Release Notes - ftrack Review


Latest Changes

  • FIXED Update permissions for restricted users (ftrack-server/v4.13.0-current.13)
  • NEW Remove support for mariadb 5.5 (ftrack-server/v4.13.0-current.11)
  • FIXED Refreshing page for an external reviewer show login page (ftrack-server/v4.13.0-current.17)
  • FIXED saml with empty RelayState (ftrack-server/v4.13.0-current.19)
  • FIXED Step to last frame causes loop issue (frontend/v16.0.6-studio.1)
  • FIXED DropdownSelector does not save correct value (frontend/v16.1.0)
  • FIXED Expiration dropdown not working as expected (frontend/v16.1.0)
  • FIXED Intl error in review (frontend/v16.1.0)
  • FIXED Alignment issue in account settings (frontend/v16.1.0)
  • FIXED Fullscreen mode hides player toolbar (frontend/v16.0.6-studio.2)
  • NEW Add ability to end review session for all participants (frontend/v16.1.2)
  • FIXED Note reply should post when viewing other media (frontend/v16.1.2)
  • FIXED Second heading appears when updating asset version thumbnail (frontend/v16.1.2)
  • FIXED Various bugfixes (ftrack-server/v4.14.0-current.5)
  • NEW Add fields to server for stylus options (ftrack-server/v4.13.18)
  • NEW Security fixes and improvements (ftrack-server/v4.14.0-current.8)
  • NEW Reorder / reword buttons on close review modal (frontend/v16.2.0)
  • NEW Rounded borders for UI elements (frontend/v16.2.4)
  • NEW Security fixes and improvements (ftrack-server/v24.1.4)
  • NEW Security fixes and improvements (ftrack-server/v24.1.6)
  • FIXED review session invitee unable to delete own note (ftrack-server/v24.1.12)


June 28, 2023

  • NEW Ability to upload large files (multi-part upload)
  • NEW Reorder Sequence by dragging and dropping files in horizontal playlist
  • NEW Support for audio-only files (.wav and .mp3)

March 20, 2023

  • NEW Option to sort Vertical Playlist alphanumerically
  • IMPROVED Update to drop-down menu style in player sidebar

March 6, 2023

  • NEW Player volume settings remembered in local browser
  • IMPROVED Default initial volume set to 80% max (from 100%)

February 8, 2023

  • NEW On-demand unique watermarking (Pro)
  • NEW Security permissions for watermarking, invites, and passphrase requirement (Pro)
  • IMPROVED Faster loading of "Play All" and "Play Selected" sequences
  • IMPROVED Loading of feedback for reviews with more than 20 notes
  • FIXED Show frame headers and notes correctly when only using annotations on an item
  • FIXED Handle notes with null frame number
  • FIXED Error: Unable to export feedback as PDF from reviews page
  • FIXED Error: Unable to drag and drop assets in library view
  • FIXED Error: Resending invitations may send invitation to wrong review session

August 4, 2022

  • CHANGED Review, Overview, Player: Updated localization for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Korean.
  • CHANGED Player: Added time, frame and page display and selection for participants in presentation mode.
  • CHANGED Player: Compare mode controls are disabled for participants in presentation mode.
  • CHANGED Automation, Storage: Demonstrating buy storage options to users by considering their subscription type.
  • FIXED Review: Error when adding additional seats from users page

June 29, 2022

  • NEW Presentation mode available with Review Pro.

  • NEW Upload New Version in the vertical playlist.

  • NEW You can now add additional seats to your subscription when new inviting users.

  • CHANGED Updated library view with new player toolbar.

  • CHANGED Disabled annotation tools for reference media in player compare mode.

  • CHANGED Improved performance of when adding versions to playlist.

  • FIXED Player info tab Empty state icon has the wrong size and color.

  • FIXED Feedback sort options does not persist.

  • FIXED File browser dialog gets prompted twice when changing thumbnail.

  • FIXED Feedback sort menu gets cut off.

  • FIXED Fixed missing collaborator avatars in player interface.

  • FIXED Updates Available button in Review is visually broken.

