Recent Changes

Version 11.8.5 (August 2021)

  • Added MIDI Control Send support for various external ('remote') devices such as Allen&Heath Qu and SQ mixers, Yamaha LS mixers, and others. See 'Control Send - MIDI Remote Device' in the Help for details.
  • Added X32 Theatre Control to the list of Remote Devices supported under Production Properties / Devices / Cue Control - Network In, and / Control Send - Network Out.
  • The message box that was displayed when SCS loses focus has been dropped. SCS will now just display a warning message in the status line of the main window, although even that may be suppressed (as before) by a Production Property Run Time setting.
  • In Production Properties / Fixture Types, the 'Fixture Type Detail' and 'Fixture Type Channels' panel tabs have been combined to make it easier to see all the details at once, and to reduce the likelihood of omitting significant channel details.
  • Lighting Cues now support different 'fade up' and 'fade down' times, Previously there was just a 'fade time' that was used for both 'fade up' and 'fade down'. Cross-fades can be improved by entering a longer time for the fade down.
  • A new Cue Activation Method of 'External Fader' has been added, initially for Lighting Cues. This enables the Lighting Cue to be activated, de-activated, faded up and down manually under the control of an external fader such as a nanoKONTROL MIDI controller, or a Behringer BCF2000 or BCR2000. See 'Lighting Control by External Fader' in the Help for details.
  • Improved the performance of image cues in cue files that do not contain any video fades.
  • Fixed some bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (March 2021)

  • A 'Move to Time (M2T)' property has been added to MIDI Control Send Devices in Production Properties to indicate that when applying M2T then control send messages set to fire before the nominated M2T should not be sent.
  • Fixed some bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version 11.8.4 (March 2021)

  • A 'Move to Time' feature is now available, which is designed for use during rehearsals (not during live performances). This feature allows you to start a cue part-way through, and SCS will synchronize any sub-cues and associated auto-start cues so that the cue may be correctly started from that point. See 'Move to Time' in the Help for more information. ('Move to Time' is only available under SCS Professional Plus and higher licenses.)
  • When a 'Go To' cue is played, the cue list will be repositioned at the target cue and by default that cue will then be started. There is now an option in the 'Go To' cue properties to indicate that the target cue must NOT be started.
  • Up to ten Time Profiles may be set up in Production Properties. The limit was previously four Time Profiles.
  • Network Cue Control now supports an OSC command to set the fader level of a specified Audio Output device.
  • Some timing improvements to MTC Cue processing.
  • Fixed some bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (January 2021)

  • The main window's control panel main now be placed at the bottom of the screen if required. The control panel position can be changed under Display Options.
  • Fixed some bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (December 2020)

  • An MTC cue or sub-cue linked to an Audio File cue or sub-cue is now accurately synced.
  • Control Send cues now support the Yamaha MIDI NRPN format, which differs from the standard MIDI NRPN format. In the Yamaha format the NRPN LSB component appears before the NRPN MSB component.
  • MIDI Cue Control devices with Control Method 'MIDI Machine Control (MMC)' may now optionally have the MMC 'Stop' command implemented in SCS as 'Fade All' instead of 'Stop All'.
  • Fixed some bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (October 2020)

  • Reinstated the 'Aspect' property in Video/Image Cues.
  • Previously, the minimum audio level before audio is cut out was -75dB. You can now select -75dB, -120dB or -160dB in the new Production Properties / Run Time Setting Minimum Audible Audio Level. For new cue files this defaults to -160dB, but as changing this setting could affect fade-out times of existing Audio File Cues the -75dB minimum is retained for cue files last saved prior to this version. The Minimum Audible Audio Level is now saved in the cue file.
  • New Editor Keyboard Shortcuts are available when editing audio file cues, video cues and playlist cues, to Skip Back 2 Seconds or Skip Forward 2 Seconds for each press of the keyboard shortcut. The default assignments are Shift+F8 (skip back) and Shift+F9 (skip forward).
  • The Keyboard Shortcuts for Skip to Previous Cue Marker and Skip to Next Cue Marker are now available for audio file cues that do not have cue markers. Skip to Previous Cue Marker will skip to the start of the cue if there is no cue marker (or no previous cue marker), and Skip to Next Cue Marker will skip to the end of the cue if there is no cue marker (or no next cue marker).
  • A new 'Stop MTC' action is available in SFR Cues, which can be used to stop and complete currently-playing MTC cues. Also applies to LTC cues if applicable.
  • In the DMX Display Window you can now change the display from 'Universe (all 512 channels)' to 'All Fixtures'. The 'All Fixtures' selection will show the DMX channel values for each Fixture.
  • When setting up Fixture Types in Production Properties, you can now select a 'DMX Grid Text Color' that will be used in the DMX Display Window.
  • The feature added in 11.8.3 to include VU meters for video file audio is now an optional setting, and by default this is disabled. This is because a few users reported poor audio quality of video cues, which was found to be due to the constant audio peak monitoring. If you do not have any such issues, then you can turn this feature on under Options / Video Driver.
  • Lighting Cues may now be built from captured DMX. This enables you to reproduce in SCS a lighting cue originally created using a lighting board or other software.
  • Added 'vMix' as a Remote Device for Control Send Network Devices. This simplifies setting up the device type properties and Control Send Cues for controlling vMix from SCS.
  • The 'Visual Warning' available to provide a highly-visible count down to the end of a cue now also supports 'Cue position', 'Cue position plus option time offset', and 'File position'. (The latter two are only available for Audio File Cues.)
  • Fixed some bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (June 2020)

