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Kollaborate 1.3 - timeline markers, nudging, Tasks overhaul

Kollaborate 1.3 is a major update to our cloud workflow platform for video professionals. We've listened to your feedback and have added many new features based on your requests.

Comment overhaul

We've completely overhauled the comment system to improve performance and provide timeline markers below the video (you can switch this off in the new Playback Settings dialog accessible from the Actions menu). You can click on a marker to highlight it in the Comments pane.

Comments are now sortable by timecode or date (making it easy to see what's new) and can be filtered by color, author, type or matching text. The export dialog also lets you filter by author and you can even restrict exported notes to Favorites only, thus making it easy to build up a select list of comments to send to someone.

Task overhaul

We've also overhauled the Tasks section with a much simpler UI. We now show all tasks in the same list and you can sort and filter them to find the information you need. Tasks are now color-coded, with overdue tasks appearing red, tasks due in the next week appearing orange and high priority tasks appearing blue.

It's now much easier to manage tasks and task status and priority can be batch modified directly from the Tasks page.


The Viewers section below the player shows lists of which users have and haven't viewed the file. Any users that haven't viewed it can be nudged, which sends them an email alert reminding them to view it. You can also click the bell icon to be alerted when they view it for the first time (this is a redesign of the old Receipts feature).

Change video thumbnails

You can change the thumbnail of a video to the current frame by going to Actions > Set Thumb to Current Frame.

Player improvements

  • Shift + Left / Right Arrow navigates forward and back 1 second
  • Added a 5 second skip back button to help you leave comments in the right place
  • The new Playback Settings dialog allows you to loop playback and disable the marker bar and autoplay.
  • The Info button lists the keyboard shortcuts available for playback
  • Images no longer auto zoom - you can now click and hold to zoom in on a part of an image
  • Added an expand button to view images full size

Other changes

  • Import users from another project into your Team
  • Revisions can now be made accessible in shared links
  • File statuses can be batch-edited from the Files page
  • Previously-entered settings are now remembered when sharing a link and exporting comments
  • Files can be filtered by type or status
  • Duration is now shown on the Files page
  • Search for team members on the Team page
  • Annotations now appear automatically when clicking a comment
  • Many improvements to marker importing
  • Several iPhone browsing improvements
  • Many bug fixes and tweaks

Kollaborate is a cloud workflow platform designed to help you work better with colleagues and clients. Upload files to the cloud, have them reviewed by others and then export their notes back to your editing application. To find out more, view the feature list or sign up for the free no-obligation 15-day trial (no credit card needed).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 6 2015 to Kollaborate, DR News, Front Page News