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Product Roadmaps

Product List

Select a product to review the release notes for current and past versions of the software.



Dark Energy

(For Transcoders and Command Line)
ReleaseStageTarget Date

Dark Energy 9.0 (For Transcoders and Command Line)

Build: 9.0

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q4 2019

Q4 2019
  • 37 FPS processing speed for 4K resolutions
  • REC 2020/2100 colorspace conversions
  • Advanced HDR by Technicolor
  • Fully automated, accurate ITM (HDR, HDR10, HLG, SLog3)
  • Advanced metadata encoding (SDR stream with HDR metadata, HDR stream with adaptive HDR metadata)
  • Upres quality increase

Dark Energy 8.0 (For Transcoders and Command Line)

Build: 10550

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • New filters for luminance noise reduction (Smooth Spatial and Basic Spatial)
  • Dark Energy Professional template name insertion from GUI
  • 32 bit per color channel image enhancement (Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Gamma, Red/Green/Blue)
  • Log Transfer Function

Dark Energy for AfterEffects

ReleaseStageTarget Date

Dark Energy for AfterEffects

Build:

Release Stage: End of Life

Release Date:

  • As of Dec 1, 2015, the sale of the Dark Energy for After Effects plug-in has been discontinued. Cinnafilm remains committed to supporting all current users with technical support and license updates. Support inquiries for current users should be directed to [email protected]

Dark Energy Professional

ReleaseStageTarget Date

Dark Energy Professional 6.0

Build: TBD

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q4 2019 / Q1 2020

Q4 2019 / Q1 2020
  • ProRes Ingest/Output
  • REC 2020/2100 colorspace conversions
  • Advanced HDR by Technicolor
  • Fully automated, accurate ITM (HDR, HDR10, HLG, SLog3)
  • Advanced metadata encoding (SDR stream with HDR metadata, HDR stream with adaptive HDR metadata)
  • 1st frame denoise improvements
  • Dark/Light area analyzed and processed differently

Dark Energy Professional 5.0

Build: 10562

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Fixed bug which slowed down playback/rendering when a specific segment was chosen
  • Fixed a CodeMeter issue that affected usage of the software based dongle
Archived Release

Dark Energy Professional 5.0

Build: 10475

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Optimized for 4K/UHD
  • Designate processing area of frame
  • GPU-based analysis and scene detection
  • Chroma noise removal
Archived Release

Dark Energy Professional 4.0

Build: 10226

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released

Dark Energy Xenon

ReleaseStageTarget Date

Dark Energy Xenon 1.0: Phase 2

Build: TBD

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q1 2020

Q1 2020
  • SL-HDR1: Encode SDR streams with HDR metadata, allowing broadcasters to use a single stream to address both the SDR and HDR needs of customers
  • SL-HDR2: Encode HDR streams with dynamic HDR metadata, allowing broadcasters to use a single HDR stream that actively adapts to the display capabilities of the HDR display equipment, ensuring higher NIT assets do not "blow out" on lower NIT capable displays.

Dark Energy Xenon 1.0: Phase 1

Build: TBD

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q4 2019

Q4 2019
  • 709/2020 color space conversion
  • Technicolor automated Intelligent Tone Management: HDR, HDR10, HLG, SLog3

PixelStrings

ReleaseStageTarget Date

PixelStrings 4.0

Build: TBD

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q4 2019 / Q1 2020

Q4 2019 / Q1 2020
  • RadiantGrid 64bit and legacy 32bit processing engines
  • Cinecert packaging: IMF, DCP
  • Skywalker Sound audio processing: Channel mapping, Loudness correction, Audio pitch correction, Audio runtime compression and expansion
  • Wormhole segmented GUI integration: Allows for precise video retiming of specific sections of the asset, Generates new cut sheets with timecode

PixelStrings 3.0

Build: TBD

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q1 2020

Q1 2020
  • Unencrypted SMPTE DCP
  • FileCatalyst
  • Venera QC
  • Advanced framing options
  • HDR 10, Rec 2020, XYZ
  • HT J2K, HEVC

