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Recent Changes

Version 11.6.2 (June 2017)

  • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

Version 11.6.1 (May 2017)

  • Lighting Cues now support Chase.
  • SCS now handles authentication of PJLink projectors (for Control Send Network Devices). To properly support this, changes have been made to how you set up the Production Properties for a PJLink or PJNet network device. The previously-displayed array of 'incoming messages...' is no longer displayed for PJLink and PJNet devices, but just a single new field for the Password is displayed.
  • The Current Information display (available under Help in the main window) now also shows aggregate times of cues containing audio file sub-cues, video/image sub-cues or playlist sub-cues.
  • If you want a less abrupt stopping of audio in Stop All then you can now achieve this by holding down a shift key when activating Stop All (eg by pressing Shift/Esc). This will cause a 'Fade All' instead of a 'Stop All'. The 'Fade All' time is set in General Options and the default is 1 second.
  • The Audio Graph Color Scheme now has separate graphics for the colors to be used as the 'playing' colors.
  • Added Copy and Paste buttons to Lighting Cues in the Editor, primarily to allow you to copy the DMX Items from one chase step to another chase step. However, Copy and Paste can also be used for non-chase lighting cues.
  • When adding video/image cues in the editor, if multiple files are selected then SCS now asks if you want multiple video/image cues or a single video/image cue ('slideshow'). Previously SCS did this for 'drag-and-drop' but when using the toolbar button SCS always added a single cue, regardless of how many files were selected for the cue.
  • Remote App: SCSremote is an application to remotely control SCS with an Android Smartphone or tablet. SCSremote can control basic SCS functions such as playing cues, navigating between cues, adjusting master level, and display​ing​ cue times and progress.
  • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

Version 11.6.0 (March 2017)

  • A new Load Production window is displayed, by default, on starting SCS. This contains tabs for opening an existing production, opening a 'favorite' production, creating a new production from a template, or creating a new blank production.
  • Templates may now be created from existing productions (ie from existing cue files and associated device maps). The new Load Production window provides a facility for creating a new production from a template.
  • The main window toolbar buttons 'New' and 'Open' have been replaced by 'Load' (to open the Load Production window) and 'Templates' (to open the Templates window, which provides facilities for creating and maintaining templates).
  • The main window toolbar now contains a Device Map button in the Editing group. This provides a simpler way to select a different Device Map.
  • Some keyboard shortcut defaults have been changed following the removal of 'New' and 'Open', and the addition of 'Load' and 'Templates'. New or changed keyboard shortcut defaults are 'Load' = Ctrl+L; 'Templates' = Ctrl+T; 'Options' = Ctrl+O; and 'Collect Production Files' (in the Editor) = Ctrl+K.
  • A DMX Master Fader is available to allow you to adjust overall lighting levels. Specified DMX channels may be excluded from DMX Master Fader control.
  • A DMX Display window is available to enable you to monitor actual DMX values (or percentage values) being sent to connected equipment.
  • Bulk Edit now supports editing sub-cue fade-in and fade-out times (as used in Video/Image Cues and Playlist Cues)
  • In Production Properties - Audio Output Devices and Video Audio Devices you can now select 'Default Sound Device' as the Physical Device. 'Default Audio Device' uses whatever audio device is currently assigned by Windows as the default.
  • A Display Option is now available to enable you to limit the number of screens that SCS uses. This is only expected to be of use during cue design where you may want to use a secondary screen for other purposes and therefore wish to prevent SCS from using that screen for video/image cues.
  • Added extra Behringer X32 OSC command types for Control Send Cues: Mute/Unmute Aux Input, FX Return, Bus, Matrix Output, DCA Group, and Main (LR & M/C).
  • When editing Audio File Cues there is now an 'auto-trim' facility that can be used to set the 'Start At' and 'End At' times.
  • Progress sliders in Cue Panels in the main window now show audio graphs for Audio File Cues and Playlist Cues.
  • The default colors for audio graphs (in the Editor and in Cue Panels) have been changed, and in particular the left and right channels are now, by default, the same color. However, when editing colors using the Color Scheme Designer you can choose your own colors for Audio Graphs, including a facility to revert to SCS 'classic' colors (left = green, right = red).
  • MIDI Thru is now available. See Production Properties - Control Send Devices - MIDI for details.
  • Some additional Video File formats now supported.
  • The installer for LAVFilters is now optionally included in SCS setup files. (Always included in demo version setup files.)
  • In Copy Properties from another Cue or Sub-Cue, when copying an audio file SCS will now also copy the Sub-Cue Description which may the also change the Cue Description.
  • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

Version 11.5.3 (January 2017)

  • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.
  • Included a new version of the TVG video library, but with this version we recommend you download and install the latest LAV Filters. See the Release Notice for details.

