Lightworks Windows 11.1 release for Windows

Today, we are releasing the latest version of Lightworks for Windows: 11.1. The last Beta Build (11.1.L) proved very important in helping resolve two major issues with the new ELS licensing and a memory issue. We are pleased to announce that the 11.1 Windows Release is now live!

http://www.lwks.com/downloads

The last few months, we have been setting about tackling the remaining issues customers have faced using Lightworks. The biggest of all these was our current licensing system (Sentinel HASP) This has caused problems during installation, activation and simply starting the application, all of which gives a negative customer experience. We are pleased to announce that this licensing has now been removed and replaced with our own EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) This same licensing service has been trialled over the last couple of months with great success in the Linux Alpha/Beta versions.

Users now sign in to the application using their LWKS.com username and password; an internet connection MUST be present on the system. Any existing licenses still yet to expire on the current release build of Lightworks will be honoured in the new ELS system. The user simply signs in to the new version entering their username and password, and their existing license(s) will appear in the list for them to activate (Pro and AVID DNxHD).

The new ELS licensing has some limitations.

  • Users will not be able to detach a license from one system to another. To get around this, any user that purchases Lightworks Pro will be given a Pro license that can be used on two different systems.
  • There is no concurrent network licensing system in place. If a user has a Pro activation that has 4 concurrent users, this will show as a Pro license in ELS that can be used 5 times on separate systems.
  • There is currently no way of canceling a license and moving it to another system.
  • There is currently no “Offline” activation method. Users MUST have an internet connection present on the system they have installed Lightworks on. (The internet connection may be removed once the software has been activated.)
  • Virtual machines are not currently supported.

To coincide with the new release and the new licensing, we are introducing for the first time a 30 day Pro Trial license, allowing users to experience the full power of Lightworks Pro. The 30 day trial can only be used once on a system and is not renewable. When the user signs in to the application, they will be offered the chance to try the Pro version for 30 days, or continue using the Free version of Lightworks. Once the 30 day trial expires, the software will revert to the Free version.

Thank you for using Lightworks!

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Lightworks 11.1.j Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.j)

We now have approximately 4700 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.i) We are hoping this will be the last Beta build before the release, which is dependent on the feedback we receive.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.i can be seen below:

  • Fixed MP3 files failing to import
  • Fixed MTS files failing to import into the 64bit version
  • Fixed 720p 30fps MJPEG sample not importing into a 30fps project in the 32bit version
  • Sources-list.txt now created in Lightworks project folder to avoid Windows permissions issues
  • Fixed crash using arrow keys for navigation in timecode labels
  • Fixed display of Fraps files in the 32bit version
  • Fixed FX nodes disappearing on the video routing panel
  • Fixed 24fps Quicktime samples being identified as 23.98fps on the import panel
  • Fixed Copy local import option not working correctly (creating large audio files)
  • Fixed restoring Archive with linked media paths failing to reconnect audio streams (again)
  • Fixed media relinking not being available/possible after unarchiving (again)
  • Fixed deletion of material that has been restored from an archive when deleting a project

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

Lightworks 11.1.h Public Beta (Windows Only)

Later today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.h).

We now have approximately 4600 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.g) so we are still hoping to make the release available on the 30th April depending on feedback from this new build.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please go to: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.g are:

  • Fixed potential crash right clicking a tool in the Toolbox
  • Fixed permanent bins not displaying (broken in 11.1.G)
  • Fixed default position setting to remember viewer positions
  • Fixed clicking in resizable area (but not dragging) of track selection boxes on edit timeline
  • Fixed incorrect aspect ratio appearing on Fullscreen and I/O output
  • Fixed resizable “Add tracks” panel
  • Fixed timecode entry on labels panel
  • Fixed make ‘Bin of Material’ function from rack setting menu
  • Fixed Colour Correction values not being identified correctly when typing them in
  • Newly created projects now default to 1080p rather than PAL
  • Fixed incorrect audio on MPEG4 exports (broken in 11.1.G)
  • Fixed deletion of transcoded material
  • Fixed analogue audio being recorded at the incorrect speed using Matrox I/O
  • Fixed missing Blackmagic connection options on the record tool (64-bit only)
  • Fixed potential crash with audio using Blackmagic I/O
  • Added better RED R3D file decode performance using RED Rocket card
  • Fixed trimming shortcut keys not unjoining FX tracks
  • Fixed sync groups losing sync under certain circumstances
  • Fixed being able to record PAL from 1080i SDI input signal
  • Added Matrox 7.1.0.1294 End User driver support
  • Fixed colourspace conversion which would show purple tiles/viewers randomly

