Changelog

[2.0.4] 2024-05-10

Added
  • settings page: add button to create a new config
  • create setup: choose between different library presets - reorganize / keep existing structure
  • create new library: choose preset for template mapping and transcoding templates
  • settings view: add predefined element attributes: <path_thumbnail>, <path_filmstrip>, <path_proxy>
  • settings/ingest: new predefined values to access main element data (name, uuid, colorspace) in the additional file transcoding tasks. For example: <element.main.uuid>
  • 3d viewer: upscale small 3d objects below a certain threshold
  • ingest view: additional files - preserve newly entered value for type & name for all other list items
  • ingest view: ingest logs now include transcoding mapping
  • ingest view: manually save ingest log file
  • cli: add MacOS silicon support
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_JOB_TIMEOUT - set new job timeout (seconds). Default: 3600 seconds
Changed
  • setting/config presets: new config/library now uses the source colorspace as the colorspace value instead of 'source'
  • removed any trailing dots for stem name of file sequences. Example: 'the-files.1001.exr' -> 'the-files'
  • ingest view: increase timeout for main element task to 60 minutes
  • settings: show predefined element attributes by default
  • database: increase length of tags to 128 characters
Fixed
  • convert library database
  • movie files with one frame duration
  • the element additional uuid value now works as expected: <element.uuid>
  • create default tags and category when creating a new library with SQLite database
  • Windows: ingest job that are running longer than 10 minutes got registered as failed even if they were successful
  • gallery: locked library - did always show edit mode button, even if the library was locked
  • gallery: re-rendering an element, right after it was ingested did sometimes fail for custom commands
  • ingest: fix ingest of generic file sequences. If the file data can't be validate it will use fallback values for resolution, colorspace, etc.
  • ingest view: always enable clear list button - sometimes it was disabled after running into issues or stopping the queue
  • ingest view: in some error cases it was no longer possible to clear the ingest list
  • ingest view: fix display of long file/element name
  • cli: on Windows providing library path with forwards slashes failed
  • cli full: fixed delete-element & render-element-proxies
  • cli full: ingest failed

[2.0.3] 2024-03-13

Added
  • new drag&drop notation to drag elements as json data
  • new predefined element attribute: <element.colorspace> - this is the colorspace value set in the ingest view and can be used in the file path with: <element.colorspace>
  • Migrate elements from one library to another. The file paths of the new element are depending on the selected template mapping. The element files will be copied and the element name might be change to avoid different elements with the same name
  • category hierarchy tree: add 130 new categories of common objects, like animals, buildings, props, etc.
  • split CLI into two versions. The CLI full has all functionalities and the small CLI only has features to get database information. Same license is used for both
  • custom commandline transcoding task: output executed command to log files
  • menubar: add link to Discord community chat
  • gallery view - details view: add button to show more data about additionals
  • gallery view - detailsview: show path to library file under 'show more information' tab
  • gallery view: 3d viewer - add toggle button to switch between 3d viewer and thumbnail
  • gallery view: add button to remove disregarded files from current ingest list
  • ingest view: top menu bar - replaced checkboxes with toggle buttons (create temp preview, load as sequence, ...)
  • ingest view: add button to toggle check for visual duplicates - deactivate it to speed up the ingest process
  • ingest view: make counters of footer info clickable (bottom left) to filter for list items with issues - like missing category or missing frames
  • ingest view: allow auto tagging of multiple machine learning models
  • settings - auto tagging: add button to open folder of ML models
Changed
  • gallery view: when preview is missing show the file extension and name instead of 'no preview' image
  • ingest view: deselect all list items when clicking somewhere else, e.g. not selected list item
Fixed
  • MySQL/MariaDB: creation of new library
  • Linux: ingest failed if the install folder was moved and renamed from it's original install location
  • settings: changing the password of the database
  • database login failed if password contains @-sign
  • multiple notification messages after clicking copy to clipboard multiple times
  • improve example Python scripts for proxy generation
  • loading collections from a database
  • loading collections from a global share
  • switching between different configs had some caching issues
  • Path Builder: did not update correctly if input got cleared in the text input mode
  • cli: add/editing metadata with the update() function. It now expects a list of key:values -> [{'foo':'bar']
  • cli: get-element-by-uuid failed if no specific library was defined and one of the libraries could not be loaded
  • gallery view: the 3D viewer crashed if it failed to load/display the proxy. It now shows the error message and displays the element thumbnail if loading of the proxy failed
  • gallery view: improve initial loading speed of showing similar asset
  • gallery view: dragging element to a collection, that was not previously selected
  • gallery view: 3d models sometimes did no reload correctly
  • gallery view: editing keys/values of metadata for an element
  • gallery view: details view - play/pause button of video player
  • gallery view: fix display issues collection dropdown
  • gallery view: bug when adding a new element to a collection
  • ingest view: fixed proxy generation for EXR files with only one color channel
  • ingest view: media data for movie files - colorspace & media length
  • ingest view: improve loading of files
  • ingest view: show names of selected items when hovering over 'Selected elements'
  • ingest view: loading of 3d files as sequence & add button to split 3d file sequence into single files if needed
  • ingest view: save state of checkboxes for preview generation and load as sequence
  • ingest view: creating new tags if multiple list items are selected
  • ingest view: improve loading speed of new elements
  • ingest view: failed to validate colorspace for movie files