  • Fixed a bug in 11.8.3 regarding video/image displays when only the primary screen is available.

Version 11.8.3 (June 2020)

  • The minimum Windows version supported is now Windows 7.
  • The latest version of the TVideoGrabber (TVG) video playback library is included.
  • The video playback libraries xVideo and DirectShow have been removed.
  • The SCS setup file that includes LAV Filters includes the latest version of LAV Filters (included with permission). Also, LAV Filters is now installed 'silently', ie without displaying option dialogs.
  • Changes have been made to screen handling for video/image cues. As a result of this, the following Video Driver Options have been removed as they are no longer required: 'Use 2D Drawing Library for Still Images' (they are now displayed using the video playback library), and 'Apply DPI Context Awareness to fix Incorrect Video Image Sizes'.
  • A Video Driver Option has been added for 'Hardware Acceleration GPU'.
  • In Video/Image Cues, the 'Aspect' field has been removed. The 'original' aspect ratio is now always used.
  • The VU Meter display in the main window now includes VU meters for video audio devices.
  • A 'Fade All' (Shift+Esc) button has been added to the main window toolbar.
  • Control Send Cues using a Network device may now select UTF8 as an Entry Mode. Entering the message is the same as for ASCII, but when the message is sent SCS will encode the message as UTF8, which is the encoding required by some devices or products, such as CasparCG Server.
  • There is now an option under Options/Shortcuts to allow hotkeys to be played even when an exclusive cue is playing.
  • The 'Run External Program' cue type now has an option to run the program in invisible mode, which enables SCS to retain focus. This is useful if you not need to see any window displayed by the run program.
  • The toolbars in the main window and the editor have been upgraded as the first step towards designing a new user interface.
  • Fixed some bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (March 2020)

  • 'Find Cue' (Ctrl+F) now includes 'When Required' in the search.
  • Disabled Audio File Cues and Sub-Cues may now be played in the Editor.
  • Lighting Cues now also support an entry type of 'DMX Items', which supports the pre-SCS 11.8 method of entering DMX values, eg "PAR1,PAR2:1@20,2-3@25, PAR3:1@100".
  • Fixture Types now support up to 48 DMX channels per Fixture Type (previously 32).
  • When editing a Playlist Cue there is now a menu item under 'Other Actions' to 'Remove ALL files from this Playlist'. This is useful if you are building a new show's cue file from an existing cue file and want to change the pre-show music PlayList.
  • MIDI Control Send Cues may now be set up to send MIDI NRPN messages. If you are currently using MIDI Free Format messages to send NRPN then on reading your cue file SCS will ask you if you wish to have these converted to NRPN messages.
  • Control Send Cues may now have a short 'Item Description' entered against each item.
  • Fixed a few bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (January 2020)

  • Revised the 'Lost Focus' warning message, and added an option to the corresponding Production Properties Run Time Settings to not display the pop-up dialog.
  • Cue Control by external MTC (MIDI Time Code) now accepts MTC without full frame messages. Previously, an MTC full frame message had to be received before SCS would check MTC time codes against cue start MTC times.
  • Keyboard shortcuts have been added for 'skip to previous cue marker' and 'skip to next cue marker'. The default shortcut keys are Ctrl+9 and Ctrl+0 respectively. (See 'Audio File Cue Points and Markers' in the Help for more information.)
  • The ability to link audio files (so they start, stop or be repositioned in sync) has been extended to include video files. However, note that video file linking is not as precise as audio file linking due to the different playback library used.
  • Fixed a few bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version 11.8.2 (December 2019)

