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VoltaicHD for Mac -> Version History

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Version 3.0
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2011
  • This version includes a number of minor bug fixes, some improvements to the AppleScript API and a number of stability improvements.
Version 2.5.1
  • Release Date: Jul 5, 2010
  • We have just released a bug fix release for VoltaicHD for Mac.

    This release fixes a problem with FlamingoHD where AVCHD movies were not being sent to Voltaic. This was caused by the updated Applescript API in VoltaicHD 2.5
Version 2.5.0
  • Release Date: Jun 25, 2010
  • This release is relatively minor for the Mac version of VoltaicHD. The key new Mac feature is Native AVCHD output. This function lets you trim and join AVCHD movies as before, but now gives you the option to create an AVCHD movie as output. We create the new AVCHD movie by trimming the source video and audio streams and creating a new AVCHD movie containing unaltered video and audio. This means that that output movie is exactly the same quality as the original.
  • Every video edit workflow that converts formats incurs some quality loss. Native AVCHD editing inside VoltaicHD provides you with 100% guaranteed lossless editing.
  • Version 2.5 of VoltaicHD for Mac is a free upgrade for all current VoltaicHD for Mac version 2 users.
Version 2.0.2
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2009
  • New YouTube Competition has been added
  • Simple titles can now be added to your final movie
  • Added support for DOF (depth of Field) Adaptors
  • Allowed multiple resolutions for YouTube uploads
Version 2.0.1
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
  • Fixed problems with conversions on OS X 10.4.
  • Fixed problems uploading non AVCHD files to YouTube
  • Fixed memory issues with very large files.
Version 2.0.0
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2009
  • ShedWorx now has an AVCHD Previewer which gives you a live preview of your movies.
  • Edit your AVCHD movies prior to conversion.
  • You can now send your movies direct to YouTube, iPhone, iPod and AppleTV.
  • Improved conversion processing gives you even better quality results.
  • Improved inverse telecine process for getting the best results from your 24p footage.
Version 1.8.8
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2009
  • We've just released version 1.8.8 of VoltaicHD, which fixes a few problems for all of those who have made the leap into Snow Leopard.
Version 1.8.7
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2009
  • Fixed toolbar enabling/disabling
  • Fixed crashing on a large batch of files (reworked the threading stuff)
  • Fixed the slow running problem on PowerPC unless minimised
  • Reduced CPU load
  • Fixed issues with converting AVCHD Lite files at the wrong speed
  • Increased the number of demo mode conversion to 20
  • Changed the log file to append logs rather than create a new file for each run
Version 1.8.6
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2009
  • Fixed issues with AVCHDLite files from Panasonic Lumix GH1.
  • Instead of overwriting files it now appends a numerical suffix to the new file.
  • Can now handle Unicode characters in paths.
  • Fixed issues with demo message continuing to appear when upgrading from an old version.
  • Default output location changed to Desktop.
  • Fixed error message when converting files with non standard resolutions.
Version 1.8.5
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2009
  • We have just released a new version of VoltaicHD for Mac (v1.8.5). Added 24p inverse telecine pulldown support.
  • Fixed activation display issue.
  • Greater support for Hauppage files.
Version 1.8.4
  • Release Date: May 22, 2009
  • We have just released a new version of VoltaicHD for Mac (v1.8.4). Fixed crashing issue.
Version 1.8.3
  • Release Date: May 13, 2009
  • Added split file support (AVCHD and AVCHD Lite).
  • Fixed conversion issue when launched from FlamingoHD.
  • Fixed issue with background processes not stopping.
  • Changed demo mode to be limited to 10 seconds for AVCHD clips. 50MB size limit still for Non-AVCHD clips.
Version 1.8.2
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2009
  • We have just released a new version of VoltaicHD (v1.8.2). Stability update for the exporting process.
  • Support for Hauppauge HD PVR files.
  • Better support for AVCHD Lite cameras.
  • Updated French translation (Thanks to Ronald A. Leroux)
Version 1.8.1
  • Release Date: Apr 8, 2009
  • Various fixes for new Export process.
Version 1.8.0
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2009
  • The following items have been fixed/changed: Moved exporting process to background. No more hanging for 10.4 and PowerPC users.
  • Fixes for Panasonic HMC, AVCHD Lite, JVC and CanonHF11 (detects duration and i/p correctly now) cameras
  • Better feedback when non HFS drives are used as Scratch and Output directories
  • Added Swedish Translation (Thanks to Marcus)
  • Fixed activation issue for Airbooks
Version 1.7.0
  • Release Date: Dec 9, 2008
  • This release introduces the ability to convert a whole stack of different movie formats, not just AVCHD.
    We now support DV, MPG, M4V, MP4 and TOD file extensions.
    These formats are supported by QuickTime, so the conversion process will be quicker than usual.
    One thing to note is that these conversions do cause VoltaicHD to be non-responsive. Don't worry - the conversion is happening. We'll make a change to run these exports in the background next year, thus re-enabling the progress indicator.
Version 1.6.2
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2008
  • Fix for machines running 10.5.* on PowerPC boxes.
Version 1.6.1
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2008
  • Added support for Sanyo and JVC Everio files.
  • Fix for machines running 10.4.* on Intel boxes.
Version 1.6.0
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2008
  • The main change in this release is the addition of Advanced Export options under the Preferences. This allows you to export from VoltaicHD into any format supported by QuickTime on your computer, rather than just AIC.
  • This is also the first release that we have made using the auto-update function, so registered users should receive this update automatically.
  • Finally, we are testing a new conversion method using FFmpeg. This works for some cameras and is a significant speed-up for one part of the conversion process.
Version 1.5.0
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2008
  • Added auto-update functionality.
  • Fix for machines running 10.4.* on Intel boxes.
Version 1.4.4
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2008
  • Fixed in this release is an incorrect frame rate setting that occurred only in 1440x1080i clips (PAL and NTSC) for AVCHD clips over 1Gb (i.e. greater than about 9 minutes) in size.
Version 1.4.2
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2008
  • Fixed problem when progress counter was being reset.
  • Fix for machines running PowerPC and 10.5.
Version 1.4.2
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2008
  • Fixed logging issue.
  • Minor fixes.
Version 1.4.1
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2008
  • Fix for machines running PowerPC and 10.5.
  • Fix for error message indicating no space left when 'Same as Source' was selected.
Version 1.4
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2008
  • Added a details drawer (which includes a new thumbnail preview)
  • Minor fixes.
Version 1.3
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2008
  • Please refer to this blog post for a full list of changes
Version 1.2.5
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2008
  • input file sizes up to 6Gb (and possibly much higher) now supported
  • audio sync problem with very large NTSC clips fixed
  • frame rate display issue in FCE fixed
Version 1.2.4
  • Release Date: May 10, 2008
  • full support for 1920x1080 resolution clips
  • removal of the requirement to have Perian installed for Final Cut users
  • removal of the iMovie/Final Cut preference setting
Version 1.2.3
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2008
  • VoltaicHD now supports the Sony SR11 and SR12 in both PAL and NTSC modes.
Version 1.2.2
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
  • This version is a minor bug fix release for:
    • an Activation problem affecting a small number of users
    • Activation problems for users with non-ASCII characters in their name
    • increased detail in the Voltaic log so that you don't need to give us extra details when emailing support

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