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

Lightworks 11.1.g Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.g)

We now have approximately 4400 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This build has some very nice enhancements for auto unjoin trimming, shared project updates and various fixes. We are hoping to release one or two more Beta builds before the final release on 30th April.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.f are:

  • Fixed crash enabling the fullscreen output in the 64bit version
  • Fixed Render panel not appearing
  • Fixed Atomos Samurai_DNX HD .mov audio playback being incorrect
  • Fixed ProRes sample not importing with Picture
  • Added default folder icon for all three platforms when browsing Places
  • Fixed potential crash importing file from Pentax k30
  • Fixed multiple bins being created when importing new media
  • Fixed import of AC3 audio on AVCHD files (broken in previous two Beta versions)
  • Fixed import of 32bit WAV sample (previously failed to import)
  • Fixed crash rendering/exporting AVID DNxHD MXF 1080p25
  • Fixed deselected tracks on popped out tiles
  • Fixed potential crash unjoining FX nodes in the video routing panel
  • Fixed FX getting lost when using the video routing panel
  • Added ability to move FX nodes using the left mouse button on the video routing panel
  • Fixed potential crash on exit after opening the Effects panel
  • Fixed Mark Out being ignored when doing four point editing
  • Fixed potential crash scrolling and resizing bins
  • Fixed Batch Import Tool transcode settings not persisting when tool is re-opened
  • Fixed Frame rate and Size options on the export panel from moving
  • Fixed recordings and imported files appearing offline when using shared projects
  • Fixed creation of Prints and Subclips
  • Fixed still images transcoded on import to DVCPro100 MOV displaying incorrectly
  • Fixed MPEG422 SD AVIs displaying incorrectly
  • Merge AVID DNxHD codec into main Lightworks installer (Separate AVID DNxHD installer no longer requires. AVID DNxHD License is still required)
  • Added ability to restore Milestones from the project browser Restore edit(s) function
  • Added ability to resize the Restore edit(s) panel
  • Milestones are now automatically generated when an edit is deleted
  • Fixed audio clicks on Voice Over recordings
  • Fixed potential crash entering a project containing AVID DNxHD media without the codec being installed
  • Fixed audio on MP3 samples being garbled when imported into the 64bit version
  • Fixed invalid characters appearing on the Filter Type options menu of the Audio EQ effect
  • Fixed incorrect audio speed on Blackmagic SD/HD recordings
  • Fixed newly imported files being created in a new Imports bin despite one already being open
  • Added new padlock icons to show the state of an edit when using shared projects (Green = Owned by you. Yellow = No owner. Red = Owned by another user)
  • Added ability to drag a tile from out of the viewer copy icon (left click and drag)
  • Added ability to drag single tiles to the New Edit, Bin and Sync Group tools
  • Added ability to auto unjoin all clips when unjoining a cut point using the mouse. This is now the default behaviour, click the cogs icon and and set “Auto unjoin” to “No” to disable
  • Added ability to bypass auto unjoin by holding down ALT before clicking a cut point.
  • Improved edit ownership list when using shared projects
  • Ask user to go online if Internet Explorer is set to offline mode during Lightworks startup (which stops HASP licensing working)
  • Fixed being able to resize a timeline track using the left mouse button
  • Fixed audio not playing in 11.1 if imported into 11.0.3 to an NTFS 4096b/sec drive
  • Fixed potential crash rendering thumbnails in bins when using shared projects

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

Lightworks 11.1.d Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.d)

Since opening up the Beta program to the public three weeks ago, we have had an enormous amount of feedback, which shows in the list of fixes below. We now have 1100 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.c include:

