We’re pleased to announce that ftrack Studio 4.2 is available today!

We developed ftrack Studio 4.2’s features and fixes with a focus on customer feedback, UX improvements and making client review easier and more intuitive than ever before. Here are some of the new features you can expect from the update:

  • An easier and more accessible client review experience
  • A 150% increase in storage
  • Simplified creation of private projects
  • New filters to quickly search your timeline

Existing ftrack Studio users will see these new features rolled out in the coming weeks with the first batch receiving the update today.

You can read the full ftrack 4.2 Studio release notes here.

We’re running a webinar all about ftrack Studio 4.2 in June 2019. It’s a chance for you to talk to the ftrack dev team and learn how these new features can help your team to run more efficient projects. Head to the signup here!

UPDATE: Watch the ftrack 4.2 webinar below!

Release highlights for ftrack Studio 4.2

We’ve overhauled ftrack Studio’s client review

Media review and approval in ftrack Studio now features the same technology as ftrack Review!

Timeline markers, new annotation tools like undo/redo features, multi-page PDF support and on-the-go mobile reviews are just some of the new features you can enjoy. We’ve also updated the post-session client review export PDF, making it easier than ever to follow up on action items.

Read more about client reviews in ftrack Studio 4.2

A simpler approach to private projects

It’s now super easy to set private access for those projects you wish to keep secure. When creating a project, simply toggle private access to “on”, then grant access to those who need it. It makes it much easier for project managers to handle permissions – and all without needing to involve a system administrator.

Learn more about setting up private projects in ftrack Studio 4.2

Read the Private Projects documentation

 

Storage increased by 150%

Work with more! Cloud storage for thumbnails and clips has increased from 100 GB to 250 GB per workspace.

Need more storage? Unlimited storage can be added at 500GB increments for $30 per month or $300 per year. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Quickly search your timeline with new filters

Easily drill down to specific departments and tasks in the timeline view using new planning filters. Want to only see what the animation department is getting up to? Or see when a specific artist’s vacations are? Or find out how many tasks are currently unassigned? It’s now super easy to make these things happen with filters.

Learn more about the new filters and how to use them

Improved UX navigation in Overview

We’ve made it easier to update attributes and change filters in Overview via various UX improvements. We’ve also updated the view for user and project assignment. These processes are now easier on the eye and they’re much more approachable.

Modify attributes on the User and Project layouts

You can now change attributes on the card layouts of the Users and Projects views. You can add and remove attributes as you wish, just as you would in the list layout or cross-project views.

Learn more about improving studio oversight with cross-project views

Work faster with the ftrack API

We’ve optimised the ftrack API, so you’ll experience faster loading even when using more data. You’ll particularly notice improved performance in Overview and any of your Python and JavaScript API.

ftrack 4.2 webinar

We’re running an ftrack Studio 4.2 webinar next month. We’ll run through what’s new in ftrack Studio 4.2 and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. It’s an excellent opportunity to get a first-hand look at the software from the team that made it!

Register to the ftrack Studio 4.2 webinar here. Feel free to ask us any questions you have ahead of the webinar and we’ll be sure to answer them.

We hope that the new features available in ftrack Studio 4.2 further simplify your day-to-day creative work. If you have any feedback or questions about the release, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You comments will help to further refine and improve ftrack as we move towards the next version.

Enjoy! 😊

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