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MediaBeacon R3volution 8.6 Release Notes

Released: 12/21/2017

Features

  • Major Change
    • Introduces the Pantone color integration.
  • Downloading
    • Adds an additional parameter to the REST API Download Updates method which can be used to remove the directory structure from the zipped asset.
  • Emailing
    • Administrators can now modify and brand the email template that is used to email a link that shares assets with a user outside of the system.
    • Changes email behavior to run JavaScript on Download when attaching an asset.
  • M4sterPlan
    • Implements a new M4sterPlan REST API method to return users who are available for plan assignment.
    • Adds the capability to pass a JSON object to the M4sterPlan project creation API which adds arbitrary fields to the project on creation.
  • Metadata Editing
    • Adds the ability in the No Login Portal to select an asset and see its metadata in a M3TAForm widget.
  • Searching

Fixes

  • Admin
    • Improves the robustness of starting MediaBeacon core before the database is fully up and running.
  • Asset View
    • Fixes an issue where Asset View does not display the asset image immediately when using Internet Explorer Edge.
  • Downloading
    • Solves an issue where some assets that are quick downloaded fail to open in Photoshop.
    • Downloading files when using the “No change” conversion no longer displays a warning message that the file may not be properly converted.
    • Solves a problem with downloading through the Conversion widget with the no conversion option selected.
  • Exporting
    • Fixes an issue where exporting a selection to CSV produces an error.
    • Fixes an error when attempting to use the Text View widget's export feature with database fields.
    • Corrects an issue with exporting a current selection of assets from a Text View widget that contains the “Long Name” column.
    • Fixes a problem with Text View widget's export function failing to export when a quick search is applied to the workspace.
  • Globalization
    • Prevents Chrome from becoming unresponsive after dragging an asset to create a new basket when using the French language is selected.
  • Importing
    • Fixes an issue with attempting to import a dictionary resulting in an empty dictionary.
  • InDesign
    • Solves an issue with the "Select All" button in the InDesign Report not working when using an ACL with a search filter.
    • Solves an issue with InDesign files failing to preview correctly.
  • Infinite Scroll View
    • Fixes a problem with selecting assets by clicking them in the Infinite Scroll View widget configured with draggable turned off.
    • Improves the display of asset badges with long labels in the Infinite Scroll View widget.
    • Solves an issue with the contents of Infinite Scroll View widget not being cleared.
  • M4sterPlan
    • Solves an issue with creating a new M4sterPlan project from a template containing a subfolder and a placeholder file failing to completely synchronize to the file system.
    • Fixes a problem with using the file system to move assets into a M4sterPlan project not triggering asset added workflows.
  • Contact Sheet
    • Fixes a problem with generating Contact Sheets when using an ACL with a search filter.
  • Preview Engine
    • Solves a problem with the preview queue accumulating entries that do not process and have blank names.
    • Solves an issue with PDF conversion failing when using the Conversion widget configured to show conversion on quick download button press.
  • Searching
    • Fixes a bug that prevented a user from being able to see saved searches that are shared with a group they are in, due to which ACL they are using.
    • Solves a problem with a Saved Search not loading if it is a saved Quick Search.
    • Corrects an issue with a hidden mandatory search appearing after a browser refresh.
    • Fixes an issue with navigating to workspaces that have a View widget with “Clear all pre-existing search criteria on mandatory search change” enabled causing Quick Search to be cleared as well.
  • User Interface
    • Corrects the behavior of the progress bar when creating an empty project.
    • Fixes an issue with the Directory Browser widget not correctly displaying a folder that has been moved into another folder which does not already contain a subfolder.
    • Sharing an external link will now immediately trigger JavaScript on download instead of after submitting the dialog.
    • Prevents the Directory Browser widget's move and copy dialogs from scrolling to the top of the window after selecting a destination folder.
    • Fixes an issue where right clicking opens a context menu in the wrong location after having scrolled down a workspace when using Chrome.
    • Fixes context menus from opening below the bottom of the screen when using Internet Explorer Edge.
    • Fixes the manipulation of annotations when using Chrome.
    • Improves the notification that is displayed when attempting to save a M3TAForm with invalid data using Internet Explorer 11.
    • Solves a problem with dictionary fields in Advanced Search sometimes displaying words from other dictionaries in the selection drop-down.
    • Improves the display of multi-value fields in text wrap mode when using the Text View widget.
    • Fixes an issue with dictionary fields not being editable with the drop-down in the Text View widget.
    • Corrects an issue with View widget names reverting to the default name after saving new configuration options.
    • Improves the display of long dictionary words in drop-down lists.
    • Fixes an issue with assets being draggable regardless of a View widget's "Assets Draggable" configuration.
    • Solves a problem with data block values not appearing when the “edit metadata” ACL privilege is not enabled.
  • Workflow
    • Solves an issue with the Visual Workflow Editor Copy node and Move File node not respecting ACL paths.
    • Solves a problem with the workflow debugger failing to display debug information.
    • Fixes a problem with search substitutions failing to substitute when running a remote workflow on a Webhead.

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.
  • Tridion Integration
    • MediaBeacon is integrated with the Tridion global web content management system.
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