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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.2.1 - salvage ProRes 4444 XQ and manage VST2 and VST3 plugins

Last week we released Pro Maintenance Tools 2.2.1, a minor update to our suite of maintenance, troubleshooting and repair tools for your editing application.

Salvage ProRes 4444 XQ

Media Salvage can now repair files encoded with the ProRes 4444 XQ codec.

Manage VST2 and VST3 plugins

Plugin Manager can now install, remove, enable and disable VST2 and VST3 audio plugins used by popular DAWs.

Other changes

 

  • Crash Analyzer - Improved support for Avid
  • QT Repair - Stability improvements
  • Plugin Manager - Stability improvements when verifying Audio Units
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions
  • Various other bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Pro Maintenance Tools is an invaluable toolset to help working video professionals get up and running again quickly in the event of a problem. To find out more, see the feature overview, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

 

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 24 2017 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.2 - manage Quartz Composer plugins, improved Avid support

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.2, our suite of tools for maintaining, optimizing and troubleshooting your editing system,  was recently updated with the following new features.

Manage Quartz Composer plugins

Plugin Manager now supports Quartz Composer plugins, allowing you to boost performance and troubleshoot FCPX issues by disabling or removing errant plugins.

Trash After Effects disk caches not in the default location

Housekeeper can now clear out After Effects disk caches that are set to a custom location. This a great way of freeing up space as the cache by default takes up 10% of your drive space (100 GB on a 1 TB drive).

Improved Crash Analyzer compatibility with Avid Media Composer

Recent versions of Avid have split up the app into different processes for improved stability and performance and Crash Analyzer can now analyze crashes in these extra processes.

Other changes

  • CS Repair - Fixed an issue that could cause files to be erroneously flagged up
  • Plugin Manager - Improved plugin installer compatibility with Xcode 8 and macOS Sierra
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions
  • Various other bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Pro Maintenance Tools is an invaluable toolset to help working video professionals get up and running again quickly in the event of a problem. To find out more, see the feature overview, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Nov 19 2016 to Pro Maintenance Tools, DR News, Front Page News
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.9 - Clear DaVinci Resolve render caches

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.9 is a minor update to our suite of tools for maintaining, optimizing and troubleshooting your editing applications.

Clear DaVinci Resolve render caches

Housekeeper can now clear out DaVinci Resolve's render cache either manually or on a schedule via the Task Scheduler app. This can be useful both for troubleshooting and freeing up disk space.

Clear CloudKit cache

System Toolkit can clear out CloudKit metadata caches, which can resolve Finder performance problems in recent versions of OS X.

Other Changes

  • Housekeeper - Support for trashing failed Mac App Store software updates
  • Housekeeper - Improved loading times
  • CS Repair - Fixed an issue where Premiere may not automatically close
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions
  • Various other bug fixes and tweaks

Pro Maintenance Tools is an invaluable toolset to help working video professionals get up and running again quickly in the event of a problem. To find out more, see the feature overview, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jul 21 2016 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.7 - DaVinci Resolve plugin management and improved FCPX support

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.7 is a minor update to our suite of maintenance and troubleshooting tools for video professionals.

OS X 10.8 or higher required

Pro Maintenance Tools now requires OS X 10.8 or higher to run. For users on OS X 10.6 or 10.7, older versions are available here.

OpenFX plugin management

Plugin Manager can now install, remove, enable, and disable OpenFX plugins used by tools like DaVinci Resolve and Nuke.

Improved FCPX integration

We've also improved FCPX integration with all of our tools including Corrupt Clip Finder.

Other changes

  • Plugin Manager - Performance improvements
  • Media Salvage - Batch set settings if multiple files are selected
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions
  • Various other bug fixes and tweaks

Pro Maintenance Tools is an invaluable toolset to help working video professionals get up and running again quickly in the event of a problem. To find out more, see the feature overview, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 27 2016 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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All Digital Rebellion products now OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatible

We've released several updates today to make our products OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatible in time for the operating system's public release on Wednesday.

This includes CinePlay 1.2.5, Pro Versioner 2.1.1, Pro Media Tools 1.4.1 and Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.5. All remaining products did not need updates to be OS X 10.11 compatible.

