What’s new in ftrack Studio

Last updated 1 September, 2021

September 2021

You can now manage additional storage directly using the Additional Storage add-on from your subscription management page instead of needing to contact ftrack support. Workspace administrators will receive alerts when their storage usage is reaching capacity.

June 2021

We’ve updated the ftrack Studio review player with a new interface and added new features! The new review player in ftrack Studio introduces:

  • New note functionality (tagging, @ mentioning, editing, and the ability to make notes “completable”).
  • New playlist functionality (including a new vertical playlist).
  • A new Info tab, which allows users to update both assets and task status from within a review.
  • The ability to group review versions by asset or shot.

See the following tabs for more information on each of these features.

We’ve introduced a new notes editor that allows the user to:

  • Style text (bold, italic, strikethrough)
  • Add lists
  • Add labels
  • @ mention team members
  • Mark notes as completable

Thanks to this feature it is now easier to write and identify notes. Team members can receive notifications from a note through @ mentions and instructions are more clear to note recipients.

You can now update the status of tasks associated with an asset, as well as updating the asset status, when reviewing with the new internal web player. This means updates can happen immediately, without needing to leave the player.

You can now group by attributes from any object in the Tasks Spreadsheet. This includes both standard attributes on Sequence and Shot, for example, as well as custom attributes.

Presenting, filtering and grouping project deliverables and tasks in the Spreadsheet is an important part of the daily process for many coordinators and producers. With this new feature, you’ll find grouping via the spreadsheet much more flexible.

Lists are an important tool for any studio that organizes objects and versions, so we’ve added the ability to view Lists as an attribute on cross-project views in Overview. As such, you can now see what list a version, task or shot belongs to from within cross-project views.

You can now import data back into ftrack that was previously exported with the Id. An example use case would be exporting data from ftrack and processing it in an external spreadsheet application, then importing the updated information back into ftrack. It will match up based on the Id in ftrack.

The ftrack API uses a dynamic schema based on the configuration of the ftrack workspace. On the new API schema reference page, users can see all entities available on their workspace and explore their properties. The API schema reference is available from the help menu when clicking on ‘user’ in the top-right corner.

By using the API schema reference, it is far easier to obtain an overview of what attributes are available and how schemas work together.

Developers who build actions that use generic form user interfaces can now specify the action button label (previously labelled “submit” by default). You can create a more relevant label that makes sense for end-users. (E.g., “Click Here”, “Progress”, “Launch”, etc.)

May 2021

You can now quickly search for any object in the Tasks Spreadsheet using a search box in the top-left corner of the ftrack Studio Tasks Spreadsheet. Previously, filtering only worked for tasks; now, it’s possible to search for shots, sequence, asset builds, and folders.

Search for multiple items simultaneously by entering a comma-separated list of items—e.g., “shot010, shot020” will show both shot010 and shot020. You can also export this information to a PDF, CSV or Excel.

You can now necessitate stronger password requirements for passwords managed by ftrack (i.e., when not using SSO, Google, or LDAP).

A strong password must contain a mix of character, numbers, and symbols. The strong passwords update is ideal for studios requiring an extra layer of security.

We’ve added a new Inbox and Jobs indication, which is much easier to read and sits better within the ftrack Studio UI. The indicator also better reflects the number of live Jobs and unread messages.

You can now export the Forecast report to CSV.

The Forecast report predicts how much available time a project will have in future weeks. Exporting the Forecast report data to CSV enables users to process production information in other tools. E.g., users can take Forecast report data into  Excel/Numbers or Google Sheets and create a graph that visualises numbers or compares the Forecast in ftrack with information from other systems.

ftrack Studio is now available in Korean! (This feature is also available in ftrack Review.)

ftrack Studio can now be used by Korean-speaking teams who don’t feel comfortable using the English UI. ftrack Studio presents no barriers between Korean-speaking users and understanding the software.

ftrack Studio can also be used in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, and English.