HDCINEMATICS.COM NEWS!

September 14, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.4.00 released!

Added fix for improper luma levels rendering of image sequences

Added several bug fixes and issues with the Dali Trimmer module

Added fixes for problems when importing from the Media Browser to the trimmer

Added fix for some codecs rendering improper luma levels

Several miscellaneous bug fixes and performance enhancements



August 28, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.3.03 released!

Added fix for scope reading improper levels when in bypass mode

Now the Dali Convert interface will reset scaling when a new codec is selected - prevents failing jobs after a web preset has been selected

Fixed issue of failing conversions when Burn-in selected with default Arial font



July 18, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.3.02 released!

Removed Quicktime requirement for Dali Convert



July 17, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.3.01 released!

Added blur control to Video Scope adjustment panel

Added fix for missing dependencies causing Dali Convert to crash at startup

Added licensing and trial mode back to Dali Convert

Both new Dali Convert and original Convert V4 license keys are valid

Several bug fixes and UI tweaks



July 9, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.2.01 released!

Added re-designed stand-alone Video Scopes with Adjustment Panel to Main interface

Added ability to open selected clips in Dali Convert or Dali Trimmer directly into the Video Scopes

When opened from Dali Trimmer scopes are ganged to the current working clip

Video Scopes

New Adjustments Panel can make quick color corrections using the Video Scopes as guides

The new Video Scopes can also apply a 3D LUT or Photoshop Curve directly to your clip

Preview your clip with adjustments and LUT applied and aspect ratio correction

Render your clip with LUT or corrections to ProRes, DNxHD/DNxHR, Web mp4 format or image sequence

The 3D LUT Viewer has been replaced by the Video Scopes module

Check out the Dali Video Scopes page for more information and use

New Interface

Dali Main UI


June 30, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.20 released!

Added ability to load photo RAW .dng files directly into Media Browser - double-click opens in Dali Monocle RAW full color correction panel for adjustment!

Added ability to import audio clips directly into the Media Browser - then right-click to open in new

Metadata and Album Art panel - adds metadata and album artwork to your audio clips - saves to .m4a format

Metadata and album art

dng images

 

 


June 27, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.13 released!

Added aspect ratio control to 3d LUT Viewer

Added color wheels - shadow, midrange and highlight controls to Dali Monocle RAW Photo module - more control for correcting photo RAW images singly or in batch

Added fix for Media Browser sending to Trimmer exception error

Dali Monocle RAW

 

 


June 21, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.12 released!

Added DNxHR HQX and DNxHR444 to codec selection

Added audio track selector for MXF format clips - select tracks to render in Preferences

Added 3D LUT viewer to Dali Convert right-click menu

Added resize and aspect ratio corrections to Dali Monocle RAW Photo module - makes it easy to resize when shooting anamorphic or cropped frame

Added fix for accessing 3D LUT files from drives other than the boot drive

Added fix for QuickTime not installed error on some systems

Dali Monocle RAW

 

 


June 14, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.11 released

Added fix for Sony FS7 camera failing conversions with empty data track

 


June 9, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.10 released

Added new 3D LUT viewer into the Media Browser

Load clips into browser, select a clip and right-click select "Apply 3D LUT"

The LUT viewer can be resized to suite and has a live preview to show the LUT applied to the clip

Drag and drop a clip or new LUT into the bottom of the viewer to change clip or LUT on demand

You can also open multiple viewers at once

Added fix for Media Browser not showing thumbnails (please let me know if you still have this issue!)

Dali's Mustache LUT Viewer


May 24, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.02 released

Added fix for Dali Trimmer not retaining temp directory

Added ability to toggle between setting Constant Quality or Average Bitrate for H.264, H.265 and MP4 HQ conversions in Dali Convert - click the "Constant Quality" label to toggle


May 22, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache version 5.0.01 released

Added fix for misdirected Check For Updates - was pointing to old Convert V4 page


May 19, 2017 - New Dali's Mustache Multimedia Suite released!

Dali's Mustache

Dali's Mustache is an entire suite of software tools designed for high-volume, high-fidelity media conversion. The user interfaces are designed for smooth and logical handling - even when dealing with thousands of source clips and multiple projects

The main interface provides access to the following tools

  • Dali Convert media conversion utility
  • Dali Trimmer - pre-editing utility
  • Dali CRC - archive and renaming utility with CRC checks
  • Dali Monocle - Photo RAW image utility for color and monochrome
  • Dali Sequencer - convert image sequences to video
  • Media Browser - load in all your clips for easier management
  • Dali's Mustache is the replacement for Convert V4 and related tools

    For more information and basic user guide check out the Dali's Mustache Home Page


    There is also a new Bug Reporting blog online - if you find a bug in any of the applications offered please create an account and post your bug report to The Bug Tracker


    May 13, 2017 - New White Dash Pre-editing utility released!

    White Dash Main Interface

    White Dash was designed to make selective cuts in the new Panasonic GH5 6K photo mode and other 4K and beyond video clips before batch conversion - reducing compute time and disk storage needs

    For more information and basic user guide check out the White Dash Home Page


    April 19, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.11 released - Panasonic GH5 6K update!

    Fixed PNG, DPX and TIFF image sequences overwriting each other

    Now each image sequence will create a new subdirectory using the original clip name

    TIFF images now rendered at 300 DPI for printing

    various bug fixes and performance enhancements


    March 31, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.10 released!

    Media Browser

    Big Media Browser update!

