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.

4.4.4

Released 2020-11-24
Highlights
  • Critical internal bugfix
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Updated internal player version to fix issue where player could crash if initialized improperly.

4.4.3

Released 2020-11-23
Highlights
  • Bugfixes and improvements
  • Auto ingest via manifest file
Release notes

Frontend

Features

Fixes

  • Poster Room: Fixed an issue where the tool could crash if no snapshots remained after creating a poster.
  • Poster Room: Fixed an issue where overlay dropdown wasn't populated for the default aspect ratio.
  • Poster Room: Fixed an issue where inactive overlays appeared in the dropdown.
  • Poster Room: Adjusted non-predefined aspect ratios to present proper integer values.
  • Visual QC: Added form validation to the create marker track modal.
  • Visual QC: Improved form validation for creating markers as well as for points and duration

Deprecations

  • Deprecated useVttSubtitlePlugin in the settings file, use subtitleType instead.
  • Deprecated auth.disabled in the settings file, use auth.enabled instead.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Support IN operator in asset filters.

Fixes

  • Allow job requester to read their own jobs, regardless of role.
  • Improved performance for asset retrieval with many timespans.

Job system

Features

  • Added option to ingest assets using a manifest file. Read more.

Fixes

  • Amazon Rekognition integration use configured storage region.

4.4.2

Released 2020-11-13
Highlights
  • Minor bugfixes
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Now possible to control which storages can run rekognition by setting storage metadata tag.

4.4.1

Released 2020-11-11
Highlights
  • Minor bugfixes
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in loadVideofile that could cause the player to crash when loading extremely large video files.

Postgres Adapter

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in subtitle import that resulted in the creation of duplicate subtitle cues for some files.

4.4.0

Released 2020-11-02
Highlights
  • UI for managing Poster Room overlays and presets
  • Configure auto ingest via the storage UI
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Poster Room: Added support for managing poster image presets and uploading poster overlays via global settings for later use in the application.
  • Visual QC: Added enrich functionality to the timeline menu.
  • Visual QC: Show progress of enrich job in application header.
  • Storages: Add and edit tags for a storage.
  • Storages: Auto ingest added to storage modal.

Fixes

  • Poster Room: Fixed an issue where black edge removal would carry over between snapshots when applying different aspect ratios.
  • Poster Room: Fixed an issue where switching between two snapshots captured at the same frame would cause the selection tool to stop functioning properly.
  • Poster Room: Fixed an issue where the tool could crash if no snapshots remained after creating a poster.
  • Storages: Creating a storage now gets an updated status when the storage has been scanned.
  • Asset list: Allow changing title and access for disabled assets.
  • Fixed minor visual issues that appeared when using Light Theme.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Added possibility to restrict access to the settings API.
  • Added possibility of granting access to settings by wildcard roles.

Read more about roles in Accurate Video here.

Fixes

  • Various smaller bug fixes.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • Added support for Vidispine notifications.

Job System

Features

  • Can now handle video rotation metadata.
  • Support for running the next action if one action fail conditionally.
  • Support for file based auto ingest
    • S3, Azure and local storage support

4.3.1

Released 2020-10-14
Highlights
  • Fixed authentication issue in frontend
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Removed initial basic auth popup.
  • Amazon Rekognition is now enabled for files stored in regions separate from the backend, as long as the storage region supports the Rekognition feature.

4.3.0

Released 2020-10-12
Highlights
  • Asset list enhanced with table layout
  • Added user preferences
  • Amazon Rekognition job template
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Added table view for asset list.
    • Includes asset status and who set it.
    • Filter by status.
    • Search by title or id.
  • Added username to user profile dropdown.
  • Added user preferences.
  • Implemented AWS Rekognition enrichment from asset list.
  • Visual QC: Added and implemented fullscreen component.
  • Visual QC: Added ability to export markers. The output format can be altered using our template engine.
  • Promo Creator: Added fullscreen functionality.
  • Poster Room: Selection area now customizable in Preferences.
  • Poster Room: Improved guidelines to enhance visibility.
  • Added color attribute to asset statuses (settings.assetStatus.statuses[*].color) allowing custom colors to all statuses.
  • Storages: Added support to add and edit Azure Blob storages and Local storages.