  • Cue markers may now be set on audio file cues that contain loops.
  • Audio graphs now show any 'cue points' as well as SCS cue markers. (See 'Audio File Cue Points and Markers' in the Help for more information.)
  • In 11.7.1 and 11.8.1 you could trigger a cue 'on cue marker' by setting Activation to 'Autostart' and then selecting 'on cue marker' and selecting the required cue marker. In 11.8.2 this has been changed. 'On Cue Marker' is now included in the Activation drop-down list. On selecting 'On Cue Marker' the combobox of available Cue Markers is then displayed. This list now includes cue points, where those cue points lie between the start and end points of the associated Audio File cue. Please note that this feature is NOT backward-compatible. SCS 11.8.2 will correctly handle an 'on cue marker' auto-start cue saved using SCS 11.7.1 or 11.8.1, but once the cue file is saved by SCS 11.8.2 this change to the 'on cue marker' property will not be recognized by 11.7.1 or 11.8.1.
  • There is now no license-based limit on the number of cues that may have cue markers or cue points. Any license level above SCS Lite may use as many cue markers and cue points as required.
  • 'View Cue Markers Usage' has been added to the menu items displayed when right-clicking on an audio graph in the editor.
  • When playing a cue in the Editor, any associated 'on cue marker' cues are normally not started. A new Editing Option has been included to "Activate 'On Cue Marker' auto-start cues when playing an Audio File Cue in the Editor".
  • An 'Are you sure you want to close SCS' message is now displayed when you try to close the program.
  • In Control Send Cues using the MSC message type, fields Q Number, Q List and Q Path now accept ',' characters as LightFactory apparently doesn't accept '.' characters, even though the official MSC spec lists only 'ASCII numbers 0-9 (encoded as 30H-39H) with the ASCII decimal point character (2EH)'.
  • The VU meter display has been improved, primarily to handle longer device names before truncating.
  • Screens used for importing cues from another cue file, and for copy/moving/deleting cues, now include the cue page numbers where supplied.
  • VST Plugins can now be assigned to audio output devices, and a new 'VST Plugins' button is displayed in the toolbar of the main window.
  • ASIO processing has been improved following the inclusion of the latest version of the BASS ASIO library.
  • Network Control Send Cue messages sent to a PJ Link-enabled projector now have CR(0DH) automatically appended to the messages if they are not already terminated by CR.
  • With Lighting Cues, you can now display just the first fadeable channel of each selected fixture when editing the cue. This is useful if several of your fixtures are single-channel fixtures, as it enables you to see all those DMX levels together.
  • With Lighting Cues, SCS no longer tries to determine and set the pre-cue lighting state. That was not really workable, especially with the use of callable cues.
  • When editing Lighting Cues, a new checkbox has been included for Live DMX Testing which enables you to choose not to blackout other active channels for the test. This can assist with making on-the-fly changes to a Lighting Cue during a rehearsal or performance.
  • In Set Position Cues you can now set the position to that of a cue marker in the target cue.
  • Progress sliders in the Main Window's Cue Panels now dim the 'past' part of the progress.
  • The default Audio File Selector (used when browsing for files for Audio File Cues or Playlist Cues) has been changed to the standard Windows Open File Dialog. If you want to use the SCS dialog which includes the preview feature then you can change this in Editing Options.
  • The SCS Primary/Backup connection is now UDP instead of TCP, as UDP supports message boundaries which prevents some messages being concatenated.
  • The SCS Primary/Backup feature now supports Time-Based Cues, and Playlist Cues that are set to random play.
  • You can now sort cues using a new feature in 'Copy, Move or Delete a Range of Cues', which has been enhanced to 'Copy, Move, Delete or Sort a Range of Cues'.
  • Call Cue Cues can now call Hotkey (Trigger) and External (Trigger) cues as well as Callable cues.
  • Fixed several bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (June 2019)

  • Fixed a few bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (June 2019)

  • The 'lost focus' processing has been modified. Prior to SCS 11.8.1, if the main window lost focus then a warning message was displayed in the status bar. In 11.8.1 this message was set to flash once a second. However, if you are controlling SCS exclusively from some external device then the warning is irrelevant and can be annoying if it is flashing. So in a new Production Property Run Time setting is available to dictate how 'lost focus' is to be handled. The options are flash, steady and ignore.
  • Fixed a few bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version 11.8.1 (May 2019)