[2.0.2] 2024-01-10

Added
  • pass on the environment variables to subproceses started via the custom command line transcoding task
  • settings: show dialog before deleting Template Mapping
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_HIERARCHY - define the folder where a custom category hierarchy file is located. It excepts a folder where the file 'hierarchy.json' is located
Changed
  • changed category ID for owl from Q25222 to Q8021345
  • gallery view: by default show all advanced filters
Fixed
  • support for MySQL & MariaDB did break in version 2.0
  • loading EXR files in sphere viewer
  • some 3D models were displayed all black
  • sometimes multiple 3D models were displayed over each other
  • proxy generation for image sequences failed. Proxy movie will use 24fps as a fallback frame rate for image sequences
  • ingest view: displayed wrong percentage after stopping the queue
  • gallery view: error screen if loading of a library failed
  • settings view: failed to show settings for a library that contains environment variables in the library file path
  • MacOS: started too many worker that caused the system to freeze
  • fix logger for front-end output
  • improve startup performance of the software
  • forward value from PYTHONPATH to sys.path in hook files

[2.0.1] 2023-11-20

Fixed
  • failed to render filmstrip for image sequences
  • improve logging for executed commands in the backend

[2.0.0] 2023-11-12

Added
  • add additional elements to an element like a renderlayer or textures- these additional files are called: additionals
  • add additional elements to an element like a renderlayer or textures- these additional files are called: extras
  • add metadata for an element- the metadata is searchable in the Gallery View
  • add support for 360 degree videos - the element media type needs to be 'sphere'
  • add support for environment variables in config file paths
  • add support for Heic
  • add support for CR3
  • cli: delete an element via the API- use the flags '--database' and '--disk' to delete either the files on disk and/or the databases entry
  • cli: new feature to recursively find all file(s) and sequences in a folder. By default it will search for file sequences. Flag options: --as_sequence/--as_single_files
  • config files can be saved in the install location of the software under 'resources/.das-element'. It's the same structure as the users home directory (~/.das-element). Example: /opt/das-element-x.x.x/resources/.das-element
  • convert database: make text of previous database values copyable
  • element with media type '3d-model' can have a movie proxy
  • gallery details view: set proxy for element- copies the provided file to the proxy location
  • gallery details: add advanced controls for 3d viewer
  • gallery details: add advanced controls for video player
  • gallery view: add additional files to an element after the ingest
  • gallery view: add new Gallery display type: 'infinite scroll'- scroll through elements instead of using pages
  • ingest view: show warning of visually identical elements- this helps to detect duplicates
  • new media type: 3D models
  • option to define custom file extensions that can be ingest into the library. These elements have the media type: 'generic'
  • personal collections that are software version specific can be saved under '/resources/.das-element/collections'- these files can not be created from within the UI. They need to be manually placed in this location if needed
  • pre ingest load hook: set template mapping via key 'mapping'
  • recent config files: disable recent config option if the file paths does no longer exist on disk
  • set custom thumbnail or proxy file for an element
  • settings: add button to open config file location on disk
  • show similar elements
  • the text of warning messages is now selectable. Allows copy and paste of error messages
  • transcoding template: new option to control that a transcoding template gets rendered for a certain ingest step. Either for the 'main' element or the 'additional' files or both
  • ingest view: improved error display
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_ROOT - that resolves to the location of the installed software version. Example: /resources/.das-element > /opt/das-element-x.x.x/resources/.das-element
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_HOOKS - specify location for Python hook files. This will be prioritized over hook files in the resources folder
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_LICENSE_TYPE - this starts a local license server if variable is set to 'local'. Will search for license files here: "~/.das-element/license"
Changed
  • change ffmpeg encoding preset for proxy movies from 'slower' to 'faster'
  • changed uuid from UUID v4 to ULID (universally unique lexicographically sortable identifier). Newly generated UUID's are now lexicographically sortable which should also increase the speed for database-reads. The first 12 characters of the UUID are now the timestamp and not random anymore. The random part is now from character 13 until the end. Short uuid is the range from character 13 until 20. ULID is generated based on the UTC timestamp.
  • database: increase Feature Vector column size
  • database: increase Tag.name size from 64 to 128 characters
  • Gallery & Ingest view: ignore libraries with environment variable in the library path when the environment variable is not set
  • gallery view: sort element tags alphabetically
  • ingest view: clicking 'clear list' will also clear tags and categories for all elements
  • reduce logging output in debug mode
  • remove timeout of 60 minutes for ingest tasks like processing the main element and proxy generation
  • removed retries of render jobs- this caused duplication errors, especially on Windows
  • transcoding proxy movie: set default frame rate to 'source'. Same as source for movie files and for file sequences the default is 24fps
  • update config preset: VFX elements- added file path defintion for element additional files
Fixed
  • after changing a config switching to the ingest view crashed
  • after ingesting elements they sometimes were not showing up in the gallery view right away
  • change ordering of libraries
  • changing the Transcoding Template name now also updates the Template Mappings
  • cli: updating a SQLite databases did not save changes
  • closing the 'delete element' dialog after an element is deleted
  • copy of file sequences with changing frame padding
  • failed to execute Nuke in a custom command on Rocky8.8+
  • file sequences with an uppercase file extensions failed to generate previews
  • gallery view: deleting multiple elements did not remove elements correctly from the gallery view
  • gallery view: left sidebar- sort categories alphabetically
  • gallery view: show all library elements did not show all elements if the category is none existing in the hierarchy tree
  • gallery view: update proxy file paths in database after config changes
  • gallery view: white lines of preview scrubbing feature
  • ingest of multiple elements with a newly created category sometimes crashed
  • ingest view: fixed display of dropdowns at the bottom of the screen
  • Ingest view: when elements were disregarded it showed error messages: 'No job id defined'
  • loading databases from a future release in an older version failed in some cases
  • loading of grayscale and binary images failed
  • now reloads the hook files- easier to debug the python code
  • proxy generation for files with alpha channel- before it rendered an unpremultiplied result
  • show error in UI when copy task of a file sequence frame failed
  • sort order of libraries
  • upgrade python example scripts
  • use correct frame padding from global settings
  • windows: drag&drop of sequences with folder notation

