SONY | Ci Product Updates

November 7, 2018

Bug Fixes

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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.

Bug Fixes

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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.

Bug Fixes

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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

Bug Fixes

  • 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

Bug Fixes

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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.

Bug Fixes

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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

Bug Fixes

  • 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

What’s New

  • LiveSession is now available for ImageReview

Bug Fixes

  • HD proxies are generated a tad faster

June 29, 2018

What’s New

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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

What’s New

  • Search results can now be sorted by name in addition to the created date

May 23, 2018

What’s New

  • 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

Bug Fixes

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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

What’s New

  • 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.
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