  • Fixed issue with playback stopping on the fullscreen output when moving the mouse
  • Fixed exit icon not appearing on fullscreen playback
  • Fixed Alpha setting not persisting on 4 corner gradient effect
  • Fixed 1 frame timecode discrepancy on BWAV imports
  • Fixed incorrect image on MTS files transcoded to Matrox YUYV
  • Fixed timeline marker not moving during playback after adding an effect and changing a keyframe parameter
  • Fixed inability to record from HDMI on Blackmagic Intensity
  • Fixed audio only recording using Blackmagic I/O
  • Fixed drag and drop behaviour of FX when V tracks are disabled
  • Enhancements and improvements to ALE import: (Pro version required)
    • File location/Name is no longer required under the Filepath heading. The ALE just needs to be in the same folder as the media
    • Related Video and Audio tracks are now automatically synced together upon import to Lightworks
    • ALE must be stored in parent directory of media it is referring to for import to analyse the media
    • Creates auto-grouped audio-only clips. Primarily multichannel BWAVs that have been extracted as separate .MXF files in the AVID MediaFiles folder
    • Included better logging during the import process to indicate why certain files cannot be imported
    • Included better logging during the import process to indicate which folders are being scanned
    • Ignore any subfolders starting with ‘.’ during media scanning
    • Ignore “Mac OSX” subfolders during media scanning
    • Ignore “resource.frk” subfolders during media scanning
    • Show ALE framerate on the import panel
    • Respect Reel IDs when pairing media files
  • Fixed vectorscope output displaying nonsense when using Blackmagic I/O
  • Fixed reading of media locators on AAF import
  • Fixed media locations disappearing when switching between project spaces
  • Added ALE licensing option to the licensing panel
  • Added User definable project/media locations to the licensing panel
  • Added import option to suppress material linking when importing AAFs
  • Added right-mouse click menu on Bin icon to display ‘All Contents’ from a project
  • Changed Lightworks archiving. User now selects whether to include local media or linked to media
  • Fixed playback of audio imported to the system drive in 11.0.3
  • Fixed display of Matrix wipes on FX panel
  • Fixed display of ProRes sample on the import panel (previously black)
  • Fixed reading of Reel ID from file imports
  • Fixed black Renders/Recordings/Exports using 1080i/PAL Blackmagic uncompressed MOV setting
  • Fixed connection settings on the record panel using Blackmagic I/O
  • Fixed Matrox Mpeg422P@HL bit rate setting on the export/render/record panels
  • Fixed 24bit WAV export in the 64bit version
  • Fixed a memory leak related to reading audio-file locators in AAF import
  • Fixed encoding/decoding URL strings in AAF locators with regard to real unicode characters
  • Fixed re-linking to sound files on AAF import (on a material drive) that do not have ‘.WAV’ extensions
  • Fixed AAF import of video file metadata (wrong aspect ratio etc)
  • Fixed failure to transcode 30fps .MP4 sample to MPEG422 AVI
  • Fixed potential crash playing back XDCAM HD MXF files in the 64bit version
  • Fixed potential issue with shared projects not updating correctly when importing files
  • Fixed audio links in .archive not being restored to the Sound folder when restoring the .archive
  • Fixed media appearing offline after using the move function of the media tool
  • Fixed link on Filecard to show all media being linked to
  • Fixed audio playback on AIFF sample
  • Prevent two instances of Lightworks being run at the same time
  • Fixed potential crash clicking the Location field in a bin after moving media using the Manage Media tool
  • Fixed typewriter titling effect progression with overlapping non-coincident effects
  • Fixed archiving progress bar from reporting invalid time (when including linked media)

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.

EditShare 6.2.1 now available, including Ark 2.2.1 & Flow 2.2.1. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

New EditShare server updates are available. Please see editshare.com/updates for details & downloads.

Please note that these are part of EditShare’s 6.2.x series, with many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines, including Storage, Flow, and Ark enhancements.

Full information about this update is available in the EditShare v6.2.1 ReadMe PDF

This release provides many important updates for Storage, Flow, and Ark. All customers are urged to update as soon as possible. Changes include Avid Style compatibility update for Media Composer and Symphony 6.5 for Windows, significant improvements in Avid Style performance in general, resolution of occasional network disconnections for OS X users who mount spaces by AFP, better Flow compatibility with Adobe Premiere, reduced memory usage by Flow and Ark leading to much better reliability during archiving and restoration operations, plus numerous overall improvements in Ark. Also, EditShare Connect and Flow clients are now “signed” for compatibility with security features in Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion and OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion.

EditShare Storage (6.2.1) — Highlights in this version

  • Avid Style now compatible with Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony 6.5 for Windows (OS X versions okay with previous release)
  • Increased Avid Style performance
  • AAF export resolved for Media Composer and Symphony 4, 5 and 5.5 for OS X when projects and/or media stored in Avid Style spaces
  • Automatic 10 Gigabit optimizations now applied on OS X workstations that have 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters
  • EditShare’s Daily Backup job now include projects created in Avid Style spaces
  • Resolved occasional disconnections of AFP-mounted spaces when there was no network activity for a long time
  • EditShare Connect for OS X “signed” for compatibility with OS X 10.7.5 and 10.8.x security features

