QI Release notes
See “Knows Issues (to be addressed in a future release)” on page 2.
A production that has been set up can be exported to an XML file as a “project template”. The template includes global settings, devices with their related paths and workflows. The template can later be imported only into ablank, newly created production that does not contain any data. Upon import, all workflows from the template will be imported as template workflows.
Existing Files Ingest
The query dialogue where user specifies Device, Date and unit on ingest start now also appears when running a [ExistingDataTemplate] workflow as well. Files that already exist in the database will be unaffected by any choices done in this dialogue, but files that were not tracked by the database will use the selected options.
Category is a new option when starting a new ingest. This is a user-specified string which can later be used as a filter argument on QuineCore website. Category is intended as a mean to separate asset categories such as original camera files, VFX renders, Clipped Sequences etc.
MovieSlate node configuration
MovieSlate node configuration has a new option: “UseCatalogDate”. When selected, the user-specified date from ingest startup will be used for all Takes parsed from MovieSlate. If camera files and MovieSlate logging has differing dates so that automatic conform fails, this setting can be useful to get around that issue.
Another option is added to the Conform node: “Overwrite existing conform”.
Previously, if a clip had already been conformed to a take, that clip was ignored during conform. When the new option is selected, such clips are no longer ignored, and will be re-conformed. This means you can re-ingest an updated MovieSlate file and get updated conform results.
- Destination status (online/offline) is now color-coded (red: offline, green: online) in destination displays. An exception is the summary overview during ingest, where only online volumes can be selected.
- Condense the node progress information to only require 2 lines per node.Other changesLocation where settings and temporary files are stored has been changed from ~/.local/share/QIGRAPH to~/.local/share/QUINE_INGEST. Under Windows, the folder is in %LOCALAPPDATA%\QUINE_INGEST. Permanent local settings are stored directly in QUINE_INGEST folder, whereas temporary and diagnostic files are stored inQUINE_INGEST/WORK_AREA folder.
- Fix a bug which made it impossible to run a workflow without RedLine installed, even if RED raw transcode was disabled.
- QI no longer requires paths/mount points to match when searching for a destination: if a QI-VOLUME- ID.TXT containing a correct identifier is found, it is assumed that this is the root of that destination.Knows Issues (to be addressed in a future release)
- Overview of destination status (section Destination overview in main window) in the main window is not updated.
- Configuration for synchronizing assets (“File -> Download assets”) is not persistent, i.e., a synchronization job must be configured on each start of QI.
- LUT files for use by FFmpeg transcode (configured in Workflow Editor) are currently local for each installation of QI. New LUTs may be added by copying LUT files into “data” folder under QI installation folder. LUTs installed in QI on one machine will not automatically be shared to other computers used by the same production.
- In the Ingest destination overrides dialog, it is not possible to change the number of destinations for nodes that can write to may destinations (LocalCopy).
- Download of specific assets (from selection in QuineCore) will not be re-run when some assets failed to download. In that case, download must be started again manually.
- Filescontainingcertaincharacters(:/?#@!$&‘*+,;=) willbeuploadedbut transcoding will fail, i.e., they will not show up in the web UI.
- When “Navigate to…” is used in “Destination editor”, the display does not reflect the new (online) status of the destination. When the dialog is closed and re-opened, the status will be correctly reflected.
- On Windows, ingesting from a drive root (e.g., E:\) is not supported. A proper folder must be used as ingest source.
- Date picker widget accepts keyboard input, and supports only ISO date format, YYYY-MM-DD. However, for the input to be “committed”, another widget must be CLICKED. ENTER key does not work and will most probably close the dialog!Context menu on jobsNow it is possible to right-click on a job in the job table. Unavailable actions are greyed out. Local copy receipt and detailed report become respectively available as offloading and complete job are done.Simplified copy receiptAdded an option to show a simplified copy receipt. Viewing the receipt becomes possible as soon as copying is finished. It is also possible to monitor the progress of copying in the job details pane (“LocalCopy” node); when its state has transitioned to “COMPLETED”, copying is done and the source disk can be removed.Workflow improvementsDefault template workflows now include “RedLine” and “Conform” nodes.Configurable conform settingsAutomatic conform between takes and audio/video clips can be enabled or disabled under “ConformNode”. Additionally, it is possible to choose between two modes of conform:
• “Filename then TC” will unconditionally conform clips to takes with the same file name, with remaining (unmatched) clips being matched by TC.
• “TC then filename” will unconditionally conform clips to takes where there exists “sufficient” TC overlap, with remaining (unmatched) clips being matched by filename.
Support for RED Raw transcode
“RedLine” node transcodes RED raw files. Currently, this works only in conjunction with workflows that have a “LocalCopy” node (“[NewDataTemplate]”).
Prior to using RedLine transcode, the following must also be configured (found under “File” menu):
- RedLine settings. Also displays a link for downloading RedCineX, which also includes the RedLine command-line utility.
- A RedLine preset must be imported into the project.
RedLine presets must be created in RedCineX, exported to a file and then imported into QI.Global project settingsAvailable under “Project -> Global settings” menu. Here, the project defaults are configured, most importantly default ingest and output paths. These will be used as default proposed paths when configuring a new device.Destination overview in main windowThe lower-left pane now displays all known destinations together with their availability. If a destination is unavailable, “Find” button may be used to navigate to the destination.Important: currently, the list is not refreshed. This will be fixed in a later release.Background task managementActive recurring jobs can now be viewed under “File -> Manage recurring jobs”. The dialog displays active jobs and how often they are run. Right-clicking on a job gives the option of cancelling future runs.Ingest destination overridesDuring ingest, a dialog showing a destination for each individual task is displayed. A destination may be overridden by double-clicking it in the destination column. The dialog also allows saving the workflow with the newly configured destinations, which is useful if the same configuration will be used many times.Cosmetic improvements
- “Graph” is now named “Workflow”.
- “Volume” is now named “Destination”.
- Import and export of workflows now proposes a default name.