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.

5.14.2

Released 2023-01-30
Highlights
  • Discrete audio waveforms are no longer identical to video waveforms when using Vidispine waveforms.
Release notes

General

Fixes

  • When using vidispine waveforms, discrete audio waveforms are identical to video waveforms.

Edit

Fixes

  • Prevent storage call when storages are disabled.
  • Allow configuration of asset level metadata field names.

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.14.2
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.14.2
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.14.2
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.14.2

5.14.0

Released 2023-01-17
Highlights
  • Validate: It is now possible to detach the video to a separate window
  • Validate: Asset status form now supports custom forms
  • Poster: Snapshots are no longer deleted when creating a poster
Release notes

Gereral

Features

  • Added setting to disable navigation between apps through button in header features.disableAppNavigation

Edit

Features

  • Edit will now base the contents of a source asset on its original files. Video proxies (if available) are used for playback, but channel count, channel offset and waveforms are extracted from the original files.
  • Added setting apps.edit.original.tag for configuring which value to use as original tag.

Fixes

  • Edit now pass all preset metadata to the render endpoint
  • Adjusted styling for Project Bin and Splash Loader to better support Light theme.

Validate

Features

  • Added setting for keeping the marker form open efter saving edited marker data. If not in split view mode an option to cancel and navigate back to the marker list, in addition to the cancel button, is added in the form of a back arrow in the form header.
    • apps.validate.features.keepMarkerFormOpenOnSave
  • When no changes have been made in the edit marker form the save button is disabled. The button is also disabled when changes to the marker data have been saved and the form is set to remain open.
  • Marker selected state is persisted after exiting edit state and a newly created marker is set to selected (without moving the CTI) after it has been created.
  • Added form property to asset status configuration that can be used to set a custom form when setting the asset status. The custom forms works in a similar manner as the asset- and file forms in the metadata tab. A form is defined under the forms setting and is marked for usage with the form property in the asset status configuration. Form values are stored on the asset as metadata.
    • This deprecates the allowComment configuration that toggled the comment form when setting a status. Configurations using allowComment are migrated to a default form defaultAssetStatusCommentForm that contains a single form field for a comment. The functionality should thus be the same as before.
  • Added setting that can be used to configure the safe areas to use. This was previously only possible to change via the settings api / settings admin ui, but this have now been removed. A feature toggle for turning the whole feature on / off is available under apps.validate.features.safeAreas.
    • apps.validate.safeAreas

Fixes

  • Allow Mac users to delete markers with keyboard delete button (if external keyboard) and fn+backspace (Mac equivalent of the delete button)
  • Fixed bug which caused timeline to not display pre-enabled SCC subtitles
  • Ensure metadata tab orders audio files in the same manner as media tab and timeline
  • Marker paste button is now disabled when no row is selected
  • First discrete audio track enabled now properly plays audio on load
  • Metadata fields in the metadata tab are now properly ordered by the UiSchema
  • Switching group in marker form now properly updates the track selection as well
  • The scroll position is now persisted when the marker form is saved.
  • A selected marker is no longer deselected when its track is hidden by a filter. The hidden track however will get deselected.

Deprecations

  • assetStatus.statuses.allowComment are deprecated, use custom forms instead.

Poster

Features

  • Snapshots from which posters are created are no longer deleted upon starting the poster job.
  • Added flash effect to Edit view to enhance poster creation feedback.
  • Default aspect ratio can now be configured in settings under: apps.poster.defaultAspectRatio.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where using the "Go to posters" notification shortcut would cause multiple snapshots to be selected upon returning to Edit & Create.
  • Loading poster with frame query parameter now properly loads the correct frame on load.

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.14.0
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.14.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.14.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.14.0

5.13.4

Released 2022-11-15
Highlights
  • Bugfixes
Release notes

Validate

Fixes

  • Fixed buttons not working properly
  • Demuxed audio no longer count towards the maximum number of allowed audio tracks enabled.
  • VU, Gonio and Correlation meters in audio workspace now properly works for demuxed audio tracks.
  • Sort ordering for audio tracks with titles containing number now properly works.

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.13.4
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.13.0

5.13.0

Released 2022-11-08
Highlights
  • Validate: Added support for SCC subtitles
  • Validate: Muxed subtitles within a MP4 file can now be extracted and played back directly within the app
  • Poster: Added support to display markers in the timeline
Release notes

Edit

Fixes

  • Corrected date and time formats to properly reflect current locale.
  • Fixed layout issues caused by very long asset names in the asset browser.

Validate

Features

  • Expose options for the TrackExtractor in new trackExtraction setting and deprecate extractMuxedAudio setting.
  • When clicking the edit icon to edit a marker, in the marker table, the marker is selected but the CTI is not moved to the in point of that marker.
  • Added support to load SCC subtitles.
  • Added support for naming subtitle files from a configurable template string. Also added support for configurable sorting of subtitle files.
  • The right-click menu on video elements in Accurate.Video can now be removed
  • Added support for customizable video-, audio- and subtitle file titles to include metadata values using %metadata:<field>`
    • See apps.validate.features.videoFileDisplay, apps.validate.features.audioFileDisplay and apps.validate.features.subtitleFileDisplay in Validate Settings.
  • When editing or creating a marker the data is persisted between identical form fields when changing track/form.
  • Add toggle switch for showing marker track colors in the marker table.
  • Hotkeys J and L will now start playback as well as de-/increase the playback rate.
  • Validate can now play muxed subtitles in mp4 proxies. The subtitles will be displayed in the "Media" tab under a new subsection "Muxed Subtitles". To enable this feature, see setting apps.validate.features.trackExtraction.extractSubtitles, refer to documentation for more information.
  • You can now have multiple subtitle types active at the same time. Previously apps.validate.subtitleTypes limited this be only allowing one subtitle type picked by the priority of the setting. This setting have now been removed and Validate will list all available subtitles.

