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Come see us at NAB 2015

It’s the new year, which means we’ve begun our NAB 2015 countdown! We are less than 2 months away from burnt coffee, crazy lines, and sore feet! If you plan to attend the conference this April in Las Vegas, please

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EditReady Supports XAVC-L – but how?

Late last year, Sony released a set of cameras (The PXW-X70 and PXW-FS7) which record in a new format, XAVC-L. The L in this case stands for “long GOP,” a compression technique that allows Sony to more efficiently encode the

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Announcing EditReady 1.1.3

EditReady 1.1.3 is an exciting update that brings new features and camera support. Full changes are available below. If you’re not yet an EditReady user yet, download the free trial today. Support for Sony XAVC-L 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP format. This

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Announcing ScopeBox 3.4.1

ScopeBox 3.4.1 resolves minor issues and enhances the appearance of ScopeBox when running on Mac OS X Yosemite. If you haven’t tried ScopeBox yet, download the free trial today.

  • Corrects issue with display of mV scale on waveform
  • QuickTime movies now update scopes even when paused
  • Better handling of Quartz Composer Plugins with 4:3 sources
  • Better default values for ScopeLink during initial install
  • Updated interface for Yosemite
  • Improved stability when running many simultaneous records
  • Miscellaneous fixes

This update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X 10.7 and later. As of ScopeBox 3.4.1, we will no longer be supporting Mac OS X 10.6 with new releases. However, if you’re running Mac OS X 10.6, you may continue to run 3.4.0 and we will continue to provide technical support for that release.

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Announcing EditReady 1.1.2

We’ve just released EditReady 1.1.2. EditReady 1.1.2 contains a number of fixes and enhancements and is recommended for all users. If you’re not already a user, download the free trial today.

  • Updated interface for more Yosemite-like look
  • Resolves green frame at beginning of some Sony F55 XAVC footage
  • Better support for Sony A7S metadata and timecode
  • Support for Float audio and mp4a audio
  • Better handling of invalid GPS strings in metadata
  • Resolves issues with drop frame timecode
  • Fix selection of multiple items using the shift key

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Notes on Yosemite Compatibility

Apple recently released Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.10. This is an exciting update with lots of great new features.

We’ve been testing with Yosemite for months, and are happy to say that all of the Divergent Media apps – ClipWrap, EditReady, ScopeBox and Phosphor work great. Just be sure you’re running the most recent version of each – if you’re not sure, select “check for updates” from the application’s menu bar.

There’s one, easily solvable issue we’ve seen on a few Macs that have been updated to Yosemite. The Yosemite installer sometimes removes a few files from the Library folder, including some files that are important for video production.

Apple has an installer to help with reinstalling most of these files – if you’ve got Final Cut Pro on your system, we recommend you download and run Apple’s ProApps Codec Package.

In addition, if you’re using the ScopeLink plugins with ScopeBox, you may find that Final Cut Pro X can no longer see the ScopeLink plugin. To fix it, you’ll just need to run the ScopeLink installer again. Just download a fresh copy and run it.

If you run into any issues, just let us know.

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Announcing EditReady 1.1.1

We’re excited to announce that we’ve just released EditReady 1.1.1. We’ve made a number of performance and stability enhancements to the MXF transcode pipeline. This update also adds some exciting new format support, and resolves a handful of issues. This update is strongly recommended for all users. And if you haven’t already tried EditReady, why not check it out today?

  • Resolves an issue that may have caused audio to have clicks or pops on MXF to AAC transcodes
  • Improved stability when working with large batches
  • Support for joining files (note: files must have the same frame size and framerate)
  • Better compatibilty with YouTube for H.264 transcodes
  • Support for HDCam SR (requires downlodadable SR Cam Codec be installed)
  • Better support for command line interface
  • Support for compressed movie headers
  • Support for XDCamEX embedded timecode
  • Resolves frame reordering issue with some dSLR footage
  • Improved support for passthrough with MXF footage
  • Reduced memory consumption

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EditReady now supports MXF

We’re very excited to announce that EditReady now supports the MXF file format. We’ve just released version 1.1, a free update for existing customers. Whether you’re working with MXF from a camera like the Canon C300 or Sony F5, or exporting MXF files from a program like Da Vinci Resolve, EditReady is the fastest and easiest way to transcode MXF video.

If you’ve already got EditReady, it will automatically update the next time you launch. If you don’t have EditReady yet, take a look at our free trial today!

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EditReady 1.0.3

EditReady 1.0.3 adds a number of enhancements and fixes and is recommended for all users. In addition, EditReady 1.0.3 now supports running on Mac OS X 10.8. See Appendix A in the EditReady manual for more details on running EditReady on Mac OS X 10.8.

The most important thing to note about running on Mac OS X 10.8 is that hardware h.264 support is not available. That means that, if your Mac supports hardware h.264, those conversions will be slower on 10.8 than they would be on 10.9 Unfortunately, this is an OS-level limitation.

If you’ve already got EditReady, it should prompt you to update the next time you launch. If you aren’t an EditReady user yet, why not give our free trial a try – it’s the fastest, easiest and most powerful transcoding tool for the Mac.

The full change list is available below

  • Support for Mac OS X 10.8
  • Support for XDCam EX files
  • Support for AVC Intra
  • Support for retiming audio during framerate adjustments (audio will be sped up /slowed down)
  • Better handling for files with corrupt headers
  • Better performance for XDCam HD and XDCam HD422 files
  • Better handling of custom XMP nodes in source files
  • Better support for interlaced sources

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Buggy Hardware

Over the last decade, there’s been a quiet revolution in the world of video hardware. Readily available development kits, FPGAs, and new manufacturing processes mean it’s easier than ever for small companies to produce hardware. This has driven down the price of hardware in the video industry dramatically, and made hardware available to serve previously underserved niches. Platforms like Kickstarter mean independent inventors with an idea can track down a small but devoted audience. Whereas it used to take a massive, integrated manufacturer to build a camera or a capture device, it can now be done by a small team.

Read on for some thoughts on the pros and cons.

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