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Please post your functional issues here on the message board in the Version 6 beta thread. However upgrade and key issues should be emailed directly to us via email at support. AT videoredo.com
PLEASE, DON"T POST ANY KEYS IN THE FORUM!

If you logged into the message board and want to be notified via email of new beta builds, click the "Watch" button at the upper right just above this thread.

If you're running TVSuite V5 (or earlier) TVSuite V6 will not interfere with your current installation. To import your TVSuite V5 or V4 profiles into TVSuite V6, click on the File menu in the Tools>Manage Output Profiles dialog.

Download link: Beta versions are now posted in the resource section of this message board. Click here for the latest beta, and then the orange download button.

Known issues:

1. MPEG2 smart editing does not support fade/dissolve transitions. To output MPEG2 files with transitions force a full transcode. H264 and HEVC smart editing do support transitions.
2. HEVC 10-bit encoding not yet operational.

Please post other issue in new threads on this forum or by sending us an email to support.

Change log for later version is now shown in the resource section of the message board.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.60.4.808a (Released 2019-10-21)
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[Fix] File open: Unable to open video files > 0.5 GB (broken in build 807)

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.60.4.807b (Released 2019-10-21)
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[Change] Profile editor: Re-arrange items in "General" and "Video" groups to be more logical.
[Fix] VList files: Fix to handle unicode folder names. Changed format of .vlst to be .xml.
[Fix] HEVC: Output would hang if saving to MP4 and first frame of GOP was CRA_NUT instead of IRAP_NUT.
[Fix] GUI: Purchase link from TVSuite help menu points to TVSuite V5 instead of TVSuite V6.
[Fix] HEVC output: Intelligent output of HEVC should always use the software encoder and ignore the T>O>Stream encoder setting.
[Fix] GUI: Intermittent crash on video close which can also occur when opening a 2nd video.
[Fix] MP4 muxing: Saving to MP4 could trigger DTS greater than PTS.
[Fix] Ad-detective: When starting ad-detective automatically disable deinterlacer.
[Fix] Ad-detective: When pause on add scene marker is enabled, video would pause a few seconds after the scene marker.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.60.3.805a (Released 2019-10-04)
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[Change] MKV: When saving MKV with chatpers, added a chapter starting at 0, just like MP4.
[Fix] Shell: If TVSuite already open, opening a file via file association doesn't always open due to unicode issue.
[Fix] MP4: MP4 & MKV files with MPEG2 video and AAC audio won't open.
[Fix] NVEnc: Remove dual pass option for NVidia encoding.
[Fix] Key entry: If upgrade token entered, user prompted to if they want to open the upgrade wizard in a browser window.