Version 11.5.2.4 (December 2016)

  • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

    Version 11.5.2.3 (October 2016)

    • The use of Ctrl/Left and Ctrl/Right to make 0.01 second (1/100 second) adjustments to certain time fields in the editor has been modified. The feature is now available for the following Audio File time fields: start at, end at, loop start, loop end, loop cross-fade, fade in, and fade out. For all other text fields (descriptions, other time fields, etc), Ctrl/Left and Ctrl/Right will now skip word left/right.
    • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

    Version 11.5.2 (September 2016)

    • Multiple Hotkey Banks are now available. The first bank is labeled 0 and is common, ie hotkey cues for bank 0 are always available. Other hotkey banks (labeled 1-12 or less, depending on your license level) are mutually exclusive. For example, you can have hotkey A in banks 1, 3 and 6, and they can have different assignments in each of these banks. Only one hotkey bank is 'selected' at any time, apart from bank 0 which is always 'selected'.
    • Lighting Cues may now include comments in individual DMX Item lines.
    • Lighting Cues with a cue activation method of hotkey 'note' or 'toggle' now blackout the designated DMX channels when the hotkey is released (for 'note' hotkey) or the cue is activated whilst currently playing (for 'toggle' hotkeys). Same applies to the corresponding 'external activation' methods.
    • For video file playback using TVG, SCS now checks if the FFDSHOW Video Codec or the LAV Video Codec is installed. For formats other than wmv it seems that these Video Codecs are more reliable than those supplied with Windows, so if neither of these Video Codecs is available then SCS now displays a warning message (which can be permanently dismissed by selecting 'do not tell me this again').
    • UHD / 4K monitors now better supported for SCS window displays.
    • In MSC Control Send Cues added support for 'Open/Close Cue List' and 'Open/Close Cue Path'.
    • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

    Version 11.5.1 (July 2016)

    • Collect Production Files now includes an option to export the Device Map File. This can then be used, if required, when setting up the production on another computer if the other computer has the same or similar devices. You can now also choose not to switch to the 'collected files' folder which is useful if you are using the function to create a back-up or to transfer the production to another computer using an external or network drive.
    • Added the ability to create Place Holders for Playlist Cues where you do not have (or have not decided on) the required files.
    • Added an Editing Option to Display all MIDI input messages when the Editor is active. MIDI input messages that are not needed are normally filtered out immediately, but if you want to see these messages in the status line (or test window) then select this option. This ONLY applies while the Editor is open.
    • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

    Version 11.5.0 (June 2016)