  • FIXED Guest without email still shows send button.

  • FIXED Activity icons and avatar does not align correctly on the activities timeline.

April 20, 2022

  • NEW Updated UI layout

  • NEW Collapsible side bar for full width media window

  • NEW Expand notes to see all annotations, saved frames, and attachments.

  • NEW View feedback per frame to only see frames with annotations, or as a list to see a scrolling list of all feedback.

  • NEW Coloured timeline markers reveal how recently feedback was posted.

  • NEW Updated UI - more responsive notes and faster session loading

  • NEW Drawings and sketches are now saved automatically to a frame without needing to hit post.

  • NEW “Grab” annotated frames to capture their contents and add them to a note.

  • NEW Guests now receive a prompt to join a synced session when it starts.

  • NEW Ghosting -see annotations over multiple frames

  • NEW Flip and flop functionality

  • NEW "Jump to next/previous annotated frame" buttons

  • CHANGED Resolution selection

  • CHANGED Timecode counter

  • CHANGED Volume control options

  • CHANGED Drawing tools are enabled by default.

  • FIXED Grouped assets now always show most recent by default

April 7, 2022

  • CHANGED Removed the light theme in Review.

  • CHANGED Display active media and navigation in player header when using mobile layout.

  • FIXED Reduced risk of being unable to view large annotations when clicking on timeline markers or notes.

  • FIXED Join sync button can be accidentally toggled when pressing space.

  • FIXED The background color is wrong for guests.

  • FIXED ftrack icon is not correct light color.

  • FIXED Version upload indicator in the player is misaligned.

  • FIXED The context menu icon in vertical playlist has wrong size and placement.

March 14, 2022

  • FIXED Sync button gets disabled without explaining that sync limit is reached.

  • FIXED Error when loading player after resorting playlist items and then replacing contents.

  • FIXED New items added to playlist after resorting may not be visible until changing group by option.

March 3, 2022

  • NEW Redesigned light and dark theme with updated color palette.

  • NEW Filter in vertical playlist in sidebar.

  • NEW Share tab in the player sidebar.

  • NEW Settings tab in the player sidebar.

  • NEW Approvals and interactions tab in the player sidebar.

  • NEW Approvals for team members

  • NEW Picker with search when importing versions to review.

  • NEW Added on-screen zoom controls to Player.

  • NEW Added "mute all participants" button to player interface.

  • CHANGED Updated layout in player view - removed top navigation, new top bar, playing media and compare moved to bottom.

  • CHANGED Review guests now have access to vertical playlist and approvals tab.

  • CHANGED Compare mode is now opened from player toolbar.

  • CHANGED Approval statuses no longer displayed for online list.

  • CHANGED Removed Manage review link from player - managing reviews is now via the new Settings tab

  • CHANGED Added link to third-party licenses in use.

  • FIXED Sync timeout for backgrounded tabs.

  • FIXED Splash video loading race condition.

  • FIXED Long user names in cards overflow layout

  • FIXED Card titles do not have tooltips.

  • FIXED Error when navigating to private projects.

  • FIXED small UI layout inconsistencies like margins and font sizes.

  • FIXED Approval icon layout issue on attachment overlay open in review player.

  • FIXED Sync limit issue for collaborators in review player

  • FIXED Collaborators cannot see attachments in a review

  • FIXED Buttons in the Activity page are not aligned

  • FIXED Deleting large projects in ftrack Review may cause timeout issue.

  • FIXED shift-selection layout bug in Chromium browsers

  • FIXED Download button in player toolbar is visible when turned off in Review Settings.

  • FIXED Improved player error handling on non existent reviews

  • FIXED Number of collaborators in review card not pluralized correctly

  • FIXED Avatar missing from Review project sidebar when navigating to different sidebar menu.

July 22, 2021

  • CHANGED Update Review player playlist design. Adds version selectors to redesigned horizontal playlists.

  • CHANGED Add the possibility to choose from any color with a new color picker when making annotations in the player. The chosen color will be saved so that it will be used next time the user wants to draw something.

