Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Splash and Action! updates.

Hello!

Few things happened since last entry and we thought that we owe you some words about them. In short we are after two major releases for Action (current version 1.9.1) and after a long awaited Splash players update (PRO and PRO EX). Read below to find out more about these updates and what changed.

Two major Action! updates - 1.8.0 and 1.9.0

In our last blog entry you were able to read that Action! 1.7.0 now fully support Windows 8. Next major update numbered 1.8.0 was also a huge feature step for our software. We added a cool function that allows you to pause and resume your recordings. So now if you want to get a cup of coffee to spend another few hours playing your favorite game you don't have to end your recordings, now you can just pause it with key combination shift + f9 (set by default) and resume it with the same combination when you get back to your computer.

What was also cool about 1.8.0? Logitech multimedia keyboards LCD displays support (Logitech G13/G15/G19 etc.). Now you can see lots of information on your Logitech LCD. Watch the video below and see what we are talking about.

Logitech G19 keyboard LCD display support

Logitech G13/G15 keyboard LCD display support

These two features were the main cause of 1.8.0 major update. Here's the full change log: 
  • NEW FEATURE: Pause/resume for video recordings added
  • NEW FEATURE: Support for Logitech multimedia keyboards LCD displays (Logitech G13/G15/G19 etc.)
  • Changed default recordings folder on Windows 8 (fixes problems with desktop video recording)
  • Translations improvements
  • Stability fixes (closing Action! application)
  • Small GUI improvements

Let's talk about 1.9.0 now. Lots of you create amazing content and place it on YouTube. Recently you were asking about adding a customized watermark to your videos so people can recognize your brand. So we made it. From version 1.9.0 you are able to add images to your videos. See video below how exactly this works.

Action! 1.9.0 - Overlay graphics feature preview

Overlay graphics feature allows you to put your logo, company name, channel name and any graphic you want in 7 positions: top left, top centered, top right, bottom right, bottom centered, bottom left and centered. Followed image formats are supported: .jpg, .jpeg, .png and .bmp. Transparency is fully supported by the way. 

We also made stability fixes for closing Action! application. In some cases Action! were freezing after closing. Good news, after updating to 1.9.0 this bug is no longer happening. Here's the full change log list:
  • NEW FEATURE: Adding custom logo and other overlay graphics for video recordings
  • Windows Media Player (and other players using EVR) recording fixed
  • Windows multi-user improvements for desktop recording
  • Stability fixes (closing Action! application)
  • Small GUI improvements (tray mode improvements)

And don't forget about one minor update.

We also made a little update for version 1.9.0. Here's the change log list for Action! 1.9.1
  • Improved performance of Windows 8 desktop and Windows 8 Modern UI Style applications recording
  • Important GUI improvements (fixed problem with cancel export popup window buttons)
  • Translations improvements

Small Clarification

One of our customers was confused about Action! updates. Since we reach 1.9.0 version he asked about Action! 2.0 and upgrade to this version.

First of all, currently we are not planning to release Action! 2.0 anytime soon. Next major Action! update will be marked as 1.10.0 and so on, unless Action! is 100% done. Then we will find a way to make it better so we can mark it as 2.0.0. Until then you don't have to worry for any additional update charges. After product purchase you are entitled to a free updates within purchased product version.

Here's a quote from our Terms of Sale about this matter:

"7.4 After product purchase you are entitled to a free updates within purchased product version. In example after purchase of Splash PRO (version 1.x.x) you are entitled to free updates to Splash PRO 1.x.x versions. Upgrades to next product versions (in example from Splash PRO 1.x.x to Splash PRO 2.x.x version) or other product versions (in example from Splash PRO to Splash PRO EX) are not free."

Long awaited Splash players updates

Lots of you had to wait almost 8 months for an solid update for Splash player. Recently you were asking if we dropped this project. The answer is "no", Splash is still something that we are proud off and we are not planning to drop it. The main reason you guys had to wait this long for an update is Splash baby brother Action! who needed a lot of care, definitely more than Splash which was a solid and stable HD player. During this time we precisely wrote down every single suggestion that has been sent to us.

We can call 1.13.0 update a small introduction to Splash update. New version of Splash PRO and Splash PRO EX is now ready to download. Here are the changelogs for these two versions of our player.

Splash PRO EX 1.13.0

  • IMPORTANT: Full support for Windows 8 added
  • Playback of AVI files with FICV video added (support for Mirillis Action! video recordings playback in AVI file format)
  • Fixed problem with cut/corrupted exported MP4 videos (low disk space protection)
  • Not starting export (showing 0% progress) problem fixed
  • H.264/AVC software video decoding improvements
  • LPCM audio decoding improvements
  • MKV stability improvements
  • Srt subtitles improvements
  • Stability improvements
  • Multi-language installer added

Splash PRO 1.13.0

  • IMPORTANT: Full support for Windows 8 added
  • Playback of AVI files with FICV video added (support for Mirillis Action! video recordings playback in AVI file format)
  • H.264/AVC software video decoding improvements
  • LPCM audio decoding improvements
  • MKV stability improvements
  • Srt subtitles improvements
  • Stability improvements
  • Multi-language installer added

Splash Lite

Coming soon!

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As you can see everything is on a good track. If you want to be the first one to know about Mirillis latest information, updates and many more visit and like our official facebook page where we post everything earlier than elsewhere. We also tweet newest information on our twitter so be sure you are following us @MirillisTeam. If you would like to see some video footage visit our YouTube channel - MirillisTeam

Best regards,
Mirillis Team

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