[1.2.6] 2023-11-04

Added
  • add support for DNG
  • add support for MXF files
  • add support for MKV movie files
  • add list of predefine path values that will not be resolved. For example '' which is used by render farm manager Deadline
  • new predefined element attribute: <source.stemname> - it is the file name without the extension but including any framecounter or trailing numbers - For example: img_0001.cr2 -> img_0001
  • cli: add 'get-meaningful-frame' to validate a meaningful thumbnail frame for a movie file and sequence
Changed
  • encrypt password of collection databases in the config file
Fixed
  • re-rendering of proxies when source file(s) no longer exists on disk
  • consecutive quotes surrounding a file path caused issues with third-party applications
  • when an element has no element name the UI crashed
  • ingest failed if temp preview files had 0KB - sometimes happened after cancellation of temp preview generation
  • cli: ingest - empty string value for tags failed to ingest

[1.2.5] 2023-05-31

Added
  • add metadata for an element - the metadata is searchable in the Gallery View
  • add support for environment variables in config file paths. Example: DASELEMENT_CONFIG_PATH:/mnt/$MY_PROJECT/.config/daselement.conf
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_LICENSE_TYPE - this starts a local license server if variable is set to 'local'. Will search for license files in: "~/.das-element/license"
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_HOOKS - specify location for Python hook files. This will be prioritized over hook files in the resources folder
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_ROOT that resolves to the location of the installed software version. Example: /resources/.das-element -> /opt/das-element-x.x.x/resources/.das-element
  • cli: new feature to recursively find all file(s) and sequences in a folder. By default it will search for file sequences. Flag options: --as_sequence/--as_single_files
  • cli: delete an element via the API - use the flags '--database' and '--disk' to delete either the files on disk and/or the databases entry
  • config files can be saved in the install location of the software under 'resources/.das-element'. It's the same structure as the users home directory (~/.das-element). Example: /opt/das-element-x.x.x/resources/.das-element
  • the text of warning messages is now selectable. Allows copy and paste of error messages
  • convert database: make text of previous database values copyable
  • personal collections that are software version specific can be saved under '/resources/.das-element/collections' - these files can not be created from within the UI. They need to be manually placed in this location if needed
Changed
  • changed uuid from UUID v4 to ULID (universally unique lexicographically sortable identifier). Newly generated UUID's are now lexicographically sortable which should also increase the speed for database-reads. The first 12 characters of the UUID are now the timestamp and not random anymore. The random part is now from character 13 until the end. Short uuid is the range from character 13 until 20. ULID is generated based on the UTC timestamp.
  • removed retries of render jobs - this caused duplication errors, especially on Windows
  • Gallery & Ingest view: ignore libraries with environment variable in the library path when the environment variable is not set
  • gallery view: left sidebar - sort categories alphabetically
  • remove timeout of 60 minutes for ingest tasks like processing the main element and proxy generation
  • change ffmpeg encoding preset for proxy movies from 'slower' to 'faster'
  • reduce logging output in debug mode
Fixed
  • change ordering of libraries
  • changing the Transcoding Template name now also updates the Template Mappings
  • proxy generation for files with alpha channel - before it rendered an unpremultiplied result
  • file sequences with an uppercase file extensions failed to generate previews
  • ingest of multiple elements with a newly created category sometimes crashed
  • after changing a config switching to the ingest view crashed
  • Windows: drag&drop of sequences with folder notation
  • ingest view: fixed display of dropdowns at the bottom of the screen
  • ingest view: when elements were disregarded it showed error messages: 'No job id defined'
  • cli: updating a SQLite databases did not save changes
  • closing the 'delete element' dialog after an element is deleted
  • after ingesting elements sometimes were not showing up in the gallery view right away
  • loading databases from a future release in an older version failed in some cases
  • upgrade Python example scripts