    • SCS now includes Lighting Cues which may be used to control lighting fixtures or dimmers via DMX. Any other DMX-controlled unit could also be connected. To use a full 512-universe you will need an SCS Professional Plus or higher license, but SCS Professional supports Lighting Cues using DMX channels in the range 1-16, which is sufficient for some environments.
    • To support Lighting Cues, Production Properties now includes a new Device Group for Lighting. (Only DMX is currently supported as a Lighting device type.)
    • A new feature is available in the Editor to allow you to Copy Properties from another Cue or Sub-Cue. You can, for example, use this to copy the devices, levels and pan settings from any Audio File Cue to the Audio File Cue you currently have open in the Editor. Copy Properties is activated from a new icon at the bottom of the side toolbar of the Editor. (Initially this feature is only available for Audio File Cues and Lighting Cues.)
    • SCS now accepts Cue Control by Network OSC messages.
    • Previously, 'Stop All' would not reset hibernated cues as a hibernated cue could be a pre-show playlist that you want to resume at intermission. There is now a Production Property under Run-Time Settings that allows you to specify that 'Stop All' includes resetting hibernated cues. This is useful if you hibernate cues for other reasons.
    • When using TVG as the Video Playback Library, if you had more than just a few still images and/or had large image files, then TVG could fail to pre-open some of the files. To overcome this limitation, SCS by default now uses a built-in '2D Drawing Library' for handling still images, which it has always done for xVideo. Having TVG handle still images (as well as videos) may provide better cross-fades between still images and videos or vice versa, so if you want to revert to TVG handling the still images then a new Video Driver Option is available to cancel the '2D Drawing' option.
    • Modified the Color Scheme Designer to provide more control over the color differences between the next manual cue and other cues. The purpose of this modification is to provide an alternative to having the Next Manual Cue always displayed in a set color, regardless of the type of cue. Also added a new scheme named 'SCS Light', and modified the 'SCS Dark' scheme. Although 'SCS Default' continues to be the default scheme (for backwards compatibility) we recommend you consider using 'SCS Light' instead.
    • Added Keyboard Shortcuts to decrease or increase the level of the last playing cue. If that cue is no longer playing then the function is ignored. Default shortcuts for these functions are Ctrl+F11/F12.
    • Added a Display Option to allow the monitor (screen) to timeout and turn off. This is useful if SCS is being used unattended for lengthy periods, eg all-day or 24/7.
    • A 64-bit version of SCS is now available. The default video playback library in the 64-bit version is TVG because xVideo is not available in 64-bit.
    • Video/Image Cues and Memo Cues may now be displayed on one of up to 8 secondary screens for SCS Professional Plus and higher license levels. Previously this was 4, which is still the limit for SCS Standard and SCS Professional license levels.
    • A new Production Property has been added to Run Time Settings that allows you to prevent SCS pre-loading video hotkey cues. This is to avoid situations where the video playback library (eg TVG) runs out of resources to pre-load many video cues.
    • A Polish translation is now included.
    • Fixed some errors - see the Release Notice in the Forum for details.

    Version 11.4.2.3 (March 2016)

    • Fixed an error in 11.4.2.1/2.

    Version 11.4.2.2 (March 2016)

    • Fixed an error in 11.4.2.1.

    Version 11.4.2.1 (February 2016)

    • Reinstated the option to use or not use the BASS mixer. This was because using the BASS mixer can cause a slight delay in starting a cue when using DirectSound as the Audio Driver. SCS automatically swiches (if necessary) to using the BASS mixer if, on opening a cue file, it finds one or more cues with the Loop Linked property set.
    • SCS now displays a warning if a Device Map File cannot be found for a cue file being opened. Normally this should only occur if the cue file has been manually renamed or has been copied from another computer.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.4.2 (January 2016)

    • Audio File Cues with linked sub-cues may now include a loop. The loop (if required) is specified in the first of the Audio File sub-cues, and the loop may also be automatically applied to the linked sub-cues. A new Loop Linked checkbox is provided in the Editor for Audio File cues to indicate that any linked sub-cues are to have the loop applied to those sub-cues as well.
    • Under Options / Audio Driver Settings / DirectSound, the option to use or not use the BASS mixer has been removed. SCS now always uses the BASS mixerSoundMan-Server is the selected Audio Driver). The Options for setting the playback buffer size and update period have also been removed.
    • In Control Send Cues where the remote device is a Network OSC device, you can now send any OSC message using the new Free Format command type.
    • SCS now calls a Windows function to prevent the system entering sleep or turning off the display while SCS is running. Preventing the system entering sleep should fix an issue caused by some audio device drivers that resulted in cues not playing. This occurred particularly with ASIO drivers.
    • Improvements have been made to the performance of generating and displaying the audio graph for Audio File Cues in the Editor.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.4.1 (October 2015)

    • A new feature has been added to enable you to Import Devices (and device maps) from or associated with another SCS cue file. This is available under the Production (P) toolbar button in the Editor.
    • Cue Control is now supported via a network UDP connection from a Behringer X32 Digital Mixer or Behringer X32 Compact Mixer.
    • Telnet Cue Control now accepts commands for 'go back' and 'go to next'.
    • Auto-Start reference cues may now be anywhere in the cue list if a non-linear run mode has been selected in Production Properties.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.4.0 (June 2015)

