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Dragonframe 2024.05 Development

Release Notes

Dragonframe 2024.05.15438

2024.05.15438
* Clear jogpad 'key down' state when exiting jogpad mode, to prevent spurious jogging when reactivating it

2024.05.15432
* Updated dmc-lite to fix losing steps and failing to reach target

2024.05.15426
* Option to reduce live view rate when using magnification (Preferences | General)
* Some basic Canon temperature warning

2024.05.15420
* Fixed contextual menu in media player not showing up (Windows/Linux)

2024.05.15400
* Reference media player can be set to switch to solid color block on an exposure basis (for virtual production)
* Fixed potential crash when closing program while animation is playing

2024.05.15394
* Improved Arc move test grabbing live view images. Handles missing images.
* Fixed keyboard focus after using cutback dialog.
* Removed duplicate 'Toggle Step by Tags' hotkey entry

2024.05.15386
* DMX: Added Lishuai lighting fixtures
* Audio: Clearly show when audio files are missing in audio workspace

2024.05.15382
* 'Step by Tag' also now plays by tag
* Silent option for capturing making-of (no countdown or capture noises)

2024.05.15370
* XSheet: Added option to show audio waveform very large
* dmc-lite: Increased rate at which it notifies DF of position changes
* Flair: Fixed initial movement to right eye position when shooting stereoscopic

2024.05.15360
* Ensure that the scene layer name is updated when switching takes
* Option to choose IP address for live view server (and Arc Pilot)
* Fixed crash when disabling virtual configuration

2024.05.15350
* Fixed ARRI ISO and shutter speed settings for SUP 1.9+
* DMX : Added Nanlux Evoke 900C fixture definition
* DMX : Added Prolycht NEO Color fixture definition
* Removed Linux libtiff dependency

2024.05.15330
* Re-activate Nikon live view if camera's auto timer turns it off
* Support for Blackmagic Camera Control REST API (for Cinema Camera 6K, not Pocket!)

2024.05.15315
* Fixed color palette tool

2024.05.15308
* Capture blackout can be set on a per-screen basis
* Added 10-bit decoding and rendering of movie files in pop out player (Preferences|Playback)
* Improved Nikon live view compression on most Nikons
* DMX: A channel that has a custom name but no keyframes will now hide when 'hide unprogrammed channels' is selected

2024.05.15295
* Fixed onion-skinning 'frame echo' with hardware acceleration enabled
* Fixed mag level live view missing frames with hardware acceleration enabled

2024.05.15290
* OCIO 'Look' selector. In Cinematography, right-click on image and select look.

2024.05.15285
* Choose OCIO configuration via environment variable or file
* Specify OCIO 'view' for each display

2024.05.15280
* Fixed sluggish DMX workspace live view

2024.05.15268
* Automatically add active display color profiles to list of selectable profiles
* Fixed crazy rendering of certain color profiles

2024.05.15265
* Fixed Aputure Amaran F21x/c color temperature range
* Fixed Windows zlib dependency
* Auto-detect P3 displays on macOS and offer to configure color profile.

2024.05.15260
* Added basic color management via OCIO, to allow for rendering sRGB content on P3 monitors. Set up in Preferences | Color Management.
* Fixed color representation of reference videos with different colorspaces than sRGB.
* Fixed movie export full range color export.

2024.05.15242
* Fixed using mouse wheel to scale animation view
* Fixed floating tool palette moving to second monitor
* Fixed floating tool palette buttons toggling instead of playing animation when pressing SPACE

2024.05.15238
* When shooting in middle of sequence and out point is with camera, keep moving out point
* Added Aputure Amaran F21x/c and F22x/c DMX fixtures
* Added EclFresnel DMX fixtures

2024.05.15234
* Fixed crash when 'deleting' a large section of frame that don't exist (at end of timeline)
* Axis group with virtuals properly engages virtual mode
* Fixed safe moco browser missing video

