Time Shaper Release Notes

Version 1.3.3 (July 6, 2016)

  • Support for ARRIRAW files acquired with the Alexa 65.
  • Improved interpolation for the Tessive Ag waveform.
  • New menu item to disable background preview generation, which is helpful with large image files.
  • Improved filename support for EXR file sets.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version 1.3.2 (June 28, 2016)

  • Added new Tessive Au shutter for 1:1 resampling, providing a softer look.
  • Curated the list of 1:1 shutter options.
  • Correction to the default number of output frames in 2:1 resampling.
  • Correction to the selected shutter when the input or output frame rates are adjusted. Only valid shutters are now selected.
  • Improved filesystem fault tolerance for EXR file reads and writes.

Version 1.3.1 (May 23, 2016)

  • New Tessive 180 and Tessive 180a shutters which reproduces a square-wave cine look for 5 to 1 frame downconversion (e.g. 120fps to 24 fps.)
  • Added the ability to repeat output frames to exactly match the number of input frames. When used, the post upsample-output rate can be indicated in the burn-in. This option is enabled in the Advanced Options dialog (or at the command prompt with the -uo flag).
  • Added full colorspace support to EXR files. Previously only the linear colorspace was supported.
  • Added REC.2020 colorspace support.
  • Improved the precision of all colorspace support.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Version 1.3.0 (March 28, 2016)

  • Live two-second loop preview in the main window. The loop-play button will indicate background processing status and begin a loop centered on the current timeline position.
  • Completely adjustable speed factor support. Integer resample speed factors are still selectable in the popup control, but any value can be manually entered.
  • More control over shutter waveform interpolation. Shutter interpolation is now available both in constant resample mode as well as in speed ramping mode.
  • Save and load configurations as JSON files. The entire setup, including speed ramps, can be saved as a profile. If the file has the same name as the clip name and is in the same folder with the clip, it will be automatically loaded when the clip is opened (both from the GUI as well as the command line version.)
  • Better error reporting for QuickTime file IO.
  • New Tessive X and Tessive Y shutters optimized for 120->60fps use.
  • Support for the DCI-P3 colorspace.

Version 1.2.0 (September 24, 2015)

  • MAJOR NEW FEATURE: GPU Support. Main processing has been moved to the graphics processing unit for substantial speed improvements. The GPU used is selectable both in the main GUI as well as the command line utility (including the option to use the CPU if desired.) GPU processing improves overall processing times by a factor of 2 to 4 times faster, depending on the system and file IO speeds. In addition to GPU processing, overall file IO speeds have been substantially improved.
  • Improved timecode handling for nonstandard cadences in the input files.
  • Various bug fixes and slight UI tweaks.

Version 1.1.2 (August 27, 2015)

  • Added support for legacy QuickTime file formats, including the Animation codec. Old codecs are converted when opened (just like QuickTime Player X does). This should also support any third-party codecs written for the older QuickTime API. Files are converted to ProRes 4444 when opened.
  • Fixed a bug where non-ACES EXR files would be converted to the ACES space. EXR files will now always remain in their original color space as expected.

Version 1.1.1 (August 5, 2015)

  • Activating a license code will activate it for all users on the system (previously each user had to reactivate the machine's code.) Activated licenses will be made available to all system users during the installation process.

Version 1.1.0 (June 27, 2015)

  • MAJOR NEW FEATURE: Speed ramping. Support for variable speed factors over the clip with consistent shutter (soft or square) applied over the entire timeline. Speed ramps can render motion faster or slower than real-time, and the settings can be mixed over the timeline. A timeline editor as well as a separate speed ramp table editor are provided for easy specification of the speed ramp.
  • Fix to default output folder incorrectly saved in some situations.
  • In and Out positions are now specified in input clip frame numbers (as opposed to output clip frame numbers) in both the graphical interface and the command line utility.
  • More information about clip timing (timecode and frame numbers) displayed on the main screen below the timeline bar.
  • Time Shaper now associates with .mov, .mp4, .ari, and .exr file types in OS X, allowing an input clip to be opened in Time Shaper by right-clicking on a file in Finder and selecting "Open With/Time Shaper".
  • Improved MTF graphs with indications of 100 Hz and 120 Hz to help the user know if a given setup will allow lighting flicker.
  • Doubled the maximum memory allocation available for 4k footage.

Version 1.0.5 (May 15, 2015)

  • Two new shutters: Tessive Carbon and Tessive Neptunium. Both are asymmetric, causal shutters, which means the leading edge of motion blur will be sharper than the trailing edge. Tessive Carbon gives a choppy yet crisp effect, useful for imparting an edginess to motion. Tessive Neptunium is smooth, but will put the softness behind the motion for an interesting and more present look.
  • Improvements to the ARRI Log C implementation.
  • Fix to a problem with certain ProRes files that would cause a crash, especially ProRes files which had been output from Apple products (FCPX or Compressor).
  • Fix to handle ProRes files of unusual dimensions.

Version 1.0.4 (April 20, 2015)

  • Performance improvements! Faster mainline processing!
  • Fix to a timecode reading bug in ProRes files.
  • Better colorspace support for GoPro (GoPro Color and Flat).
  • Fix for ProRes input footage with clean aperture dimensions.
  • Improve preview window brightness handling (note: the brightness and color of the preview window does not affect output footage.)

Version 1.0.3 (March 25, 2015)

  • Synthetic shutters now named using Tessive Elemental Shutters system. From softest to hardest: Tessive Ga, Tessive Mg, Tessive Ag, Tessive Be, and Tessive Os.
  • Improved command-line error reporting.
  • ACES timecode and embedded frame rate support added.
  • New information burn-in for source and destination timecode and shutter info.
  • Advanced options dialog added to the user interface.
  • Two log file outputs added: per-clip log with frame level information, and a running log for all operations that will aggregate information about all the conversion runs.
  • ProRes timecode support added.
  • Option to start the output timecode at 00:00:00:00 added.
  • Estimated time for completion of the command line utility added to status output.
  • ACES file operations now enable multiprocessor support.
  • Sony S-Log2 and S-Log3 colorspace support added.
  • GoPro normal and Flat colorspace support added.
  • Added ability to add black bars to top and bottom of the frame, which is useful for adding space for the information burn-in.
  • Metadata support for ProRes. Incoming clip custom metadata (especially camera and color space information) are now passed through to the output file.
  • Numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 1.0.2 (December 18, 2014)

  • Adjusted the clip open selection dialog to only allow selection of supported file types.
  • Now render ARRIRAW images in color in the preview window.
  • Speed improvement to preview images for all file types.
  • Addition of the "Sharper" shutter type.
  • Adjustment to brightness and contrast of preview images. NOTE: The color and contrast in the preview are not representative of the output and are just for preview rendering of the motion blur.

Version 1.0.1 (December 5, 2014)

  • Fixed a bug related to the length of incoming path strings in the command line utility.
  • Corrected the About dialog license information when the license key is first entered.

Version 1.0.0 (November 24, 2014)

  • Initial Release.