[Change] Profile grid: (VRDPro) Change "Aspect correction" label to "Crop & Border".
[Fix] Profile grid: (VRDPro) Interactive cropping option no longer available.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.60.2.804a (Released 2019-09-29)
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[Enhancement] Output Profile: Added option to set the encoding bit depth, this will trigger auto-recode if different from source.
[Enhancement] Save: Added dropdown to Save button in output dialog to enable split scenes. Advanced profile option still supported.
[Change] AdScan not saving vprj from batch
[Change] GUI: Key entry dialog would show registered users as '0 days expiration'. Now shows 'License has been installed.'
[Change] GUI: Tools>Options>General, new option: "On save auto show 'Select file' dialog.
[Change] Key entry: Check for upgrade token being entered and ask user if they want to open the upgrade wizard.
[Change] QSF of DVD using profile with "split scenes" caused error
[Change] VRDPro: Change betas so that it now expires using a new beta key which can be re-entered.
[Fix] COM: vp.vbs sample script wasn't updated to use videoredo6 COM object.
[Fix] Chapters: Chapter numbering goes from 0 to 2 instead of 1 to 2.
[Fix] GUI: If user entered upgrade token into key entry, would be redirected to purchase page rather than upgrade wizard.
[Fix] GUI: If video dimensions change, on-screen display was showing [0x0] instead correctly showing revised dimensions.
[Fix] H.264: Possible sync issue when cutting H.264 files. Not handling end of cut properly in all cases.
[Fix] HEVC/H.264: Aspect ratio not being set correctly for H.264/HEVC software encoding when encoding from 1920 to 720x576
[Fix] MKV: Chapter marks can sometimes create MKV muxer errors.
[Fix] MPEG2 video: Unable to run QSF on some files even though they would open. The QSF thought they were ES streams.
[Fix] NVidia encoder: Encoding aspect ratio not correct. Being set to encoding dimensions instead of output profile.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.60.1.802a (Released 2019-09-14)
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[Change] Options: Shift+Tools>Options, Added # 48 Decoding threads to use.
[Change] Output Profile: H.264 encoding options, added number of threads to use when encoding.
[Fix] Transport stream: PTS underflows in V6 that were not present in V5.
[Fix] MPEG2 video: 608 and 708 closed captions stored in user data not displaying during playback.
[Fix] HEVC: Problem opening and seeking to initial frame of file if TS packet contained timestamp and slice from previous frame.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.92.801a (Released 2019-08-30)
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[Enhancement] NVidia encoder: Added NVidia surface type selection (auto, cuda, dx11) to Tools>Options>GPU encoders.
[Enhancement] NVidia encoder: Added support for Cuda surfaces (in addition to DX11) allowing NVEnc to work on Win 7.
[Enhancement] Output Profile: Advanced audio, added optional language code to each output audio stream.
[Enhancement] Output Profile: Simplified setting of audio level processing into 3 functions: Normalize, Auto gain, raise/lower level.
[Change] GUI: Removed "Apply VRD Version to Log" from Tools>Options>Manual.
[Change] GUI: Removed "User Batch Command" from shift+Tools>Options. Hasn't been used since TVSuite V4.
[Change] GUI: Warn user if VRDPro styled key entered into TVSuite.
[Change] HEVC: If opening 10-bit HEVC file, warn user that output will be transcoded to 8-bit. (Until 10bit encoder is working)
[Change] HEVC: If opening HEVC 4:2:2 file in TVSuite V6 warn that this is a VRD Pro function.
[Change] Tools>Options: Changed old category label "Hardware encoding" to new label: "GPU encoders"
[Fix] HEVC: Error if opening file that didn't have frame rate in the header or video stream (such as converting from MP4 to TS)
[Fix] HEVC: If doing 2 pass audio such as normalization and smart editing, output could hang.
[Fix] HEVC: SEI pict_struct values not being cleared on new NALs causing frame timing to possibly be wrong.
[Fix] TS muxer not passing through language code

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.91.800b (Released 2019-08-14)
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[Enhancement] File save dialog: Now saves "Favorites Only" option even if you Cancel dialog
[Change] MKV: Remove extra data block from MKV files to better support multiple parameter sets.
[Change] MP4/HEVC: If saving HEVC to MP4 the first output GOP will ALWAYS be recoded in order to create a unique parameter set.
[Change] Output Profile: Lower minimum AC3 bit rate for 5.1 audio to be 192 Kbps instead of 384 Kbps.
[Change] Stream internals: (VRDPro) In NAL viewer holding down the shift key and clicking previous/next frame does a GOP jump.
[Fix] Default profiles: Various iPhone & Android profiles listed in the install wizard were missing.
[Fix] GDI: GDI driver wouldn't correctly display 4:2:2 video content.
[Fix] H.264 output: Fade in could cause crash if first frame after fade-in occurs before I-frame in decoding order.
[Fix] HEVC source: Save error if source is HEVC without AUD and container is MKV or MP4.
[Fix] Install wizard: Fixed selection of allowed default profiles. Added some older Apple and Android profile options.
[Fix] MKV: HEVC encoder could error out if level_idc in profile was too low. Now checks and bumps level_idc if necessary.
[Fix] MKV: On some files, first GOP would not be displayed or saved.
[Fix] MKV: Saving MKV to MP4 wouldn't play on iOS. Changed hev1 to hvc1.
[Fix] Output Profile: Some settings not sticking: Encoding type, Flip, Audio channel mode, and Normalize.
[Fix] Profile: In TVSuite, can't persist dual pass or CRF output 'Encoder mode:' settings.
[Fix] Project files: V6 project files have a BOM at the beginning and shouldn't.
[Fix] Tools>Options>Startup: Prevent settings files from Version 5 from being imported. Only Version 6 settings can be imported.
[Documentation] COM documenation: Program Duration as reported by FileGetProgramInfo is in 90KHz ticks, NOT seconds.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.91.799 (Released 2019-07-30)
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[Change] H.264 output: Moderate speed on some files when outputting with transitions.
[Change] GUI: Warn user if diagnostic is set to advanced and let them reset it to medium.
[Fix] MP4/MKV muxing: MP4/MKV output of some files can trigger pixelated playback in MPC-HC & VLC.
[Fix] HEVC: Fixed problem parsing HRD parameters which prevented file from opening.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.91.798 (Released 2019-07-13)
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[Fix] GUI: Output profile editing: there were missing translations in the drop-down control.
[Fix] GUI: Shortcuts/hotkeys not recognized on Chinese language systems. Can also crash when creating new hot key mappings.
[Fix] GUI: Entering a UNC output path in file save, QSF save, or ES save shows "Invalid output file" message.
[Fix] HEVC: Incorrect frame rate due to overflow error if vui_time_scale or vps_time_scale has a large value.
[Fix] Joiner: Joiner list sometimes has an extra 0:00-0:00 segment as first item. Introduced with build 797.
[Fix] Output Profile: False "unable to set output options" if NVEnc is the default encoder.
[Fix] Transport stream: If "ignore transport stream map" enabled, stream detector could interpret MPEG2 as HEVC.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.90.797a (Released 2019-06-30)
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** Updated Beta Expiration Date **