2024.05.15220
* Fixed jogpad mode using wrong axis group (virtuals or non-virtuals)
* Fixed welcome screen preview of scenes with hidden/tagged frames
* Updated SDL library to fix macOS bluetooth gamepad disconnections
* Changed default hotkeys to toggle guide layers to SHIFT + 1-8
* Fixed Preferences dialog going behind main window
* Added burst mode (some cameras)

2024.05.15184
* Fixed indexed axis go-motion on DMC

2024.05.15180
* Added camera notes pop-out window
* Added Forza 60B II and 150B light fixture definitions
* Added Cineroid FL400 and FL800 light fixture definitions

2024.05.15170
* Ensure we don't delete lv mag grids
* Ensure release notes and installers download over https

2024.05.15165
* Live view magnification views each get their own grid
* Added sort options in Cinematography Test and References areas
* Ensure dmc-lite shows up in triggers UI

2024.05.15156
* Auxiliary monitor uses background color of animation workspace
* If DMC is triggered electrically to run live view, send GO messages to other devices
* Arc: Added group lock to lock out entire group at once
* Arc: Show exposure assignments of indexed axes and provide menu to change

New In 2024.05

  • Basic color management via OCIO, for converting sRGB source to monitor color profiles.
    • Open Preferences|Color Management.
    • Assign monitor color profiles.

    We are very open to feedback on the OCIO integration.

  • Live view magnification views each get their own grid
  • Added sort options in Cinematography Test and References areas
  • Added camera notes pop-out window
  • Arc – Added group lock to lock entire group of axes.
  • Arc – See and change indexed exposure assignments directly.
  • Added ‘burst mode’ for some cameras.
    • Open Preferences | Hot Keys and assign a key for Shoot Burst.
    • Works with most Canon, Sony, Olympus and Nikon cameras.
    • Nikon cameras require you to set the burst count in Camera Settings.
    • Other cameras fire while you hold the hot key, and stop when you release it.
    • You can only have one active exposure, and any moco or DMX changes will be ignored while bursting.
  • Capture blackout can now be set on a per-screen basis.
  • The reference movie player can decode and render 10-bit color movies. Set in Preferences|Playback.
  • The reference movie player can switch to a solid color block on a per-exposure basis. Right-click in the player and choose “Configure Exposure Mattes…”

Dragonframe 2024.01 Development

Release Notes

Dragonframe 2024.01.15438

2024.01.15438
* Updated dmc-lite to fix losing steps and failing to reach target
* Fixed contextual menu in media player not showing up (Windows/Linux)
* Clear jogpad 'key down' state when exiting jogpad mode, to prevent spurious jogging when reactivating it

2024.01.15400
* Fixed potential crash when closing program while animation is playing
* Improved Arc move test grabbing live view images. Handles missing images.
* Fixed keyboard focus after using cutback dialog.
* Removed duplicate 'Toggle Step by Tags' hotkey entry
* dmc-lite: Increased rate at which it notifies DF of position changes
* Flair: Fixed initial movement to right eye position when shooting stereoscopic


2024.01.15360
* Fixed crash when disabling virtual configuration
* Ensure that the scene layer name is updated when switching takes
* Fixed ARRI ISO and shutter speed settings for SUP 1.9+
* Removed Linux libtiff dependency
* Re-activate Nikon live view if camera's auto timer turns it off

2024.01.15315
* Fixed color palette tool

2024.01.15308
* Improved Nikon live view compression on most Nikons
* DMX: A channel that has a custom name but no keyframes will now hide when 'hide unprogrammed channels' is selected

2024.01.15295
* Fixed onion-skinning 'frame echo' with hardware acceleration enabled
* Fixed mag level live view missing frames with hardware acceleration enabled

2024.01.15280
* Fixed sluggish DMX workspace live view
* Fixed movie export with full color range
* Fixed Amaran F21x/F22x color temperature

2024.01.15242
* Fixed using mouse wheel to scale animation view
* Fixed floating tool palette moving to second monitor
* Fixed floating tool palette buttons toggling instead of playing animation when pressing SPACE

