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Build 200201

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2019 Change Log

Added on February 1st 2020

  • – Fixed issue where when we save edit transcripts, they wouldn’t be searchable instantly
  • – Fixed sweep issue where there would be duplicates of files if we just change the case of some letters
  • – Fixed minisweep with same issue
  • – Fixed download for files with ‘ in the filename
  • – Fixed search for finding files by modification date with other criteria
  • – Added the option to add a background image or video to login page (need to set manually a valid URL in the database – login-background in config table)
  • – Added waveform display of audio files with scrubbing
  • – Added latest preset necessary for RED files

Added on January 5th 2020

  • – Disabled sweep axds until further review
  • – Added latest version of extended attributes batch allocation
  • – Fixed proxying to re-try files that were considered 0byte and finished growing

Added on December 18th 2019

  • – Fixed archiving workflow where files wouldn’t move out of the queue
  • – Fixed export of transcripts for Microsoft AI transcripts

Added on December 11th 2019

  • – Fixed bin deletion option gone from interface
  • – Removed unnecessary calls to older status panel to speed up login
  • – Added export axle Speech transcripts to TXT and SRT
  • – Added search on full axle Speech transcript and Microsoft VI transcripts

Added on November 6th 2019

  • – New build with no license flag needed for axle Speech and link to sign up in admin pages

Added on October 19th 2019

  • – Fixed issue where some files wouldn’t upload due to executable permissions
  • – Fixed issue where in rare instances folders would be detected as files preventing browsing into it
  • – Fixed issue where scrubbing of the thumbnail would slow the page down in some instances
  • – Fixed issue where user wouldn’t be able to resize the left side panel in dark mode
  • – Fixed issue where user event logs wouldn’t be loaded due to broken json
  • – Fixed issue where folder names wouldn’t be aligned properly if they are too long
  • – Fixed display of name when renaming file from preview mode
  • – Show bins in alphabetical order
  • – Added API token for axle speech – No need for license anymore
  • – Added minutes count and what is left from user portal into code
  • – Removed delete button in transcript edit – If the text is blank, it will be deleted

Added on September 17th, 2019

  • – Fixed daemon where temporary licenses wouldn’t be accepted
  • – Fixed Microsoft AI processing where we will use correct account when switched to paid account on Azure
  • – Added timeout for grabbing metadata on videos and stills (exiv2 process)
  • – Added more metadata import on stills
  • – Fixed catalog creation where sometimes we would get an error message even if the catalog was created
  • – Fixed catalog stamp creation
  • – Fixed XML creations for Premiere Pro and FCPX
  • – Fixed archiving with special characters in filename or path
  • – Fixed file copy and move from axle interface to keep proxies and metadatas
  • – Rotation of database backups to not overload boot disk
  • – Changed XMLs creation backup to not overload boot disk
  • – Fixed list view to align properly headers
  • – Fixed axds and sweep to make sure there is no gaps in grabbing new files in case the sweep doesn’t finish its job
  • – Added general improvements in loading scrubbing of the thumbnails
  • – Added saving of view and columns order to users
  • – Added new daemon with general performance improvements
  • – Added new status panel to not hang interface and database
  • – Added support for importing existing image proxies
  • – Added support for using existing proxies at the top of the queue
  • – Added support for Reely AI (API still needs to be created)
  • – Added latest version of FFMPEG to support H.265 and newer codecs
  • – Added ai metadatas on the right side panel
  • – Added auto-scrolling of transcripts when editing

Added on May 20th 2019

  • – Reverted to old sweep for now

Added on May 22nd 2019

  • – Fixed status panel that would show 100% proxy done but keep status as started instead of completed.
  • – Fixed new sweep and re-applying new sweep. Can revert to old sweep in the config table (sweep-disable-axds = 1 to disable axds)
  • – Fixed proxying code where in some cases FFMPEG would fail and stop all proxying process
  • – Added config entry in the database where we can disable ffmpeg from rendering proxies (PROXY-FFMPEG = 1 or 0 to disable)
  • – Added script to migrate extended attributes fn for migrations

Added on May 27th 2019

  • – Fixed archiving of folders
  • – Fixed daemon when files are moved of copied from axle
  • – Changed status panel to put into history jobs that are 2 day old or more
  • – Added a fix to sweep for special characters
  • – Added option to purge unfinished jobs from status panel

Added on May 28th 2019

  • – Fixed sweep in case there is a space in the path
  • – Fixed proxying of audio files where it wouldn’t registered as completed in the status panel

Added on May 30th 2019

– Reprocessed last modified folders in sweep for 2 minutes in case there are delays in copying files across network

