Ci now supports live streams! Users can provide an HLS URL that represents a live stream that you can play back in Workspace. You can even play live streams in MediaLog and log data while it is streaming (aka Live Logging!) as well as export clips while it is streaming (aka Live Clipping!) When your live stream is done, Ci casts our standard transcoding magic so you can download and share the file.
It’s our newest app, but we beefed up MediaLog even more!
We changed the video player background to ensure that loggers can see letterboxing in the video without mistaking it for the MediaLog background
Ci now supports import of JSON log entry data as well as key value pair log data. Please note: key value pair log data is read-only at the moment.
When you drag a term into the timeline, we no longer force you to edit the term
In the Dashboard, the avatar image on Large card view is now configurable (read: can be removed) in the Workspace branding options
Improved MediaBox UI so that it’s crystal clear when download has been disabled
We fixed the UX on the ‘Send to Workspace’ modal so that when you go to the Workspace details view you can see all of the data.
By popular demand, ‘Rename’ and ‘Trash’ have returned to the main section in the right-click menu options in Workspace and, for Adobe Premiere users, ‘Import to Premiere” has moved under the ‘Download’ option
Now that we’ve decluttered our Action bar with the ‘KonMari” method, we’re sparking joy with a cleaner UI
...and always very important to include security upgrades
The bug on the pop-up modal to remove users from your Network has been exterminated
When a new user is added to default Workspace members they will just ‘appear’ (in a non-creepy way) so you don’t have to refresh your browser
MediaLog is designed to be collaborative but term templates are not, so we hid the ‘Create’ and ‘Edit’ term template options for MediaLog guests
The informational “What is a MediaBox?” and “What is a WorkSession?” modals for our newest users now have a background color to improve legibility
When we redesigned the right-click options last December, some options fell ‘below the fold’ and were inaccessible. We taught our drop-down options to be smart and pop-up (or down) depending on where they appear on your page
The bug that caused some Workspace members trying to access files in a folder to be taken to a 401 error (Not Authorized) page has been resolved
In Workspace, we found a pesky bug that reset your folder tree in the navigation panel if new folders were being added or trashed in the background so we gave that gremlin a dose of Cali sunshine.
In the WorkSession Activity stream on the WorkSession management page, Workspace members were able to see activity updates on WorkSessions they were not members of. This has been fixed so all members will only see activity on the WorkSessions they are invited to.
December 20, 2018
For our largest multinational “3-comma-club” enterprises, we’re now offering Enterprise Network plans! Included in Ci Enterprise Network plans are:
Unlimited Company Networks
Enterprise Network Owner can assign Enterprise Network Admins who have access to usage reports, member management, and Network information across all Company Networks
Our Action bar got a makeover! This section seemed a bit confusing if you ask us so we did some housekeeping and grouped related actions into categories like “View,” “Send,” “Download,” “Launch App,” “Archive,” and “More.”
Oh, and we also made our right click options follow suit with grouped actions.
We now break down your total storage information in the Network analytics usage report. Previously, the total storage for source, proxy, thumbnail, and element files were shown as a single number. Now you can see each of those categories broken out by file type which will really help Network Admins better understand where costs might be adding up. We’ve also added archive storage information to the Team Workspace list for a Company Network.
When you create a log entry with MediaLog, you can now create a new clip from that log entry and save it to your Workspace. This can be done in the MediaLog application or from search results that contain log entries. The cherry on top: If you’re creating multiple clips, we’ll remember which folder to save to.
Some Ci users were getting booted out before our 2 hour idle timeout limit. We made some magic happen to better track your session activity. But now that we have better session management, our head of Security made us shrink the idle timeout window to 1 hour.
Cleaned up MediaLog UI to make adding files and term templates easier as well as searching for log terms.
On Chrome, the VideoReview filmstrip would sometimes go into hiding when the video was exited out of fullscreen view. We’ve cured its stagefright so the thumbnail should always make its appearance.
We found a wandering ‘x’ (close) button in the on-screen File trashed notification. We trashed that sucker bye!