2024.01.15238
* When shooting in middle of sequence and out point is with camera, keep moving out point
* Added Aputure Amaran F21x/c and F22x/c DMX fixtures
* Added EclFresnel DMX fixtures

2024.01.15220
* Fixed jogpad mode using wrong axis group (virtuals or non-virtuals)
* Fixed welcome screen preview of scenes with hidden/tagged frames
* Updated SDL library to fix macOS bluetooth gamepad disconnections
* Changed default hotkeys to toggle guide layers to SHIFT + 1-8
* Fixed Preferences dialog going behind main window

2024.01.15184
* Fixed indexed axis go-motion on DMC

2024.01.15180
* Added Forza 60B II and 150B light fixture definitions
* Added Cineroid FL400 and FL800 light fixture definitions

2024.01.15165
* Ensure dmc-lite shows up in triggers UI
* Fixed last axis dropping out group when clicking on it

2024.01.15130
* DMX: Added PavoTube II 15C & 30C fixture definitions
* DMX: Added Gemini 1x1 and 2x1 fixture definitions
* DMX: Added Nanlux Evoke 2400B fixture definition
* DMX: Added Prolycht Orion 300 FS and 675 FS fixture definitions

2024.01.15120
* Use Press Enter to Perform Backlash when entering moco sync
* Improve OneVPL initialization
* Fix possible Blackmagic capture device crash

2024.01.15110
* Fixed chroma-key picker
* Include 'FIT' in scene guide layer size slider
* Updated user guide to include dmc-lite Arduino sketch
* Updated user guide to include DMX 'generate effect'

2024.01.15100
* Guide layer toggling works in all workspaces that show guide layers
* Updated Syphon/Spout/NDI/Blackmagic output when locked to one camera--ensure that the proper composition guides are shown
* Give a reasonable error message when license may not be valid for current version of the program, and there is no internet to check license state with our servers
* Handle abrupt quit without crashing

2024.01.15086
* Better handling of 'past take' reference layer with multiple cameras of different sizes
* Reworked toggling of all guide layers via hot keys
* Resolved OpenGL crash

2024.01.15070
* Arc: Playback shows move test instead of live view
* Spout/Syphon support same output options as NDI, Blackmagic Design output
* Fixed Syphon output when using hardware accelerated video decoding
* Improve playback performance
* Fixed reference video not loading all frames at end
* Added 'dmc-lite' real-time motion control sketch for Giga R1 and Portenta H7
* User guide updates for 2024.01

New In 2024.01

  • Improved hot key toggling of guide layers:
    • In Preferences | Hot Keys, assign keys to “Guide Group #1 Toggle”, “Guide Group #2 Toggle”, etc.
    • Right-click on layers to assign a group number. You can assign a group number to media layers, drawings, composition guides, and audio track reads.
    • The group number appears next to the icon of each layer.
    • Pressing the assigned hot key toggles all active layers that belong to that group number.
  • New ‘dmc-lite’ Arduino real-time motion control sketch, for Giga R1 and Portenta H7.
    In [Dragonframe Installation]/Resources/Arc Motion Control/dmc
  • Playback performance improvements.
  • NDI Input: Direct NDI input integration. Add source through Scene|Cameras|IP Cameras screen.
  • Option to lock NDI/Blackmagic/Syphon/Spout live view output to specific camera.
  • DMX Generate Effect – Auto-generate flicker, pulsing, or static. Right-click on channel and choose ‘Generate Effect’.
  • Arc – Added jogpad mode that uses jogpad keys but stays in main Arc workspace.

