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The Foundry releases Hiero and Hieroplayer 1.7

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 | Posted by Jim Thacker

The Foundry has released updates to Hiero and Hieroplayer, its family of shot-management, conform and review tools, and announced a new collaboration with production-tracking software developer ftrack.

What’s new in Hiero 1.7 and Hieroplayer 1.7
New features in version 1.7 of the software largely affect editing workflow:

  • Modal editing tools
    The addition of select, select track, slip and slide, roll, retime, razor, razor all, join and popular ripple functionality.
  • Source/record 2-up viewer layout
    Provides familiar editorial feel and the ability to insert and overwrite clips from the source view directly into the timeline through the use of three point editing techniques. 
  • New keyboard interface
    Improves editorial workflow with in-depth precision clip or edit selection and nudging, playhead shuttling from timecode, extended JKL and more, all directly from the keyboard.
  • In-viewer jog/shuttle controls
    Offers fast and intuitive control of frame shuttling directly in the viewer through the mouse for precision playback and review.
  • Improved playback
    Hiero now has an improved playback system with audio enhancements that include stereo bounce down and latency adjustments.
  • Performance improvements
    Improvements come in the form of a faster viewer render pipeline, cache dumping, JPEG performance tweaks and audio waveform caching for better performance.

According to The Foundry, Nuke users will also notice a “more familiar look and feel across the applications”.

The Foundry has also announced that it will be collaborating with production-tracking tool developer ftrack,

The first product of that collaboration isn’t exclusive to Foundry tools: ftrackreview, currently in closed beta, will enable ftrack users to review shots in Hiero or Hieroplayer; Tweak Software’s RV; or a web browser.

Users will be able to upload shots to ftrack’s new cloud service and invite collabarators to view them from anywhere in the world.

According to The Foundry, “advanced integration between the applications will be implemented in a later release … Hiero will play well with other products, but will be prepackaged with ftrack integration out of the box”.

Hiero 1.7 and Hieroplayer 1.7 are available now for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. A single licence of Hiero costs $5,065, including one year’s maintenance; Hieroplayer costs $300, also including maintenance.

Read a full list of new features in Hiero 1.7 on The Foundry’s website

Read more about ftrackreview on ftrack’s blog

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