracy of the feature and fixed a couple of situations where it was possible for the videos to become unsynchronized from each other.

When entering Gang mode, the windows now automatically tile to fit on the screen, making it easy to compare videos side-by-side. We also now indicate Gang mode in the title bar of each window to make it clearer when the feature is enabled.

Window tiling

As well as occuring automatically in Gang mode, you can also manually tile documents to fit on the screen at any time from the Window menu.

UI tweaks

We've made lots of improvements to the UI, including adding a blue area to show the in/out range and fixing some issues with drawing markers and in/out points.

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 Dec 11 2018 to Front Page News, DR News, CinePlay
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Pro Media Tools 1.7.3 - new QT Edit Quick Tasks, better Auto Transfer offline volume handling

We recently released a minor update to our suite of media management tools. Here's what's new in Pro Media Tools 1.7.3:

QT Edit

We've added Quick Tasks in QT Edit for the following actions:

  • Disable all video tracks except track 1
  • Remove all video tracks except track 1
  • Disable all audio tracks
  • Remove all chapters

These tasks can be run in single-file or batch modes.

Additionally, while you won't be able to see the difference by looking, we've completely overhauled Quick Tasks under the hood to make it more efficient and to make it easier for us to deliver more Quick Tasks in future.

Auto Transfer

We've improved how Auto Transfer handles situations where volumes are offline. It now informs you which volumes are offline when you click the Transfer button, instead of the transfer just failing.

You can also now switch off transfer logging in preferences.

 Other changes

  • Auto Transfer - Fixed a crash that could occur when writing to the transfer log after a file transfer has failed
  • Batch Renamer - When renumbering an image sequence, the number padding of the first file is now applied to all files
  • QT Edit - Fixed an issue where audio sample rates in the Info pane could be incorrect
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Open dialog launching when an app starts up
  • Various minor 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 Nov 29 2018 to Pro Media Tools, DR News, Front Page News
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