Dragonframe 5.2 Development

Release Notes

Dragonframe 5.2.15438

5.2.15438
* Clear jogpad 'key down' state when exiting jogpad mode, to prevent spurious jogging when reactivating it
* Fixed move test handling of missed frames
* Fixed Flair 3D setup initial move to right eye position

5.2.15360
* Ensure that the scene layer name is updated when switching takes
* Fixed ARRI ISO and shutter speed settings for SUP 1.9+
* Removed Linux libtiff dependency
* Re-activate Nikon live view if camera's auto timer turns it off
* DMX: A channel that has a custom name but no keyframes will now hide when 'hide unprogrammed channels' is selected
* Fixed welcome screen preview of scenes with hidden/tagged frames
* Fixed crash when 'deleting' a large section of frame that don't exist (at end of timeline)
* Fixed indexed axis go-motion on DMC
* Axis group with virtuals properly engages virtual mode

5.2.15183
* Fixed indexed axis go-motion on DMC

5.2.15100
* Handle abrupt quit without crashing
* Handle 'past take' reference layer with different sizes
* Fixed text in NDI output drawing layer
* Fixed Syphon when hardware acceleration is used

5.2.15055
* Fixed references movies sometimes failing to load the last second or so
* Ensure that secondary camera video assist gets proper settings
* Changed 'step by tag' behavior to step single frames when past the final captured frame (or camera)
* Arc: Fixed issue where user could not select DMC firmware file if the program language was set to French.
* Arc: If user manually steps through Moco frames while animating, make sure one step finishes before starting another.
* macOS: Warn user about macOS Sonoma 14.2.0

5.2.14935
* Fixed bug with audio track showing up after deleting a different one
* Make multiple attempts to save take.xml, and resort to storing at a separate location if all else fails

5.2.14925
* macOS - report webcam security authorization issue to user
* Make sure that camera memory cards do not appear as camera devices
* Arc: Ensure that you can't drag one keyframe to same frame as another
* Arc: Fixed memory leak when deleting keyframes

5.2.14866
* Restored faster live view refresh during slow auto-toggle speeds
* Arc: Do not include time warp axis in 'translate to move position'
* Do not jump to 'live' frame after hold frames dialog

5.2.14820
* macOS: Fixed media player windows going behind main program window
* Fixed issue with shutter speed metadata values from Raw proxies

5.2.14795
* Added Sony A6700 support
* Added Fujifilm X-S20 support
* Fixed potential divide-by-zero in histogram

5.2.14750
* Fixed potential crash when switching scenes with different numbers of audio characters
* Ensure that keyboard focus stays with animation workspace when using reference layer toggle hotkeys

5.2.14745
* Fixed lockup with some Nikon cameras

5.2.14743
* Properly use axis 'On Position' step delta
* Fixed mp4 colorspace issue
* Re-center digital densitometer if either circle is off the screen
* Make sure that the text editor dialog for x-sheet start frame, end frame, etc, show in the right spot

5.2.14705
* Support JPGs embedded in Apple DNG files

5.2.14698
* Added 'Image Size' option to DF Tether on iOS (for 48MP images on iPhone 14 Pro)
* Improved generation of JPGs from Apple DNG and Canon CR3 files (macOS only)

5.2.14690
* Fixed crashing in color dialog when dragging color into saved color patch

5.2.14688
* Fixed scaling of reference layers in composite movie export

5.2.14685
* Fixed image scale 'fit' in Animation and DMX workspaces when using push-in mask with offsets

5.2.14684
* Fixed image scale 'fit' in Cinematography when using push-in mask with offsets
* Fixed short-play dialog that opens when holding #6 key, so that it doesn't just fill up with 6's (Windows)

5.2.14680
* Fixed 'export still image' in Cinematography when using push-in mask with offsets
* Notify user if the audio system isn't working; allow stepping to continue to work
* Fixed rare edit-decision-list bug with hiding and unhiding the camera frame

5.2.14676
* Move the motion control to the proper frame when using move-shoot mode and enabling Ready to Capture
* Ensure that making-of exposure camera settings are used, and that we switch back to the appropriate settings after it completes

5.2.14670
* Fixed potential crash when hardware accelerated video decoding fails
* Fixed onion-skin with multiple frames (frame echo)
* Fixed frame color tags affecting 'conform' status
* Set creation date on exported movies
* Added tooltips to ARC buttons in lower-right