  • CHANGED Added ability to see truncated parts of breadcrumbs in various places.

  • FIXED Chrome IME bug in new notes editor.

  • FIXED Scrollbar styling within new notes editor.

  • FIXED Playlist version ordering in Player and Play All/Play Selection ordering issues.

  • FIXED Can not post feedback when in sync with UI in Russian language.

May 19, 2021

  • NEW Support for Korean language.

  • NEW Added ability to export review PDF from the review card in the Project interface

  • FIXED Annotation rendering issue.

  • FIXED Chinese characters not displaying properly in PDFs.

  • FIXED There is now an error message if a file can't be used as a project thumbnail.

  • FIXED Dropping an asset on an invalid target when merging/versioning assets will no longer delete the asset.

  • FIXED No primary dismiss action in share in reviews dialog.

February 10, 2021

  • NEW Generate a shareable link to a client review.

  • NEW Manage media from within a review. You can now upload or add media from the project library, sort and remove playlist items.

  • NEW Review playlist will now be automatically updated for logged in users when new media is added or media finishes processing.

  • NEW New option "Include thumbnails in emails" available from the Workspace preferences page. If disabled, no thumbnails will be included in notification and invitation emails.

  • NEW Add search functionality in ftrack Review to make it easier to find users / projects / media / reviews.

  • NEW You can change the playback speed of media

  • CHANGED Improved drawing with smoother lines when using brush tool.

  • CHANGED Update navigation structure in review and thereby change the users journey.

  • CHANGED Improved presentation of media that is processing or unplayable and added the ability to download unplayable media.

  • CHANGED Updated localization for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Russian.

  • CHANGED You can now control the volume from the player toolbar.

  • FIXED Poster images when videos are loading are displayed in low resolution.

  • FIXED Can not see if additional resolutions are encoding.

October 1, 2020

  • NEW Improved player interface that puts the media in more focus by giving it more screen estate.

  • CHANGED Moved “laser tool” to player toolbar and changed order of tools.

  • CHANGED Allow users to download images attached to notes.

  • CHANGED Hovering over card and playlist item titles reveal truncated names in a tooltip.

  • FIXED The spacing in the Version selector is off when there is only 1 version.

  • FIXED Keyboard shortcuts heading gets cut off on smaller screen resolutions.

  • FIXED Keyboard shortcuts are not specific to the users current platform.

  • FIXED The description text in the "Version up" modal is not visible in the light theme.

  • FIXED Opacity value in sync is sometimes a bit off between collaborators.

  • FIXED Sync is a bit off in compare mode.

  • FIXED Error is thrown sometimes when entering compare mode.

June 23, 2020

  • NEW Add new compare mode, Overlay, where you can compare versions by changing the opacity.

  • NEW Add "Leave review" button in the collaborator interface.

  • CHANGED Transparent images now show a checkerboard pattern behind them.

  • CHANGED De-emphasize the secondary media when giving feedback in compare mode.

  • FIXED Player toolbar flickers and shows stale data when changing media.

  • FIXED Comments written in Microsoft Edge does not contain an exported annotation for use in PDF export.

  • FIXED Version numbers are not localized.

  • FIXED Tooltip for download button in fullscreen mode of player is positioned wrong.

  • FIXED User may appear as in sync when sync connection is dropped.

  • FIXED Highlight the current step in the onboarding stepper.

  • FIXED Review expiry date label is displayed using the API name.

  • FIXED Annotations did not always appear to all in sync, when revisited.

  • FIXED Can not see annotations on PDFs while in compare mode.

  • FIXED Hovering over images shows a pointer cursor when clicking has no effect.

  • FIXED Safari fails to start video playback when in sync in some situations.

  • FIXED The styling in the compare header is a bit off.

  • FIXED Holding shift while dragging does not show grabbing cursor.

  • FIXED Displaying native size is not applied when in compare mode.

  • FIXED Selecting the already playing version breaks the page.

June 10, 2020

  • CHANGED Updated localization for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Russian.

  • FIXED Status is reset to seen if previously changed when loading a review.

  • FIXED Can not play media when sync connection is not established.

