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2014 - Year in Review

2015 is now upon us so here's a look back at the past twelve months.

We introduced several new products:

CinePlay for Mac, a Mac video player with professional features like timecode, markers, safe areas and overlays. It also integrates with our Kollaborate cloud service to provide cloud video playback, commenting and synced sessions with colleagues.

Kollaborate Plugin Pack - Upload files to the cloud directly from Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac.

Kollaborate Folder Watcher (beta) - Automatically upload files to the cloud when copied to a particular folder on your hard drive.

Marker Import for Windows - Free Windows tool for importing markers created by our apps into Adobe Premiere Pro. There is also a Mac version available here.

We also released the following major updates free of charge:

Pro Media Tools 1.3 - Complete overhaul of QT Edit's batch processing mode, offering significantly improved performance and stability.

CinePlay 1.1 for Mac - Audio playback, gang multiple files together for simultaneous playback (useful for comparing two or more shots) and playlist support.

CinePlay 1.4 for iOS - Audio playback support.

Cut Notes 2.3 for iPad - Added an Autosave Vault, changed hold behavior to be in line with Cut Notes 1.x and greatly improved Kollaborate cloud integration.

Preference Manager 4.2 - Compatibility with Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 and Lightworks beta for Mac.

In total we released over 100 updates for our apps.

Kollaborate subscribers also received the following features at no extra cost:

  • Annotations (drawing over video)
  • Color-coded comments
  • Favorites
  • Batch uploader
  • Shared link expiration
  • Email notification filtering
  • Move files between projects
  • Metadata
  • Approve / reject files
  • Drag and drop file management
  • Dark UI option
  • Reminders
  • Free storage bump and new pricing packages
  • Server-side encoding
  • QuickLook previews
  • Alias overhaul
  • Custom departments and positions
  • Kollaborate Transfer overhaul with faster encoding and improved queue management

Our most-downloaded app was FCS Remover but our most-used app was Post Haste. Our most popular paid tool was Pro Maintenance Tools. Our most popular iOS app was Video Space Calculator.

We also improved our website in a lot of ways, but most significantly was the creation of an Account section that allows customers to login to manage their licenses and print invoices.

The most popular blog posts in 2014 were:
10 Useful Avid Console Commands (on track to be our most popular of all time)
Fixing missing database errors in DaVinci Resolve
How to protect your video content
Managing frame sequences in Batch Renamer

You may have noticed we've been a little quiet for the past couple of weeks and the reason for this is that we're working on some big updates, so stay tuned for new products and major updates in early 2015. You can keep up to date with new products, features and tips by subscribing to this blog, following us on Twitter or Facebook or by subscribing to our mailing list.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 1 2015 to DR News, Front Page News, Analysis