PixelStrings 2.7

Build: 2.7

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q4 2019

Q4 2019
  • Dark Energy Xenon, Technicolor Intelligent Tone Management (HDR, HDR10, HLG, SLog3)

PixelStrings 2.6.1

Build: 2.6.1

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Multi-user accounts Allows teams to be created for working off a single business account
Archived Release

PixelStrings 2.6

Build: 2.6

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Tachyon settings guide embedded
  • Transcode only mode
  • Improved auto analysis for Dark Energy
  • Browse and Upload feature.
  • PixelStrings managed storage. Easy to use storage interface (AWS S3 bucket no longer required, but is optional)
  • ProRes clap option.
  • Retiming start/end timecodes and black detection threshold.
  • IMF upgrade Audio/Video essence padding for frame rate conversions, allowing IMF package essences to be precisely the same length
Archived Release

PixelStrings 2.5

Build: 2.5

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Apple ProRes
  • IMF in Azure
  • IMF trim and pad
  • Emailed receipts
Archived Release

PixelStrings 2.4.1

Build: 2.4.1

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Password reset. Click “Reset password”, check your email for a reset token, enter the token and new password. If you haven't yet verified your email, you'll need to first verify your email, then you can reset your password.
  • “Release Notes” modal in the Support page.
  • In the “Ledger” page: New “Refresh” button for manual ledger table updates, Mouse-over ledger entry details, Styling & animations.
  • You can now submit a job before PixelStrings has extracted the input clip’s metadata, which includes the clip’s total run time. We use a default run time value to estimate your job’s cost; your final cost will be adjusted once the actual run time is known.
  • Tweaked colors in “Dark UI” theme.
  • More descriptive transcode error messages.
  • Updated on-line API spec (accessible to our API partners).
  • Fixed test clip accounting and submission logic.
  • Previously, H.264 output used level 4.0 for all output frames rates, forcing the output resolution to 1366x768 for frame rates 50 fps and up. Now we use a default level of 4.1, but we set the level to 4.2 when the output frame rate is 50 fps or higher.
  • Fixed calculation for Test Mode job costs.
  • In “Retiming” subtab, value for “Target Duration” doesn’t get saved with Workflow (but other options do get saved).
  • For input assets in Azure blob storage, PixelStrings will not list an asset if its filename contains whitespace. We recommend that you replace whitespace with underscores.
  • Generate Stripe receipt for credit purchases.
  • In the UI walk-thru, add detailed descriptions for Create a Workflow, Broadcast Compliance, and Re-Timing.
  • For IMF outputs, correct mismatched audio and image track durations in both input and output clips. An output mismatch can occur due to a mismatch inherent in the input clip itself, and can also be introduced by a framerate conversion due to frame duration quantization (mismatches due to frame rate conversions is a general issue, not specific to PixelStrings).
  • IMF support is being added for Azure users.
Archived Release

PixelStrings 2.4.0

Build: 2.4.0

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Added Azure compatibility
  • https://app.pixelstrings.com is now a landing page where you choose between AWS and Azure. Clicking “AWS” takes you to https://aws.pixelstrings.com; clicking “Azure” takes you to https://azure.pixelstrings.com.
  • Added Cinnafilm Wormhole™ for global retiming (single clip). Retimes video, captions, and audio, where audio pitch is preserved.
  • New output codec: H.264 (CBR and VBR)
  • For API partners only: new API based on JSON-RPC and HTTP,API endpoints for AWS and Azure users, Online API documentation, Sample API client app (Python source code) available – [email protected] for information
  • Email verification for password changes
  • Improved interactive UI walk-through tutorial
  • Better verification of cloud storage settings when you click “Save” in the Settings page
  • IMF JPEG 2000 profile level change to comply with SMPTE IMF specification and satisfy Netflix requirements. Note: J2K is output as a part of an IMP (IMF Master Package)
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements
Archived Release

