Accurate.Video - Release Notes

Here you can find release notes regarding all Accurate Video products. Each release note will tell you highlights in each version, what's new and what's been fixed.

5.11.1

Released 2022-06-14
Highlights
  • Bugfixes
Release notes

Edit

Fixes

  • Send additional information in EDL export to support new timeline format.

Validate

Fixes

  • When apps.validate.features.markers is not set to "write" it should not be possible to edit or delete markers in any way.

Postgres Adapter & Job System

  • Change database index for asset metadata allowing larger values to be stored.

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.11.1
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.11.1
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.11.1
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.8.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.11.0

5.11.0

Released 2022-05-24
Highlights
  • New Ad break workspace in Validate!
  • Bulk select & delete in Validate
Release notes

Edit

Fixes

  • Changed font in the program table

Validate

Features

  • New Ad break workspace!
    • New marker type “spanning marker” that lets you:
      • Define the start & end of program (hotkey “P” and “Shift + P”)
      • Create breaks (hotkey “B”)
      • Create cuts (hotkey “M”)
    • New toolbar icons for setting start/end of program & breaks
    • New program table that lists durations for each part between breaks and the total program duration (minus breaks & cuts)
  • Bulk select & delete markers!
    • Changed behavior for markers in the timeline and marker table. Single clicking now selects markers and double clicking opens the edit form.
    • Hotkey “Enter” opens the marker form for a selected marker.
    • Hotkey “Backspace/delete” deletes a selected marker.
    • Selecting more than one marker in the timeline or marker table opens a bulk panel that lets you:
      • Bulk delete all selected markers (hotkey “Backspace/delete”)
      • Deselect all selected markers (hotkey “Esc”)
  • Added more default playback rate options. Available playback rates are now configurable via settings.js, under the key: `playbackRates`. See documentation
  • Added a user setting for displaying an outline around the video to help with visual inspection of black bars. Use hotkey “Shift+B” to toggle the outline.
  • You can now shift+drag the time indicator and in/out points for increased precision.
  • Added current time indicator scrubbing when moving inpoint/outpoint of a range. Meaning that you will now get visual feedback in the player when dragging in/outpoints in the timeline.
  • Added support for marker export on the frontend (note that markers will not be persisted on a storage when using this export setting).
  • Read-only marker tracks now have a different look compared to regular tracks.
  • The time range now changes visually in the timeline when editing a marker.
  • Clicking a time code in the marker table now seeks to that time code.
  • Virtual tracks: Audio profile can now be set automatically after asset ingest.

Fixes

  • Improved performance of the marker table when working with a large amount of markers.
  • Fixed issue where the delete icons were hidden when the marker table had horizontal scroll. Both delete and edit icons now always show on the right side of the table on hover.
  • Copy and paste marker can no longer be triggered from a modal window.
  • The “clear points” button and hotkeys are now disabled while creating or editing a marker.

Poster

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where poster jobs would continue polling after a job has been aborted or failed
  • Downloaded posters from assets in Vidispine are now stored with the correct file type

Postgres Adapter & Job System

  • Proper authentication towards storage when streaming HLS and DASH.
  • Multiple bug fixes.

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.11.0
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.11.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.11.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.8.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.11.0

5.10.2

Released 2022-04-27
Highlights
  • Fixed issue with discrete audio selection in Edit
  • Added settings for language metadata keys.
  • Added settings for poster presets and overlays
Release notes

Edit

Fixes

  • Marker track names are not readable.
  • Source player thumbnail not showing on some files.
  • Discrete audio selection not working.
  • Waveform height sometimes overflows the segment.

Poster

Fixes

  • Added ability to define poster presets and overlays through settings file.
  • Poster creation requests for are now always passed with sourceRegion data.