[1.2.4] 2023-02-17

Added
  • new predefined element attribute: <source.frame> - frame counter with original source frame padding as printf/percentage notation, e.g.: '%05d'
  • set the colorspace value for an element during ingest - Note: this is not the actual colorspace of the files on disk, it's a reference value in the database for the element
  • gallery & ingest view: text of element information is now selectable, e.g.: category name, colorspace, resolution (width/height), first frame, ...
  • gallery view - details view: text of element name can be selected and copied to the clipboard
  • gallery sidebar: loading wheel when library data is loading
  • library -> edit tags: add button to fix tags with WikiData ID. Some tags display the WikiData ID (Q3196) instead of the human readable label 'fire'
  • show percentages done of local copy tasks for file sequences
  • new environment variable to set number of days to keep temp files: DASELEMENT_TEMP_KEEP_DAYS (default: 14 days)
  • add tooltips for various buttons
  • add support for MKV movie files
  • add error-dialog if starting of caching server fails
  • add recent config file path - switch faster between different library configs
  • add feature to find all elements with missing proxy files (located in the collection dropdown)
  • improve notification when database needs to be upgraded - now displays messages what has been changed in the database schema
  • improve display of CLI license error
  • improve error message for job queue
  • ingest: improve progress for preview generation
  • settings: add button to open hierarchy file in explorer
  • api - ingest: set colorspace reference value for an element - does not effect the actual colorspace of the files on disk
Changed
  • change order for deleting elements - first delete files on disk and then in the database. This will raise an error if a file is blocked by another process
  • change log files to rotating log files. Maximum file size is now limited to 5 MB - two backup log files will be created
  • when a movie/sequence has less frames than the filmstrip frame length, it now use some grayish blue color instead of black for padding
Fixed
  • improve loading speed for data from the database
  • gallery view - sidebar: fixed changing the Category of an element if the Category did not existing in the database yet
  • when loading of an EXR failed it now shows a 'broken-image' frame (black frame with red cross)
  • after changing the ingest view and back, the tags default back to the first library in the Library dropdown list
  • rename MySQL SSL option descriptions
  • for EXR sequences with a large file size per frame the ingest and proxy generation failed
  • improve error handling during creation of new library & database
  • MySQL/MariaDB: SSL connection
  • local API requests now all made to '127.0.0.1', because 'localhost' sometimes had issues with resolving to IPv4
  • file sequences with a negativ frame counter did not work correctly
  • files with very specific date/time file naming did not work correctly. Example: 2023-01-14_12-35-26.mov
  • Windows: all file paths in the UI are now with back slashes '' - in the database everything is saved with forward slashes '/' even on Windows
  • remove trailing special characters from element name
  • bug - duplicated ingests: large and highres EXR sequences took a long time and caused a duplicated ingest of the same element - the first element didn't have any main file(s) or proxies
  • catch wrong config file paths
  • api: fix the update feature
  • library export: datetime format bug
  • remove unused variables 'create defaults' from library file
  • bugfix: gallery sidebar - clicking discard button did not reset changed values (GUI bug only - database was not affected)
  • improve startup speed of CLI version
  • gallery view: improve element preview - on fast mouse movements the overlay stayed active
  • if one library failed e.g. due to file read permission error, nothing did load at all
  • resources example scripts: fix timestamp calculation for movie files
  • fix example scripts for filmstrip image quality
  • ingest list: after deleting an list item there were some strange behaviour when adding new data, e.g. tags
  • ingest view: improve catching more error messages
  • ingest view: empty folders were spinning for ever
  • setting custom port for cache server did not work with environment variable

[1.2.3] 2022-11-18

Added
  • add 'clear cache' button
  • add control for image quality for thumbnail and filmstrip transcoding tasks
  • new drag&drop notation: 'files' - get a list of all frame file paths of a sequence
  • gallery details view: show warning if the elements category is not defined in the category hierarchy tree
Changed
  • encrypt database password in the library settings file
Fixed
  • bug fix: deletion of file sequences
  • library data sometimes got saved into the config file
  • ignore library if the current user doesn't have read permission on the library config file
  • lite version: fix settings page if library could not be loaded
  • MySQL: fixed missing 'cryptography' package
  • Windows: drag and drop of file paths