Fixes

  • Audio QC: Fixed layout of audiometer.
  • Poster Room: Fixed issues with snapping within a constrained space.
  • Leading and trailing whitespaces is now removed from storage form.

Deprecations

  • settings.qc.features.assetStatus deprecated. Use settings.features.assetStatus instead.
  • settings.assetStatus.statuses[*].status removed in favor of settings.assetStatus.statuses[*].color.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Support for proxying pre signed urls.
  • New API for settings.
  • New API for uploading small files to storages via the adapter.
  • Web socket notifications for various asset updates (metadata changes, asset create/delete).
  • Added metadata field on assets for ingest status.
  • New API for doing asset analysis via Amazon Rekognition.
  • Allow cluster configuration through environment variables.

Fixes

  • Asset listing could return the same asset multiple times when ACL was enabled.
  • When doing conditional asset listing, make title conditions also apply to the id field.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • New API for settings.
  • New API for uploading small files to storages via the adapter.
  • Web socket notifications for asset updates (metadata updates, asset create/delete).

Fixes

  • Asset list sorting on creation date.

Job system

Features

  • Support automatic ingest on discovery of new files, configured on a per storage basis.
  • Add built-in job templates for Amazon Rekognition analysis.
  • New action to set asset metadata.

Fixes

  • Marker export would sometimes crash.
  • File info analysis would sometimes crash without notification.

4.2.1

Released 2020-09-23
Highlights
  • Fixed critical bug in Postgres Adapter
Release notes

Postgres Adapter

Fixes

  • Resolved memory leak which occured in 4.2.0.

4.2.0

Released 2020-09-21
Highlights
  • Updated application header with navigation between applications
  • Multiple new job actions such as start Amazon Rekognition analyze
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Possible to load subset of settings from remote location. More information in settings documentation.
  • Poster Room: Added support for horizontal mouse wheel scrolling to reel.
  • New application header:
    • Navigation between applications.
    • More menu containing hotkeys and about.
    • About modal containing version information.
    • User name within user profile dropdown.

Fixes

  • Poster Room: Improved reel interaction and behavior.
  • Timeline marker configuration now includes the marker track in the “match”-callback if it exists.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Expose created date and last update timestamp in API response.
  • Custom filtering using any field or property when listing assets through the API.
  • Custom sort order using any field or property when listing assets through the API.
  • Expose backend version through API.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • Custom filtering using any field or property when listing assets through the API.
  • Custom sort order using any field or property when listing assets through the API.
  • Expose backend version through API.

Fixes

  • Optimised creation of pre-signed URLs.

Job system

Features

  • Added marker import & export actions, supported formats are JSON, CSV and XML.
  • Added Amazon Rekognition action to start analyze of files.
  • Added FFMPEG render action to transcode proxies and generate new assets.
  • Render jobs will use FFMPEG by default, instead of Elemental.

4.1.0

Released 2020-08-31
Highlights
  • Visual QC: Possibility to set asset status
  • Added ECS hazelcast discovery
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Visual QC: Approve/reject functionality for assets. Configurable in settings.
  • Visual QC: Added possibility to turn off marker creation.
  • Visual QC: Added a frame counter next to the time input in the timeline sidebar.
  • Added settings to configure network interceptor for playback of DRM protected HLS content.

Fixes

  • Admin UI: Updated background color on selected job.
  • Removed the badges from the asset items in the asset view.
  • Promo Creator: Prevent using blank titles for assets and EDL assets.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Runner credentials set through environment variables.
  • Able to set a dynamic path prefix.
  • Added ECS Hazelcast discovery.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • Able to set a dynamic path prefix.
  • Added ECS hazelcast discovery.

Fixes

  • Added Vidispine shape as metadata.
  • Propagate bitrate properly.

Job system

Features

  • Able to set cookies in http requests (for Cloudfront).
  • Added ECS Hazelcast discovery.

Fixes

  • Improved VTT parsing.