Validate

Fixes

  • Language metadata keys can now be configured in settings file using metadataKeys.fileLanguage and metadataKeys.timespanLanguage

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.10.2
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.10.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.10.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.8.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.9.2

5.10.1

Released 2022-03-31
Highlights
  • Fix gap management in Edit
Release notes

Edit

Fixes

  • Gap management not working properly
  • Zoom hotkey not working on international keyboard layouts

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.10.1
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.10.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.10.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.8.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.9.2

5.10.0

Released 2022-03-29
Highlights
  • Discrete audio support in Edit
  • Audio waveforms in Edit
Release notes

Edit

Features

  • Discrete audio support
    • Source player discrete audio selection & playback
    • Audio segment visualization in the timeline
  • Match frame functionality added, Playhead to Source
  • Added support to display multiple audio layers in the timeline
  • Added support to display audio waveforms
  • Added ability to toggle active discrete audio files in the timeline while in tweak mode

Fixes

  • Clear marker selection when setting in-point/out-point

Validate

Features

  • More audio features now available in Safari!
    • VU Meters
    • Audio routing
    • Solo/mute tracks & channels.
  • Playback rate is now enabled in Firefox!
  • Added option to have a non-settable asset status. Useful if asset status is set by an external system.
  • Added hotkey "/" for a quicker way to search for markers!
  • Marker description fields are now represented by a textarea instead of a single line input.
  • Added support to provide dynamic values in the marker table (via lambda function or lookup table). See more details in our technical documentation.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the delete marker prompt was not showing when deleting with a hotkey.
  • The marker table now respects start time offset for timecodes.
  • Moving markers around using the VS backend eventually created duplicate markers because the id of the marker would change on updates, this is now fixed.
  • Improved in/outpoint handling when clearing inputs in the marker form.
  • Muxed audio is now labeled as such in the metadata tab.

Postgres Adapter

Fixes

  • Fixed bug where ingest job status was updated before job was finished

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • Possibility to download any file in the item from the File tab

5.9.0

Released 2022-01-25
Highlights
  • Marker selection in Edit
  • Virtual tracks in Validate
  • Marker table improvements in Validate
Release notes

Edit

Features

  • Markers can now be selected in bulk
    • Timeline segments can now be generated from selected markers.
    • Timeline segments can now be generated excluding selected markers.
  • Support for switching operation mode between insert and overwrite.
    • When holding ALT segment actions will be executed in the opposite timeline operation mode.

Validate

Features

  • Added user preference for showing total marker duration in the marker tab.
  • Virtual tracks: New feature that makes it possible to create audio tracks that span file boundaries. Read more about this feature in the technical documentation and user guide.
  • The audio tab now includes solo and mute buttons for channels and tracks as well as channel labels
  • Marker table
    • What marker data to show in the table is now configurable via settings and columns can be enabled/disabled via the UI. This makes it easy to customize the marker table to show any metadata stored on the marker. Read more in the technical documentation
    • Expanded search to cover all enabled columns in the marker table.
  • Go to the next marker / Go to the previous marker now wraps around to the start/end marker on the row.

Fixes

  • Marker tooltips are now centered.
  • Fixed alignment of row header buttons and show them on hover.
  • Clicking an already selected marker will deselect the marker, close edit form and clear the in- and out points.
  • Fixed issue with opening/closing tracks in the timeline.
  • Fixed bug which caused all VU meters to be hidden when disabling muxed audio.
  • Elements should no longer overflow in the audio tab.

Postgres Adapter

  • Now supports reading local storages by creating signed URLs.

5.8.1

Released 2021-12-14
Highlights
  • Poster name is now stored when running Vidispine adapter
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Holding down workspace toggle hotkey no longer hangs the application.
  • &asset tag in audioFileDisplay in audio tab now works

Postgres Adapter

Fixes

  • Custom metrics available. This is usable to automatically scale the adapter and jobs services.

Vidispine Adapter

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the name of a poster created with Accurate.Video Poster was not stored.

5.8.0

Released 2021-09-23
Highlights
  • Marker support in Edit
  • Render with hybrik
  • Workspaces in Validate
  • Audio routing in Validate
  • File download from asset in Validate
Release notes

Edit

  • Support to visualize markers in the source player timeline
    • Support to select which marker tracks to display
  • Hybrik rendering
    • Render the edit sequence as one new file
    • Render each segment from the sequence as a new file
  • UI support to export EDLs
  • It is now possible to set the query parameter "frame" when opening Validate or Poster or Edit to open the application at a specific frame. The frame query parameter is set when navigating the video in those applications so you can easily copy/paste a link to a specific point in the video.
  • Mute all players hotkey changed to 'Shift+V'
  • Support to configure Automatic or manual save to changes in the timeline
  • Point behavior changed in Edit to ensure that new points can be added even if they conflict with existing points