    • A new video playback library has been added: TVideoGrabber (referred to as TVG) from Datastead Software. TVG enables SCS to support cross-fades between cues as well as within cues; cross-fades between videos and still-images; audio device selection; and more efficient handling of the video monitor display. There are other features available in TVG that may be added later, including live feeds from video cameras. However, there's currently one significant issue and that is that to support MP4 and MPEG files (and possibly certain other formats as well) you may need to install a separate CODEC. See the 'Video Driver' section of the Help for details. Due to this limitation, xVideo is still the default Video Driver. But apart from this CODEC issue, TVG is a far better video playback library.
    • You can now select a logo or other image to be displayed whenever a video/image screen is inactive, ie when no other video/image cue is playing. A logo image can be set using a new property for still images in Video/Image Cues.
    • Callable Cues are now available. A Callable Cue is similar to a Hot Key (Trigger) Cue except that the cue is not activated by a keyboard action but by other cues, which will have a Cue Type of Call Cue. Callable Cues are a simpler implementation of the request for 'subroutine cues'. An SCS cue may contain several sub-cues of different types with different relative start times, so the concept of a 'subroutine cue' can be handled using a single cue.
    • Many of the Production Properties associated with Control Send Devices and Cue Control Devices are now held in the Cue File instead of in the Device Map File. What this means is that these properties (eg MIDI Control Methods, MIDI Channel Numbers, DMX Channel assignments, etc) will now be included when you transfer your production between computers, such as from your home computer to your theatre computer. The only properties now saved in the Device Map File are those that are genuinely machine-specific, such as physical device names and port numbers. To make it clear which properties are machine-specific (and therefore not transferred with the Cue File), these properties are shown in the Production Properties tab with a distinctive background color.
    • 'Telnet' devices have been renamed 'Network' devices as SCS now supports both Telnet and UDP. A new property Network Protocol is used to nominate Telnet or UDP. The default is Telnet.
    • For Network Devices (either Control Send or Cue Control) you can now optionally select the type of Remote Device or Product. For Control Send network devices this list includes PJ-Net Controlled Projector (eg Sanyo, Sony, Eiki, Christie), Behringer X32 Digital Mixer, LightFactory, and SCS on another computer. For Cue Control network devices the list includes LightFactory and SCS on another computer. Selecting a Remote Device or Product pre-populates certain fields, such as the Network Protocol, Network Role and Port Number. Note that the IP address of a remote device is not and cannot be pre-populated. One other change here is that you can now enter the Telnet/UDP server name instead of the IP address.
    • Control Send Cues that send commands to a Behringer X32 Digital Mixer may use commands like 'Go Scene xxx', 'Go Snippet xxx', 'Mute Channel xxx', etc.
    • Control Send Network Out devices may now monitor incoming messages and send a preset reply. This has been added primarily to handle a password request that PJ-Net controlled projectors may send before accepting commands via Telnet.
    • The performance of MTC (MIDI Time Code) Cues has been significantly improved.
    • The Enable/Disable Cues cue type is now a fully formatted cue type in the Editor instead of the temporary implementation that used a Note cue. (The temporary 'Note' implementation is still supported for existing cue files.)
    • The Color Scheme Designer has been enhanced to include colors for all cue types, more color control options, and the ability to export and import user-defined color schemes.
    • Many more Keyboard Shortcuts have been added. Under Options / Shortcuts there are now two lists - one for the Main Window and one for the Editor. For example, from the Main Window you can now open the Editor by Ctrl+E (default shortcut). In the Editor you can add an Audio File Cue by Alt+F, or an Audio File Sub-Cue by Alt+Shift+F. The shortcuts are also displayed in popup menus where applicable. (Please note that the Main Window default shortcut for Pause/Resume has been changed from Alt+U to Ctrl+U to more closely correspond to other new shortcuts for the Main Window.)
    • When editing Audio File Cues you can now use keyboard left and right arrow keys to navigate through Level Points; up and down arrow keys to navigate through audio devices; and the mouse wheel to adjust the zoom.
    • Added Page Up and Page Down to the list of available MIDI Cue Control Commands (defined under Production Properties / Devices / Cue Control Devices / MIDI In).
    • In Renumber Cues you can now select the range of cues to be renumbered by multi-selecting the cues in the preview list.
    • In Copy, Move or Delete a Range of Cues you can now select the range of cues to be copied/moved/deleted by multi-selecting the cues in the preview list.
    • In Bulk Edit, new Audio Levels may now be entered either as 'Change in dB Level' or as 'New dB Level'. Previously only 'Change in dB Level' was provided.
    • In Production Properties / Time Profiles you may now enter different Default Time Profiles for each day of the week.
    • Added a Spanish translation (thanks to Lluís Vilarrasa).
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.3.9 (limited release)