[1.2.2] 2022-11-07

Added
  • hit 'escape key' to unselect all selected elements
  • library settings: add feature to edit/update library tags
  • add 'ding' sound whenever the ingest list progress reaches 100%
  • the library database can now be converter to a different database type. E.g. SQLite to PostgreSQL
  • add drag&drop sequence notation for Nuke. Example: '/some/path/file.####.exr 1001-1009'
  • order of libraries can now be changed - in 'settings -> library' drag them in the preferred order
  • show progress of the ingest list in the taskbar
  • show warning of unsaved changes before leaving the settings page
  • show dialog before leaving the ingest page when tasks are still active
  • gallery view: added sort order for elements (bottom right)
  • gallery view: add live check if high-res data is available on disk
  • gallery view: preserve User GUI state between sessions
  • element details view: show thumbnail and warning text if the proxy file for an element is missing
  • element details view: show if the elements main file(s) exists on disk
  • element details view: add button to show more information about the element
  • element details view: add color channels display
  • ingest view: multi-selection of list items with Shift+Click
  • ingest view: separate mutliple search by a commma
  • api: add option to render proxies for an element. The 'elements UUID' and 'template mapping name' need to be provided
Changed
  • element details view: re-organized layout - added button to show more information about an element
  • api: get-element-by-uuid no longer requires the library. This is now an optional flag '--library'. The element UUID will be check against all loaded libraries in the config file. This makes it much easier to get the element data
  • settings: select the first library by default
  • gallery view: move preview scale slider to the bottom right of the screen
  • gallery details view: redesign view - add extended info option
  • windows: upgrade Redis Server to version 5.0.14.1
Fixed
  • improve message display
  • improve processing of the ingest list
  • improve error message for failed ingest jobs
  • improve error messages - less slashes in the message
  • improve custom command submission with file path containing space characters
  • display name for custom created hierarchy tree
  • in some cases the ingest progress percentage was over 100%
  • if the ingest for an element into the database failed, the following jobs did get blocked
  • show green dot if template mapping has an extra template assigned
  • preview failed for files with only one color channel - e.g. movie with only an alpha matte
  • ingest view: fixed blank page when a library was missing/broken
  • ingest view: preserve settings when changing the view
  • Windows: filmstrip creation with a large number of frames failed due to the Windows commandline limit of 8190 characters
  • Windows: setup witn an existing library failed to ingest
  • fix tag display for custom hierarchy tree in element details view
  • fix resolve error for re-rendering element proxies
  • fix timeout issues when the software was running for a long time. e.g overnight
  • fix correct creation time in the database for the current workstation. Before it was always the UTC time
  • fix hook files in the resources folder
  • fix ingest issue for users with an @ at-sign in the Users home directory. E.g.: /home/user@domain.local/tmp
  • fix ingest of transcoding mapping with extra templates
  • bug fix: transcoding template with noop tasks for the proxies did update the file paths in the database
  • bug fix: gallery view - elements stayed selected after updating the rating
  • bug fix: custom command including an escape for special characters, like a double quotation character

[1.2.1] 2022-08-26

Added
  • create database for collections
  • show error message for invalid JSON file
  • settings: add button to delete all categories in the hierarchy tree
  • create new library dialog - database step (advanced view): add Checkbox to deactivate creation of default tags & categories in the database
  • global setting (filmstrip_frames) to change the number of frames used for the filmstrip preview in the gallery
Changed
  • remove force reload option from menu
Fixed
  • show active element
  • fix creation of new category that is already defined in the hierarchy tree
  • fixed proxy generation for source path with uppercase file extension
  • fix display of select element and other overlay icons
  • api: bug fix - if no tags are defined it will no longer create a None tags
  • when the library root ended with a slash '/' the ingest failed
  • MacOS: Cmd+Q bug - when another application was in focus 'das element' closed
  • MacOS: show error message for broken license initialization
  • ingest of an element with a custom category failed
  • ingest view: creating new category and new tag at once did failed