In the right hand navigation panel, the Workspace storage details in the bottom left corner will now being updated when new content was uploaded or deleted without needing to refresh the page.
When upgrading a Team Workspace plan, the confirmation pop-up window would read ‘Purchase’ instead of ‘Upgrade’ which is misleading so we fixed to the appropriate wording.
In the notification email when new Network Admins are added the branded header image would not appear but we know how important branding is so this bug has been squashed.
November 29, 2018
MediaLog (beta) is the all-new app offers browser-based media logging so you can enrich your video files with timecode-based data. Some highlights include:
Users can predefine “term templates” for MediaLog to standardize log names, descriptions, and dropdown or multiple-selection options.
Publish logs to enable Workspace users to run searches against logged metadata.
Search results with MediaLog entries open a popup modal with log results and a preview window to watch the logged video clips.
In download-enabled MediaBoxes, recipients can now open a PDF preview directly from the browser without downloading a single bit.
When viewing the WorkSession or MediaBox management screens, we used to only display the Workspace names. Now, Workspace AND Company Network names are displayed in the Context Panel in case you have multiple Networks with similar Workspace names.
If you’re super into spreadsheets and analytics, Network-wide usage reports can now be exported as a CSV spreadsheet!
Our contact suggestion tool (aka “people picker”) was too smart for its own good predicting names when users simply hovered over a contact with a cursor. We’ve dialed this prediction feature back so we’re not auto-selecting contacts for you.
Sometimes after you run a search in your Dashboard, the scrollbar would break and you couldn’t scroll down the page. The scrollbar is fixed so you can search to your heart’s content.
In Company Networks with metadata templates enabled, we would sometimes forget that templates are associated with the Workspace when creating File Requests, so we got a Remembrall to make sure templates are always remembered when creating a new File Request.
If you happened to use the app filter in the All WorkSessions management screen, the filter selections were “sticking” when you returned to your Workspace view making it look like you suddenly misplaced a bunch of Worksessions. Filters will now be reset when you go back to Workspace view.
We found that downloading usage analytics reports would sometimes fail if there were long folder paths so we removed folder information to ensure you can always get your Workspace and MediaBox activity data.
We found that some Secure MediaBoxes would not redirect the recipient of the MediaBox after they logged in but take them instead to the Dashboard… which is silly, unexpected behavior. Logins for secure MediaBoxes will now take you directly to the MediaBox contents.
For MediaBoxes with lots of files, the page number of the MediaBox page didn’t match up with the page number in the dropdown menu. This page number in the dropdown will now coincide with the page they’re you’re currently on.
There was a wonky glitch between the timecode and frame number in video playback which has been resolved so frames will now correctly line up with the timecode.
November 7, 2018
We found and fixed a bug where some File Request contributors were being asked to enter a Contributor code before uploading their files which might sound like be a new security feature but this was not our intention
Sometimes when users edited VideoReview WorkSession details, the files being reviewed would detach itself so we’re making sure our files are securely fastened to each session
November 6, 2018
Introduced a new bigger better “fullscreen” view for VideoReview complete with a larger preview and playback controls - not to be confused with Hotkey “F” fullscreen preview. This full-screen mode also works with LiveSessions.
File Notes are limited to 1000 characters but we failed at letting you know so long notes could not be saved before. We’ve added a character counter so you can see exactly how many characters you have left.
We beefed up our security policies including automatically logging you out of Ci if you’re idle for 20 minutes.
Cleaned up VideoReview experience on smaller screens so that playback details (like frame index) no longer bleeds into to the Comment panel on the right.
Also to support users on smaller screens (yes, you holding the tablet!), we added a horizontal scrollbar to Workspace list view.
Our Activity Stream was experiencing challenges understanding WorkSession status changes. We changed the status from Broken to Active.
In Account settings, the “Delete Contact” actions wouldn’t stick when you refreshed your page.
In your Contact list, some WorkSession members would show up as an alphanumeric string instead of an email address. We’re making sure new WorkSession members appear as their email address.
