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Frequently Asked Question Posted 11/19/2011

What has changed in MovieSlate 8.9.10?

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MovieSlate 8.9.10 Release Notes:

• iOS 10 is no longer supported (due to some code libraries used in MovieSlate).

• History (iPad) - most text fields are now wider.

• History Report building - fixed message HUD layout issue.

• Settings > Behavior > Speak Credits - added 'Phoenetic Alphabet'.

• Settings > Text Fields > SCENE & TAKE:
+ added two "-io" input styles (to omit "i" and "o" scene letters).

• Pro Features - Updated Tentacle SDK.

• Sound Dept - corrected the "shot in progress" layout.

• Script Dept:
+ Updated PDF Editing engine (bug fixes and optimizations).
+ History > Cameras > Clear button - changed "Clear Data for Camera" menu item titles (for clarity).
+ Settings > Script Dept > Reports - added "Count Wildline Setups in Progress Reports".
+ Settings > Script Dept > Coverage Lines Color - changed to separate Line Color and Text Color options.
+ Editors Log report - all takes are now sorted by shooting order.
+ Progress Report - vertical whitespace has been reduced between tables.
+ Progress Report - scenes that were not scheduled are now marked "Unscheduled Scene".
+ Log + Mark - added Stamp and Clipboard annotation tools (to Text tool section)
+ Setup > Scheduled Scenes field now word wraps.
+ Setup - added Day Progress Report counts of Pages, Scenes, Setups, Times, Wildlines.
These values are automatically calculated when Takes have been logged for the DAY.
Otherwise, manually enter Day Progress count totals reported by a Script Supervisor
colleague who might have filled in for the day.

MovieSlate 8.9.9 Release Notes:

• History > Notes - again appear properly for non-ScriptDept users.

MovieSlate 8.9.8 Release Notes:

• Settings > History Reports - added a new Camera Report

• Settings > History Reports > Report Contents - added Camera Operator and DAY fields.

• Settings > Shot Log History > GPS Locations:
+ Added "Refresh when App Opens".
+ Added "Refresh at Interval".

• Settings > History Reports > Email TO/BCC:
+ Added "+" button to create Email Groups not associated with any project.
+ To delete an Email Group, remove all its email addresses.

• Settings (iPad) - selected category (left panel) is once again properly highlighted.

• Settings > History > Send Reports via Email - can now choose Email Group(s) for TO/BCC.

• History > Shots List > Edit mode:
+ Removed ability to swipe and accidentally delete shots.
+ Tapping a row now simply selects it.
+ Tap the trashcan button to delete selected rows.
+ Added new Ⓣ button to circle/uncircle selected shots.

• History > Search & Replace DAY field - related Script Dept scenes are now also updated.

• Slate screen:
+ Added DAY field.
+ Fixed issue where some fields did not initially respond to taps.

• Sound Dept (iPad):
+ Added new RNOTE (Sound Roll Notes) field.
+ Sound Reports now include "Sound Roll Notes" (if any).

• Script Dept: updated PDF Editing engine (bug fixes and optimizations).

• Camera > Sync to Camera > Enter RED IP Address (iPhone) -
keypad now includes a decimal point key.

• RED Camera Sync - updated to RCP SDK v6.0.36 (compatible with DSMC firmware v5.2.7 or later).

MovieSlate 8.9.7 Release Notes:

• Settings:
+ Added Search box above the list of settings categories.
+ MovieSlate Cloud > Send Shared Data - now via AirDrop or MSCloud.
+ Added "Auto-Correct Notes" to Settings > Shot Log History > History Notes.
+ Added "Show Ⓣ Circle Take" to Settings > Shot Log History > History Notes.

• History:
+ Notes Editor - Ⓣ button can now appear when logging a shot (a Settings preference).
+ Layout optimizations for larger iPad screen sizes.
+ Added "Start/End Take" button - visible only when logging from Script Dept on iPad.

• Script Dept:
+ Updated the PDF Editing engine.

• Reports:
+ HTML Reports - added thumbnails for image notes.
+ Sound Dept Reports - each note within a take now has its own color.

• Fixed several bugs.

MovieSlate 8.9.6 Release Notes:

• Qualified for use with iOS 12.

• Added support for the latest iPhone & iPad screen sizes.

• Pro Features - can now wirelessly sync with UltraSync Blue timecode generators (from Timecode Systems).

• Settings:
+ Timecode + Sync - added "UltraSync Blue" device pairing name text field.
+ Script Dept - added new "MovieSlate Cloud Backup" contents preferences.
+ Script Dept - added "Edit Notes in Field".
+ Script Dept - added "Apple Pencil Double-Tap Action" (for iOS 12.1 or later).
+ History Reports - added "Archives in MSCloud Backups".

• MovieSlate Cloud:
+ Restore - list of backups appears more quickly than before.
+ Restore - user preferences are once again fully restored.
+ Backup - no longer doing incremental backups.
+ Send Shared Data - fixed unresponsive keyboard.
+ Several bug fixes.