EditShare Flow (2.2.1) — Highlights in this version

  • Drag and drop from Flow Browse to Adobe Premiere improved
  • Speed of File Ingest from XDCAM Op1a clips significantly increased
  • Enhanced memory management improves system reliability when Flow is used in conjunction with Ark
  • Better search speed when the Flow database is large
  • Flow clients for OS X “signed” for compatibility with OS X 10.7.5 and 10.8.x security features

EditShare Ark (2.2.1) — Highlights in this version

  • Enhanced memory and notification management improves system reliability, especially when Ark used in conjunction with Flow, and especially when the number of files being processed is large.
  • Running “permissions repair” from the RAID Toolkit no longer always causes Ark Tape to backup up files again.
  • Now possible to migrate files from Ark Disk to Ark Tape
  • Now possible to backup Flow database and Flow proxy files to Ark destinations
  • Multiple restoration jobs can now run simultaneously if files come from different tape pools
  • Backup from EditShare Expansion servers to Ark Disk destinations now working again

IMPORTANT – Customers using EditShare Storage and Flow with Geevs servers:

  • EditShare Storage 6.2.1.0/Flow 2.2.1.0/Ark 2.2.1.0 requires your Geevs server(s) to be running Geevs version 5.2.1.0. This is the version of Geevs that was released to be compatible with the previous EditShare updates (6.2.0.1/2.2.0.1) so you may already be running this Geevs version at your facility.
  • If you are updating Storage, Flow and Ark from versions earlier than 6.2.0.1/2.2.0.1 (for example, from 6.1.3.x/2.1.3.x), you may currently be running a Geevs version that is incompatible with this new update.
  • Please be sure to update all your Geevs servers to 5.2.1.0 if they are not already running that version. You cannot update some servers now and other servers later. All your servers must be running compatible versions.

NOTE ON DAVE:

Please visit the updated DAVE compatibility page for new information on the latest EditShare approved DAVE builds, 9.0.2-1450 and 10.0.1. All EditShare customers running OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion must be running DAVE 10.0 or DAVE 10.0.1 (DAVE 9.0.2-1450 is incompatible with Mountain Lion). EditShare customers running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion can run either DAVE 9.0.2-1450 or DAVE 10.0.1. The original DAVE 10.0 release is not 100 percent compatible with Mac OS X Lion or Mac OS X Snow Leopard, so Lion & Snow Leopard users who wish to run DAVE 10 should only use version 10.0.1.

#Lightworks v11.0.3 for Windows is now available at http://lwks.com/downloads

We’ve just released Lightworks v11.0.3 for Windows, with a variety of bugfixes & enhancements. Downloads & more information are available at lwks.com/downloads.

We’re also hard at work on the upcoming beta of Lightworks 11.1 with a number of changes, including Blackmagic I/O support, as discussed over at RedShark, EditShare’s new online magazine for moving image professionals. If you are interested in joining the Lightworks beta program, information on it will be available to registered users on LWKS.com shortly.

As a reminder, we’re aiming to release the initial alpha version of Lightworks for Ubuntu Linux on the 30th of October. A lot of people have been asking about it, and we’re eager to get it to you and see what you start doing with it. 

If you’re just starting out with Lightworks, you may find the Lightworks video tutorials on YouTube useful. They were produced by Peter Bridgman, a long-time professional Lightworks user, and are well worth the time if you’re getting started — or re-familiarized — with Lightworks.

For those curious about the Mac & open source versions, we’re still fully committed to these, but have no updated information at this time. Keep an eye on the Lightworks roadmap for news as it becomes available, and of course our Facebook page and @ESLightworks on Twitter.

North American partnership announced between @EditShare and @OCTOPUSNewsroom for MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems

EditShare Makes Headlines With New OCTOPUS Partnership

EditShare tapeless solutions seamlessly integrate with OCTOPUS6 Newsroom Computer System; EditShare distribution channel reselling turnkey news production solutions

Boston, MA – July 11, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced a technology and distribution partnership with OCTOPUS Newsroom, developer of advanced newsroom computer systems (NRCS). The new relationship expands EditShare’s support for MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems to include OCTOPUS6, with unique integration benefits such as the ability to preview from within the newsroom client video asset proxies that are stored on the EditShare Media Asset Management system. The relationship also opens up distribution channels for OCTOPUS in North America.

