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What's new in Spot 6

Features

  • Shot cut detection

  • File cleaning

  • Punctuation rules

  • Video converter

  • Subtitle encoder

  • New file import and export formats

  • File Sync

  • File Viewer

  • Notes window

  • MOV and MPEG-4 audio stream switching

  • Internal MOV and MPEG-4 decoder

  • Internal Mpeg-1 and MPEG-2 decoder

  • Detailed media information

  • Show video filters and splitters

  • Set preferred video filters and splitters

  • New subtitle renderer

  • Separate thread audio processing

  • Find last/next audio peak

  • Resize waveform height in main window

  • Playback up to 200% speed

  • User-selectable file backup location

  • Multi-format export

  • Quick batch convert

  • Build your own custom text export

  • 4K support for DCP (digital cinema) files

  • Proportional cue offset

  • Centre left alignment

  • Dual language tools

  • New text editing shortcuts

  • Merge with previous subtitle

  • Page up and page down in Rehearse mode

  • Find all references tool

  • Customisable video panel

  • Quick cue offset

  • Snap cues to shot cuts

  • Support for 48 fps (HFR)

  • Copy all subtitles to comment field

  • Find timecode

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the File, Send Email bug which prevented emails from being sent using the default email handler

  • Fixed all UTF-8 text import bugs (SAMI, DLP, SRT, SUB, etc.)

  • Fixed anamorphic flag bug in Final Cut Pro bitmap export

  • Fixed bug in iTunes export

  • Fixed bug that caused PAC files to load despite clicking the Cancel button in the language selection window

  • Fixed bug in DTS-CSS bitmap export that caused memory leaks and could crash Spot

  • Fixed read/write character conversion bug in 890 files

  • Fixed bug in DoStudio index file header

  • Fixed bug that caused 23.976 fps SPT files to be saved as 24 fps

  • Fixed bug that meant text formats might not export subtitles with full italics

  • Fixed bug that corrupted double byte character set languages when exporting in SRT Unicode format

  • Fixed bug that prevented Spruce Maestro UTF-8 export

  • Fixed Ulead DVD zero-based numbering bug

  • Fixed UTF-8 text export bug

  • Fixed language code bug in DLP bitmap export

  • Fixed checksum bug in 890 files that made files unreadable on some systems

  • Fixed bug that incorrectly applied full italics to custom type 1 text files

  • Fixed bug that imported subtitles as full italic if starting and ending with < > even though subtitle was not full italic

  • Added missing three-letter country of origin codes to EBU file properties window

  • Fixed bug that always set EBU country of origin to GBR

  • Fixed bug that caused corruption when saving certain Arabic characters in STL files

  • Fixed bug that caused an extra blank line to be added to the end of SRT files

  • Fixed several bugs in the Display Settings window, including one that reset margins to default values when the window was opened.

  • Fixed a bug that showed the incorrect duration and incorrect reading speed for the last/next subtitle when the current in or out cue was changed manually.

  • Fixed a bug that erroneously calculated 23.976 fps video duration at 24 fps.

  • Fixed bug that meant auto-detect frame rate offered to change the frame rate to PAL, NTSC, etc. when it was already PAL, NTSC, etc.

  • Ctrl+Enter now works with auto-recut.

  • Fixed bug that prevented normal arrow up/down to change cue fields after using mouse to change times with up/down spinners.

  • Fixed bug that caused .tcd timecode data file to lose one frame.

  • Fixed bug that would only search for embedded video timecode the first time a video file opened.

  • Fixed bug that prevented * key from jumping to the end of the video.

  • Fixed bug that caused AutoFormat, “Replace en and em with hyphens” to corrupt DBCS characters.

  • Fixed bug that prevented Unicode copy and paste.

  • Fixed bug that made Spot jump to subtitle one instead of staying where it was after appending a file.

  • Fixed bug that prevented individual colours from being shown in the preview window.

  • Fixed bug that draws subtitles in black when white is selected from the Subtitle, Colour menu.

  • Fixed time it takes to load thesaurus and spelling suggestions on Edit menu.

  • Fixed bug that showed statistics instead of report when new file opened with report mode open.

  • Fixed bug that caused choosing “None” as outline from toolbar not to remove outline when mixed outlining in the same file is not allowed.

  • Fixed bug that prevented mouse wheel scrolling from working when subtitle alignment changed.

  • Fixed line one number of chars not turning red if number > allowed characters.

  • Fixed safe area override calculation bug. The check is now based on full frame for all screen resolutions.

  • Fixed bug that allowed “merge with previous subtitle” at the start of a file.

  • Fixed double byte language AutoReplace/AutoFormat bug.

  • Fixed bug in translation window that returned a Google error.

  • Fixed bug in translation window that prevented any translations to or from Dutch or Danish.

  • Fixed bug that forced users to have to right-click outside selection in main edit area to bring up context menu when “Automatic drag and drop option” selected.

  • Fixed bug that randomly caused Spot to reload/stay in memory.

  • Profile and all other dropdowns in the main window now show 30 items (used to show 8).

  • Fixed bug that caused the Split File window to display subtitles in the incorrect character set.

  • Fixed bug in the Profile Settings window and profile load/save which caused last shot cut and next shot cut settings to be ignored.

  • Fixed bug in Subtitle, Sort By In Cue which deleted shift subtitle up/down data.

  • Fixed profile bug that caused wrong profile to be loaded.

  • Fixed bug that prevented the new project window from being shown at start-up.

  • Fixed bug that caused Spot to crash when the mouse was moved over random parts of the screen.

  • Fixed bug in Scan File that prevented the Cancel button from working.

  • Fixed bug that caused File, Merge, Text as Comments to fail.

  • Fixed PAC and STL character export bugs: $ for STL, ť and ď for PAC.

  • Fixed several bugs in the Display Settings window, including one that reset margins to default values when the window was opened

  • Fixed spell check bug which would only allow spell checking for Western European languages.

  • Added new “non-clipboard” spell check method for users with Word clipboard problems.

  • Fixed bug which caused SRT import to fail if some subtitles are blank.

  • Fixed a bug in Quick View that meant you couldn’t change the alignment of multiple subtitles.


 

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