    NEW! Now the Media Browser is setup to work directly with the V4 Media Pool and the new Cutting Tool

    Added "Send to Media Pool" and "Send to Cutting Tool" menu items

    Changed clip handling - click a thumbnail to select a single clip, or Shift-click to select multiples

    Ctrl-drag-and-drop clips from the Media Browser into the V4 Media Pool, the Cutting Tool Pool or to copy to any file location or into other applications

    Added thumbnail panels with clip duration, file size, resolution and frame rate info


    March 27, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.01 released - quick maintenance update

    Added fix for clip import issues when GIF selected at startup (with session settings retained)

    No other changes were made in this release


    March 27, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.5.00 released! Major Update!

    Cutter

    Major update! Many UI updates and handling optimizations!

    NEW! Use your iPhone, Android or MIDI controlled as an editing control surface!

    More information on the new Cutting Tool page

    iPad

     

    Added new module - Lens Correction!

    Correct for wide-angle and fish-eye distortion - or add it!

    lens correction

     

    Added new module - Fade In and Out!

    Add smooth fade in and out effects to your finished videos with optimizations for web or broadcast applications

    fade in and out

     

    Added new waveform views to the 5.1 Surround Sound tool

    5.1

     

    Updated Media Merge tool UI

    5.1

     

    Added fix for OP Atom failures when no project name was entered

    Threads setting now retained if retain option is selected in preferences

    Also added several bug fixes and enhancements



    March 18, 2017 - New im2 Image Processing Utility version 2.3.00 released!

    im2

    Added new module - Batch Render Mode!

    Now you can queue up multiple image sequences for fully automated batch processing!

    Use the new directory tool to import directories and subdirectories of the folder selected - im2 will import image sequences as they are located and place each into the Render Queue.

     

    The new Batch Render Mode does require a license to enable

    Please see the im2 page for downloads and more info and the im2 license request page to purchase

    On sale now for a limited time only! Regular price $19.95 USD - introductory sale price $9.95 USD!

    Also added several bug fixes and enhancements


    March 16, 2017 - New Vscope version 1.2.00 released!

    VizDiff

    Updated UI to new V4 look / feel

    Several bug fixes and enhancements

    For more info and downloads check out the im2 Page at the Free Tools Page


    March 16, 2017 - New VizDiff version 2.0.00 released!

    VizDiff

    Updated UI to new V4 look / feel

    Several bug fixes and enhancements

    Added ability to view source and comparison clips side-by-side in the scope viewer

    For more info and downloads check out the Free Tools Page


    March 15, 2017 - New Convert V4 version 4.4.00 released!

    Convert V4

    New codec selection "Clip Welder" - join most any media clips together! Fast!

    Works great with spanned clip sets - Clip Welder will join all clips in the Media Pool into a single video, in sequence

    New up / down arrows just beneath the Media Pool will move selected clips up or down in order to change the sequence if needed

    Also works with most any sets of similar clips - i.e. same resolution and frame rate and same container format (.mov, .mts, .mp4, .mxf, etc) Perfect for throwing together a demo reel!

    Clip Welder does require a licensed version of Convert V4 to enable - see here for purchase information

    Also added a fix to SEDL renders possibly producing extra blank frames - now use the Cutting Tool to select cuts from your source clips, render to a high-end codec

    (ProRes STD or DNxHD STD work well), then use the Clip Welder to stitch together a frame-accurate video

    Did I mention that Clip Welder also works with audio clips? It will weld 'em just like video!

    Fixed audio codec issue when 48k 16-bit PCM codec was selected but AAC audio was rendered

    Fixed scaling issue with H.264 conversions being forced to 1920x1080

    Fixed issue with possibly failing MP4 conversions after new install

    Many UI fixes and updates - improved Media Pool handling

    Added Raw Video codec option - creates rawvideo MPEG2 .mpg

    Misc bug fixes and several enhancements



    March 9, 2017 - Updates to Convert V4 and ARC archiving tool!

    Quick View

     

    Convert V4 version 4.3.00

    Added new Directory Watch Automation - At the top of the Source Info panel is the Directory Watch selector

    Click the red check box to setup the watched directory and to run the watcher. Green means running - red means stopped.

    When media files are copied into the watched directory, Convert V4 will automatically load the new clips into the Media Pool and process them according to the codec and options configured. Once processed by V4 files are then moved into the "processed" directory created inside the watched folder - to indicate they have been converted. Stragglers (behind due to copy timing issues) are then picked up after a short delay and placed back into the Media Pool for conversion.

    Stop the watcher to run normal manual operations.

    Also updated several UI elements and added several UI fixes and enhancements.

    Added a new Speed and Frame Rate Wizard to help make sense of the V4 speed and frame rate features - slow motion, drop frame and resampling. Right-click to engage

    Changed project name behavior - now if the Subdirectory check box is checked and no project name is entered V4 will automatically use the current timestamp as the subdirectory name.

    Misc bug fixes and performance enhancements

    Check out http://hdcinematics.com for downloads


    ARC - Archive, Rename and Catalog Utility

    ARC

    Version 4.2.00

    Big UI update with many fixes and enhancements

    Added logic for working with Convert V4 Directory Watcher - will work in conjunction with the V4 watcher

    Setup a backup target directory to the V4 watched directory and automate everything from initial disc copy

    to verified backup to converted clips! All with md5sum CRC redundancy checks!

    Both ARC and V4 are setup for cataloging session info into a MyQSL database - details and setup information coming soon!

    Misc bug fixes and enhancements



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