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Release Notes for MovieRecorder Express and MovieRecorder

  • NDI: Updated NDI SDK to version 5.5
  • REST API: Added a /info request to get info about the application and computer (version number, demo mode, etc...)
  • Blackmagic-Design devices: When using devices with connector mapping, such as the Decklink Duo 2, Quad 2 or 8K Pro, we can now display which SDI connector is used by the device (click on the device name and format in the sources list).
  • Blackmagic-Design devices: We log when there is a configuration change made by Blackmagic-Design Desktop Video Setup.
  • AJA devices: Issues with name of AJA devices
  • Remote Control: Possible crash when controlling MovieRecorder remotely
  • Viewers: Refresh rate of preview was not properly applied
  • UI: When clicking on the red icon of the window to close it, we now ask confirmation to stop the recording
  • Remote Control: Preview in remote was black when using 10bit sources in macOS 12
  • Streaming: Issues with downscaling in streaming destinations
  • TimeCode: When using Mac Clock TC source, and fps is 23.98, we now compensate for the fact that there is no DF
  • Classic Destinations: When encoding to ProRes, using a classic destination, you could see "Encoder produced a frame that exceeded max size

Release notes for MovieRecorder only

We don't provide a "Intel" version anymore as we now support most codecs that were supported previously. Only the DV codecs will not be ported as the third-party library used will not be ported to Silicon.
  • AVID DNx: Added native support for DNxHD and DNxHR with Apple Silicon computers. You don't have to start the application with Rosetta anymore. This should bring improved performances on M1 and M2 computers when running natively
  • Scheduled Recordings: Added a webpage to view and edit the scheduled recordings. The page can be viewed at this url (change the IP address if not on the same computer - and make sure to enable "Remote Control" in the General preferences of MovieRecorder): http://127.0.0.1:8080/schedule/index.html
  • Actions: Changed the name of the AppleScript menus to reflect more what is happening (instead of before start, it now says on start as the AppleScript is triggered when the recording starts/ends)
  • Actions: The 'Action on error' popup menu in "Preferences > General" is now properly saved
  • Metadata: Issues when importing metadata from another computer
  • Multi-Destinations: When using multiple destinations one one source using H264 or HEVC we did not reuse the encoder, even if AVPreset was the same, and thus reencoded multiple times.
  • Added buttons to pulse all outputs, or to change status of all outputs at once
  • Fixed potential issues when using an AppleScript that would change the status of multiple outputs at once (either pulse, on or off). Some of the outputs may not have changed state

Release Notes for OnTheAir Video Express and OnTheAir Video

  • Added compatibility with T-Tap Pro
  • Changing the clip end behaviour on a playing clip will be applied immediately (previously it would only be applied the next time it played)
  • Contact Support: We now send the playlists used by the scheduler
  • The "Now Playing" will now also bring the playing playlist front, you do not need to be on the playlist itself anymoret
  • Searching in playlists is not case sensitive anymore
  • Behaviour with Locked/unlocked playlists. It is now possible again to edit playlists that are not playing.
  • Issue with Stream Deck, when using the built-in integration, and switching from one Softron application to another Softron application
  • Issues when doing skip to previous/next with next or previous clip offline
  • Some black frames could be seen when starting a clip shorter than 8 seconds
  • Field priority issues in SD PAL

Release notes for OnTheAir Video only

  • Added the ability to run macros on ATEM using AppleScripts
  • Scheduler: Event may not stop if there were manual stops, or if the same playlist is reused multiple times before an event
  • The "color label" badge was shown at the same place as the "clocked" item icon
  • Traffic Option: Media Browser: would sometimes not become ready in very specific cases (on a very fast computer such as the Mac Studio, with very few media items stored on the internal drive for example)
  • Traffic Option: Skip to previous icon was disabled with traffic playlists
  • Traffic Option: Discrepancies between playlist and media browser status

Release Notes for MovieRecorder Express and MovieRecorder

  • Added the ability to force the colorspace of a source (currently HDR and Rec2020 is supported only with Blackmagic-Design devices)
  • Added the support for Rec2020 (SDR) for AJA devices
  • Potential flickering of the preview. This did not impact the recorded file, just the preview
  • Image distortion with in SD 8-bit
  • After using the timer button, the button was disabled, preventing you to use the timer again
  • UI issue where timecode could be cropped on small sizes viewers
  • When scrolling in the view using mouse or trackpad, we could move the preview out of the frame
  • Potential crash when selecting the Bluetooth Timecode option

Release notes for MovieRecorder only

  • Now sending the path of the recorded file in the AppleScript as a second parameter
  • Adobe Premiere XML: Added support for more audio channels
  • Final Cut Pro XML: Fixed some potential issues when importing in DaVinci Resolve
  • Preferences: Fixed an issue when no IP was set for ATEM switchers
  • Added support for GPICommander box v3. We started shipping the GPICommander 3 box (instead of v2)on May 11th, 2022. This new box requires a Softron software compiled on or after November 15th, 2021. Read more...
  • Fixed an issue when rebooting computer and GPICommander would auto-launch.