  • Time-Based Cues (TBC's) may now have a 'latest time' set, which is useful for TBC's such as pre-show music if you start SCS after the 'time of day' you specified for the cue.
  • When creating or editing a Control Send Cue that sends commands to a Behringer X32 Digital or Compact Mixer there is now a 'Capture X32 Info' button available that enables you to set up the Control Send cue as a snapshot of current Mute settings, eg the Mute settings for selected channels.
  • The maximum number of messages that may be included in a single Control Send Cue has been increased from 16 to 32.
  • In Production Properties - Control Send Devices - Network, the default inter-message delay was previously 100ms. If the Network Protocol is UDP the default inter-message delay is now 0ms (no delay) as UDP preserves message boundaries whereas TCP/Telnet does not.
  • Memo Cues directed to the primary screen may now, via a new Production Property, be displayed in one of three ways: (1) in a pop-up window, as in previous version; (2) in a panel to the right of the cue list; (3) in a panel to the right of both the cue list and the cue panels. The new Production Property will apply to all Memo Cues that are directed to the primary screen. The Memo Panels in options (2) and (3) are resizable, as is the pop-up window of option (1).
  • When saving a cue file, SCS now detects if the file has been changed by another application since it was opened or last updated by SCS. If the file has been changed, you may choose to overwrite the changed cue file, save as a new cue file, or cancel the operation.
  • With some audio interfaces, such as the Presonus Audiobox, initialization can take several seconds per channel when determining WASAPI availability. There is now a new audio driver option in SCS: 'Do NOT use WASAPI' with the tooltip hint 'If you do not need to use WASAPI (eg to access all available speakers) then setting this option can significantly reduce device initialization time'.
  • The warning message 'SCS main window currently does not have focus' now flashes once a second.
  • The test for 'SCS main window currently does not have focus' is not, by default, active when the Editor is open, but there is now an Editing Option to enable you to override this. This may be useful if you may have the Editor open during rehearsals or live runs.
  • When 'Pause All' is active, a warning message will be flashed in the status bar. This is because 'Pause All' not only pauses playing cues, but also pauses any active auto-start countdown timers. This could have unexpected consequences if 'Pause All' is not canceled. 'Pause All' will be canceled by 'Resume All' or 'Stop All'.
  • Saved window positions, sizes and splitter bar settings are now saved separately for different display configurations, eg separately for having one screen or two screens connected. This test also takes into consideration display scaling and sizes.
  • When editing an Audio File Cue, clicking and dragging a marker on the graph (eg the fade-in marker) no longer auto-changes the selected combobox item that controls what is displayed in the 'Audio Devices' etc panel.
  • When selecting a Lighting Cue in the Editor, SCS could take a few seconds to display the Cue due to the time taken to populate the Fixture combo boxes. This process is now only performed if necessary, so the first Lighting Cue you display in the Editor may still take a few seconds to display, but subsequent Lighting Cues selected should display much faster.
  • Fixed several bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (January 2019)

  • Fixed a few bugs and applied a couple of minor enhancements - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version 11.8.0 (January 2019)

  • For SCS Professional Plus and higher license levels, VST Effects Plugins are now supported for Audio File Cues. This enables you to add EQ, reverb or any of the other multitude of features available in 3rd-party VST Effects Plugins. Note that currently this feature is available in Audio File Cues on BASS audio streams, which are created when using the BASS audio driver. In a later version we plan to provide other points at which VST Plugins may be called, such as for each audio output device.
  • Lighting Devices and Lighting Cues now support Fixture Types. Fixture Types in SCS are entered and saved in Production Properties. For each Fixture Type you specify the number of channels and a description for each channel - which could be a single letter (eg R, G, B or W) or a brief description (eg Pan or Tilt). The design of the Lighting Cue screen in the Editor has been improved to include the list of Fixtures required for the Lighting Cue, and then for each Fixture you can set the required values for each channel, where the channel description is displayed. For example, you can easily adjust the color, intensity, direction etc using the sliders against the named channels. Note: Cue files created with SCS 11.7.1 or earlier that have Lighting Devices and Lighting Cues cannot use the new Fixture Types as this new feature affects many parts of the new design. So the Lighting Devices and Lighting Cues in these cue files will continue to be processed as before. The Help file contains additional info for 'Pre SCS 11.8' cue files.
  • Video/Image Cues now support Video Capture Devices, such as live feeds from video cameras. The devices are defined in Production Properties.
  • In Options / Video Driver Settings you can now make minor Screen Adjustments to the size, X position and Y position of the target screen areas of your secondary screens.
  • Linear Time Code (LTC) Cues are now available for SCS Platinum users (only), provided SoundMan-Server is also installed. SoundMan-Server is required because LTC is sent using a SoundMan-Server timecode generator. The MIDI Time Code (MTC) Cue type has been enhanced to accept LTC where available. (MTC is still available for SCS Professional users and just requires an appropriate MIDI interface.)
  • A Time of Day Clock can be displayed, and a Countdown Timer can be set and displayed. These are available from the View menu on the main window.
  • In Audio File Cues you can now adjust the relative levels of multiple level points in the graph. A 'Graph Help' pop-up is displayed if you hover the mouse pointer over the new question mark on the left of the graph. In keeping with convention, selecting multiple level points for this adjustment is achieved by using Ctrl-Click on each required level point. This means that Ctrl-Click is no longer available for adjusting the level or pan of a single level point, so that feature is now handled by Alt-Click. The Graph Help pop-up explains this.
  • The 'uninstall' process has been enhanced to better clean up after uninstalling.
  • Some performance improvements, particularly with regard to auto-starting cues.
  • Fixed a few bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version and (August 2018)