• Script Dept:
+ Updated the PDF Editing engine.
+ Setup - DATE field no longer includes time (after choosing a date).
+ Setup - Share menu > Other Scripts - can now be shared without also generating reports.
+ Setup - Progress Report - ShotToDate count now includes ShotToday scenes not also shot on prior days.
+ Logging - Stopwatch button now saves a final LAP when Lap-Timer is running.
+ Logging - user interface is no longer hidden when tapping outside a field being keyboard edited.
+ Logging - added Share/Action button to thumbnail grid screen.
+ Logging - the "Clear SETUP field" setting now fully behaves as intended.
+ Markup - pasted annotations now honor the current state of the PUBLIC/PRIVATE tool.
+ PDF Import - now showing a warning about large PDFs that should be optimized.
+ History (iPad) - INT/EXT/NITE/MOS now appears on the DATA 1-6 panel.
+ Reports - Take Notes now honor the "Preserve Note Line Breaks" Settings preference.

• HTML History Reports - are now properly generated when long report names contain accented characters.
• XML History Reports - added new 'gmtInfo' field.
• Other bug fixes, including a pair of crashes.

MovieSlate 8.9.5 Release Notes:

• iOS 9 is no longer supported due to several code libraries used in MovieSlate.

• Pro Features - can now wirelessly sync with Tentacle Sync E timecode generators.

• Script Dept:
+ PDF > Edit > rename file - periods are no longer automatically replaced with spaces.
+ Reports > Progress > Shoot Days - only shows days for which shots were actually logged.
+ Adding/Editing Scene Notes no longer creates bogus "Untitled" projects and shots.

• Settings > Tabs - fixed issue where tabs could sometimes be listed multiple times.

MovieSlate 8.9.4 Release Notes:

• MSCloud > Restore:
+ HUD now appears immediately before attempting the download.
+ Fixed issues with Script PDF immediately after a data restore.

• Settings > Workspaces > Plus button - changed timing for keyboard appearance.

• Settings > Script Dept > Tramlines > Line Spacing - increased maximum spacing.

• Script Dept > Setup Screen:
+ Added ability to rename PDFs: tap the PDF field, then Edit, then a document row.
+ Fixed date/time formatting issue affecting users running iOS 9 in Spanish.

• Script Dept > Setup Screen > Reports:
+ Report viewer - can now double-tap eraser tool to change eraser size.
+ Script PDF - now properly handles PDFs containing a single page.

• Script Dept > Logging > Scene > PAGE# > Build New Facing Page:
+ Now properly un-highlighting the Scene button afterwards.

MovieSlate 8.9.3 Release Notes:

• False Take button - removes the TAKE's "FT" prefix (if any) after saving the False Take to History.

• History (iPad) > Edit Date/Time - now refreshes the shot list sorting.

• History > CSV Reports - now properly escaping quotation marks.

• Slate screen > Music Video:
+ Settings > Appearance - added "Music Video" section.
+ Added "Start Playback" button to top clapper stick.
+ Added large current Marker text to bottom clapper stick.
+ Timecode display > Green marker - offsets are now relative to current Marker.
+ Editor > Play/Pause button - refreshes properly again.
+ Editor > New Marker > Done button - no longer moves the music playhead.
+ Start & End Markers are now auto-created when choosing songs.

• Insert Headphone Jack > Sync Timecode - fixed app crash.

• External Clappersticks sound and movement detection:
+ Detection now starts 1.5 seconds after the "Detect External Sticks" button is tapped.
+ Settings > Behavior > Shot Triggers - sensitivity can now be set 4x greater than before.

• Sound Dept Reports - improved pagination.

• MovieSlate Cloud:
+ Backups - are now incremental, so can be faster to upload/download.
+ Groups - manage groups in-app; to share Backups among members (Pro Feature).
+ Backups Group Sharing - bug fixes (as a result: you'll have to re-share Backups).

• Notes editor:
+ Added command-delete (physical) keyboard shortcut to clear note text.
+ Moved the clear note button (round "x") down and left (on iPad).

• Script Dept Logging > SSCEN > Plus button > More Scenes > Plus button:
+ New scenes can now be entered as a comma-delimited list.
+ New scenes can now be entered with a "pt" suffix to indicate "PARTIAL" scene.

• Script Dept > Progress Report:
+ First Shot After Lunch - is now correct when lunch has an ending time.
+ First Shot After Dinner - is now correct when dinner has an ending time.
+ Scene Notes are now included for all of a scene's setups.

• Script Dept > Report - bug fix: private annotation removal from exported Script PDFs.

• Settings > Script Dept:
+ Added option: Preserve Note Line Breaks In Editors Log & Facing Pages.
+ Added option: Show Setup Counts in Editors Log Reports.
+ Added option: Auto-Enable Public Annotations on Tramline Tool taps.

• Help - added Privacy Policy button.

MovieSlate 8.9.2 Release Notes:

• Script Dept > Markup:
+ Duplicate Bookmarks are now repaired when opening a PDF document.
+ Left/Right Bookmark button - optimized performance.
+ Build/Insert Facing Page - no longer duplicates bookmarks.
+ Grid screen > import - no longer duplicates bookmarks.
+ Grid screen > clear/add bookmark button - optimized performance.

MovieSlate 8.9.1 Release Notes:

• History Reports - can now be shared without an email account.