Fixes

  • Exclude samples with value <= sampleMin (silence) from the calculation of combined decibel levels since they were affecting the combined level when they should not.
  • Fixed issue where subtitles was being duplicated when switching proxy.
  • Fixed the base order of editable metadata fields on uischema elements to keep the order of the fields consistent.
  • Fixed bug that caused the same waveform to display for all muxed tracks when using Accurate.Video Analyze as the waveform provider.
  • Improved error handling for waveforms, now handles failures of fetching waveform files more gracefully.
  • Extracted muxed audio tracks is no longer counted into the discrete audio track limit.

Deprecations

  • Deprecated the extractMuxedAudio setting, instead use the options for TrackExtractor in new trackExtraction setting.

Poster

Features

  • Poster now has markers in the timeline, and a Markers tab.
  • Add resizable panes to the Poster app layout.

Analyze

  • Fixed bug that caused the same waveform data to be returned for all streams

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.13.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.13.0

5.12.1

Released 2022-10-17
Highlights
  • Bugfixes
Release notes

Validate

Fixes

  • Access rights are now respected in the UI when pressing enter key to edit a marker.
  • Current frame is now properly remembered when switching between Validate and Poster.

Poster

Fixes

  • Current frame is now properly remembered when switching between Validate and Poster.

Vidispine adapter

  • Errors are now properly handled when accessing audio-only items.

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.12.1
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.12.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.12.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.8.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.12.1

5.12.0

Released 2022-09-13
Highlights
  • Support for multiple assets in Edit
  • Editable metadata in Validate
  • Multi-track MP4 audio support in Validate
  • Added a new Phase-tab to the Audio Workspace in Validate
Release notes

Edit

Features

  • The concept of Projects has been introduced. It will allow users to work with multiple sources
  • With the addition of the project bin, the tab-panel has now been moved to the top left
  • Browse assets functionality added

Fixes

  • Outputs are now included in the render call for EDL export
  • Any ongoing timeline changes will now be reset if the user for any reason leaves the active window, e.g. through alt-tabbing or as a result of a popup window
  • Single frame segment does no longer cause a crash
  • Asset loading status in the project bin has been fixed

Validate

Features

  • Editing metadata with custom forms is now possible in the metadata tab.
    • New look and UI in the metadata tab with collapsible areas.
    • Thumbnail preview has been removed from metadata tab.
    • See user guide for more details.
  • Support for playing all muxed audio tracks from mp4 files without a pre-processing step to extract them as separate files.
    • Known limitations:
      • Audio scrubbing does not work using this functionality.
      • It is not possible to set metadata on muxed audio tracks as of now.
    • See features.extractMuxedAudio in Validate settings.
  • Added new Phase-tab to the Audio Workspace containing a gonio- and correlation meter.
  • The media tab is now available in the Ad break Workspace.
  • Added setting for enabling/disabling workspaces.
  • Marker table can now display line breaks
  • Added setting disableMuxedAudio
    • When set to true, disables muxed audio when loading validate.
  • Added setting disableFirstTrackAutoEnable
    • When set to true, no discrete audio is automatically enabled if no muxed audio is available or disableMuxedAudio is set to true.
  • Added setting forceShowInMarkerForm
    • If set to true, even if alwaysShow is false and no markers are available on the track, the group/track is still available when creating a marker

Fixes

  • Add Enter & Esc to the hotkey list
  • Bug where the timecode in the marker creation form did not correspond to the current timecode in the timeline.
  • The settings audioTagBlackList and videoTagBlackList are changed to audioTagBlocklist and videoTagBlocklist. Backwards compatible, old values will be respected.
  • Fixed issue in Audio Workspace where not all VU-meter channels would work if no profile is set.
  • Custom Forms: Added support for parsing integers.

Poster

Fixes

  • Minor padding/margin styling issues has been fixed
  • Timecode offsets are now displayed correctly
  • Frame rate issue for snapshots has been fixed
  • Fixed an issue where the Snapshot hotkey would not always work.
    • The hotkey has also been added to the keyboard shortcuts reference list.

Postgres Adapter

  • Fixed a bug where Not Equals in asset search did not work correctly for metadata fields

Job System

  • ffmpeg render has been optimized to run in a single process, reducing the amount of passes needed to complete the render job, resulting in higher performance and less local disc usage
  • Set audio layout to `quad` instead of `4.0` for audio tracks with four channels
  • ttmlreader can now handle the "f" suffix, so that timecodes like 10f are handled correctly

Full Artefact Version List

Accurate.Video Frontend: 5.12.0
Accurate.Video PostgreSQL Adapter: 5.12.0
Accurate.Video Jobs: 5.12.0
Accurate.Video Analyze: 5.8.0
Accurate.Video Keycloak: 5.4.1
Accurate.Video Vidispine Adapter: 5.12.0

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.