• Avid Pro Tools 12.6

    Avid Pro Tools 12.6

    by Published on 30th September 2016 13:00
    Avid aggiorna Pro Tools alla versione 12.6

    Elenco Cambiamenti e Novità

    Clip Effects (HD Software Only)
    • Provides clip-based effects that let you apply non-destructive EQ, filtering, and dynamics processing to any whole audio clip on any audio track.
    • Lets you modify the sound of any single whole clip or a selection of whole clips on one or more tracks without having to use rendered AudioSuite processing or having to process entire tracks using plug-in inserts.
    • Settings always stay with the clip, which means you can move, and Cut or Copy and Paste clips along with their corresponding clip effects settings
    • Fully supported with Pro Tools HD software. Pro Tools software can open and playback sessions and projects with clip effects as well as Bypass, Clear, and Render clip effects if present, but cannot edit clip effects.
    • Uses the host processor (Native processing) on all systems.

    Layered Editing
    • New editing option which prevents loss of partially overlapped clips while editing. For example, deleting a small clip placed on top of a larger clip reveals the intact underlying clip, not silence. Option is enabled with new button near Edit Tools and Options menu.
    • “Overlap Shadows” now indicate overlapping clips. This replaces previous “Overlap” option for dog-ear indicators. Option is enabled in View>Clip menu.
    • “Overwrite Indicators” inform the user if an offscreen clip will be fully overlapped and cleared. Option is enabled in View>Clip menu.

    Playlist Workflows
    • When a track contains more than one playlist, the Playlist selector now turns blue.
    • New “Send to…” commands allow selections to be more freely copied or moved between playlists. Visual indicators are provided to inform the user of the playlist destination. These commands are available when right-clicking on a clip and in Edit menu.
    • “Send Fully Overlapped Clips to Available Playlist…” preferences allow fully overlapped clips while editing and/or recording to be sent to an available playlist as opposed to being cleared from the timeline. These preferences are available in Preferences>Editing.

    Additional Editing Improvements
    • In Grid mode, use the Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) key to toggle off (or “clutch” out of) Grid mode and edit in Slip mode. When in Slip mode, use the Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) key to toggle off (or “clutch” out of) Slip mode and edit in Grid mode. This makes editing much more fluid as the Slip or Grid edit mode can be “parked” in a default position and using only the key command to toggle to the other mode from the one currently selected.
    • Tandem Trimming is now available in Options menu and is no longer enabled with Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) key.
    • Fine breakpoint adjustment now requires Shift+Command (Mac) or Shift+Control (Windows) keys and adjustment is constrained vertically.

    Real Time Fade Manipulation and Fades Context Menu
    • Manipulate fade curves in real time with waveform updates using the Smart Tool or Selector Tool.
    • When using the Smart Tool, hovering the mouse over the center third of a fade of any kind will show the Fade icon. Clicking and dragging on the fade while this icon is shown will allow the real time adjustment of the fade curve.
    • When using the Selector Tool, hovering the mouse over a fade of any kind and holding the Command key (Mac) or the Control key (Win) will clutch the selector tool into the fade manipulation tool. Click and drag on the fade to adjust the curve.
    • A new Fades sub menu is added to the edit window right click menu while fades are selected that allows changing of primary fade shape setting, equal power or gain setting, and access to the Fades dialog.

    Single System Re-recording Workflows (HDX Only)
    • Delay Compensation enhancements have been made to support Film/TV re-recording workflows within a single system using cascaded audio tracks.
    • Set cascaded audio tracks used to re-record to “Auto-Low Latency Off,” enabling seamless input monitor switching and Destructive Punch in and out.