On the Network Admin page, Workspace owner mysteriously disappeared but we all know how important Owners are so we’re making sure you can ALWAYS find them. You’re welcome, Owners.
On the Network Analytics page, if you expanded the Workspace or MediaBox Activities, the user avatar would virtually block all the pertinent details - which is silly so we put the avatar in its place and added a clickable link.
We found a bug that would stop displaying metadata in the Context Panel if there was a duplicate metadata term. We’ll show all metadata terms now - duplicates and all.
When running a search, if there were multiple pages of search results, you couldn’t select files across multiple pages. Now, you can Shift+select files across all your results.
We accidentally built a mini-game where users had to “catch” the top Action panel in the asset preview screen. But we want you to take us Ci-riously so we’ve fixed this.
Discovered and corrected some misbehaving icons in Workspace and the navigation folder structures.
October 29, 2018
Ci’s new billing system is here. All subscribers will be asked to enter credit card and billing information. All you need to do is follow the orange-brick (colored) banner for instructions.
The Navigation panel (when you click on the square Workspace icon on the top left) got a makeover. Updates include: 1) a new Search panel to filter through Workspaces 2) the ability to switch to Compact view to see more Workspaces 3) the ability to pin and manage Workspaces ...all without going back to the Dashboard screen!
Viewing files in the “List view” is now available on iPads.
Once upon a time, Ci had a “View Activities” button on the MediaBox page which allowed users to make edits to MediaBoxes. By popular demand, we’re reviving this function with the addition of the “Manage MediaBox” button.
The search results page got a major facelift. All facets are now housed in the navigation panel on the left and organized by Network name, Workspace, and Type. Like before users can select/unselect facets to filter your search results.
We did some housekeeping so RoughCut users will now find the “Send to CBM” button under the “Export” options in the top panel.
In the MediaBox management page, you could sort MediaBoxes by the creation date, MediaBox title, user, and expiration date. And now... you can also sort by the Mediabox Type. Seemed like the right thing to do.
We’re bringing paging back! For our heaviest Ci users with thousands of files, we’re retiring the ‘Show more’ button and bringing back ‘pagination’ so you can navigate through files more easily. Plus, you can now select files on a page, jump to another page and your files will remain selected!
Some of us (including yours truly) have unintentionally deleted files in ImageReview and VideoReview when trying to reorder or ‘Like / Dislike’ a file. Nevermore! We made fixes to align the ‘Like’ “Dislike,’ and ‘Delete’ options vertically to the left.
Clicking ‘UPGRADE’ in the Send a MediaBox screen would open a pop-up modal behind the MediaBox screen so we’re bringing the popup front-and-center where it belongs.
October 5, 2018
To avoid any confusion, we’re only going to show the “Download” option in MediaBox when download is actually enabled.
Small card view in the dashboard is pretty nifty but we’re making it more functional by adding file count and size.
We’re enabling “Add to MediaBox” to your right-click option. Adding files (and yes, folders too) directly to an existing MediaBox just got much easier!
Improved handling of generating contact sheet PDFs for those super-sized MediaBoxes
Tidied up how the upload status gets displayed on mobile and smaller screens.
When recipients open a MediaBox with a single shared folder, they can now dive into the contents (or subfolders) with one less click.
We’re rolling out a new password policy to heighten login security. If you need help creating a secure password, we threw in a strength indicator to help you.
Aspera users will be asked very nicely to upgrade to Aspera Connect 3.8.1
Attempting to archive a file while still uploading leads to a failure. Friends don’t let friends fail so we’re disabling this option until upload is complete. We got you.
When members were removed from Company Networks, some members were still hanging around in WorkSessions. Now, revoking Network access means members will be removed from all WorkSessions, too.
On our MediaBox access page, we involuntarily broke the Cookies policy link. The link has been corrected so we really hope the Sony Legal team doesn’t hold us in contempt.
When MediaBoxes had really deep folder structures, the “Hide panel” option would get in the way of the folders so we’ve put the “hide panel” button in its place.
WorkSessions will now be filtered by app type when you select the app facet button in WorkSession management view.