[1.2.0] 2022-08-01

Added
  • add splash screen
  • add API v1
  • add sphere player for HDR spheres: introduce new media type sphere - '.hdr' images are automatically set as 'sphere' elements - '.exr' files need to be changed manually if the content is a HDR sphere
  • add collections (personal & global)
  • add option to lock a library to prevent any data changes
  • add file to set environment variables. The file 'variables.env' needs to be places inside the users home directory like this: '~/.das-element/variables.env'
  • add default environment variable file
  • new search filter: add date-range filter to find elements ingested by date
  • gallery view: use shortcut 'ctrl + a' to select all elements on the current page
  • gallery view: added multi-select. Use 'ctrl+click' and 'shift+click' to select multiple elements
  • gallery view: added check-icon for selected elements
  • gallery view: if multiple elements are selected, all file paths get copied to the clipboard
  • double click to open project file
  • show number of workers & jobs in job-queue
  • show system usage (CPU & memory)
  • auto create environment variables files on software startup
  • ingest view: better visual feedback when the category is not
  • the 'config' step in the software setup screen now enforces correct config file naming. File path ending with '.conf'
  • ffmpeg transcoding task: add framerate option to be the same as the source framerate
  • improve display when multiple elements are selected
  • improve sort-order of results when searching for tags/categories
  • better visual feedback that tags can be input
Changed
  • new tags can now contain upper-case characters
  • removed the grouping for the Tag input picker. This fixes the sorting of the options when searching for a tag
  • category picker: auto focus the search, field to start typing right away
  • custom commands: if an argument contains a space-character it will be surrounded by quotes
  • lite version: remove 'import library'-button/functionality. The standard version should be used to control which libraries are loaded
  • improve save of custom hierarchy tree. Will now automatically save to the share-resources folder. The Environment variable DASELEMENT_RESOURCES needs to be defined for this
  • user with the Lite version can no longer un-link libraries
Fixed
  • fix quotes string issue
  • fix missing library file during new library creation
  • fix error dialog for missing license server information
  • fix filmstrip preview for elements with space-character in the proxy file path
  • fix framerange when drag&drop with flame-notation for sequences
  • fix the transcoding copy-task checkbox for 'force use of source path'
  • fix copy of source file sequence after an element was already ingested
  • fix advanced text search with forward-/backslashes
  • fix number of elements on page after changing the preview scale
  • creation SQLite database failed when using the software for the very first time
  • gallery view: changing the drag&drop notation started playing all elements
  • gallery view: fix unwanted autoplay of image/movie previews
  • ingest list: fix button actions for multiple selected items (de/activate item, delete item, open already ingest item in explorer
  • ingest list: improve speed performance for many elements
  • ingest view: show green dot if advanced filters are applied
  • ingest view: default tags sometime also appeared as custom tags
  • ingest view: removing a tag sometimes deleted other tags as well
  • cli: fix warning about psycopg2-binary
  • macos: fix error message 'ZombieProcess is not JSON serializable'
  • linux: fix software startup. App install location is: /opt/das-element...
  • linux: fix AppImage for Linux

[1.1.5] 2022-05-16

Added
  • add splash screen
  • information to the license server can now be put in a file called 'license.conf'. Place it in the users home directory ~/.das-element/license.conf - way easier for MacOS now to define the license server, no more environment variable needed
  • the drag&drop notation for file sequences can now be changed directly in the Gallery View. The default ('folder') can be overwritten by setting the environment variable: DASELEMENT_DND_NOTATION
  • add relative path double dots (..) to move one directory up in the path patterns. Very useful if you want to place the proxy folders beside the folder where the source file is located
  • error messages can now be paused and copied to the clipboard - simply click the warning
  • gallery view: add button to play all elements at once
  • gallery view: add loading wheel when loading category data
  • gallery details view: add save/discard-changes buttons in the edit mode]
  • ingest view: add warning for mismatch of the transcoding mapping
  • Linux/MacOS: add retries for failed ingest steps/jobs. Main job 2x retries and Proxies 3x retries
  • new default categories
Changed
  • set default timeout for render jobs from 30 to 60 minutes
  • ingest view: already elements get disabled by default
  • for the thumbnail/filmstrip generation the log level of FFmpeg is changed to 'error' to reduce the logging output
Fixed
  • improve performance: much faster querying of data from the database
  • filter search is now case insensitive
  • gallery view: fixed the match-all filter result if only the category matches
  • gallery view: with multiple libraries, tags were sometimes missing in the category-tags filter field
  • gallery view: only elements that are selected (green box) get changed
  • gallery view: improve multi-edit behaviour for multiple elements
  • ingest view: only elements that are selected (blue box) get changed
  • ingest view: if the temp preview is disabled and the file failed to load it will now be added to the disregard-list. Before the spinning wheel was running for ever.
  • changing the config file failed to load databases correctly
  • for some movie files the frame rate could not be detected and it failed with the error: 'division by zero'
  • fix the order in which elements get ingested
  • fixed blank screen after clicking to re-render a transcoding template and re-selecting the same element after
  • hide actual password of database login in log files
  • improve connection errors to database
  • unwanted multi-select bug is now fixed
  • MacOS: fix ffmpeg proxy generation if source file has spaces in the file path or file name
  • Windows bug: fix copy of files with &(ampersand) in the file path