    • Added an Italian translation (thanks to Davide Bellucci).
    • Fixed a few other errors.

    Version 11.3.8 (February 2015)

    • Fixed an error that could cause the production database (the .scsdb file) to grow significantly in size, potentially causing the SCS Editor to freeze.
    • Fixed an error in processing the 'loop release' of a cue that contains a cross-fade loop, if the loop release occurs during the period of a cross-fade, and if the cue is subsequently followed by a Level Change cue or some other activity that adjusts the level of the primary output channel of the audio file cue.
    • Fixed a few other errors.

    Version 11.3.7 (December 2014)

    • Fixed a few errors, mainly related to saving changes to level values.

    Version 11.3.6 (December 2014)

    • A new Editing Option has been added: 'Save' button always enabled. When this option is set, you will always be able to save your cue file, even if no changes have been made or registered.
    • A new Editing Option has been added: Ignore File Title Tags when setting Default Descriptions. When this option is set, when you add or change an audio file sub-cue then the sub-cue description will always be derived from the file name, and will ignore the 'title' tag if present.
    • On all SCS sliders (faders, pan controls, progress sliders, etc) you can now use the mouse wheel to make adjustments provided the slider currently has focus.
    • The use of Shift+F11/F12 for adjusting levels of all devices in playing cues has been extended to include Playlist Cues. The adjustments in Playlist Cues are applied to the relative level of the currently-playing track.
    • An updated version of the French translation is now included (thanks to Michel Winogradoff), and of the Catalan translation (thanks to Lluís Vilarrasa).
    • Level changes that occur at the same time as cue panels are being refreshed are now smoother.
    • Fixed an error that could cause SCS to freeze when building an audio file graph in the Editor.
    • Fixed a few other errors.

    Version 11.3.5 (November 2014)

    • Cues may now be activated by MTC (MIDI Time Code), using a new Cue Activation Method and also a new Control Method under Production Properties / Devices / Cue Control Devices / MIDI In. For more info see Miscellaneous / MIDI Time Code (MTC).
    • Modified MTC processing to further improve the handling of MTC Cues.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.3.4 (October 2014)

    • Reduced the priority of the MTC thread to prevent audio glitches that may occur in some systems. (This only applies to productions with MTC cues.)
    • Modified SCS to detect loss or reinstatement of a secondary screen, and to attempt to recover from this situation. For more info see Trouble Shooting / Video Problems / Loss or reinstatement of a secondary screen in the Help.
    • Added an Editing Option to allow the generation of the Audio Graph to be bypassed if the Audio File is greater than a specified length (default 10 minutes).
    • In Audio File Cues and Level Change Cues you can now use the keyboard shortcuts to increase or decrease the levels of all selected devices. See Options and Settings - Shortcuts for more info.
    • The default keyboard shortcuts for Decrease Levels of Playing Cues and Increase Levels of Playing Cues have been changed from < and > to Shift+F11 and Shift+F12. This is because these shortcuts are now also available in the Editor for Audio File Cues and Level Change Cues, and characters like < and > may be required in text fields such as the Description.
    • 'Save Settings (all Cues)' can now be accessed by a keyboard shortcut. The default shortcut for this menu item is Shift+F10.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.3.3 (August 2014)

    • Production Timer History may now be saved to a CSV file (comma-separated values file) suitable for importing into a spreadsheet program such as Excel.
    • In SFR Cues, added the ability to select 'Go To' Cues. This enhancement is designed to allow you to set up an SFR cue to break out of a loop of cues.
    • Added an Auto Scroll option for Audio File Cues in the Editor. If checked and you have zoomed in on the audio graph, then when you play the audio file the graph will auto scroll to ensure the current position is always in view.
    • Found that part of a change in 11.3.2 that resulted in an increase in the size of the production database wasn't necessary, so in 11.3.3 the production database is now much smaller.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.3.2 (August 2014)