In the Dashboard, running a search would disable page scrolling which seemed like a silly thing to do so we’ll return your scrolling powers back.
When filtering for Workspaces in the dashboard, Workspaces with long names would bleed into the Activity stream. Suggested results no longer overlaps with the Activity stream.
You couldn’t add folder metadata to the root Workspace folder, but we believe in folder equality so metadata can now be added from the root Workspace folder.
September 12, 2018
When users advanced forward a frame at time during playback of videos, the timecode can get out of sync. Now that things are back in sync, “Bye bye bye” to that bug.
August 31, 2018
Ci is going through a billing system update. During this time you will still be able to create and upgrade Team Workspaces, however, you won’t be charged yet. Once our new billing system is online you will be required to update your credit card information to continue your subscription.
Since introducing $peci@! characters to protected MediaBox passwords, sometimes things get confusing when you try to copy the password, so we made improvements to how we display the password to make it easier to copy and share.
WorkSession participants were getting the boot when the WorkSession status was changed to “Completed.” Participants won’t be removed any more so you can stay chummy with all your work buddies.
August 20, 2018
The Send a MediaBox modal got a new snazzy look. We reduced the clutter and separated the Content tab so you only see primary settings first (= less scrolling!).
Check out our new nifty password strength indicator for Protected MediaBoxes
Ci now supports view-only access with folder sharing in a MediaBox. MediaBox recipients can view and/or optionally download a folder’s contents.
Introducing a sparkly blue indicator to remind you which folders are shared in a MediaBox and we’ll also remind you if you trash any files included in a shared folder
...and introduced a Shared in MediaBox link in the context panel so you can now quickly see which MediaBoxes your files and folders are in (and quickly open/edit/close that MediaBox)
You can now combine a File Request with a shared folder in a MediaBox for the smoothest contributor-to-editorial handoff.
Ci now supports Azure AD SSO login.
Improved filtering of Workspaces in the dashboard for our power users with hundreds of Workspaces.
Changes to a file’s custom metadata are now displayed in the activity stream
When you change your Dashboard sorting preference in list view, we remember it.
Some members with revoked access came back to haunt Workspace defaults. Naturally, we called Ghostbusters.
When moving files to another folder the activity stream for that file made it look like the file was moved to a black hole. Now you’ll see which folders they were actually moved to.
When copying files or sending files to another Workspace, the activity stream for that file looked a little strange. This is fixed.
August 2, 2018
LiveSession is now available for ImageReview
HD proxies are generated a tad faster
June 29, 2018
Now you can tag metadata on folders. so you can “bulk-tag” files instead of tagging files individually Why should files get all the fun?!
...and naturally, you can run metadata search on folders too!
June 14, 2018
Archive used to be an entitlement feature you had to contact us to enable. It’s now enabled for all Company Network customers to turn on or off any time. All for archive and archive for all!
When you’re on your Dashboard staring at a long page of Workspace tiles, you can simply click on our new Collapse All to condense or Expand All to see all your Workspaces.
Imagine if you could set up your own database of smart Terms Library that suggested metadata tags to avoid typos and the hassle of typing out names? Voila! Terms Library for metadata is here.
June 1, 2018
Search results can now be sorted by name in addition to the created date
May 23, 2018
Added even more media processing capabilities for expanded pro format support and auto-QC. Ci now supports the creation of proxies using Telestream Cloud.
May 16, 2018
Network admins can no longer create new Workspaces if it exceeds their allocated Company Network storage - and as an improvement, we now show you how much storage is available before spinning up or upgrading Workspaces.
April 25, 2018
Got lots of images? You can now download and print out PDF contact sheets from a MediaBox
ImageReview and VideoReview are now tablet-ready so go grab your stylus!
April 5, 2018
VideoReview LiveSession offers a “screening-room-in-the-cloud” experience so you can get share the amazing frame-by-frame annotation-ready session with people anywhere in the world in real time.
Cool Live Pen is your personal “laser-pointer” for pointing things out during a LiveSession.
Ci now supports downloading folders (yes, and their subfolders) from a Workspace.