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MediaBeacon R3volution 8.3 Release Notes

Released: 12/09/2016

Features

  • Major Changes
    • Asset View
      • Simple Asset View and Pre-Extended View have been combined into the much improved Asset View.
    • Loading Dock
      • Allows Loading Dock functionality to be accessed from the Notification Center.
      • Adds Loading Dock configuration to download the file after conversion finishes.
    • Scratch Basket
      • Adds configuration for Scratch Basket widget to appear in the menu bar.
    • Metrics
      • Records the corresponding Groups and ACLs of actions in Metrics.
      • Records the corresponding elapsed time of certain actions in Metrics.
      • Adds the Report widget.
    • Mobile Approval
      • Adds a web application designed specifically for on the go mobile approval.
  • System Reporting
    • Adds System Status Statistics page.
  • Searching
    • Resolves an issue with substring searching in R3Search widget.
  • User Interface
    • Implements red icons, text and hover highlight for delete-based actions.
    • Adds new Loading animation.
    • Improves the display of assets in the Featured Content widget of a Landing Page.
    • Improves display of action buttons for directory browser items.
    • Adds sharp Infinite Scroll View widget previews.
  • External Integration
    • Corrects full circle XMP with Photoshop CC 2015.
  • Metadata Edit
    • Allows user to edit bundle fields on non-bundled assets.
  • Globalization
    • Corrects emails sent using Japanese characters.
    • Improves creation of contact sheets using Japanese characters.
  • Metrics
    • Updates the Metrics workspace to use the Text View widget.
    • Records Playing and Downloading to 'Manage > History' when playing videos without transcodings.
  • Accessibility
    • Adds hover title text to places tree widget and navigation widget when in landing page mode.
  • Visual Workflow Editor
    • Adds option in Visual Workflow Email Node configuration to include a link to the target asset.
  • Aspera
    • Removes zips from the Renditions folder after an Aspera folder download.
  • Asset View
    • Updates comment, annotation and video timeline style.
    • Normalizes users' icon size in comments and annotations.
  • Search Status Widget
    • Adds total asset count to Search Status widget when not in menu bar mode.
    • Adds current selection count to Search Status widget when not in menu bar mode.
  • Sharing
    • Adds a feature that notifies the creator of an external link email when the email link is utilized.
  • Contact Sheet
    • Fixes Contact Sheet links to assets.
  • 3D Viewer
    • Adds panning with Shift+LMB and lighting rotation with RMB to rendered 3D models. Also adds labels to Cape files. It is highly recommended that your 3D assets are re-transcoded for the best results. This will be done automatically. However this may take a long time based on the number of 3D assets you have. Therefore we provide a system property to prevent the automatic re-transcoding of your 3D assets until you have time for it.

Fixes

  • Metrics
    • Improves Metrics accuracy.
    • All Metrics actions now display in a non-root ACL.
  • Logging
    • Changing the logging level on a standalone N3twork application is now reflected in the logs.
  • Preview Engine
    • Corrects issue with InDesign CC 2015 and InDesign CC 2014 being used an as external preview application on Windows.
    • Improves remote preview server robustness.
    • Uses low resolution image as a placeholder while the high resolution view is generated.
  • Internationalization
    • Corrects groups' ACL default language priority.
  • User Interface
    • Fixes having multiple view widgets but all of them are collapsed.
    • Corrects long directory names causing the number of assets to wrap.
    • Fixes the asset loading image in Infinite Scroll View with square panels.
    • Improves display of System Status using IE11.
    • Displays Email External Download Link icon in Scratch Basket with expanded buttons configuration.
    • Improves the look of the Metrics widget and adds buttons to interact with it.
    • Fixes display issue with Asset Links badge icons.
    • Corrects location of Featured Content widget next and previous asset arrows.
    • Improves Firefox web interface  layout.
    • Improves IE11 web interface layout.
    • Improves Safari web interface layout.
    • Fixes icons in Safari web interface.
  • Security
    • Improves FTP password security.
  • Video
    • Corrects exporting timelines to the Loading Dock.
    • Allows download restricted videos to be played inside of the web interface.
  • Metadata Edit
    • Allows users without edit privileges to see and select M3TAForm widget fields.
    • Corrects issue with dragging-and-dropping folders from Directory Browser onto R3search Widget terms.
    • Solves issue with metadata view permission level.
  • Globalization
    • Improves handling of Japanese file names when uploading a zip using a Japanese-language system.
    • Allows English language web interface using non-English system locale.
    • Updates Japanese translation accuracy.
    • Improves using Quick Search with Japanese characters.
    • Improves handling of files with Japanese file names when uploading with drag-and-drop.
  • Performance
    • Improves file replacing speed.
    • Improves Directory Browser folder expansion performance with many sub-folders when not using the asset count configuration.
    • Improves display speed of Directory Browser with tons of folders.
  • Upgrading
    • Improves upgrading MediaBeacon from version 6.10 and earlier.
    • Fixed upgrade script causing MediaBeacon to hang on 'Prepare to Start'.
  • M3TAForms
    • Fixes importing M3TAForms.
    • Improves handling of invalid fields in a required M3TAForm on upload.
    • Improves interface when editing tall rows in Text View.
    • Fixes M3TAForm widget bulk edit action selection behavior.
    • Fixes issue with displaying values when Bulk Editing with the M3TAForm widget.
  • Uploading
    • Improves 'Last Upload' Saved Selection accuracy.
  • InDesign & Illustrator Plugin
    • Fixes Used in Assets schema for InDesign and Illustrator assets.
  • Aspera
    • Fixes Uploaded File(s) in Notification Center for Aspera-integrated environment.
    • Fixes Quick Download via Aspera reporting in 'Manage > History'.
    • Corrects Aspera logging uploads as downloads in 'Manage > History'.
    • Removes warning when switching from an Aspera enabled workspace to a different ACL.
    • Aspera Loading Dock download no longer fails with non-root level ACLs.
  • Admin
    • Fixes ACL with permission 'Add/Remove Workspaces = NO' preventing widget removal.
  • Searching
    • Fixes interaction between Saved Places Browser and mandatory Saved Search.
    • Fixes display of Tag Cloud and Keyword Search widget terms.
  • Versioning
    • Fixes viewing Managed Versions.
  • Workflow
    • Fixes Workflow compatibility with Oracle DB.
    • Fixes Workflow debugging.
  • M4sterPlan
    • Improves M4sterPlan create new plan dialog header and Save button.

Other Products and Integrations

Please contact your MediaBeacon representative for more information on the following products and integrations.

  • MediaBeacon M4sterplan
    • M4sterPlan is secure Enterprise File Sync and Share for distributed teams with advanced metrics and administration.
  • 3D Viewer
    • MediaBeacon’s 3D Viewer enables users to seamlessly interact with packaging models without the need to install software, plugins, or having to download the model. This feature works on standard browser technology and extends the experience of interactive 3D viewing to everyone.
  • Vantage Integration
    • Vantage is a transcoding engine from Telestream that MediaBeacon can leverage to support a wide array of broadcast-quality codecs and video formats.
  • Aspera Integration
    • Aspera is a high-speed transfer protocol that can send files 10x – 100x faster than FTP or HTTP.
  • SDL Web (Formerly Tridion) Integration
    • MediaBeacon is integrated with the SDL Web (Formerly Tridion) global web content management system.
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