Added on June 7th 2019

  • – Fixed axds where it wouldn’t process correctly NFS storage
  • – Fixed archive view where it would show same content no matter what page we select
  • – Fixed metadata view right side panel where it would not be aligned properly
  • – Fixed metadata view where it wouldn’t use the full size when resizing the panel
  • – Fixed other languages where not all options would work properly
  • – Fixed status panel where it would show text edit cursor instead of hand
  • – Trimmed filename in status panel
  • – Added links to status panel to jump straight to the asset
  • – Added support for axle Transcript (license flag O)
  • – Automatically pause video when editing transcripts with auto scroll

Added on June 11th 2019

  • – Include a fix where status web socket would fail after 2 days
  • – New scripts to handle some edge cases on filenames
  • – Added possibility to clear existing proxies from intake folder
  • – Fixed axleSpeech transcript tables
  • – Fixed download from bins
  • – Fix dark mode interface where filename would show in black font in status panel

Added on June 14th 2019

  • – Fixed maintenance code that would restart the database
  • – Fixed display of date metadata info
  • – Fixed user admin pages where now ai process would be shown for non microsoft licenses
  • – Added axle Speech date for when video or audio file has been processed
  • – Removed license restriction to read ai metadata (from all vendors)
  • – Added feature to read tags from Premiere projects and show them as metadata if enabled

Added on June 19th 2019

  • – Changed websocket for status panel in an attempt to add support for SSL
  • – Fixed metadata dropdown menu in dark theme UI
  • – Fixed last modified date in Safari
  • – Changed wording in status panel

Added on July 1st 2019

  • – Fixed proxying to now render largest items first before going to smallest items
  • – Fixed some issues when seeing transcripts that would hang the interface at times
  • – Fixed issue on some folders where we wouldn’t see the content on folders within pages
  • – Fixed proxying with FFMPEG for downmixing multiple audio tracks into stereo
  • – Showing video timecode on the right when editing transcripts
  • – Set standard sweep by default without axds
  • – Added fixed code for new Prime transcoder
  • – Added to proxying batch icon on files with certain extensions (xml, pek, txt, etc)

Added on July 8th 2019

  • – Fixed axle transcript where it doesn’t need Microsoft license flag anymore
  • – Fixed proxying for single audio tracks videos
  • – Optimized web socket loading where it would slow down pages at times

Added on July 10th 2019

  • – Fixed issue where sometimes a cataloged files wouldn’t be set as a file
  • – Fixed issue with Microsoft VideoIndexer where duplicate entries would be shown
  • – Fixed issue where status panel wouldn’t show report of transcodes done with Episode
  • – Tweaked Telestream encoders name display
  • – Added log to minisweep

Added on July 11th 2019

  • – Fixed PLIST issues and maintenance code

Added on July 18th 2019

  • – Fixed issue where transcripts wouldn’t export for certain timecodes
  • – Fixed issue where new face name wouldn’t be updated in metadatas table, therefore preventing from being searched

Added on August 4th 2019 – axle 2019.2

  • – Fixed display of timecode in auto-scrolling transcript
  • – Fixed right side display for ai tags (timeline data)
  • – Removed alias check on sweep and minisweep to speed up the process
  • – New axid
  • – Tweaks made for PostgreSQL config
  • – Added red text to show offline catalogs
  • – Added scrubbing of thumbnails in list view
  • – Added feature where a user’s selection of metadata in list view is saved
  • – Added option to search for empty dates from advanced search
  • – Added export of metadata to Premiere Pro when using XML from bins (PR_description, PR_scene, PR_shottake, PR_lognote, PR_good)
  • – Added export of transcripts from axle Speech to Premiere from bins (shown as blue markers vs green for comments)

Added on August 5th 2019

  • – Fixed display of checkbox in list view
  • – Additional tweak in PostgreSQL config – set synchronous_commit to off
  • – Tweak in ElasticSearch to properly increase shared heap size
  • – New propagation of metadata from folders tool
  • – Added Mimo’s latest script for proxying

Added on August 9th 2019

  • – Fixed issues with dark theme where some buttons wouldn’t work
  • – Better styling of list view in dark theme
  • – Added statistics for sweep

Added on August 19th 2019

  • – Fixed download where hi-res download button wouldn’t be available
  • – Fixed API call to get file info for connectr module
  • – Fixed timecode display issue on Transcripts page
  • – Added filename to transcript exports for axle Speech
  • – Added parallel sweep where axds is used in addition to normal sweep
  • – Added splits in metadatas entries for OCR values from Microsoft ai

Added on August 28th 2019

  • – Fixed issue where catalog names would disappear on search results
  • – Added tweak in maintenance code to restart the websocket every 30 minutes to not overload it
  • – Changed the color for offline catalogs to orange rather than red
  • – Added latest scripts to Mimo with improvements

Added on September 5th 2019

  • – Fixed issue where capabilities would be set to false in global permissions
  • – Fixed timecode display on the right for transcript where sometimes it would show second 60
  • – Fixed XML export to Premiere for some file formats