[1.1.4] 2022-03-14

Added
  • add rating of elements. From 1-5 stars or unrated
  • add angle brackets (<>) around the value when clicking on a 'Predefined Element Attribute' to copy it to the clipboard
  • add support for project files. For example: Nuke ('.nk'), Natron ('ntp'), Krita ('kra'), various Adobe files ('.aep', '.ffx', '.ai', '.indd')
  • add unique ID for all Element. These UUIDs are globally unique across all libraries and databases
  • add shortened/truncated UUID for each element. Can be used in the path patterns
  • gallery view: advanced search now can search for element UUID
  • gallery view: set custom thumbnail by drag&drop new image on the elements detail view preview
  • settings: for the template mappings: added warning icon if template is missing
  • set thumbnail of an element by drag&drop some media on the Sidebar Preview
  • new predefined value: <default_first_frame> - can be used in custom commands
  • Postgres Database now supports SSL connection
  • improve display of active view
Changed
  • gallery view: reorganize filters. Moved Channel and Media Type into advanced view
  • allow any Database Table Name (DB Name). Removed the 'daselement_' prefix
  • For Debian Linux: no longer required the '--no-sandbox' flag to start the software
  • set default timeout to 15 minutes
Fixed
  • improve timeout bug for proxy generation
  • improve handling of file sequence with just a single frame
  • some movie files had a wrong last frame due to some rounding error
  • use correct output of pre-export hook for 'export all elements'
  • wired preview files for HDR images
  • fix bug: calculation error - frame duration was one frame too long for image sequences
  • fix bug: converting movie file to file sequence did not take the correct frame range for the output sequence
  • fix bug: UTF8 encoding error for movie files
  • fix bug: preview generation of files with ampersand '&' in the file name
  • ingest view: loading of long file sequences took for ever
  • settings: fix custom command input field width
  • SQLite: fix creation and editing of database - should no longer run into 'locked database' errors
  • Windows: custom commands now have uniform backslashes for all file paths
  • Windows: improve copy speed of files

[1.1.3] 2022-01-21

Fixed
  • bug fix: creation of thumbnails failed

[1.1.2] 2022-01-19

Added
  • add support of PDF file
  • add support of HDR file
  • get a meaningful frame for the thumbnail. Choose default thumbnail frame for sequences & movie clips
  • added new categories to hierarchy tree
  • add Slider in the top menu to scale the elements previews in the Gallery view
  • gallery view: highlight the active filters
  • gallery view: add option to show element names in the Gallery View
  • settings: list order now changeable for Transcoding Templates
  • settings: list order now changeable for Path Patterns and Template Mappings
  • settings: change the order of Path Values list items
  • menu bar: add link to example scripts
  • improve error message if the file path definitions are missing the global settings
Changed
  • in the config creation dialog choose a preset instead of the 'blank setup' option
Fixed
  • bug fix: the filter for the frames duration did not filter out single image files
  • fix example script for simple file copy
  • fix naming of Name field in the Settings->Category section

[1.1.1] 2021-11-21

Added
  • new environment variable: DASELEMENT_DND_NOTATION - define the file sequence path notations for elements that are drag&dropped into another application
  • add examples scripts to submit Nuke jobs to AWS Deadline. You will find them here: '/resources/scripts/custom/examples/nuke'
  • add example Nuke scripts and Python files to use in the custom command as a transcoding task
  • add functionality to edit the color space value of an element in the database. This can be done in the edit mode in the Gallery Details View
  • add tooltip to display the values for 'exec' and 'params' of a custom command
  • add button to increase size of input fields for the custom command transcoding task
  • transcoding templates: improved display for settings of custom command and ffmpeg
Changed
  • for Linux the temporary files, e.g. temp-previews for the ingest view, will now be create in the users home directory temp folder: '~/tmp/das-element'
  • the path value 'source.path' is now formated as %d-string. Example: /some/path.%04d.exr
  • do not slugify the source path items, when resolving the path patterns
Fixed
  • for Windows only: Ampersand characters in the custom command will be escaped automatically like this: & -> ^&
  • workers did not use the latest settings, e.g. if the transcoding task changed after the software has been started
  • do not slugify path values that start with 'path' or 'source'
  • ingest view: fix filmstrip preview scaling issue
  • path values for 'source.frame_first' and 'source.frame_last' was missing movie files and raised a resolve error
  • fix backslash bug: were all backslash get converted to forwardslash
  • fix bug for forward- and backslashes in the custom command
  • fix open in explorer bug for file sequences on MacOS
  • bug fix: wired multi-select of elements when the edit-mode was clicked in the Gallery Details View
  • bug fix for single image file paths for custom commands
  • bug fix: when the main transcoding task failed the progress did not reset to 100%