    • Stop All and Pause/Resume All may now be actioned from SFR cues. This feature has been provided mainly to enable these actions to be triggered by MIDI cue control if you are using MIDI Note On or a similar cue control method. Note that some other cue control methods support 'Stop All' and 'Pause/Resume All' directly so do not need cues with these SFR actions
    • Improved the accuracy of the audio graph in the editor. This involved increasing the size of the production database due to sample-accurate data now being held (compressed) for file graphs. (A later version of SCS will take advantage of this to provide increased zooming of the graph.)
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.3.1 (July 2014)

    • Fixed an error in 11.3.0 regarding the default sound device.
    • Modified ASIO processing related to starting or stopping a video file when an audio file was being played, to prevent a glitch in playback.

    Version 11.3.0 (July 2014)

    • Audio File cues may now have a Level Envelope enabling accurate placement of level changes within a cue.
    • Changed the screen layout for Audio File cues in the Editor. The Audio Graph is now displayed the full width of the Editor window, and will adjust as necessary if the Editor window is resized horizontally. Also, the number of Audio Devices will now adjust as necessary if the editor window is resized vertically.
    • Changed the screen layout for Video/Image cues in the Editor. The Timeline is now displayed the full width of the Editor window, and will adjust as necessary if the Editor window is resized.
    • Added the ability to create Place Holders for audio file cues and video/image cues where you do not have (or have not decided on) the required files.
    • Added a Faders Window and associated support for an external control surface, such as the Behringer BCR2000 or BCF2000.
    • Live Input cues enhanced to enable 'turning on' and 'turning off' individual inputs (eg mic's).
    • Added a cue Page property for recording the script page number of a cue.
    • Added the function Import Cues from a CSV File, which enables you to copy cues into your current cue file selected cues from a CSV file (comma-separated values file). This function was designed primarily for handling an exported ETC show file, which is in CSV format.
    • DMX Control enhanced to provide other 'value change' options to trigger actions, such as triggering the action only when the value hits 255.
    • Added the option 'Ctrl' overrides exclusive cue for 'Go' methods, to provide an 'exclusive cue override'. This new option is under Options and Settings - Shortcuts.
    • Memo cues may now be displayed full-screen to a secondary screen.
    • Control Send cues can now send full HTTP requests, similar to entering HTTP messages in the URL field of a web browser. This enables you to communicate with other software such as vMix.
    • Improved the performance of Video cues, particularly when playing video files back-to-back.
    • Improved the performance of Audio File cues containing a loop - the loops are sample-accurate provided no cross-fade is specified. This improvement is primarily for audio files with cue points or markers set and selected for the loop start and end points.
    • Video cross-fades available - see separate posting later in this topic for details.
    • Changed the default display of the Monitor Windows - see separate posting on RC4 later in this topic.
    • Added support for AAC and M4A audio files for Windows 7/8 users.
    • Added more options for the way in which the audio file graph is displayed in the Editor.
    • Enhancements to 'Import Cues from a CSV File'.
    • Changed the level envelope to use relative dB levels instead of percentages, and also made some changes to the audio graph regarding level envelopes.
    • Added an option to show level and pan curves for all devices in audio graphs in the editor (see separate posting on RC6 later in this topic).
    • Added an option to show level and pan curves for all devices in audio file progress sliders in the cue panels (see separate posting on RC6 later in this topic).
    • Added two new cue activation methods: 'External (Toggle)' and 'External (Note)'.
    • Added an option to allow the MIDI Time Code from MTC cues to be displayed in a separate resizable window.
    • Added an option to allow the Production Timer to be displayed in a separate resizable window.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.2.6 (April 2014)

    • Version 11.2.6 is an interim release prior to the release of 11.3.0.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.2.5 (November 2013)

