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Old May 1st, 2006, 12:11 AM   #1
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New DV Rack 1.2 update coming hopefully this week.

The latest update for DV Rack 1.2 (due out this week) has a number of improvements and fixes, including:

Timecode support for AVID Express DV, Final Cut Pro HD, Premiere Pro 1.5, and Vegas 6.0

A 1:1 monitor zoom to quickly ensure your subject is in focus

180 degree horizontal AND vertical flip modes for users of lens adapters like the Redrock Micro M2 lens adapters.

Seth was asking in another thread about HDV Timecode. I'm waiting from word from the programmers for a definite answer. From what I know, the early JVC HDV cameras don't output timecode via the FireWire port live, so it may never be possible for DV Rack to record timecode from these cameras, since the HD-1 and HD-10 don't send it out live.

Sony addressed the HDV timecode problem by using a second timecode track, but according to a couple of industry experts, the timecode isn't always accurate, and can be off by as many frames as the GOP, if it can be read at all. JVC added a second track as well with the HD-100, so in theory, that camera should behave the same as the Sony FX1/Z1U.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Hope this doesn't sound TOO dumb, but what do you mean by 'timecode support'. What will this do to help me in Sony Vegas?

Thanks in advance for an answer that doesn't make me feel too much like an idiot!

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Old May 1st, 2006, 04:52 AM   #3
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In fact, I guess I should also ask about the 1:1 monitor zoom as well!! What does THAT do?!
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 11:49 AM   #4
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Hi Ian,

Timecode support means that the live-record clips in DV Rack will have the same timecode as the tape in the camera. In the past, this only marginally worked, because different editing programs like to store the timecode data in different parts of the file. The new update makes sure that the timecode data can be read by the majority of editors, including Premiere, Premiere Pro, FCP, and Vegas.

The 1:1 monitor zoom is a keyboard shortcut for looking at the pixels in the image at 1:1 resolution. This is very useful for focus adjustments.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #5
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Will this upgrade be free (or cheap) to registered users of the current version?
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Old May 5th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #6
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1.2 is a free update. The DVCProHD Support later this summer will have a charge associated with it.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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Karl:

Will you post a direct link to the update here and/or will it update automatically when I open the program and click "search for updates"?

Thanks!
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Old May 9th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #8
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It'll be part of the automatic update system in the program For people without internet access on their DV Rack system, we'll also post a standalone update file here: http://www.seriousmagic.com/help/dvrackindex.cfm
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Old May 9th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #9
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Thank you for taking the time, Karl.
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DELETED due to the extreme stupidity of the individual who had originally posted such nonsense. Sometimes, I amaze myself that I function at all!
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Old May 11th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #11
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From what I can tell they have not release the update yet.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 11:17 AM   #12
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Hi Everyone,

The update is in the final stages of testing right now. It's taking a little longer than expected because we're testing a fix to a rare bug that only shows up when recording over an hour-long clip. There's no easy way to simulate this quickly - the only way to test is to record for an hour, stop, check the recording, record for another hour, stop, check, etc. Since the bug only manifests itself about every 18th record attempt, that's a minimum of 18 hours of recording, and we are doing a lot more than the minimum. It shouldn't be too much longer, though.
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Thanks for your hard work.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:25 PM   #14
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Any updated update on the update?
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 04:53 PM   #15
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Still in testing - hopefully very soon.
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