    Workspace Simple Search Boolean Enhancements
    • Classic Boolean search operators are now available when using Simple Search in the Workspace. Simple Search performs a search of all “free text” fields within the Workspace’s current index of volumes and catalogs chosen for searching. The following operators now affect a search string:
    • Exact matching; by enclosing search terms in quotations, e.g. “search string”, the workspace will return only files with exact matches to the enclosed string
    • AND operator; by separating search terms with AND, e.g. search AND string, the workspace will return only files with matches to both terms. AND is the default operator used when separating search terms by a single space.
    • OR operator; by separating search terms with OR, e.g. search OR string, the workspace will return files that match both terms in any combination
    • NOT operator; by using the - symbol immediately before a search term, e.g. -“search string”, the workspace will return only items that do not contain the given term
    • Parenthetical operations; by enclosing search terms in parens, e.g. (search AND string), the workspace will first perform the searches within parens and then permute the displayed results by the operators and terms used outside of the parens

    Edit Window Status Icon Enhancements (Relink Offline, Task Manager, and Freeze)
    • Clicking the “Session Data Online Status” indicator when it is red because there are Offline Files in the current session or project will now initiate the “Relink Offline” command
    • A new “Task Manager Status” indicator is displayed that will show whether any tasks are in progress as well as whether any tasks have failed. Clicking the Task Manager Status indicator will open, close, or focus the Task Manager window depending on the Task Manager window’s current state
    • A new “Freeze Status” indicator is displayed that will show whether any of the currently shown tracks in a Pro Tools document are Frozen. Right clicking on the Freeze Status indicator will allow you to freeze or unfreeze all tracks, or selectively include track types in subsequent freeze or unfreeze all commands. Option(Mac) or Alt(PC) + clicking the Freeze Status indicator will Freeze All no matter what settings are used in the context menu, and Command(Mac) or (Control) + clicking the Freeze Status indicator will freeze any remaining unfrozen tracks of the chosen tracks types if one or more shown tracks in the document are already frozen

    Collaboration and Project Sync Updates
    • Pending Invitations can now be revoked from Artist Chat
    • Tracks with conflicting upload and download state are now shown in the Collaboration Issues workflow
    • Ownership requests can now be rejected by Command+Clicking (Mac) or Control+Clicking (PC) the ownership button when another user has asked to take ownership of a track
    • Cloud Client Services v2.0 - supports future enhancements to the Collaboration and Project Synchronization feature set and increases transfer reliability for current versions of Pro Tools

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed a class of performance issues that were associated with viewing core plug-in windows during playback such as a case of -9173 with the Click II plug-in

    • Fixed graphical issues that could occur when moving tracks or clips vertically within the edit window
    • The commit operation no longer creates both a whole file clip and an identical sub clip. Only a whole file clip is created
    • Using "Create Individual" and "Clip by Clip" settings for Audiosuite processing no longer modifies clip boundaries unexpectedly
    • Tracks created by a committing an Elastic Audio enabled tick-based track no longer fail to respond to tempo changes
    • Track Bounce no longer creates a file with an incorrect original timecode value

    Import Session Data and Import Audio
    • Imported audio files with names containing 2-byte language characters or certain non-English language characters no longer fail to be found when searching the Clips List
    • Fixed an Import Session Data issue that could delete plug-in automation without warning when matching to tracks in the current session with plug-in instances that were not automation enabled before import
    • Fixed an issue with Import Session Data that would fail to import tracks that did not have any whole file audio clips on the active playlist
    • Fixed a case where groups that are active in a source session are imported as inactive after Import Session Data
    • The "Consolidate" option in Import Session Data no longer copies the full file for clips that should be consolidated instead

    • The Channel Strip Low Pass Filter Frequency parameter responds to automation more accurately
    • A warning is now presented while attempting to remove plug-ins that have been automated from tracks that are inactive
    • Fixed a case where Master Fader tracks would switch automation mode to Auto Latch after a Bounce to Disk
    • The duplicate command no longer fails to operate on automation on frozen tracks
    • Fixed a case where some 3rd party plug-in automation written in previous Pro Tools versions would not play back in 12.5-12.5.2

    Crashes and Errors
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when resizing a video track
    • Fixed a crash that could occur inserting the Downmixer plug-in on a track during playback
    • Fixed a crash caused by cancelling the Rename dialog while using Strip Silence
    • Fixed a crash that could occur separating clips containing certain combinations of fades
    • Fixed a crash caused by moving inMusic VIP between inserts
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when nudging clips
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when downloading track changes that included a new version of an existing audio file
    • Fixed a crash that could occur after using Destructive Punch and turning delay compensation on and off
    • Fixed a crash that could occur while using S6 and closing a session while a track is in playlist view and the edit selection is placed on that track's main playlist
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when re-calculating waveform overviews for a file that was moved or renamed
    • Fixed a hang that could occur undoing nudge commands by clicking in the Undo History window
    • Fixed a hang that could occur when using the trim scrub tool on certain clips
    • Fixed Access Violation errors that could occur using Clip Gain and Audiosuite in some cases on Windows 10