• Script Dept:
+ Tramline Text Tool - now positions new header to the immediate right of existing headers.
+ Markup - can now Lock annotations (from Edit menu above selected annotations).
+ Markup - can now Unlock annotations (from Edit menu that appears when long-tapping the page).
+ Logging - bug fix: wrong notes were sometimes edited (after choosing from NOTES menu button).
+ Logging - bug fix: the new "TAKE Note Color" preference setting was not always honored.
+ Reports - report names are once again suggested.

• Sound Dept:
+ Changed "Roll Sound (start shot)" to "Start the Shot".
+ Changed "Cut! (end shot)" to "End Shot".

• Settings > Appearance > Sound Dept:
+ Added "Start Shot Button Color".

MovieSlate 8.9.0 Release Notes:

• Sound Dept:
+ Cantar sound recorder CSV files can now be imported into MovieSlate.

• MovieSlate Cloud:
+ Backup naming alert is now much wider.

• Settings > Script Dept:
+ Added "Page Mode" option to show two pages side-by-side.
+ Added "Show Day/Date/Time" for all Scenes in Editors Log and/or Facing Pages.
+ Added "Scene Note Color" and "Take Note Color" options.
+ Added "Clear SETUP field when SSCEN changes" option.
+ Added "Reset TAKE to 1" options for changes to SSCEN and SETUP fields.
+ Added "Show Ratings & Issues" option.
+ SingleCam/MultiCam sections are now a single "Coverage Lines" section.
+ Added "Coverage Lines" options for default Line Thickness, Spacing, Font, Size, Color.
+ Added "Timecode + Stopwatch Annotations" section with default Font, Size, Color.

• Script Dept > Setup screen > Reports:
+ Reports can now have custom filenames.
+ Script PDF - removed "DAY" button; "BOOKMARK" and "ALL" remain.
+ Setup screen - fixed bug where LUNCH and DINNR end times were not always saved

• Script Dept > Editors Log & Facing Pages:
+ Can now include multiple days (when generated without Progress Report).
+ Description column is now wider.
+ Day/Date/Time is highlighted for first Scene of the Day.
+ Scene '5AA' now sorts after '5Z' on Facing Pages.

• Script Dept > Progress Report:
+ Changed PARTIAL Scene abbreviation from 'p' to 'pt'.
+ Changed "PUSHED" to "NOT SHOT".
+ Added "EST." prefix to "RUNNING TIME".

• Script Dept > Markup:
+ Tramlines can now be stretched without changing their line thickness.
+ Added "PUBLIC ONLY" and "PRIVATE ONLY" items to the menu above selected annotations.
+ Text annotations are no longer blurry after being repositioned.

• Script Dept > Markup > Thumbnail Grid > Bookmark button:
+ changed the 'Import' button name to 'Select'.
+ changed the 'Actions' button name to 'Import'.
+ tap the 'Select' button to select multiple pages to bookmark/clear.

• Script Dept > Logging:
+ PREFX field - added "CAM" button to show Scene prefix for specific cameras in reports.
+ NOTES field - added star button to show/hide ratings during a take.
+ TIME & PAGES field editing - warnings now appear for non-zero values in related Scenes.
+ Circle Takes - Scene/Take list sometimes contained inappropriate data.

• Help > User Guide > Script Dept chapters - updated for new features.

• Other bug fixes and performance enhancements.

MovieSlate 8.8.9 Release Notes:

• Music Video:
+ Markers list now properly scrolls again.
+ Sliders no longer jump when finger dragging stops.

• Settings > Appearance - added Circle Take Color option.

• MovieSlate Cloud - optimizations.

• InAppStore - using new subscriptions terms & conditions text.

• Script Dept - improved support for shoot days which span midnight

• Script Dept > Markup screen:
+ Teradek screen grabs - can now be saved as a note or PDF annotation.
+ Popup toolbar menu now includes "Image Note" tool.
+ Text tool - now remembering defaults for font, point size, and text/background colors.
+ Tramline Header - stays selected when auto-adding tramlines.

• Script Dept > Markup > Thumbnail Grid screen:
+ Renamed "Edit" button to "Import".
+ Added new "Edit" button with tools to add, delete, rotate, export pages.
+ In Edit mode, blank pages can now be added to PDF documents.
+ In Edit mode, a page can now be long-tapped then dragged to new location.

• Settings > Script Dept:
+ added "Stopwatch Options” to stop/start/clear/reset timer when shots start/stop.
+ added "Bookmark Facing Pages when inserting into a Script PDF" option.

• Script Dept > Reports - now supports per-project email addresses (from MovieSlate's Settings).

• Script History > Roll field - added button to clear a camera's data for the shot or scene.

• Help > Script Dept - "tramlines" are now also referred to as "coverage lines".

MovieSlate 8.8.8 Release Notes:

• Video tab and screens - now properly supports Teradek Clip, Cube, Serv Pro, and Slice products (and their login passwords).
• Settings > History Reports > My Logo - fixed a rare bug.
• Script Dept:
+ Facing Pages can now be inserted into the Script PDF - from Log+Mark Script > PAGE# field > keypad.
+ Reports - blank PDF pages are now automatically removed.

MovieSlate 8.8.7 Release Notes:

• Settings > Shot Log History > CSV Templates - removed superfluous data from the exported file.
• Import CSV Data - added support for two overlooked fields.
• History > Slate button > Copy this Shot to Slate - added support for four overlooked camera fields.
• Slate - fixed obscure auto-increment bug related to disabled "Show Slate when Shot Ends".
• Pro Features: RED camera sync updated to REDLink SDK v6.51.0 (2017-12-15).

