BLAM-3 3.2109 – Release Notes

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BLAM-3.2109 – Release notes

Release Date: 07-09-2021
BLAM-3 SDK Version: 3.0.5.34

Core API and Workflow

  • EDL endpoint can now return markers of source clips
    • Subtitle, QC and Temporal
  • New Video Technical Data field ‘Format Level’ now reported on look-up
  • Text Sanitisation is now fully customisable
  • Work Order Item Task
    • New task type for raising as task on work order items
  • Attempting to delete an Asset referenced by an EDL now throws an `IN_USE` exception
  • New asset search fields*
    • workOrderId
    • workOrderReference

*requires search table rebuild to fetch historical data

 

User Interface Updates

  • Workflow Builder
    • Split Workflows toggle that can be set on a per workflow basis
  • Workflow Monitor
    • Blidgets now show an estimated completion time
    • New `Trigger` button to immediately trigger workflows that can run without input data
  • Context Menus
    • Renamed `Delete` to `Soft Delete` to better reflect its behaviour
  • Projects
    • Live updates when a folder or its subfolders’ contents are updated
    • Can now multi-select folders in the project view
    • Can now drag and drop multiple assets when adding or removing from folders
  • Work Orders
    • Performance optimised for loading large amounts of work orders
    • Pagination support added
    • Live updates performance improvements
    • Task flow now supports auto opening Work Order Items for editing
    • Customisable page size and default history range on panel configuration
    • Added new context menu options when interacting with items, can now `Find in Projects`, go to `Media` or `Metadata` panels by right clicking on the items directly
    • New `Users` column in work order table for showing triggering user
  • Tasks
    • Pagination support added
    • New support task type for Work Order Items
  • Configuration
    • Global configurations now separated in a new tab from Panel configurations
  • Workspaces
    • Now uses lazy loading for improved performance for large workspaces
  • Video Player
    • Now shows asset thumbnail if present but no browse file available

 

BLidgets

  • Throw Exception
    • Used to complete the workflow and mark as a failed state
  • Copy
    • Improved efficiency of copy operation when copying files on the same disk drive
  • Publish to YouTube
    • New BLidget for publishing video content directly in YouTube. Requires the Google credentials schema
  • Object Rekognition
    • Updated to supports detection for `Celebrities`, Content Moderation`, `Faces`, `Objects`, `Programme Segments` and `On Screen Text`
  • Baton QC
    • (Updated) Can be used with on-prem and cloud instances and automatically pulls in PDF reports as child assets
  • Register ADI Package
    • Can be used to import assets and metadata from ADI XML files
  • Export ADI XML
    • Can export an ADI formatted XML
  • Has Children
    • Brancher for assets that have child assets
  • Translate
    • Updated to support writing translations directly to subtitle markers
  • Register Unmanaged In-Place
    • Used for registering files in place on Network storage devices
  • Render EDL (Media Convert)
    • Now supports Dynamic Audio remuxing
  • Essence Brancher
    • Brancher based on an file’s BLAM `Tag`, `Type` or `Role`
  • Get Work Order Item
    • Gets the current work order item for use with raising tasks on work order items
  • Get Work Order from Item
    • Gets the current work order for us with raising tasks on work orders
  • Create Work Order
    • Generic BLidget that raises the defined work order and services on all input assets
  • Process Work Orders
    • Now supports Work Order Start Date’s set in the future, refreshes every hour for changes in the start date
    • Can now complete an service workflow early by detecting for Completion Point BLidget
  • Rename S3 Object
    • Improved messaging when file has already be renamed to the same name
  • Scene Detection (Requires FFprobe preinstalled)
    • Can be used to output temporal or QC markers on detected scene changes
    • Customisable threshold value is settable to change the luma sensitivity
  • Generate Comment Thumbnails
    • Can be used to generate thumbnails on temporal markers that have no thumbnail
  • Has Merge History
    • Brancher for assets that have previously been merged
  • Excel Report Writer
    • Can now export to a blank excel file without needing to specify a report template
  • Wait
    • Increased options down the 30s
  • Titan File Microservice
    • Updated to API 2.8
  • Titan File Loadbalancer
    • Updated to API 2.8
    • Now supports priority based on FileStore (file location) and MicroService load
  • Update Monday Board Item
    • Now support multiple row identifiers
  • Register Unmanaged
    • Now supports scanning a specific folder by using the prefix option

 

Adobe Premier Panel

  • Projects
    • Live updates when a folder or its subfolders’ contents are updated
    • Default loads with an empty search on projects tab
  • Tasks
    • Now uses lazy loading for improved performance for large workspaces
  • Render
    • Now supports concurrent render jobs
    • Can now export BMP or PNG frames directly
    • Finally added dedicated Premier Workflow Trigger type to filter out irrelevant workflows from the UI

SDK

  • CURRENT_YEAR
    • Returns the ‘yyyy’ of the current year
  • FILE_LOCATION_DIRECTORY
    • Returns the directory part of an files relative path / file key
  • ASSET_FILE_ID
    • Can be used to return the input files BLAM ID value