  • FIXED Start sync button is shown before establishing connection to sync server.

May 20, 2020

  • NEW Reviews with sync - Review media in sync with collaborators.
    When in sync, all participants look at the same media and frame. Feedback and changes appear in real-time and and annotations are automatically saved as drafts.

  • NEW Compare versions of the same asset side by side.

  • NEW Add playback support for high-resolution media with a standard of 1080p.

  • NEW Allow changing video resolution in player.

  • NEW Now possible to buy Review Pro for more sync participants, increased storage and 4k video support.

  • CHANGED Add spinner to asset card in uploading state.

  • CHANGED Updated text in dialog for adding collaborators to a review.

  • CHANGED Change versions of an asset in library from player header instead of sidebar.

  • CHANGED Simplify user experience for empty states.

  • FIXED Some text in ftrack Review that have grammatical errors.

  • FIXED Clicking on the already selected menu item causes issues with the video frame rate.

  • FIXED Feedback without any text comments and drawings can be posted.

  • FIXED Annotation tools closes when clicking on the frame tag in a note.

  • FIXED Resizing screen to a narrow window causes an error.

  • FIXED Error when playing review before media has finished encoding.

  • FIXED Images smaller than the viewport are scaled up.

April 14, 2020

  • NEW Redesigned player full screen mode with the ability to control playback.

  • NEW Annotate when giving feedback from Library without first creating a review

  • NEW Added setting to disable notifications for collaborators.

  • CHANGED Videos do no longer auto-play when changing media.

  • CHANGED Annotation tools are no longer reset when changing media.

  • CHANGED Display warning if there are more than 200 comments on one media.

  • CHANGED You can no longer select to give feedback in one review from Library, all comments from Library are internal only.

  • CHANGED The feedback box is now centered on large resolutions.

March 27, 2020

  • NEW Passphrase protection for review sessions. When enabled, your collaborators will need a passphrase to enter the review session.

  • FIXED Download button appears on Android devices when playing the media in full screen.

March 24, 2020

  • CHANGED Added keyboard shortcut for closing the annotation tools.

  • FIXED Switching media more than an hour after loading the review may cause errors displaying it.

  • FIXED Team members list disappears briefly when managing project access.

  • FIXED Unable to post reply to comments in review on mobile.

March 17, 2020

  • NEW [Feedback] New laser annotation tool. Useful for highlighting parts of the image without saving the annotation.

  • NEW [Localization] Add support for Russian localization.

  • CHANGED [Feedback] Improve performance when posting feedback in a Review.

  • CHANGED [Feedback] The default annotation color has changed to be unique for each collaborator.

  • CHANGED [Feedback] Annotation drafts are now shown as timeline markers.

  • CHANGED [Feedback] Annotations are no longer cleared automatically, but can be do so explicitly with a new button in the toolbar.

  • CHANGED [Player] Updated design of time format menu to match playback menu.

  • CHANGED [Localization] Updated localization for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Russian.

  • FIXED [Player, Mobile] The player timeline is hidden in the mobile layout.

  • FIXED [Player] Clicking on the playlist or comment frame tags may jumps to the wrong frame if the video sequence contains a variable frame rate.

  • FIXED [Player] No tooltips for player toolbar icons.

February 19, 2020

  • NEW Play back specific videos in sequence by selecting "Play selection" playback mode.
    CHANGED Added media type icon to each item in playlist in the review player, as well as a new icon if item has multiple versions.

  • CHANGED Improved performance when managing reviews that have a lot of content.

  • FIXED Duplicate items may appear in Library and "Import from library" modal if there are more than 25 assets.

  • FIXED A version which is not the latest may be displayed when managing a review with more than 100 objects.

  • FIXED Activity tab in library fails to load if asset has been renamed.

  • FIXED The checkboxes on the items in different dialogs does not work to click on.

  • FIXED The version selector doesn't sort correctly when there are 10 or more versions of the review session object.

  • FIXED The play review button is visible for empty reviews.

  • FIXED The download button is missing from the internal review player.

  • FIXED Links in activity feed to review media are broken.

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