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Dragonframe 2024.05 Development

Release Notes

Dragonframe 2024.05.15600

2024.05.15600
* Attempt at Nikon Z6 III support

2024.05.15596
* Added Godox light fixtures SL150R/SL300R/SZ300R
* Ensure that program does not generate hi-res proxies or thumbnails during conform
* Improve floating tool palette show/hide handling

2024.05.15533
* Workaround for disappearing view on macOS
* Fixed potential crash in reference movie decoder with unsupported formats
* Made motion control "B-Line" dialog a little scarier

2024.05.15500
* Fixed crash when clicking outside of drawing layer text area during edit
* Do not show projection safe mask area when it is disabled
* Improved bluetooth audio playback on macOS
* Gracefully handle audio systems with more than two channels

2024.05.15492
* Restored real-time motion control playback countdown

2024.05.15490
* Fixed floating tool palette looping between showing and hiding
* Fixed keyboard focus after going to a dialog

2024.05.15482
* Fixed loading of audio wav file with error at end of the file
* Arc: Exit virtuals when going to moco sync to avoid 'failure to reach position' errors

2024.05.15476
* Updated user guide for 2024.05 release
* Windows: Avoid program hang if Norton 360 SafeCam blocks webcam acquisition
* DMX: Added ikan Stryder SFB150 light fixture definition

2024.05.15462
* Fixed drawing layer text editor
* Fixed dmc-lite go-motion at first frame
* Extract useable HEIF file from Canon CR3 HDR-PQ files

2024.05.15450
* 'Extend Curve' has two methods you can choose between
* Fixed regression with Arc workspace performance

2024.05.15442
* Arc: Added 'Extend Curve' dialog

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.
  • Arc – Added ‘Extend Curve’ option to extrapolate past last keyframe.
  • 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 2024.01.15500

2024.01.15500
* Fixed crash when clicking outside of drawing layer text area during edit

2024.01.15490
* Fixed floating tool palette looping between showing and hiding
* Fixed keyboard focus after going to a dialog

2024.01.15482
* Fixed loading of audio wav file with error at end of the file
* Arc: Exit virtuals when going to moco sync to avoid 'failure to reach position' errors

2024.01.15462
* Fixed drawing layer text editor
* Fixed dmc-lite go-motion at first frame
* Extract useable HEIF file from Canon CR3 HDR-PQ files

2024.01.15445
* Fixed regression of Arc graph performance

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.