Synaesthesia Beta 7 Released

Synaesthesia Beta 7 has been released today. There are a few fixes and some minor changes, but the most important thing is the addition of new context-dependent menus and keyboard shortcuts.

What does this mean? Well it’s much quicker to do the most common actions on any breakdown. For example, to add a new shot to a scene from the Scene Breakdown, you now have 3 ways to do it:

  1. Go to the “Shots” tab, then click on the add button at the bottom (previously this was the only way to do it)
  2. From the “Attach” menu, choose “Shot”
  3. Press Command-Option-O

With the addition of keyboard shortcuts, navigation becomes much less of a chore. For example, to quickly move between different clips on the same reel, from the Clip Breakdown, you can now use the keyboard shortcuts Command-Left Arrow and Command-Right Arrow to go to the previous and next clips respectively. Add the shift key to either of those, and you’ll quickly go to the first or the last clips in the set. Browse theĀ complete list of keyboard shortcuts to see more time-savers.

We’ve also fixed a bunch more issues and made some minor adjustments. You can see the full list of changes in the release notes.

If you’re currently using beta 6, you should be prompted to download and install the new version within the next few days. Otherwise, you can download it here.

Posted: August 13th, 2010
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