    • With Video/Image cues, added a facility in the Editor to show the preview on the selected output screen (as well as in the preview panel).
    • With Video/Image cues, in the Editor you can now easily adjust the X/Y position by clicking and dragging the image, or by using keyboard arrow keys.
    • With Video/Image cues, in the Editor you can now easily adjust the size by using the mouse wheel, or by using keyboard +/- keys.
    • Added a 'Pause At End' property to Video/Image cues to pause the cue at the end - provided the last or only item is a video file. This causes that final video file to pause on the last frame.
    • In Cue Properties, the checkboxes 'Hide Cue Panel' and 'Hide this Auto-Start Cue' have been replaced by a single drop-down list labeled 'Display/Hide Cue', which allows you to hide a cue or a cue panel. The new property provides for any cue to be hidden, not just auto-start cues.
    • Added Memo cues, which can be used to display information about non-cue activity you want your operator reminded of. If you are an entertainer you can use Memo cues to display lyrics. Memos are fully formatted with font selection, bold, italics, indentation, bullet lists, etc.
    • Added the function Collect Production Files, which replaces and simplifies the two functions Create Production Folder and Resync Production Folder.
    • Added Video Driver Settings to allow you to split a stretched display into independent displays for Video/Image Cues. This is particularly useful for users with a Matrox GXM such as the DualHead2Go.
    • Reinstated option to use DirectShow instead of xVideo for the very rare situations in which xVideo cannot be run.
    • Allow time fields to be entered using "." instead of ":" to allow for complete entry using the numeric pad.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.2.4 (October 2013)

    • Increased the range of serial ports (RS232 ports) from 4 to 32, so SCS now looks for serial ports in the range COM1 - COM32, instead of just COM1 - COM4.
    • SCS screens are now 'DPI-aware', so if you set your Windows display size to other than 100% then SCS now scales the windows, controls and font sizes to match. Note that this can cause some windows to overflow the physical screen size, but that should not happen unless you select a particularly large size and your screen isn't large enough for the selected scaling.
    • Added an option to suppress the display of field tooltips (see Show Tooltips under Display Options).
    • Removed the 'Pre-Load Whole File' property from Audio File Cues and Playlist Cues. A recent enhancement to the BASS audio library (async file reading) removed the need for this property.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.2.3 (August 2013)

    • Using MediaInfo instead of xVideo to obtain information about video files. (xVideo is still used for playing video files.)
    • Added a Special Start Requirements window, which can be accessed by holding down a shift key when starting SCS.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.2.2 (August 2013)

    • Added Channels Required to Live Input Devices in Production Properties, to provide support for stereo live inputs.
    • Modified the SoundMan-Server interface to be compatible with SM-S 1.0.80.1.
    • Added a Run Time Production Property to allow you to specify the Action required on clicking on a cue in the cue list.
    • Included a newer version of the xVideo library.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.2.1 (August 2013)

    • New video features, including fade-in and fade-out; monitor display on main SCS window; audio output device selection; revised aspect control; ability to copy position, size and aspect between items or cues.
    • Added Live Input cues for SoundMan-Server users.
    • Added MTC (MIDI Time Code) cues.
    • Implemented gapless playback for consecutive Audio File Cues and for Playlist Cues - some conditions apply as explained under 'Gapless Playback' in the Help file.
    • Added Fade-In and Fade-Out markers and drag handles on the Audio File graph in the Editor.
    • Implemented drag-and-drop of files from external applications.
    • Increased the width of the 'Relative Start' time field in sub-cue properties to enable times of one minute or more to be clearly visible.
    • Added a Production Timer to enable you to time your Production, each Act, or any other sequence of cues.
    • SFR cues can now be set to act on sub-cues as well as cues.
    • SFR cues for 'all earlier cues' and 'all playing cues' can now limit the action to audio cues or to video/image cues.
    • Added MIDI Cue Control command to open a new cue file, provided the new cue file is included in the 'Favorite Files' list.
    • Languages supported now include English (US), English (GB) and Catalan. (French and Japanese are also partially implemented.)
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.1.6 (May 2013)

    • Added a Cue Activation Method of 'External (Trigger)', designed for cues that are normally activated by external equipment, eg from an incoming MIDI message.
    • Added a Cue Property for 'Hide Cue Panel', which prevents the cue being displayed in the cue panels on the main window. This is useful for cues being activated rapidly and/or repeatedly (in non-linear run mode, or as hot key cues).
    • Added MIDI Cue Control command to open a new cue file, provided the new cue file is included in the 'Favorite Files' list.
    • Ctrl/X, Ctrl/C and Ctrl/V now available in the Editor for cut, copy and paste of cues.
    • Added a 'Find' function to assist you in finding a cue in your Production. The Find function can be accessed either from the main window or from the Editor.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.1.5 (February 2013)

    • Fixed an issue that could cause a time-out delay when starting a video cue.
    • Fixed a couple of other errors.

