VideoFX 2.0: VideoFX module has been brought into the core Zoom product, similar to VideoLX. The configuration for this module will now be done via the Web Management Console. Thus, a complex video ingest solution has been made available out of the box, and its configuration no longer requires resources of high technical skills in order to navigate the Perl-scripts deployment. In addition to this overhaul, several issues from the previous VideoFX release have also been fixed.
Both VideoLX and VideoFX modules now support image sequence and camera card ingests.
VideoLX and VideoFX modules support a better dashboard experience with more intuitive progress and error reporting. Transcoding jobs can now be easily scheduled or resubmitted.
Multi-Tiered Archive: Beyond the already existing archive of direct-ingest assets to configured disk locations, we now have the ability to further move the assets to different storage – which could be a slower / inexpensive NAS or a cloud entity like S3. In addition, this module is also capable of archiving the proxy assets and the image-sequences (the external assets) to the secondary tiers as well. An ancillary service, called the Job Hub, is introduced with this release which carries out the archive/restore operations.
Adobe CC2019 Support: Zoom 7.3 is certified with CC2019.
Export in Adobe apps: Zoom Adobe plugin now also supports exporting from Adobe Illustrator.
Auto-Retirement Service: A new feature has been added using which it is possible to periodically archive the assets automatically. Admins can define rules based on Zoom paths, file sizes, file types, etc and their inactivity intervals based on which the Zoom server decides which assets become eligible for auto-retirement.
Web Client Enhancements:
Assets added to a collection are saved to a predefined location for the collection within Zoom.
Internal Zoom users can now view assets in a collection even if they do not have access to the project vault in Zoom as per their project or role assignment.
Super admins can now change the owner of a collection.
Web Client may now be configured to trigger email notifications to specific user groups upon a change in assets in a collection.
Web Client now supports browsing of folders in the Asset tab.
Assets can now be searched using Advance Search in the Web Client.
Performance improvements have been implemented for fetching links while syncing project asset with links while searching, and while switching resolutions for hires assets.
Search suggestions have been improved. Auto suggestions in search to include “contains with” and “starts with” both suggestions.
The search panel has been merged within the Browse tab.
Support for multiple preview servers has been added and seamless switching between SSL and non-SSL has been implemented.
Separate log files have been added for plugin UI, under folder *\.zm\logs\plugins\*.
Pagination support has been implemented in the Links Tab and Exported Files Tab on scroll (50 assets per page).
Search has been switched to do a global search instead of a structured search; filters can be selected under different categories.
More intuitive messaging has been added.
A search box has been added to the Links panel so that the user can type ahead and search for links.
Support for rendering image sequences from After Effects has been added.
New icons are in place now, to define mount, unmount, auto-checkout, checkout, modified assets.
A new feature has been introduced to create markers on Adobe Premiere timeline for each comment
A new collection page UI has been introduced for the exported files tab.
VideoLX 3.0 has a bunch of UI improvements, the ability for image and audio transcoding with their individual placeholders, check-in support from WebVAB and Web Client, option to choose to transcode via VideoFX as well, scheduled transcoding jobs.
Security fix added to avert XSS (cross-site scripting) attacks.
Zoom now has a new default audio converter for use with VideoLX.
When using LDAP settings with Zoom, user information may now be pulled automatically from the LDAP system at a pre-configured frequency and also whenever the LDAP settings are changed in Zoom.
Zapier integration has been enhanced with several UI changes; the zap will be made public soon.
It is now possible to limit what metadata we want to extract and store in the Zoom Server when assets are ingested. This can be configured via the Metadata Editor in the Web Management Console. In addition to filtering based on the metadata, we could additionally also filter based on the size of the metadata value, or range if it is a date or a number field, etc.
Curator configuration has been moved to the Web Management Console now making it easy for admins to manage the service parameters.
DRM module shall now send mail notifications of assets that are about to expire. The emails are sent once a day and will contain the list of assets about to expire in the next “n” days. The “n” is configurable.
In the Web Client, while adding assets to a collection, if a mix of existing and new assets are chosen then these are not removed from the selection when new assets are being browsed for.
In the Web Client, Collection Names filter now only matches for exact entries, not other collection names that contain sub-strings of the selected collection name.
Web Client users with only Reader permission in Zoom can now share a collection if they have admin rights on a collection.
In the Web Client, uploading new assets to a collection is now trackable using a status window accessible from the Collection Detail page and the uploads may also be canceled.
While uploading multiple files using the Easy Upload section in the Web Client, if the user deletes the file under processing from the Upload box then the files listed after the deleted file are not skipped from the upload.
In the Web Client, height and width are visible for all assets in the Asset Details page now.
In the Web Client, the collection name filter on the collections listing page only matches collections matching exact names as selected for it.
The latest revision of assets is now shown on the Collection Detail page without reloading the page in the Web Client.
Web Client users on a MacBook Pro can now reply to spatial comments on assets in a collection.
The assets inside dynamic collections created in the Asset Browser are visible in the Web Client also now.
Older dynamic collections that were shared with external users are no longer accessible by those external users. However, these collections can now be accessed by other internal users assigned to that collection.
In the Zoom Adobe plugin, collections are now displayed in the Collections list on the Export and Exported Files tabs.
In Web Client, if the user chooses to download a zipped file containing assets in low-resolution then the low-resolution zip is downloaded now.
Now, the Asset Browser also supports the creation of a new project from a template as available in the Zoom Adobe plugin.
In the Zoom Adobe plugin, if a user switches from Home to the Link tab and linked files take some time to load then a progress bar is displayed now.
In the Zoom Adobe plugin, a progress bar on a tab does not appear on another tab after the user switches tabs.
For Adobe Premiere Pro using Zoom Adobe plugin, no failure message is displayed after successfully exporting a file with a custom default export destination.
In Adobe Premiere Pro using Zoom Adobe plugin, check-in dialog appears now when a user tries to sync a new project created from a template that has links.
For Adobe Creative apps using Zoom Adobe plugin, the project/document file’s locked status is now refreshed instantly after clicking the Lock/Unlock in the plugin.a
For Zoom Adobe plugin, a user is now allowed to check-in linked assets belonging to a project vault where the user only has read permission in Zoom.
Hot Folders can now be configured to skip, replace, merge files or abort operation in case of duplicate files. Also, separate logs are now written for each Hot Folder and logging is done in between each run cycle of the Hot Folder, rather than at the end.
Updates to settings in the Server Control Panel inside the Web Management Console are now validated in entirety before being saved to the Zoom Server in case of a non-HADR setup.
Search and Execute queries were getting always getting executed inside the Zoom server, without getting delegated to the Curator service. This has been fixed now such that the queries run on Curator when it is available.
Critical security fixes that surfaced during the security audits and penetration testing have been added.
It is now possible to delete unnecessary keywords from the server’s keywords stock. At present this function is only exposed via the CLI as it is an advanced feature.
Archive and restore operations were earlier restricted and were not supported on smart-links and smart-link sources. This is now fixed, and the operations are supported on smart-links, smart-copies, and their sources.
Creating smart-links from smart-copies is now supported.
Native licensing .dll caused server crash randomly in Windows systems. This has been fixed now.