“EditShare chose to partner closely with Octopus because of its robust feature set, cross-platform Mac and Windows client support, and cost-effective licensing structure,” says Andy Liebman, founder and President of EditShare. “Incorporating the OCTOPUS6 NRCS as part of the EditShare tapeless workflow provides broadcasters with a complete turnkey, tapeless production solution for managing news content and media. In concert with EditShare Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management, Geevs Ingest and Playout servers, and Ark Backup and Archive, Octopus streamlines the entire news production process. News directors and reporters can browse assets, create rundowns, scripts, and news packages, and when it’s time to air, load the rundowns into EditShare Geevs servers for live playout. The two-way MOS communication between the Octopus system and the Geevs playout server gives news directors instant feedback on which packages are ready for air, and allows for last-second changes in the rundown as breaking news emerges. And that turnkey news production package is available today through the EditShare channel in North America and the Octopus channel worldwide.”

In addition to deeper integration with EditShare broadcast servers, journalists can browse source material stored on the EditShare shared storage systems. Liebman continues, “Because EditShare and Octopus are seamlessly integrated through the MOS protocol, journalists using the newsroom client have direct and immediate access to content stored on the EditShare shared storage systems. This includes tapeless material shot in the field, satellite feeds captured by Geevs or Flow Ingest servers, and clips stored in the archives. Users can also create placeholders in the rundown for events that have not yet been recorded or edits that are still under way, enabling news directors to quickly assess the timing of a broadcast but still allowing for last-minute news gathering and editing. EditShare manages the complexity of content collection, storage, and migration, greatly simplifying the workflow, enabling journalists to quickly and easily craft their story for broadcast.”

Petr Stokuc, Managing Director, Octopus Newsroom, comments, “Our successful partnership with EditShare started more than two years ago with the integration of our Octopus6 newsroom system with their Geevs servers. Since then we have delivered to our professional customers many workflow solutions that benefit from this integration.” Stokuc continues, “We are delighted that this technology partnership has now also developed into business cooperation. And after its success in Europe, we are now looking forward to the next step – in North America.”

About OCTOPUS 6

OCTOPUS6 is an advanced, platform-independent, and cost-effective newsroom computer system, natively running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The non-subscription based solution offers on average an 18-month ROI for broadcasters. It offers convenience, speed, and ease of use at every stage of the newscast preparation process.

OCTOPUS6 provides the tools for journalists in TV newsrooms to fulfill all aspects of the news delivery workflow, from browsing or searching source material, to writing scripts and preparing rundowns, either for 24/7 news networks or for channels with only a few bulletins per day.

With scalability, modularity, support for a wide range of languages, multi-platform publishing, and open architecture, OCTOPUS6 can be used in any newsroom, no matter the size, language, or workflow. OCTOPUS6 is placed in the middle of news production and, as a key system, connects all other systems in the newsroom – such as automation, graphics, or teleprompters – together through its industry-standard MOS protocol.

OCTOPUS6 is utilized by more than 100 channels throughout the world and is currently a market leader in Central Europe and South Asia. Some of the key Octopus customers include Euronews in France; Al Jazeera English in Qatar, Malaysia, UK, and USA; RBC in Russia; TVN Network in Poland; ZEE Network in India; FOX in Turkey, and many others.

About EditShare

EditShare is the technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the TV and film industry. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and the world’s first 3-platform (Windows, OSX and Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

©2012 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare® is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Download PDF of this press release (113kb)

Press Contacts

Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
janice@zazilmediagroup.com
1 (617) 817-6595

OCTOPUS Newsroom

press@octopus-news.com
420 221 181 511
www.octopus-news.com

Press

Bob Pank
Zazil Media Group
bob@pank.org.uk
44 1342 836056

 

#Lightworks v11.0.1 for Windows is now available at http://lwks.com/downloads

We’ve just released Lightworks v11.0.1 for Windows, with a variety of bugfixes & enhancements. Downloads & more information is available at lwks.com/downloads.

We also released a series of video tutorials for Lightworks earlier this week. They were produced by Peter Bridgman, a long-time professional Lightworks user, and are well worth the time if you’re getting started — or re-familiarized — with Lightworks.

For those curious about the Mac & Linux versions, and the launch of the open source project, we’re still fully committed to all of these, but have no updated information at this time. Keep an eye on the Lightworks roadmap for news as it becomes available, and of course our Facebook page and @ESLightworks on Twitter.

EditShare 6.2 update now available, including Flow 2.2 & Ark 2.2. See http://editshare.com/updates for details.

New EditShare server updates are available. Please see editshare.com/updates for details & downloads.

Please note that these are part of EditShare’s 6.2.x series, with many notable changes & improvements to multiple product lines, including Storage, Flow, and Ark enhancements.