MovieSlate 8.8.6 Release Notes:

• Settings > Behavior - added “Reset SLATE to 1 when SCENE changes”.
• Settings > History Reports > FCP7 XML Options - added “Include Colors for Premiere”.
• History > Reports > FCP7 XML - marker notes can now have durations.

• Pro Features:
+ Added support for Betso WTCS-1 wireless slate.
+ Settings > Behavior - rearranged Credits section and added some new options.

• Script Dept:
+ Setup screen - added RTIME (Running Time) field; used in Progress Reports.
+ Progress Report > "To Be Shot" row - now contains Over/Under/Running Time.
+ Logging screen - added "Camera Setups Count" button to SETUP field.
+ Logging screen - keypad now has up/down buttons for all Camera ROLL fields.
+ Markup screen - tool line width preferences are now preserved between sessions.
+ History - better handling of DAY 0 shots.

• Changed all “LABO HAL” references to “QuineBox IoT”.

• Updated User Guide for:
+ Betso WTCS-1
+ Script Dept Logging > SETUP
+ QuineBox IoT (formerly “LABO HAL”)

MovieSlate 8.8.5 Release Notes:

• iPhone X and iOS 11 optimizations (many, many, many).
• New Image Editor for Slate, History, Notes.
• Settings > Behavior > Speak Credits - default voice speed sounds more normal.

• Slate > In-Progress > Tail Sticks button (visible when Settings > Behavior > 'Show Slate when Shot Ends' is off):
+ Now properly displays Tail Sticks data for shot just ended (instead of the next shot).
+ Now properly auto-increments once instead of twice.

• Pro Features:
+ RED camera sync updated (compatible with DSMC firmware v5.2.7 or later).
+ Can no longer edit timecode when synced with RED cameras (a RED-imposed change).
+ Fixed several camera sync issues.
+ Settings > Timecode + Sync > Auto-Receive WiFi - option added.

• Script Dept:
+ Logging screen > NOTES menu widget - added "For Next Take".
+ Added "Make Default" button to tramline color picker.
+ Using larger thumbnails when importing pages from other PDFs.
+ PDF page number is now better retained when switching screens.
+ History > Details - now properly displays DAY '0'.
+ Reports now support camera data when DAY is '0'.

MovieSlate 8.8.4 Release Notes:

• Compatible with iOS 11.
• Added support for the iPad Pro 10.5-inch native resolution.
• Added higher resolution graphics.
• Help > How-To Videos - new movies for: Music Video, Script Dept.
• Music Video - several improvements and bug fixes.
• Sound Dept > Recorder sync - networking improvements, and a crash fix.
• Slate > 'Arm Before Each Shot' button now reappears when shots end.
• Settings > Behavior > Shot Triggers - added Motion Sensitivity.
• Date/Time Pickers - fixed layout on iPhones. Taller pickers on all devices.
• MovieSlate Cloud - improved support for groups.
• Zip compression - works with passwords once again.
• Help - navigation improvements and updated information.
• History > Search & Replace - added an optional date/time filter.
• History > Notes - empty notes are now automatically deleted periodically.
• History > Details > Edit Timecode:
+ Can now edit Duration in addition to Timecode In/Out.
+ Added '00' and '0000' keypad buttons.

• Script Dept:
+ Setup > Reports - added 'Share Other PDF' option.
+ Setup > DAY field now accepts '0'.
+ Logging - added + button (top left) to view other PDF documents in a tabbed interface.
+ Logging - added SAVE button (top right) to save PDF documents (they are also auto saved periodically).
+ Logging > SLATED SCENES - are now comprised of three fields: PREFX, SSCEN, SETUP.
+ Logging > SSCEN > ⊕ plus button - can now add Notes and UNIT to these 'More Scenes'.
+ Logging > PREFX - is used to prefix scenes as "R" (RETAKE), "X" (2ND UNIT), and others.
+ Logging > TIME field - no longer uses auto-calculated values.
+ Logging > Tramline Header Tool - now adds/removes circles (bubbles) for selected tramline headers.
+ Logging > Selection tool - double-tap to select or deselect all of a page's annotations.
+ Logging > Eraser tool - improved double-tap detection for changing eraser size.
+ Logging > Eraser tool - eraser size is better supported.
+ Logging > Thumbnail Grid screen > Edit - fixed several add/replace/delete pages issues.
+ Logging > Circle Takes button - is now a Ⓣ icon.
+ Logging & History > Circle Takes menu - can now uncheck cameras to mark them as "NO PRINT".
+ Logging & History - can now make camera-specific Take notes by double-tapping a camera’s letter button.
+ Editors+Facing reports - now organizes cameras in columns or rows (see Settings > Organize Cameras).
+ Editors+Facing reports - now indicates "NO-PRINT" cameras (if any) for Circled Takes.
+ Editors+Facing reports - now includes camera-specific Take notes (if any).
+ Editors+Facing reports - bolded Scene text no longer includes "Additional Scenes".
+ Editors+Facing reports - note rows are now drawn using each note's background color.
+ Editors Log report - the "Setup" text now counts cameras as setups.
+ Progress report - several fixes and enhancements.
+ Settings > Text Fields > Script - added Scene Prefix, Script Scene Unit, and Camera Notes.
+ Settings > Script Dept - added "Include SCENE Notes in Progress Reports" option.
+ History > Shot lists - badge now counts both Take Notes and Script Scene Notes.