Validate

Features

  • Split the app in two workspaces; General & Audio. See details in the user guide for Validate
    • New collapsable side panel to toggle between workspaces.
      • Added hotkey 'alt/opt + <num>' for switching workspace.
      • Added hotkey 'W' for toggling to next workspace.
    • Split up user preferences to global & workspace specific.
      • Global user preference for "Adaptable timeline" to let users decide whether the timeline should look the same between workspaces or be independent with regards to zoom level and track filtering.
      • Workspace specific preference for safe areas.
    • Audio routing support in the Audio workspace.
    • VU Meter updates
      • Moved VU meters to the audio workspace.
      • Show solo/mute buttons for each track and for every channel in a track.
      • Show channel layout labels and use channel index as fallback if channel layout is unknown.
      • In the General workspace, a "mono-mix" audio meter has been added next to the timeline that displays the overall sound level of all tracks combined.
  • New "Files" tab added to let users see and download files in the asset. Read more in Validate settings
    • It is possible to enable/disable the files tab in settings, and also configurable witch type of files to list.
  • It is now possible to set the query parameter "frame" when opening Validate or Poster or Edit to open the application at a specific frame. The frame query parameter is set when navigating the video in those applications so you can easily copy/paste a link to a specific point in the video.
  • Added support for setting language of both muxed and discrete audio tracks.
  • If no muxed audio is available in the video, the first discrete audio file will now be activated.
  • Mute hotkey changed to 'V'.

Fixes

  • Copy/paste marker now supports undo/redo.
  • Selected marker is now deselected properly when using escape key to cancel marker edit.
  • Sorting of groups in the timeline and filter now falls back on alphabetical order if order is not available.
  • Added horizontal scrollbar to the marker table that will show up when there is a lack of space.
  • Improved visualization of missing muxed audio in the media tab.
  • Improved tab navigation for better accessibility.
  • Made it possible to copy text from the application, e.g. metadata.
  • Fixed an issue in Firefox & Safari where the marker form would not fit in its container in split view.
  • It’s no longer possible to create more than one track by pressing the create track button several times rapidly.
  • Pressing Enter when the cancel button has focus will now cancel the marker creation.

Job System

  • Now supporting Hybrik for transcoding/rendering.

5.7.1

Released 2021-10-19
Highlights
  • Fixed bug in Firefox 93 that caused form elements to stop working.
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Fixed bug in Firefox 93 that caused form elements to stop working.
  • Removed Edit from settings page and fixed bug where it said "No settings available" on Poster and Validate
  • Removed settings icon which was incorrectly shown in Validate toolbar when enrich was disabled.
  • Fixed bug where the K hotkey was broken for both players in Edit.

Postgres Adapter

Fixes

  • Add support for controlling the default elemental preset in ECS environments.

5.7.0

Released 2021-09-28
Highlights
  • Beta release of Edit app!
  • Custom marker forms in Validate
  • Touchpad navigation added to the timeline
  • Extended support for marker filtering and interaction
Release notes

Edit

First release! See product website for more details.

Validate

Features

  • Added support for configuring custom marker forms per marker track
    • Read more and see examples here.
  • Added timeline snap-to-markers when dragging the current time indicator and holding down a hotkey.
  • Support for undo & redo for marker create, remove and edit operations.
  • Status based read write for markers. Extended validate.features.markers setting to support write, read and hide or a function to change the value of the setting.
  • Added ability to see the marker table while creating and editing markers.
    • An icon to toggle this behavior has been added inside the create / edit marker form.
  • Added ability feature to re-order and show/hide columns in the marker list table.
  • Added possibility to filter marker tracks in the timeline as well as in the marker tab.
    • Remove groups entirely by deselecting them.
    • Search and highlight markers in the timeline by searching in the marker tab.
  • Moved playback settings to media tab from timeline settings
    • Drop frame and start offset
  • Extended zoom and pan navigation in the timline by supporting touchpad and scroll wheel
    • Ctrl + scroll / pinch to zoom in and out
    • Shift + scroll / pan to move zoom area right and left

Fixes

  • Fixed transparency when application brand is disabled
  • Fixed bug where hotkeys still functioned when the hotkey-overlay was open

Deprecations

  • The feature "Strict Taxonomy" is now considered deprecated
    • It will be supported until the next major release
    • Custom Forms is meant to replace since it offers the same functionality, and much more

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Now supports logging in JSON format, making logs easier to view with log tools.
  • Assets now have a configurable retention period after being deleted. During this period the asset can be un-deleted, and after the period expires the asset is permanently deleted.

