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Curator 2.3 has landed - here's what's new!

February, 19 2020

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FYI - once you've read about the awesome changes we made in 2.3, check out this blog post to learn all about Curator Arrival 3.0!


What's new in Curator 2.3: the highlights

  • We've overhauled the Curator Adobe Panel, making it faster to find content and giving creative editors new ways to collaborate. See it in action in our Curator for Adobe demo video.
  • Curator Connect now makes it easier for Media Managers to register assets in bulk and offers support for Sony FS7 camera cards, adding to the Canon C300, Panasonic P2, and RED camera cards already supported. See it in action in our Curator Connect demo video
  • Curator 2.3 brings the first iteration of Curator Gateway, providing System Administrators with increased security during the Curator deployment process and simplifying the setup of system administration access
  • Curator Server now boasts security protocols that meet NASA's stringent requirements, and multiple performance enhancements

We're always listening to customer feedback and feature/enhancement requests; if you have an idea on how to make Curator even better, please let us know on our Feature Request and Suggestions page!

IPV Curator 2.3 Update (1)

 

Curator 2.3's updates in detail

Editors can now do more in fewer clicks with Curator's brand-new Adobe Panel

The Product Team at IPV has been busy working with creative editors to further improve the functionality and UX of the Curator for Adobe Panel. The result is a brand-new Panel that more closely mimics Curator Clip Link, providing a slicker user experience and including the top 5 user enhancement requests (plus many more less common requests):

  • Faceted search filtering makes your media assets quicker and easier to find
  • Enhanced productions workflow makes new user onboarding faster and easier
  • Video assets can now be previewed before they're imported into the Premiere Pro project bin, saving editors a significant amount of time
  • Editors can now bulk import up to 100 assets at a time and can drag-select and Shift-click-select multiple assets at once
  • Asset metadata can now be imported into the Premiere Pro project bin

You can see the new Adobe Panel in action in our Curator for Adobe demo video.

The Panel update is such a big deal we've created a separate blog post and accompanying video (below) for it!
Curator for Adobe Panel - 2.3 Update Video

Even more ingest options with an updated Curator Connect

Curator 2.3 brings an updated Curator Connect, with functionality and performance enhancements including:

  • Folder import, allowing bulk asset registration, making it easier for Media Managers to ingest and manage even more media in Curator
  • Saving to multiple destinations with custom metadata fields for each destination, giving Media Managers more control over where their files land and the metadata they're ingested with
  • Support for Sony FS7 camera cards, adding to the Canon C300, Panasonic P2, and RED camera cards already supported. Curator Connect stores camera card recordings as single assets while intelligently recognising and maintaining the complex folder structure of the camera cards. This makes it easier for Media Managers to register the assets while maintaining the integrity of the original folder structure 
  • 3x faster file copies, saving significant time on the ingest process

You can see Curator Connect in action in our Curator Connect demo video!

Curator Connect in Action

Curator Gateway brings easier system administration and better security

Curator 2.3 brings the first iteration of Curator Gateway, designed to:

  • Provide System Administrators with increased security during the Curator deployment process
  • Simplify the setup of system administration access

Future versions of Curator Gateway will bring additional security and system administration functionality.

A screenshot of the Curator Gateway

Performance and security improvements to Curator Server

Curator 2.3 brings several updates to Curator Server, including:

  • Support for OpenJDK, providing an alternative Java option which does not require licensing from Oracle
  • NASA-grade security for storing user passwords
  • Improved performance when reading metadata names & using JSON facets

A screenshot of Curator Server


Upgrading is easy - here's how

Upgrading is easy for existing users - just click here to contact your Account Manager.


What's next for Curator?

Curator 3.0 will arrive in Summer 2020 and will bring even more feature and feature enhancements, security and performance improvements, and upgrades to Curator's user experience. Keep your eyes peeled for the next release email and blog post! If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe to our updates so you can be the first to know when it's available!


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