• Many other small bug fixes.

MovieSlate 8.8.3 Release Notes:

• Settings > Store - "Manage" and "Installed" buttons are visible again.

• Settings > Shot Log History - added option: "Auto-Show Keyboard when Editing a Note".

• Script Dept > Editors Log Report - Setups are now numbered per-day instead of per-scene.

• Script Dept > REV field:
+ Settings > Text Snippets - on fresh install contains new "Script Colors" snippet list.
+ Settings > Text Fields > Script > REV - on fresh install its input style is "Menus Script Colors".
+ Snippets for this field containing "Date" or "Today" are substituted with today's date.
+ Set date format from Settings > History Reports > Report Date Format.

MovieSlate 8.8.2 Release Notes:

• Avid ALE Reports:
+ Now encoding a field's special characters to standard ascii.
+ Now ensuring that all field's exclude asterisks, returns, tabs.
+ Make sure no field exceeds 255 chars.
+ Added these new fields: Latitude, Longitude, Address, City, State, PostalCode, Country.

• Script Dept:
+ Progress Report - Day NOTES now properly appear on the last page of the report.
+ History details (iPad) - Scene information is now always visible for Script Dept shots/users.
+ Markup toolbar - Stylus tool's menu now includes "Apple Pencil".
+ Markup editor - improved Apple Pencil support.
+ Markup editor - updated editor engine (many fixes).

• TCS Hubs:
+ added support for 4.21 firmware.
+ fixed issue where shots were sometimes saved with timecode sans colons.
+ on app launch, colons are added to History timecodes (if missing).

• Settings:
+ Shot Log History > Save to Photos - now saves to a "MovieSlate" album.
+ Reports > MyInfo - text field now properly adjusts for keyboard height.

• TAKE field - fix to auto-increment TAKE when "Increment Take" is ON, "Increment Slate is OFF, and "Reset Take to 1 when Slate Field Changes" is ON.

• History Reports - fixed crash when attempting to send reports with missing image/sound files.

• History > Notes list - now displaying image/sound file "Missing File" alert if appropriate.

• Alerts - fixed iOS 9+ issue that sometimes prevented alerts from appearing.

MovieSlate 8.8.1 Release Notes:

This update includes stability and performance enhancements for iOS 9 and iOS 10. It also includes these changes:

• 1Password - using updated code library.

• History > Reports > Prelude - more fixes.

• Color Picker - color palette swipes are once again constrained to its bounds.

• TCS WiFi Hub sync:
+ fixed iPad-only display issue with "TCS Hub Settings" screen.
+ removed "RF Transmit" control.
+ the "RF Channel" option is now always read-only.

• Music Video:
+ "Sync to Song" option is now available on iPad's "MovieSlate" tab when it is not the first tab.
+ fixed issue introduced with iOS 10 sometimes preventing newly selected songs from playing.

• Settings:
+ MSCloud (Pro) > Restore - can now choose "My Backups", "All Backups", or backups for specific groups.
+ MSCloud (Pro) > Restore - improved Settings restoration.
+ Text Fields - fixed label editor popover location on iPad.
+ Timecode + Sync > Calibrate LTC Lag - can now enter "0." into text fields.
+ Script Dept > added "Editors Log has 'TAKE' Notes" preference.
+ Script Dept > "Script Owns New Shots" now works better.

• Script Dept - Logging Screen:
+ added "PAGE#" field.
+ added "(+)" button to SSCEN field; to log simultaneously-shot Scenes.
+ new Scenes now default to COMPLETE instead of PARTIAL.
+ camera data with some empty data fields is no longer discarded.
+ fix for long camera names sometimes appearing truncated.

• Script Dept - PDF Editor:
+ added Public/Private Annotations tool (to omit private annotations from shared Script PDFs).
+ Thumbnails screen - added "Clear Bookmarks" button.
+ Adonit Jot stylus - using updated code library.
+ PDF Editor - using updated code library.

• Script Dept - Reports:
+ Reports > "Script Page Ranges" screen - added buttons (Day, Bookmarked, All) and "Include Private Annotations" switch.
+ Facing Pages Report - is now organized by Script page number (PAGE#) instead of PDF page number.
+ Progress/Facing/Editors Reports - now support simultaneously-shot Scenes.
+ Progress Report - several formatting/cosmetic improvements.

• History Details (iPad) for Script Dept shots:
+ added "PAGE#" field.
+ added "(+)" button to right of SLATED SCENE (to edit simultaneously-shot Scenes).

MovieSlate 8.8 Release Notes:

• iOS 8 is no longer supported due to several code libraries used in MovieSlate.

• MovieSlate Cloud (for Pro Features subscribers):
+ Added new Groups system - create and manage groups from
+ Backup to MSCloud Backups - aded ability to share a backup with groups.
+ Restore from MSCloud - added search UI, and info buttons to share backups with groups.

• Denecke TS-TCB support - fixed several issues.

• Speak Credits - fixed several subtle issues.