5.2.14653
* Fixed conform dropping tagged frames
* Fixed alternate composition guide color selectors in floating tool palette
* Exit 'jog all' mode from gamepad menu when menu closes or switches modes
* Added tooltips to media player title bar buttons

5.2.14625
* Exit live view magnification of camera used as reference layer

5.2.14612
* Keep media player windows up and synched during capture, even if Dragonframe is minimized
* Adjust ARC Moco real-time warnings when changing playback speed

5.2.14605
* Added Sony ZV-E1 support
* New DMX color selector
* Fixed crash when deleting composition guide via contextual menu

5.2.14600
* Fixed masking artifacts on hi-dpi monitors
* Save scene and properties during shutdown (when user hasn't quit the program)
* Added option to not automatically connect to iPhones

5.2.14592
* Option to add exposure as reference layer

5.2.14583
* Fixed 'rename take'

5.2.14580
* Allow movie export of all exposures even when using different cameras
* Arc : Do real-time playback on DMC device when DMX is programmed but no motors
* Improved support for Panasonic Lumix S5 II and S5 II X

5.2.14570
* Deliver NEW_TAKE action to registered script.
* Do not attempt backlash rollback beyond soft limits.
* Fixed Canon Digital Rebels showing as attached after they are detached.

5.2.14562
* Added hot key for 'compare to live in difference mode'
* User guide updated for 5.2 features
* Reference layer audio only plays when the layer is showing

5.2.14554
* Fixed glitchy reference video playback on some macOS platforms with hardware acceleration
* Fixed Arc keyframe table contextual menu modifying the wrong keyframe
* DMX: Added Dedolight DTnet ballast fixture definition
* DMX: Added Aputure Nova P600c fixture definition

5.2.14534
* Fixed Nikon shutter speed not going slower than 1/30"
* Fixed AIM point on Apple Silicon Macs
* DMX: Added Nanlite Forza 200
* DMX: Added Astera PixelBrick

5.2.14525
* DMX: Added Nanlite Forza 300B
* DMX: Added Prolight EclFresnel TW
* DMX: Added Kino Flo Diva-Lite 20/30
* Improved guide layer text spacing in different languages

5.2.14521
* Auto toggle speed is now tied to project fps
* DMX: Resend ArtNet and Enttec messages multiple times to make sure device receives them
* DMX: Added Nanlux TK-140B/TK-280B/TK-200/TK-450/EVOKE-1200/EVOKE-1200B

5.2.14514
* Fixed x-sheet notes issues with hidden frames
* Fixed Flair sync issue when frame range of Flair move changes
* Focus speed on arrows is adjustable (right-click to change)

5.2.14506
* Added Rayzr MC 100/120/200 light fixture definitions

5.2.14502
* Added option to automatically export raw move data (Preferences : Motion Control)
* Added 'step by tag' option (in Capture menu)
* Added 'auto tag shoot multiple' option (in Capture menu) to automatically tag the first frame of a set of multiple frames

5.2.14488
* Added ARC axis setting to configure how close to a desired position a motor needs to be to be considered 'on position'
* Fixed macOS Italian translation causing Quit to not work

5.2.14480
* Added line color for alternate composition guide layers
* Changed DMX channel selection to be more visible and consistent
* Show proper live view when waiting to shoot exposure
* Fixed 'past takes' layer not saving/loading properly
* Notify user if backlash rollback is the cause of hitting a limit

5.2.14470
* Fixed capture failure when hold-on-still is active
* Audio HUD can be popped out into separate window
* Fixed Sigma fp/fp-L capture error after shooting about 30 frames
* Added Sigma fp/fp-L focus control

5.2.14458
* Hardware acceleration on macOS Apple Silicon and Windows machines for jpeg video assist images
* Fixed move test DMX issue
* Added Canon EOS R100 and R5 stop motion firmware support

5.2.14427
* Added Nikon Z8 support

5.2.14425
* DMX: Added Godox TL60, TL120, and TL180 light fixture definitions
* Arc: Improve UI performance with large numbers of keyframes
* macOS: Improved live view and playback performance on Apple Silicon by using dedicated JPEG decoder