    Version 11.1.4 (November 2012)

    • Changes have been made to make the next manual cue more obvious. The text and background colors of the next manual cue can now be set in color schemes. The default is white text on a black background. These colors are applied to the cue itself in the main window's cue list, and to the 'Next Manual Cue' field. In the cue list and cue panels the relevant cue's 'Ready' state is now displayed as 'Next Manual', also with the new colors.
    • In the Audio Driver Options and Settings for ASIO (using BASS) the SCS ASIO Buffer Length setting has been removed as it is no longer necessary since the inclusion of the async file reading feature added in SCS 11.1.3. SCS now always uses the ASIO buffer length previously known as the 'preferred length', which is the ASIO buffer size set in your device's ASIO control panel..
    • Added a Production Property to allow you to set the maximum audio level to +12dB instead of the default maximum of 0dB. This is designed for ASIO outputs and is not recommended when using DirectSound. See the Help on Production Properties - Run Time Settings for more information.
    • Implemented a 'fine tuning' facility of adjusting certain time fields by using Ctrl/Left-Arrow and Ctrl/Right-Arrow to decrease or increase times by 0.01 second. This has been implemented for the following fields in the editor for audio file cues: start at, end at, loop start, loop end.
    • The timing of the audio file graph in the editor is now more accurate.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.1.3 (October 2012)

    • Included a new version of the BASS audio library which supports asynchronous file reading/buffering: data is read from the file in advance by a separate thread. This has been implemented in SCS for ASIO outputs to provide significantly better buffering and clean ASIO playback.
    • Added a property to SFR cues to indicate that associated auto-start cues are not to be auto-started.
    • Added some extra field choices to Bulk Edit.
    • Added an option to set the font. Being able to change the font is useful if the default font is not displayed well with your screen size and Windows settings.
    • Fixed a few errors.

    Version 11.1.1 / 11.1.2 (October 2012)

    • Added facility to Copy, Move or Delete a Range of Cues.
    • Fixed various errors.

    Version 11.1.0 (September 2012)

    • Added position, size and aspect controls to video/image cues.
    • Added DirectShow video playback library, and made this the default.
    • Moved 'Editing Options' (eg Default Fade-In Time for new Audio File Cues) to Production Properties.
    • Added menu option under 'Meters' to set the VU meter bar width.
    • Fixed various errors.

    Version 11.0.1 (July 2012)

    This is a bug-fix version addressing various issues.

    • Fixed: When adding more than about 8 files to a Playlist then SCS lost the folder location.
    • Fixed: If the Editor window is maximized and then the vertical splitter is moved, the window reverted to the normal size.
    • Fixed: Skipping part of cue by clicking on the progress slider also affected the file position in a cue set to auto-start after the end of the selected cue.
    • Fixed: Cue renumbering was not refreshing the cue currently displayed in the editor.
    • Fixed: In video/image cues, there were some bugs associated with the 'Repeat' and 'Continuous' properties.
    • Fixed: If a video cue is displayed on the main window (because no secondary monitor is available) then in some environments the video cue would not be displayed.
    • Fixed: The cue navigation options 'Go to Next' and 'Go Back' were ignoring Note cues and some other cue types.
    • Fixed: The main window could lose focus for up to 5 seconds after fading out an image if that image is displayed on the primary screen, ie because no secondary monitor is connected.
    • Fixed: Clicking outside a changed text field in the Editor or Options now causes that text field to be validated. Previously that only occurred if you clicked on another field that accepts focus, or if you tabbed out of the text field.

    Version 11.0.0 (July 2012)

    • First general release of SCS 11.

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