[1.1.0] 2021-11-01

Added
  • the software now supports MacOS
  • add more examples for hook files
  • add new categories to hierarchy tree
  • add Ingest List CSV: Load the ingest list from a CSV file. This can be used to either import an existing library from some other software or to load the ingest list from some previous ingest. During each ingest all file paths, categories and tags are automatically saved to a CSV file and saved in a folder called: ingest_logs.
  • Add Template Mappings - create multiple combinations for transcoding templates for various ingest styles
  • add python hook to parse file paths before populating the ingest view. This can be used to parse the loaded file paths to automatically add tags and
  • add predefined values to get the directory path and filename for the different paths like main element, source, thumbnail, ... the category for file paths getting loaded into the ingest list
  • the custom transcoding tasks can now be limited for to specific operating system
  • the re-numbering of frame sequences can now be disabled. This also fixes the wrong frame duration bug for movie files and single images
  • make template mappings expandable
  • gallery view: edit or delete multiple elements at once. All selected elements will be modified when the edit mode is active
  • gallery view: custom drag&drop file path notation if the application Flame is running. Example: /some/files.[1001-1002].exr - otherwise the default behavior is to get the parent folder of a file sequence
  • gallery elements detail: add button to copy element path to clipboard
  • settings - library: added DateRangePicker to export all elements created in a specific date range
  • settings: export all elements of a library to a JSON file
  • settings: the transcoding task 'copy' can now be forced copy the source path
  • settings: add button to duplicate transcoding template
  • ingest view: added option to disable creation of temp previews & added option to load as a sequences or individual files
  • Slugify resolve path. Replace all whitespaces in an elements file path with '-' (dash). This does not effect the root path of a library
Changed
  • database: in the Element-table the Colum 'name' is no longer unique. The Colum 'id' is now unique. Multiple items with the same file name can be ingested
  • renamed settings key: 'template mapping' to 'template mappings'. Your settings file will automatically be updated
  • the post render hook now receives a list of all outputs from all transcoding steps items. Please adjust your post_render.py files
Deprecated
  • remove predefined value: "source.name" - please use "source.filename" instead
Fixed
  • Windows: terminate all running processes when the application is closed
  • the Cacher Server occasionally kept running after application was closed
  • DB crash: could not create Feature database entry
  • better error message handling when Workers crash on Windows
  • ingest view: loading indication fix after dropping files or folders into the software
  • adding new path pattern did not show up in other path patterns dropdown menu
  • Gallery Detailview: clicking the edit-mode button sometimes to crashed
  • fix example render scripts for filmstrip and thumbnail
  • fix scaling issue of previews
  • fix crash when the path resolvers custom data has wrong data format
  • fix export library file bug
  • fix proxy generation with FFmpeg for file sequences
  • fixes for various ingest preview generation bugs
  • fixed some example farm script bugs
  • bug fix: library Path Pattern was sometimes not updating in the UI
  • bug fix: resolution for proxy movies

[1.0.4] 2021-09-08

  • get model from environment variable DASELEMENT_MODEL was not working
Added
  • gallery view: select multiple items with CTRL + click. Blue is the active item in the details view. Green are all the select items
  • ingest view: added button to clear categories/tags for all active list items
  • ingest view: multi select items to change category/tags for all of them. (CTRL + Click to select items)
  • ingest view: add button to copy file paths of disregarded items to clipboard
  • ingest view: added colorbars to indicate a certain state of a list item. Like warnings or successful ingest
  • ingest view: the User can now stop running tasks with a stop-button in the upper right corner
  • ingest view: single rows can now be deleted
  • Users can now edit and save a custom category hierarchy tree. The file 'hierarchy.json' must be place at /mnt/server/shared_folder/das-element/hierarchy/hierarchy.json in order to be loaded
  • Users can now add/modify/delete synonyms for categories in the Category Hierarchy Manager in the settings
  • improve worker logging
Changed
  • do not use the misc (Q2302426) category anymore as a fallback
Fixed
  • ingest view: the tags-dropdown was cut off for the item at the very bottom
  • Windows: forceful termination of running processes

[1.0.3] 2021-08-24

Fixed
  • cli: unable to start software because of Redis ResponeError
  • OpenEXR: use the display windows resolution for previews
  • ingest: improve behaviour of clear list button
  • fix 'start_number' not found bug for proxy generation
Added
  • added pre-render hook. Place a pre_render.py python file in the resources folder under scripts/hooks which will be executed before each transcoding task
  • added post-render hook for better render farm submission. You can now define the resource folder and place a "post_render.py" in scripts/hooks which will be executed after each transcoding task
  • add examples for transcoding tasks for farm & deadline post render hook example

[1.0.2] 2021-08-17

Added
  • more logging for the debug mode to the command line
  • ingest: show loading icon after adding elements to ingest list
Fixed
  • windows: ingest view failed to create preview for movie files and sequences

[1.0.1] 2021-08-13

Added
  • add support for Cineon files (.cin)
Fixed
  • the software is now VFX Platform 2021 conform
  • ingest view: loading files without a file extension failed without a warning
  • fix thumbnail creation for files with lower resolution than the thumbnail size
  • center thumbnail image for previews
  • keep original pixel aspect ratio when rendering proxy movie with ffmpeg
  • bug fix: ingesting elements with the misc category failed

[1.0.0] 2021-08-01

Added
  • official release of das element 🙂


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