5.2.14412
* Major DMX UI speed improvements
* Added support for Canon EOS R100 (with stop motion firmware)
* Improved performance of welcome page when previewing takes with large xml files
* Improved performance when saving take xml

5.2.14390
* Fixed program hang due to audio lockup
* DMX: Don't move dimmer to top of channel list if it is part of subgroup

5.2.14388
* DMX: Fixed channel names, expand state, when saving/loading channels.
* DMX: Added Chauvet DJ GigBAR Move fixture definition

5.2.14380
* Fixed toggle reference layer hotkeys with media player window
* Fixed potential crash in increment editor

5.2.14374
* Added drawing layer contextual menu items to save/load drawing
* Fixed DMX text value entry editing other selected channel
* Fixed anamorphic thumbnails
* Fixed crash on close after using contextual menu (Qt bug)

5.2.14360
* Bumped maximum cameras to eight
* Moved anamorphic setting to Scene|Cameras
* Fixed potential crash on Windows during exit
* Fixed Nikon issue introduced in last update

5.2.14333
* Enhanced 'Hold On Still' to activate capture blackout, turn off bash light, and send TEST event when finished

5.2.14327
* Added advanced preference to set system logging levels

5.2.14325
* Fixed potential crash on startup introduced in 5.2.14315
* Allow DMX switch input to trigger manual exposure during shoot multiple

5.2.14315
* Added Leica SL, SL2, and SL2-S support (experimental)
* Added CAPTURE_FAILED, CAMERA_DISCONNECTED, and MOCO_DISCONNECTED script events
* Fixed 'Compare With' when camera is in portrait orientation
* Fixed timeline thumbnails with portrait orientation
* DMX light fixture 'constant' creates locked, hidden channel
* Menu items show hotkey sequences

5.2.14288
* New feature: axis groups. Add a group via the Arc hamburger menu, then drag channels into it.
* Fixed Fujifilm X-T3 focus check
* Fixed Nikon Z7 II focus check
* Fixed DFMoco variable speed jogging with gamepad (in DFMoco.ino)
* Fixed DMX program chaos when deleting exposures

5.2.14242
* Fixed erroneous 'card failure' capture issue on Canon
* Allow 400% image to be fully moved around screen
* Added Trexo to moco connections and axis preset list
* Avoid using 'cmd' on Windows since some administrators block it
* Added light fixture definition for NANLITE Pavobulb 10C
* Use proper image orientation in camera setup warning message

5.2.14225
* New feature: Add color tag to frames in timeline. Show/hide frames by tag.
* Fixed composite export of C2/C3/C4 exposures
* Fixed potential crash when Sigma cameras have error during capture
* DMX: Added Astera HydraPanel fixture

5.2.14184
* Fix potential crash on macOS 13 when camera disconnects
* Fixed potential crash on Windows when camera disconnects
* Ignores "LUMIX" camera, which is webcam version of LUMIX
* Update OSC handler to allow bundles of any messages

5.2.14165
* Added option to relink media layer file instead of automatically dropping layer
* Fixed potential crash caused by Sony driver
* Fixed Windows 125% DPI artifacts
* Fixed moco getting confused about animator controlled axes
* Fixed potential crash when deleting frame at start of timeline after capturing making-of image
* Shows auto-toggle message when enabling within Arc
* Added note to user guide about opening arc jogpad mode via keypad
* Increased folder watching file count max to three

5.2.14138
* Fixed Olympus E-M1 Mark II hi-res mode
* Added Godox S60 and S60Bi light fixtures
* Added 1.6 Anamorphic scaling

5.2.14130
* Added OSC 'encoder' inputs for animator-controlled axes (WIP)
* Added Fiilex p360s and Aputure LS 300D II light fixtures

5.2.14110
* Added Canon EOS 50D support
* Added heif support for Sony A7R V
* Canon with stop motion firmware does not do lens calibration unless needed or requested
* Fixed potential crash when reordering x-sheet/guide-layers/notepad