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Discover the fantastic new features we’ve incorporated into ftrack Studio, designed to take your user experience to a new level! Get ready to boost your production efficiency, streamline tasks, and gain valuable insights to make data-driven decisions for all your projects.

This month, we’re bringing several new features to ftrack Studio to make your creative project management experience smoother, more intuitive, and more efficient.

  • Introducing the New Look for the My Tasks Scheduler: Gain more project insight with a modernized view.
  • More image resolutions: Studio’s upgraded encoder now supports an expanded range of image resolutions.
  • Search Made Simple in System Settings: Our new filter feature makes it a breeze to locate the specific settings you’re looking for.
  • Enhancing Data Analysis with API Group by Aggregations: Elevate your data analysis capabilities and uncover game-changing insights.
  • Edit Shared Views via the API to Enhance Collaboration: Use the API to automate and customize the information you share with your teams.

We’ve also made several improvements to ftrack Studio’s media review functionality this month.

Learn more about the media review updates.

Read the full release notes.

Let’s dive in and explore all the latest in ftrack Studio!

Introducing the New Look for the My Tasks Scheduler

This month we’ve introduced a fresh, revamped look for the My Tasks Scheduler view. With the updated My Tasks Scheduler, you’ll still enjoy the same clarity provided by the calendar and task visualization, showcasing start dates, end dates, and durations. However, now it boasts a more modern look and improved navigation. The introduction of infinite scrolling allows for seamless exploration, while the redesigned tooltip offers valuable insights into tasks at a glance. It’s a powerful alternative to using the My Tasks List and Kanban board views.

In a nutshell, it’s now easier than ever for users to grasp the entirety of their tasks and associated timelines across all projects within a single, visually intuitive view. This means fewer missed deadlines and a highly productive team that operates with precision.

Alongside the new Sidebar, the Scheduler’s fresh look and feel are indicative of the exciting path we’re taking with ftrack. Soon, this revamped UI will extend to Studio’s full Overview Scheduler. Stay tuned for updates!

Search Made Simple in System Settings

We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear: scrolling through lists to find specific settings is nobody’s idea of fun. That’s why we’ve introduced a new search/filter function in System Settings. You’ll find this function in any area where data presents in a spreadsheet-like view, such as Workflow, Resources, Security, Media Management, and Advanced settings.

For example, say you need to tweak your Asset Types settings. Now, all you have to do is type the name of the Asset Type you’re looking for in the search bar at the top of the list in System Settings. Studio instantly filters the list, displaying only the Asset Types matching your input. It’s a simple yet powerful way to locate and adjust the settings you need quickly.

So, no more hunting through endless menus; you can now set up Studio the way you like it, effortlessly.

Edit Shared Views via the API to Enhance Collaboration

Shared views in ftrack Studio are integral to effective team collaboration, as these custom views present project data in a consistent way to all team members. In the past, adjusting shared views required manual modifications through the ftrack UI. But not anymore! We’re simplifying the process by allowing you to programmatically modify shared views via the API, meaning it’s easier than ever to tailor shared views to suit your team’s specific needs.

With this feature, you can write scripts or use applications that send requests to the ftrack API, specifying the desired changes to a shared view, like adding or removing data columns, adjusting filters, or reconfiguring the layout. For example, say a Production Manager wants their shared team view to display all tasks due the following day. Previously, they would need to manually update the view every day, which could be time-consuming. This issue is resolved. An API script can dynamically update the shared view at the end of each day, sorting tasks by their due date. When the team starts their next day, those tasks will be available without any manual intervention. That means a more unified team, more streamlined operations, and more time for the Production Manager to support their team.

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