Fixes

  • Optimised indices for improved database performance.

Job System

Features

  • Now supports logging in JSON format, making logs easier to view with log tools.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • AV Marker timestamps compatible with Cantemo Annotation Tool.

Fixes

  • Fixed bug when creating Posters with the Vidispine Adapter.

5.6.1

Released 2021-06-28
Highlights
  • Update internal dependencies
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Update internal dependencies.

5.6.0

Released 2021-06-28
Highlights
  • Configure content of metadata tab in Validate through settings UI
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Validate: Support for creating or editing custom metadata fields and views through settings UI. See this guide.
  • Core: Add setting for OpenID Connect userStorageType to be able to change OpenID userStorage. E.g. window.localStorage/window.sessionStorage. By default window.sessionStorage is used.
  • Settings: Added setting for safe areas. If disabled don't show in user preferences or in Validate.

Fixes

  • Core: Update OpenId to refresh token if expired.
  • User preferences: Disable preferred application settings if enabled apps are < 2.
  • Validate: Fixed bug where application could crash if expected metadata not available.
  • Validate: Fixed support for %asset in audioFileDisplay and videoFileDisplay in metadata view
  • Validate: Some hotkeys has been updated to work better on OSX, changing from CTRL to CMD.

Postgres Adapter

Fixes

  • Ignore invalid settings instead of crashing when invalid settings are inserted.
  • Removed log spam about optimistic locking.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • Support the Vidispine RunAs header, to impersonate other users.

5.5.0

Released 2021-06-07
Highlights
  • Accessibility and keyboard interaction improvements
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • AssetView: Select assets via keyboard hotkeys.
  • Validate: The metadata tab now uses videoFileDisplay and audioFileDisplay for labels.

Fixes

  • Poster: Improved focus states for better accessibility.
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes to keyboard interaction throughout the applications.

Postgres Adapter

Fixes

  • Fixed issue with metadata triggers that didn’t work properly
  • Bulk create with replace now doesn't delete all settings for a specific type for every entry created, resulting in only the last setting of each type is created.

Job system

Features

  • Bitrate is now extracted from all audio and video streams.

Fixes

  • Better error messages from Amazon Rekognition integration when it fails

5.4.0

Released 2021-05-17
Highlights
  • Added possibility to configure the content of the Metadata tab in Validate
  • Set language of audio- and subtitles files in Validate
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Validate: Customisable content of the Metadata tab
    • The metadata tab content is configurable and organized into asset, video and audio sections.
    • It's possible to configure expected values for a specific metadata field.
    • Users will be notified if the value of a metadata field deviates from its expected value by showing info and warning icons in the metadata tab.
    • User will be warned of all metadata fields that do not match their expected values when approving an asset.
    • See Metadata fields documentation.
  • Validate: You can now change language metadata on video, audio, vtt-, and imsc subtitles. You need to activate the feature in settings.js to enable it. See Validate Settings.

Fixes

  • General: The Accurate.Video logo has been updated.
  • Ingest: It's now possible to remove files from the ingest modal.
  • Poster: The "go back" arrow has been replaced with the new Accurate.Video icon.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Added bulk update method for timespans. See /bulk under asset_timespan in the API documentation.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • Added bulk update method for timespans. See /bulk under asset_timespan in the API documentation.
  • Implemented job listing.

Job system

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug with Elemental transcoding of files with dots in their names.

5.3.1

Released 2021-04-26
Highlights
  • Poster: Fixed issue where using non-default guideline styles could cause snapshots to scale anomalously
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Poster: Fixed issue where using non-default guideline styles could cause snapshots to scale anomalously