Full information about this update is available in the EditShare v6.2 ReadMe PDF

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS USING GEEVS AND FLOW

This update is not compatible with Geevs 5.1.3.0! Please see ‘Important Note’ below for details.

EditShare Storage (6.2)

Changes in this version:

  • Support for SNMP-connected UPS devices.
  • New DAVE locking and caching options in EditShare Connect.
  • Automatic repair of quotas.
  • Removed Netatalk restart when creating new Managed, Unmanaged or Avid Style spaces.
  • Improvements to NFS client.

EditShare Flow (2.2)

This is a major release which includes many new features:

  • Group clip creation on Flow and Geevs ingest for multicam editing in Avid.
  • New clip status icons and timeline colors in Flow Browse that show whether clip is online, offline, or archived.
  • File Deletion from Flow Browse
  • New scan options, and ability to scan from Flow Browse in addition to Flow Control.
  • Partial file restoration from Ark Disk.
  • Creation of Ark restore jobs from projects, folders, clips, and sequences.
  • Many improvements to Search including similar and Boolean searches.
  • Media spaces arranged by type in Flow Browse.
  • Separation of Flow Scan and Proxy creation process, now possible to make proxies on multiple servers at once.
  • Improved metadata layout, and ability to configure custom metadata layouts.
  • Project sharing now available in Flow Projects tab using EditShare Shared Projects Red/Amber/Green lock icon system to indicate ownership.
  • You can now purchase an option to allow Flow to scan existing 3rd party storage locations that present an smb mount.
  • You can now change locked clip metadata if you have permission.
  • Expanded codec support for Scan, File Based Ingest, and SDI Ingest. Additional codecs supported by Flow Scan including Avid JFIF 4:1s and 10:1, and Canon 5D files. See here for details.
  • Drag and drop of Flow Projects or Folders into FCP7 or Adobe Premiere.
  • Other bug fixes, see Fixed in Flow Version 2.2.0.0 in the ReadMe.

Reference table showing supported formats and codecs in Flow 2.2.

EditShare Ark (2.2)

Changes in this version:

  • Ark Watch Groups created on expansion servers will now work properly.
  • Quicker display of large numbers of tape pools and backup runs.
  • Improved sorting of tape pool names.
  • Improved accuracy of estimated time for backup and restore.
  • Ark restore jobs will now continue even if there is an error on restoring a particular file.
  • Swapping of tapes will be optimized when running simultaneous backups.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING GEEVS WITH EDITSHARE STORAGE AND FLOW

This update is not compatible with the currently shipping Geevs version, 5.1.3.0. Please do not update your storage, Ark, or Flow servers if you are running Geevs 5.1.3.0 or earlier and using Geevs with Flow.

Geevs 5.2.1.0, which is required for compatibility with Flow 2.2, will be released in Mid-June. As soon as it is released, notification will be posted here. It will then be safe to update all your servers at once to the latest releases.

NOTE FOR AVID USERS UPGRADING FROM EDITSHARE 6.1.3.1 OR EARLIER

If you were previously using EditShare Connect on OS X or Windows under EditShare 6.1.3.1 or earlier, and had configured Avid Style or the Avid Launcher, you must you must first un-configure these features in the old version of EditShare Connect.  Next, if you are a Windows user, you must uninstall the old version of EditShare Connect. Finally, both OS X and Windows users must update to the new version of EditShare Connect and reenable Avid Style and/or the Avid Launcher.

If you are upgrading from EditShare 6.1.3.2, you can simply install the new EditShare Connect clients over the old ones. You may need to re-target your Avid application in windows EditShare Connect and/or re-enable the Avid Style option on windows or os x.

NOTE ON ETHERNET BONDING

If you have previously configured an ethernet bond under 6.1.3.0 or 6.1.3.1, you should update to 6.1.3.3 but you must contact EditShare Technical Support for assistance remaking the bond before doing so.

If you use ethernet bonding but are upgrading from 6.1.3.2, you can upgrade normally without assistance.

NOTE ON DAVE

Please visit the updated DAVE compatibility page for new information on the latest EditShare approved DAVE build, 9.0.2-1450. (Updated 30 April 2012)

Installing EditShare Updates

If your server has a connection to the Internet, you can run Install Updates from the Control Panel on your server’s desktop. Otherwise, you can download the offline updater from editshare.com/updates, copy it to your server, then go back and run Install Updates.

As always, feel free to contact EditShare technical support if you have any questions.