What’s new in cineSync

Last updated 21 April, 2021

April 2021

cineSync now fully supports 360 video content. 360s or “latlongs” are a video format currently redefining on-set virtual production for projects such as Disney’s The Mandalorian. With cineSync, creators of 360 video content can review and approve latlongs in advance of their use on set. Users can view spherical 360 video in a standard rectangular viewing window, pan around inside the image, and add positionally accurate annotations, all in real-time sync with other collaborators.

Learn more about 360 video review

cineSync’s annotation tools now allow for “ghosting”—the display of drawings or sketches across multiple frames. Ghosting is particularly useful when working in animation, for example when sketching out an object’s proposed trajectory or a character’s movement across several frames. With ghosting, collaborators can sketch out potential action to feel out what works or what doesn’t for a scene. cineSync offers control over how many frames the ghosting effect is shown, before or after the annotated frame.

cineSync’s latest update brings updated Amazon S3 file transfer functionality, meaning users can more easily and securely transfer encrypted review content to anyone, anywhere in the world. For guests, this means an automated download process: guests can jump into a review session and access review content without seeking out and manually downloading the files under review, as files with an S3 bucket will automatically download.

In all cases, the content remains fully encrypted and playable only in cineSync. Review owners can set the content to auto-delete from the guest machine at the end of the review if they so wish.

May 2020

Choose the output quality of any post-session PDF round-ups. Simply select PDF quality from the Drawings/Color interface.

Choose high-quality images that elucidate annotations, or a quick-and-easy lo-res summary.

The Shotgun and ftrack Studio production tracking integrations with cineSync are now much improved. cineSync 4.1.13 brings pronounced speed improvements when working with both ftrack Studio and Shotgun.

Searching within Shotgun is far more efficient, especially on high-latency networks, and Shotgun playlists now add to individual groups within the playlist. cineSync 4.1.13 also adds additional logging to Aspera Faspex file transfers.

Sometimes the little things make a big difference. In cineSync 4.1.13, other reviewers’ inactive cursors fade out over time.

This new feature proves particularly useful when running sessions with 10-20 collaborators: any cursors that stop moving will eventually disappear, which means increased interface clarity and fewer distractions from the art.

cineSync 4.1.13 introduces a cluster of improvements to make cineSync easier to use than ever before:

  • Improvements to high-DPI device support on Windows
  • Improved text color in “dark mode” to ensure clarity of all text when using a projector on macOS
  • Fixed: updates to the UI, improving overall performance
  • Fixed: issue preventing saved session files containing certain characters from loading correctly
  • Fixed: fullscreen playlist sometimes displaying incorrectly on Windows
  • Fixed: scroll bar within the chat window
  • Tons of bug fixes and optimizations!