Additionally, we made several other changes in Pro Maintenace Tools 2.1.5:

  • Redesigned Housekeeper user interface
  • Media Salvage - Fixed an issue where it may display an error if the source drive doesn't have enough space, even if a custom destination is set
  • System Toolkit - Removed Verify / Repair Permissions options from the Disk tab due to them being unavailable in OS X 10.11
  • Various other bug fixes and tweaks

Digital Rebellion products are used every day by studios and freelancers alike. To find out more, see our products page for a full listing.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Sep 28 2015 to Front Page News, DR News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.4 released - improved FCPX and Adobe Premiere compatibility

Last week we released Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.4, a minor update to our suite of maintenance and repair tools for video professionals.

In this update we've improved compatibility with Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X, including a fix for an issue where FCPX preferences may not be correctly restored from a backup in certain situations.

Other improvements include support for trashing FCPX font caches and Avid Application Manager unfinished downloads, in addition to providing the ability to force Spotlight indexing of network volumes in System Toolkit.

You can view the full list of changes here.

Pro Maintenance Tools is an invaluable toolset to help working video professionals get up and running again quickly in the event of a problem. To find out more, see the feature overview, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Sep 8 2015 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.3 - Adobe CC 2015 support, clean After Effects disk cache

Earlier this week we released Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.3, a minor update to our suite of maintenance, repair and troubleshooting tools for video professionals.

Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 support

Pro Maintenance Tools is now fully compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 and we have made Preference Manager more intelligent at detecting future versions of CC.

Clear After Effects disk cache

Have you noticed that you suddenly have very little free disk space available? The culprit is probably After Effects' disk cache, which is set by default to consume up to 10% of your drive space. While that might not sound like much, 10% of a 1 TB drive is 100 GB, which is a lot of space for a temporary file cache that is only useful while AE is open.

Now you can easily clear out this cache with Housekeeper, or even schedule a basic housekeeping clean periodically.

 

Trash Audition plugin cache

Housekeeper can also trash Adobe Audition plugin caches, which can help to solve launching issues.

Pro Maintenance Tools is an invaluable toolset to help working video professionals get up and running again quickly in the event of a problem. To find out more, see the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jun 25 2015 to Front Page News, DR News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.1 released with improved FCPX repairing

We've just released Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1.1, a free update to our suite for maintaining, optimizing and troubleshooting your editing system.

Improved FCPX event repair

Several customers have sent us events that can no longer be opened in FCPX due to corrupt stabilization data. Project Repair can now remove all stabilization information to fix such events.

We're planning to expand on this in future updates to strip out other commonly-corrupted parts including third-party effects.

Improved FCPXML repair

Sometimes FCPX will generate corrupt XML that cannot be reimported. XML Repair can now fix the common "Element audio does not carry attribute ref" error.

Other changes

 

  • Housekeeper - Support for trashing Avid image caches
  • Preference Manager - Improved compatibility with OS X's preference caching mechanism
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions

Pro Maintenance Tools is an essential toolkit for media professionals that is used by freelancers and major studios alike. To find out more, view the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Apr 6 2015 to DR News, Front Page News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1 - Plugin crash test improvements, improved Avid support

Pro Maintenance Tools 2.1 is a minor update to our suite of tools to maintain, optimize and troubleshoot Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer.

Plugin Crash Test improvements

The crash tester in Plugin Manager now supports FCPX, the FCPX trial, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer. This makes it easier to locate a rogue plugin that is crashing your editing application at startup.

Improved Avid support in Housekeeper

Housekeeper can now trash Avid waveform caches and logs, providing easy ways to reduce disk space and troubleshoot problems.

Other changes

  • Plugin Manager - You can now show video / audio plugins only
  • Plugin Manager - Various UI improvements
  • Preference Manager - Minor bug fixes
  • Updated Crash Analyzer definitions
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Pro Maintenance Tools is an essential toolkit for media professionals that is used by freelancers and major studios alike. To find out more, view the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Feb 10 2015 to Front Page News, DR News, Pro Maintenance Tools
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