4.0.2

Released 2020-07-13
Highlights
  • Minor bugfixes and optimisations
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Job action breadcrumb no longer includes matrix parameters after reload.
  • Share access save button disabled on pending principals.
  • Poster Room: Fixed issue where quickly resizing the selection area would cause inconsistent behavior.
  • Multiple minor authentication optimisations.

4.0.1

Released 2020-07-01
Highlights
  • Performance improvements during playback
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Visual QC: Added toolbar buttons to control timeline zoom.

Fixes

  • Improved performance during playback.
  • Job UI: Fixed issue where long token values could overflow the page.
  • Audio QC: Fixed issues with language select.

4.0.0

Released 2020-06-29
Highlights
  • Deprecated endpoints removed from Postgres Adapter.
  • Access controls for assets added.
  • HLS and Dash support added for Visual QC.
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Access controls for individual assets added with intuitive UI.
  • Visual QC: HLS and DASH support added. Includes support for adaptive and custom video quality levels, as well as support for muxed audio tracks and subtitle tracks.
  • Display warning dialog on http forbidden.

Fixes

  • Keycloak uninitialised when already logged in.
  • Keep query parameters when routing through application.
  • Promo Creator: Add transcoder selection dropdown in export modal if multiple transcoders are configured.
  • Ingest: Add free-text filter field.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • ACL's are enforced on assets.
  • New API endpoints for retrieving and updating ACL's.
  • Principal (user/group) listing support, including using Keycloak as a source

Fixes

  • Deprecated APIs and fields removed, see Breaking changes below
  • Allow public_url in storage metadata to be local to the system (i.e. /media2/ instead of full url)
  • Upgrade to Java 14
  • Upgrade to Quarkus 1.5

Breaking

  • API removed: /asset/X/marker, instead use /asset/X/timespan
  • API removed: /asset/X/marker/tag, instead use /asset/X/timespan
  • API removed: /asset/X/stillFrame, instead use /asset/, /file/ or /storage/Y/file APIs
  • Create/update/delete video/audio/subtitle file APIs removed from /asset/X/file, instead use /file/ or /storage/Y/file APIs
  • Removed fields from asset: audioFiles, subtitleFiles, markers

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • ACL's are enforced on assets.
  • New API endpoints for retrieving and updating ACL's.
  • Principal (user/group) listing support

Fixes

  • Upgrade to Java 14
  • Upgrade to Quarkus 1.5

Job system

Fixes

  • Updates required because of removal of deprecated APIs in adapter layer
  • Upgrade to Java 14
  • Upgrade to Quarkus 1.5

3.3.0

Released 2020-06-08
Highlights
  • Support for multiple assets in Visual QC via url parameters.
  • Added static file API.
  • Improved ingest API with support for ingesting files to existing assets.
Release notes

Frontend

Features

  • Visual QC: Multiple asset support added via url parameters. E.g. ?assetId=22,23
  • Visual QC: Preload / enable specific video proxies, discrete audio files or VTT subtitles using the new query parameter. E.g. ?assetId=22,23&components=3880

Fixes

  • Visual QC: Use the same file label for Discrete audio tracks in timeline and in the settings tab.

Postgres Adapter

Features

  • Improved API documentation.
  • New Ingest API that can ingest to both new and existing assets.
  • Job runner now sends heartbeats while running.
  • New static file API that can be used to serve static files.
  • Wildcard search now supported for storage file listing.

Fixes

  • Asset update now updates metadata based on the incoming request.

Vidispine Adapter

Features

  • New static file API that can be used to serve static files.
  • Asset search/filter functionality added to asset list endpoint - limited to the title field for now.

Fixes

  • Asset id set on all files in API responses.

Job system

Features

  • Job runner now sends heartbeats while running.
  • Analyze support for Dash.

Fixes

  • Fail with error message if timeline refers to files without tag=original and only originals are allowed.

3.2.1

Released 2020-05-18
Highlights
  • Minor text fixes
Release notes

Frontend

Fixes

  • Minor text updates that was missed in the previous release.

Backend

Fixes

  • Better handling of SRT files in subtitle ingest.