PixelStrings 2.3

Build: 2.3

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
Archived Release

PixelStrings 2.1

Build: 2.1

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Added MXF-wrapped XDCam HD, including XDCam audio mapping
  • Added Video Legalizer - Legalizer is from RadiantGrid and ensures color space and ranges in your video output are compliant with standards and/or studio and display equipment to ensure DPP compliance in Europe
  • Added "Refresh" button to Assets page
  • Improved validation of assets prior to submitting jobs
  • Various UI/UX improvements across the app ( walkthrough, assets folder/nesting, faster app loading, layout & organization of workflows sub-pages)

RadiantGrid

ReleaseStageTarget Date

RadiantGrid 10.x (64bit)

Build: TBD

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q4 2019 / Q1 2020

Q4 2019 / Q1 2020
  • 64bit architecture
  • Removal of "ingest" phase for significantly faster processing
  • HDR CODEC support: H.265, ProRes, XAVC
  • Advanced HDR by Technicolor
  • Automated SDR-HDR tone mapping (HDR, HDR10, HLG, SLog3)
  • Advanced metadata encoding (SDR stream with HDR metadata, HDR stream with adaptive HDR metadata)
  • Dolby support: Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus

RadiantGrid 9.8

Build: 9.8.202

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Added ProRes XQ
  • Added social media presets for Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterst, Snapchat
  • Added GUI updates for Spacetime 8 (Dark Energy, Tachyon, Wormhole)
  • Added DPX ingest for 12/16 bit
  • Added options for partial file transcoding
  • Integrated Spacetime8
  • Updated MainConcept library to version 10.5.2
  • Updated Kakadu library to v7_A_5
  • Fixed audio track/channel parsing issue for mutiple track, single channel files
  • Fixed bug related to handling of low frame rate captions
Archived Release

RadiantGrid 9.7

Build: 9.7.1

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Added ProResXQ
  • Added multiple timecode track support for MXF
  • Updated MainConcept library to 10.5.2
  • Fixed bug related to files with "." in name

RadiantGrid / Wormhole

(Wormhole is only an option in RadiantGrid)
ReleaseStageTarget Date
Archived Release

RadiantGrid 9.7/Wormhole 2.7

Build: 9.7.0.137

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Final release of separate Wormhole build. Wormhole and all Wormhole functionality will be an option in RadiantGrid going forward
  • Updates to ingest engine to accommodate IMF
  • Bug fixes for MXF Op1a wrapped Kakadu J2K outputs
  • XADP ingest errors fixed
  • Wormhole Global Retiming functions moved into RadiantGrid
  • Auto black/slug detection for Wormhole retiming
  • Start timecode specification for Wormhole retimings
Archived Release

RadiantGrid 9.5/Wormhole 2.5

Build: 9.5.1

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Features/bug fixes
  • GXF update/fix
Archived Release

RadiantGrid 9.3 SP3/Wormhole 2.3 SP3

Build: 2.3.6195.13232

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released

Tachyon

(For Transcoders and Command Line)
ReleaseStageTarget Date

Tachyon 9.0 (For Transcoders and Command Line)

Build: TBD

Release Stage: Engineering

Release Date: Q4 2019

Q4 2019
  • Dramatically increased render speed. UHD assets render at greater than 37 FPS for 29.97i/25i conversions
  • New algorithms for SD de-interlacing
  • REC 2020/2100 support
Archived Release

Tachyon 8.0 (For Transcoders and Command Line)

Build: 10550

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • 5th generation motion compensation engine
  • New AUTO settings tuned for new motion compensation engine
  • Progressive Scene Cuts expanded to control both telecine and interlaced footage with a single setting
  • APi12 for transcoders
  • Added software-based licensing
  • Added user adjustment of extreme motion vector settings
Archived Release

Tachyon 7.1 (For Transcoders and Command Line)

Build: 10475

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released

Tachyon / Dark Energy for Cloud

ReleaseStageTarget Date

Tachyon/Dark Energy for Cloud 8.0

Build: 10550

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released
  • Same features as above
Archived Release

Tachyon/Dark Energy for Cloud 7.1

Build: 10466 (Linux)

Release Stage: Generally Available

Release Date: Released

Released