• Chat - on iPad, the "Choose Recipients" list is now wider and includes a "Done" button.

• Date/Time Picker was sometimes showing time instead of date and vice versa.

• Filenames using File Input styles are now updated when shots end on Slate, Camera, Sound tabs.

• Settings > Text Fields - all row text is now properly left-aligned on iOS 10.1.

• Settings > History Reports > Use Short Filenames - now works properly.

• Settings > History Reports > Email Contents - project-based contents now work properly.

• History Reports > FCP7 XML - fixed bug introduced in MovieSlate 8.7.

• History Reports > Prelude - fixed notes timecode issue.

• Script Dept > Markup screen:
+ Eraser size can now be set by double-tapping the Eraser icon in the toolbar.
+ PDF Editor engine upgrade (with many, many fixes).

• Script Dept > Logging screen:
+ SCENE (such as "1A") is now entered using two fields: SSCEN (for "1") and SETUP (for "A").
+ Cameras - added another five (F-J) for a total of ten cameras.
+ Added A-J buttons to choose cameras and show each camera's enabled/disabled state.
+ NOTES - added menu icon button for adding/editing notes for recent Scenes and Takes.
+ Tab Bar is properly shown/hidden when returning to Script Dept from other tabs on iPad.
+ Removed SLATE field from Script Dept Logging screen.
+ Layout tweaks.

• Script Dept > Setup screen:
+ Added NOTES field to log Day Notes, which appear in Progress Reports.

• Script Dept > Reports:
+ Now prompting for "Shoot Day" only when building Progress, Facing, Editors reports.
+ Now prompting for "Script Pages" after prompting for "Shoot Day".
+ Script Pages now defaults to pages logged for the Shoot Day being reported (if any).

• Script Dept > Reports > Progress
+ Setup count - each camera logged within a Slated Scene is now counted as a setup.
+ Added the "Day Note" (if any).
+ Layout tweaks to accommodate the new content.

• Script Dept > Reports > Facing & Editors
+ Scene notes now appear at the top of each Scene's section.
+ Performance Laps (if any) are now included with a Take's notes.
+ Added support for up to 10 cameras.
+ Cosmetic improvements for readability.

• Script Dept - History tab (iPad):
+ New "Shot Days" screen appears after choosing a Project that spans multiple Shoot Days.
+ Shots list now displays Day, Script Scene/Setup, and Issues.
+ Notes now include Day, Scene, Take, and Laps notes.
+ Details now include Camera, Scene, and Script info.

• Settings > Script Dept - added "Script Owns All Shots" option.

• Settings > History Reports > Email/Archive - archiving now works with Script Dept Reports.

• Settings > History Reports > Archives:
+ Can now share an archive by tapping its row.
+ Can now select/delete multiple archive rows by tapping the Edit button.
+ Replaced "Delete All" button with "Trashcan" button (in Edit mode).

MovieSlate 8.7 Release Notes:

• iOS 10 compatibility changes.
• iPad Pro 12.9-inch - modified all screen layouts to better support this hardware.
• New! KeyClips tab for keyword-based Final Cut Pro X logging (Pro Feature).
• Final Cut Pro X reports - are now generated by our free KeyClips app for macOS.
• MultiCam - restored filename auto-incrementing for virtual cameras.
• Sound Dept - two bug fixes.
• Sound Devices 6-Series sync - several bug fixes.

• History:
+ Reports > Final Cut Pro X - replaced with "Send to Mac" and KeyClips app for macOS.
+ Details (iPad) > Report Sharing menu - no longer truncated in iOS 10.
+ Details (iPad) > Sound Tracks - after editing, fields are again properly colored.
+ Details (iPad) - replaced Notes zoom arrow button glyphs with up/down chevron glyphs.
+ Notes lists - redesigned to display more information (and with less clutter).

• Script Dept:
+ Settings > Script Dept - added "Thumbnail Bar" options.
+ Report PDF Viewer - now honors Settings > Script Dept scrolling options.
+ PDF Setup - can now start logging without entering PAGES or SCENES data.
+ PDF Editing - can now start a shot without entering a scene's PAGES count.
+ PDF Editing - added a LAP split/clear button to right of stopwatch digits.
+ PDF Editing - tap stopwatch digits to view Performance Laps.
+ PDF Editing - Performance Laps are now saved to a Note when the Take ends.
+ PDF Editing - long-tap stopwatch button to stop & reset (but not clear laps).
+ PDF Editing - previous/next page arrows are now lighter (to match the page number widget).
+ PDF Editing - moved Video button to left of previous/next arrows (appears when Teradek is connected).
+ PDF Editing - added "Tabs" button to the navigation bar (to show/hide the tab bar).
+ PDF Editing - NOTES text fields now ignore up/down swipes.
+ PDF Editing - a confirmation HUD no longer appears when stylus buttons change tools.
+ PDF Editing - pages can now be pinch-scaled to 75% in portrait orientation.
+ Setup Screen - now showing SHOT times below CALL, LUNCH, DINNR, WRAP.
+ Reports > Editors Log - now sorting by date instead of scene.
+ Reports > Facing Pages - now using custom page labels instead of logical page numbers.
+ Upgraded PDF editor.

MovieSlate 8.6 Release Notes:

• Added 1Password support for MovieSlate Cloud Sign In and Registration.