  • Fixed a few bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version (August 2018)

  • Fixed a few bugs - see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum for details.

Version 11.7.1 (July 2018)

  • You can now set up Primary and Backup instances of SCS using the new Functional Mode option.
  • SCS Cue Markers can now be set in Audio File Cues, and these markers can be used as triggers for other cues, using the new 'On Cue Marker' auto-start activation position.
  • The Video Driver Settings under Options includes a new checkbox for correcting the display sizes of video images on external screens where Windows Display Scaling has affected the sizing.
  • The Set Position Cue now optionally accepts relative times, eg -2.000 seconds.
  • Video files that contain a 'rotation' property of 90, 180 or 270 degrees will now have that rotation setting applied, provided TVG is the selected Video Playback Library (which it is by default). Typically this means that videos such as cell phone videos that are vertical instead of horizontal will be displayed correctly, ie vertically.
  • For information on other enhancements and for details of errors that have been fixed, please see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum.

Version 11.7.0 (March 2018)

  • Video/Image Cues may now display their output on multiple screens (some conditions apply).
  • Audio File Cues may now include multiple loops. To support multiple loops per cue, the layout of the Audio File Cue Properties frame in the editor has been changed. Please read the updated Help on Audio File Cue Properties if you need to include loops in your cues, even if you are just adding one loop.
  • Playlist Cues now have an 'Other Actions' button in the editing screen, which provides options to trim silence or low audio levels from files in the playlist (by auto-setting start and end times), and options to apply 'peak normalization' to the files, which auto-sets relative levels.
  • In Bulk Edit it is now possible to apply peak normalization across multiple selected Audio File Cues. This can be useful for music tracks - it is not expected to be used for sound effects.
  • The ability to preview audio files before including them in your production has been reinstated and improved. This feature was removed from some earlier versions of SCS as the Windows API used was not 64-bit compatible. The code for this feature no longer directly calls any Windows APIs and is now 32-bit and 64-bit compatible. RC7: However, if you wish to revert to the standard Windows File Selector then you can do so by selecting this Audio File Selector in Editing Options.
  • SFR Cues now also support 'FADE ALL (= Shift/Esc)' to emulate the fade available with the Stop All (Esc) button when holding down a shift key.
  • You can now disable individual sub-cues. NB, the cue type Enable/Disable Cues still operates only at the cue level, but you can now manually disable sub-cues in the Editor.
  • Lighting Devices now support fixtures. There's no support for 'fixture types' as such, but for a Lighting Device you can now specify fixtures with their dimmable channel number(s) and DMX start channel. The DMX start channel is device-map-specific so supports different start channels in different venues, etc. (Often referred to as 'soft-patching'.)
  • Lighting Cues now support a special DMX Item for DBO (Dead Blackout).
  • Lighting Cues using Chase can now monitor a tap delay.
  • The Main Window now shows the Last Playing Cue as well as the Next Manual Cue.
  • In the Main Window you can now adjust the width of the Hotkey List by dragging the vertical splitter bar on the left of the list.
  • Access to the Faders Window from the Main Window is now provided by a 'Show Faders' button which is displayed below the VU meters.
  • The Faders Window now includes a DMX Master fader if relevant.
  • For Network Control Send devices you can now set your own inter-message delay time.
  • The Meters button in the Main window's toolbar has been replaced by a View button.
  • You can now drag-and-drop cues in the Editor's cue list.
  • In Playlist Cues you can now save the current play order and position in the play order, so that the next time you start SCS the Playlist Cue can resume from the track following the last one played. See Playlist Cues in the Help for more information.
  • An Italian version of the SCS Help is now available as a PDF file.
  • For information on other enhancements and for details of errors that have been fixed, please see the Release Notice in the SCS General Forum.

Version (October 2017)

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

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 (December 2016)

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

    Version (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 (March 2016)

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    Version (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
    • 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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