Important information

  • About the Universal version of MovieRecorder and Apple Silicon computers:
    • Some of the encoders that we were using with intel computers are not yet available for the Universal version. Some will not be ported (as DV, DVCPro, DVCPRO HD which are legacy codecs), others will come at a later time. Check the list of supported codecs in the specifications on the MovieRecorder page.
    • M|Family:Download the Deltacast Universal drivers from our website.
    • ProRes Accelerators with M1 Pro, Max and Ultra are not compatible with interlaced sources. When using interlaced sources, the CPU will be used. We have reported the issue to Apple, and hope for a fix soon.
  • Important changes:
    • We have removed the preference "Single view" when controlling MovieRecorder from a web page. We changed the logic a little bit; instead of doing a preference, it’s just a different page to type in the browser. You should now use this url to access the single page view:
      http://127.0.0.1:8080/index_single.html

Release Notes for MovieRecorder Express and MovieRecorder

  • Native support of Apple Silicon computers. Applications are now universal.
  • Added support for HDR and Wide Gamut Rec. 2020 capture (currently only with Blackmagic-Design devices, and only with QuickTime destinations)
  • Added the ability to create a new clip when TC break is detected (only with QuickTime None or Segmented destinations; and the TC source must match the fps of the video source).
  • Updated NDI SDK to version 5.0.10 for full compatibility of NDI with Apple Silicon computers.
  • When receiving a SCTE trigger, we now log it. Making it a nice signal analyzer.
  • Added the ability to control a Blackmagic-Design Videohub or Ross video router using AppleScripts . Read more...
  • AppleScripts now send the source name as a parameter. Useful to do tests for example for notifications, or have a different behaviour depending on the source name.
  • Added the ability to trigger an AppleScript when recording starts or stops per scheduled recording (previously only on destinations).
  • Added notifications when a "Critical Error" would happen.
  • Added support of bundled licenses (one serial can contain the license for multiple channels)
  • Added the ability to disable the capture of VANC (and CC) on a per source base. Previously you could decide not to write a CC track in the file, but the VANC were always interpreted from the source, which could lead to issues in some very specific cases (when the signal providing the signal would enter wrong VANC or VBI data for example).
  • Updated to latest versions of the Deltacast and AJA SDK.
  • Deltacast: Added support for the pdf formats
  • Crash happening when doing remote control with Catalina. Read more...
  • Issue with fps of Classic QuickTime movie files when using an effect to change the fps from 50 to 25 or 60 to 30.
  • Some audio drops could happen when using Blackmagic-Design devices
  • Possible crash when recording a QuickTime Segmented or None to an Avid NEXIS storage.
  • When doing auto-split, only the first recorded file would have the correct DF/NDF flag. All subsequent recordings would have the non drop frame flag even if using drop frame.
  • Auto split with encoders that can produce an I-frame whenever needed. The durations will match one another. Note that some codecs may still have different split times depending on the GOP structure.
  • When doing auto-split with AAC audio, there could be one sample of audio missing at the beginning
  • Possible issue when creating new file after an auto-split
  • REST API issue to update scheduled recordings
  • Issues when using Streaming Destinations on Apple Silicon computers
  • QuickTime > Classic destinations: ProRes Encoder on Apple M1 Pro and Max processors: maxFrameSize could be wrong.
  • Scheduled recordings: Fixed issues when stopping scheduled recordings.
  • An issue with some keyboard shortcuts with MovieRecorder Express.

Release notes for MovieRecorder only

  • Now allowing to enter commas in metadata text fields
  • Added support for DNxHR (currently Intel only)
  • Issue with some signals providing more VANCs than just CC. Recording may have stopped in specific cases.
  • Schedule issue for spring DST (on the Sunday of the change, scheduled recordings between 23PM and midnight would not be triggered)
  • Crash when writing some sidecar metadata files with MXF destinations
  • Some warnings when encoding to XDCAM (but had no impact on encoding, just excessive logging)
  • Some possible duplicated frames at the end of XDCAM recordings.
  • Some display issues for CC in Viewers.
  • AppleScripts Actions were not triggered at the end of the recording if done with a schedule, or timer
  • AppleScripts Actions could not retrieve the recording name of a schedule