• Pro Features:
+ ARRI Alexa camera sync (requires pulse wireless hub from Timecode Systems).
+ WiFi timecode sync options work again (fixes v8.5 regression).

• Sound Devices 6-Series sync:
+ SLATE field can now auto-increment when synced to a recorder.
+ TAKE + FILE auto-incrementing is now only disabled while synced with recorder.
+ Upon initial sync, Track Arm info now sent to recorder with other Slate data.
+ When switching MovieSlate projects, all project info is sent to the recorder.

• Notes Editor:
+ Left edge of Stopwatch is now a start/stop button.
+ Fixed crash when keyboard key was tapped in iOS 8 (no crashes in newer iOS versions).

• Script Dept:
+ Setup screen - added WRAP time. LUNCH and DINNER times now use start/end values SCHEDULED SCENES now accepts any text.
+ Settings > Script Dept - added "Prompt for Recent" Scene/Take options.
+ Settings > Script Dept - added "Header Tool adds Lines" options.
+ The Tramline tool can now add new lines to a selected Tram Header.
+ The Tramline tool now centers all new ines.
+ The Tramline tool creates lines that span to the bottom of the page.
+ The Stopwatch icon is now a start/stop button.
+ Tap the CAM letter to enable cameras and edit their letters, labels, and colors.
+ ROLL, FRAME, SUBJ labels now turn green for enabled cameras.
+ Importing New Pages - now showing a grid of pages instead of prompting for page numbers.
+ Annotations (tramlines and notes) are now preserved when importing replacement pages.
+ Facing Pages Report - will paginate (after logging new shots).
+ Upgraded PDF editor and Adonit Stylus drivers.

MovieSlate 8.5 Release Notes:

• Sound Devices 6-Series Recorder Sync (Pro Feature). Start/stop recorders, and sync meta data via WiFi. Requires recorder firmware update to 3.1 or newer, a Timecode Systems ":wave" or ":pulse" hub, and cabling.

• Privacy - all web-based data transfer now employs SSL.

• Data Upgrader - optimizations and fixes.

• Fixes several minor cosmetic issues.

MovieSlate 8.4 Release Notes:

• Camera Sync:
+ using REDLINK SDK v6.40.13 - requires RED camera DSMC firmware v5.2.7 or later.
+ reports can now be run while still synced with cameras.

• MultiCam Editor:
+ added timecode/stopwatch button.
+ added "Add Marker" button to camera rows (when recording).

• Notes Editor - added border around timecode/stopwatch button.

• Music Video - Markers button now always shows markers list (even when the list is empty).

• Sound Dept:
+ added "ARM NONE" and "ARM ALL" buttons.
+ the "Log Shot" button is again always a bright red color.
+ fixed track layout on iPhone.
+ fixed obscure iPad layout issue.

• Script Dept:
+ Adonit Jot styluses now track properly when PDF is zoomed.
+ fixed tramline resizing issue.
+ top bar now contrasts with edit menu.
+ updated PDF report/editor engines.

• Slate - DATA2 and DATA3 fields are now the same width.

• Slate - added new Mirror Button (enable from Settings) to horizontally flipping the Slate screen-- useful for photographing the slate when it is reflected in an on-set mirror.

• Settings > Appearance > Slate Options:
+ added "Show Mirror Button" item to show/hide the Slate’s mirror mode button.
+ added "Show Zoom Button" item to show/hide the Slate’s timecode zoom button.

• Settings > Behavior:
+ Clapper Hinge - added “Mirrors the Slate” option.
+ added “Freeze Timecode” option to provide more control over the freeze duration.

• Settings > Timecode + Sync - added "B:LINK Networking" ON/OFF switch.

• Choose TCS Hubs:
+ B:LINK devices (such as miniTRX) are now supported.
+ each device row now has an info button (an "i" inside a circle).
+ tap a device's info button to access its Settings screen.
+ each device row now displays the device's customized name (if present).
+ UI makes it more obvious which device is currently selected.

• TCS Hub Settings:
+ B:LINK devices (such as miniTRX) are now supported.
+ brightness slider now works for wave and miniTRX.
+ added new "Name" row to re/name the device (device names appear on their own screens).

• MSCloud & Data Repair - bug fixes.

MovieSlate 8.3 Release Notes:

• Pro Features - are now available as a one-time purchase, or as a subscription.

• Denecke TS-TCB sync - fixed communication errors.

• Notes Editor - on iOS 9, hold a hardware keyboard’s ⌘ key to display keyboard shortcuts.

• Hardware Keyboards are better supported for iOS 9.

• Snippets chooser - fixed iPhone layout issue.

• Script Dept - several fixes and improvements.

• Settings > Appearance > Sound Dept:

+ added "Track Style" item with options: default, compact, simple.
+ changed "Track Arm Color" to allow more color options, and custom colors.

MovieSlate 8.2 Release Notes:

• Script Dept for script supervisors. See MovieSlate > Settings > MovieSlate Store for details.

• PRO Features - Sync with RED Cameras (data & timecode).

• Music Video - redesigned, with new timecode Markers feature.

• History > Shot List - added Search & Replace button (its icon is a magnifying glass with arrows) to right of the "Filter
Shots" bar at the top of the screen.
• History > Projects > Project > Sound Rolls - added info button (i) to change the sound roll’s text.