    • The Video Engine no longer fails to initialize on a non-Administrator account if Pro Tools hadn't previously been launched by an Administrator account on the same OS install (Mac OS only)
    • Using Bounce to Quicktime no longer fails to bounce audio in sessions created from an AAF with a project type other than 1080p24
    • Playback of one half frame timeline selections no longer cause a video engine error
    • Creating a new session from a template containing a video track and one or more video clips no longer asks to import the video file

    • Filenames containing 2-byte language or special characters no longer fail to be found while searching in Workspace
    • Fixed a bug that prevented selection of multiple "TC Rate" values in Workspace advanced search
    • Workspace no longer fails to display all channels for a multichannel file after renaming
    • Workspace window position no longer fails to save when closing and reopening

    • Fixed an issue that could cause noise to appear in clips with fades when consolidating
    • Fixed a slow memory leak that could occur while Pro Tools was left running for many hours
    • Fixed an issue that could cause track solos to be ignored during the countoff
    • Disabling "Link Mix/Edit Group Enable" no longer fails to unlink mix and edit groups when changing active state
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Aux tracks to erroneously switch to Frames track view
    • Copy to send no longer generates unexpected send volume levels on frozen tracks
    • Inactive tracks no longer fail to be made active if the track selection also contains tracks that are already active
    • Fixed an issue that could cause artifacts to be recorded when stopping a destructive punch record pass if system delay is greater than 5000 samples
    • MIDI Tracks in the "Single Note" track view restore correctly when reopening sessions
    • While using S6 and controlling multiple machines in a satellite network, soloing a track in X-OR no longer fails across machines
    • Fixed an issue that would disable Elastic Audio without updating the Elastic Audio algorithm selector UI when using the do-to-all modifier to choose an algorithm if some tracks already have an algorithm setting
    • Fixed an installation issue that could prevent ICON and C|24 from working on Windows 10
    • Increased the click zone size for black squares in the Fades dialog used to adjust fade in and out start points for crossfades with unlinked fade ins and fade outs
    • The state and position of the floating Transport window no longer fails to be stored and recalled with window configurations
    • Fixed a case where the timeline insertion point may roll backward slightly after stopping a Destructive Punch record pass
    • Fixed a case where installation of a new plug-in would not be detected when launching Pro Tools
    • Fixed an issue that could cause installation of Pro Tools to fail if a prior installation of Media Composer 8.5.2 had taken place
    • Improved translations throughout the application

    Artist Chat
    • Fixed cases where Project chat rooms did not display a name in Artist Chat
    • Fixed a case where it was possible to leave "Display Name" empty before beginning to collaborate
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Artist Chat to only update once after signing in
    • Fixed various issues with sending a contact request to an e-mail address
    • Fixed various issues with sending and receiving project invitations

    Collaboration and Project Sync

    • Fixed a case where the save command could take 30 seconds to execute for a Project using many thousands of audio files
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent some users from deleting projects or creating new ones
    • If there are track changes and tempo ruler changes in a download queue, the queue is sequenced so that tick based tracks are not modified out of sync with tempo changes
    • Fixed many issues with Project functionality that could occur after network connectivity is interrupted
    • Upload all new changes command no longer fails to operate on hidden tracks
    • Fixed a case where unshared tracks could display deactivated collaboration UI elements
    • Unfreezing a shared Aux or Instrument track no longer fails to register a track change
    • Fixed a case where the global upload button may not clear after sharing a track change that included a Commit operation
    • Fixed a case where uploads of some files could stall while uploading a single track that contained hundreds of audio file
    • Fixed a case where files could be missing after using Save Copy In to convert a session to a project
    • While using Shared as Frozen, parameter changes that would not affect the rendered audio no longer require re-freezing
    • Audio files that were uploaded as part of a project synchronization before being shared for collaboration are not re-uploaded if the track becomes shared
    • Drawing a tempo change no longer causes all shared tracks to register a track change

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