• PRO Features - now supports Timecode Systems’ B:LINK system.

• PRO Features > TCS Hub Settings - added Display Brightness slider for Wave, Pulse, Denecke TS-TCB.

• PRO Features > WiFi Timecode Sync - now works properly when syncing between newer and older iOS devices, all running this version
of the app (or newer).
• Camera - added more Resolutions.

• MultiCam - added buttons for creating text/image notes on a per-camera basis. Many other small improvements.

• Sound Dept > Notes (iPad) - added zoom button (to simultaneously view notes and sound tracks).

• Sound Dept - the NOTES field label now reflects the current note color.

• Sound Dept - swipe left/right on fields to switch between full and simplified layouts.

• Settings - added new PRO Features sections: Sound Recorder Control; Camera Control; and Script Dept.

• Settings > Text Fields > Sound > Track Labels - added "MixL-R, Aux1-2, Ch1-28" option.

• Settings > Text Fields - added new "Time" and "SitCom A-Z" field input styles, and renamed the old "SitCom" input style to "SitCom

• Settings > History Reports > Email To/BCC - works better with extremely long recipient lists.

• Settings > History Reports > PDF Reports - fixed bug involving the PDF Landscape/Portrait preference.

• History > Shot Details - fixed long-standing display bug that sometimes prevented all sound tracks from appearing.

• History - fixed issue that sometimes prevented INT/EXT/NITE/MOS values from saving properly.

• History Reports - fixed several issues with FCPX, HTML, CSV, Plain Text reports.

• Several visual fixes to handle recent iOS 9 changes.

MovieSlate 8.1.1 Release Notes:

• History > Share - AirDrop now works with all history report types.

• iPhone - status bar is now more reliably hidden for landscape orientation.

• MovieSlate Store - the RESTORE purchases button is now more reliable.

MovieSlate 8.0.0 Release Notes:

• All new version 8, built for iOS 8 and later. Supports screen sizes for the latest iOS devices.

• 64-bit and iOS 8 optimizations for improved performance.

• PRO Features - subscriber benefits include: Timecode Sync, Denecke TS-TCB Sync, Sound Dept, Reality MultiCam, App-to-App Sync/Chat, MovieSlate Cloud Pro, and arriving Late 2015: Camera Sync .

• Alexa Camera Sync (PRO Feature) - wirelessly connect to ARRI Alexa cameras via Timecode Systems "Pulse" hardware; sync Alexa camera & smart lens data; remotely start/stop recording. Arrives Late 2015, when Timecode Systems’ :pulse hardware is available.

• RED Camera Sync (PRO Feature) - wirelessly connect to RED Digital Cinema Scarlet & Epic cameras via their "REDLink" hardware or ethernet cable (to WiFi hub); sync RED camera & smart lens data; remotely start/stop recording. Arrives Late 2015 after a bit more field testing.

• Denecke TS-TCB Sync (PRO Feature) - wirelessly sync timecode, userbits, FPS with a physical Denecke TS-TCB slate; display leader/end roll credit data with on the TS-TCB slate's second LED screen. Choose whether Denecke sticks trigger new shots and/or credit data animations.

• Timecode Sync (PRO Feature) - added support for the latest Timecode Systems (TCS) hardware, including “B-LINK” devices.

• MovieSlate Cloud Pro (PRO Feature) - expanded backup/restore; and enhanced project data sharing with colleagues.

• Slate - many Slate fields can now be configured to mirror Camera and Sound fields— by tapping the labels on the left of a Slate field.

• Slate - Roll, Scene, Take text is now much larger, and can be swiped (scrolled) left/right to reveal additional fields.

• Slate - INT/EXT/NITE/MOS supports additional MORN, NOON, DAY, EVE, and "Automatic" times of day.

• Slate - hinge can now be positioned on the left or right side of the sticks (from Settings > Appearance > Clapper Hinge).

• Slate - a "Save Shot" button appears when using external clapper sticks.

• Slate - added new “Second Sticks” button when shot is in progress (to re-slate the shot).

• Snippets/Menus choosers now have very similar features, and many improvements.

• Date chooser now works with most fields, and has a cleaner design.

• FPS chooser can now display custom rates (from Settings, create a "FPS" Snippets group).

• Resolution chooser design is cleaner.

• Color Picker is a brand new design.

• Image Notes Editor - is now based on the Adobe® Image Editor.

• iPad Popovers now contrast better against their backgrounds.

• AirPrint and AirDrop support for HTML and PDF reports.

• Settings screen has been reorganized, and includes more help.

• Settings - new "Fields" section unifies "Field Input Styles" and "Field Labels".

• Settings - the “Sync” section has been split into "Timecode Sync", "Slate Data Sync" and "On-Set Chat".

• Settings - the “History” section has been split into "Shot Log History" and "History Reports".

• Settings > History Reports > Email - added BCC field, and the ability to assign TO/BCC distribution lists to specific projects.

• Settings > History Reports > Sound Reports have improved pagination.

• Settings > Appearance - supports more timecode and slate fonts.

• Settings > Behavior > Clapper Hinge - more granular "Lock" options.

• Settings > Behavior - time durations can be expressed as seconds or frames.

• Many, many other new features, design improvements, and fixes throughout the app.

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