[Enhancement] GUI: Support for registration names with unicode characters.
[Enhancement] Joiner: Adding a project to the joiner adds the title and each scene separately rather than as one project.
[Change] H.264 & HEVC: Added support to detect and report colorPrimaries, TransferMatrix, etc.
[Change] NVidia encoder: Automatically adjust NVEnc encoder settings by polling encoder for capabilities such as interlace, chroma, etc.
[Fix] Titling: Adding title to source video with 24 bit audio adds incorrect number of silent audio fr
[Fix] Profiles: Max bitrate didn't always cause recode if the source file didn't have a max bit rate. Mostly affected HEVC & H.264
[Fix] GUI: Disable internal frame cache used to display thumbnails for MPEG2 files. Similar to V5 behavior.
[Fix] Joiner: Loading a joiner project without having an open video could crash application on save. (Project files won't work).
[Fix] Batch: Added "default settings" and "Current settings" to AdScan profile list.
[Fix] GUI: Tools>Options>Playback, Widen dialog box and some strings.
[Fix] HEVC: Unable to open file is it contained "filler data" (FD) NALs.
[Fix] HEVC: Unable to open transport stream file if first frame in the file didn't have VPS, SPS, PPS.
[Fix] H264: Sync error when saving when there are missing POC but GOP otherwise plays OK.
[Fix] GUI: Hotkeys wouldn't work if language other than English is selected.
[Fix] GUI: Selecting Czech as the language code wouldn't stick and TVSuite would revert back to English.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.89.796 (Released 2019-06-13)
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** Updated Beta Expiration Date **

[Enhancement] GUI: Support for language translations. Set via Tools>Options>Start up.
[Fix] Joiner save: Throws codec ASSERT in DoesContainerSupportVideoCodec if saving from joiner list with no open file.
[Fix] DVD authoring: Should force audio recode if audio is AC3 and bit rate greater than 448Kbps.
[Fix] DVD: DVDs should automatically auto rotate videos.
[Fix] Save dialog: Changed Video codec from H264 to HEVC and output container changed from MP4 to Elementary streams.
[Fix] Container changes when changing the codec
[Fix] Audio transitions: If audio transitions enabled, saving AC3 file to TS converts audio to AAC rather than recoding to AC3.
[Fix] HEVC: Fixed transport stream reader to support HEVC files when the PMT isn't present or is incorrect.
[Fix] HEVC: Fixed problem parsing HRD parameters in a UDH file which could cause a crash.
[Fix] NVidia encoder: Encoding to H.264 interlaced would create two images of the frame on the output.
[Fix] Tivo: Trying to open a Tivo file with bad MAK gives "out of memory" error rather than proper error message.
[Fix] HEVC: Frame rate is incorrect due to rounding error when vps_time_scale and vps_num_units_in_tick are large values.
[Fix] Output Profile: (VRDPro) When creating new output profile from Save Video dialog, changed name not retained.
[Fix] Profile grid: (VRDPro) "Enable Audio Transitions" should be gray if video transitions set to "None".

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.88.795 (Released 2019-05-24)
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** Updated Beta Expiration Date **

[Enhancement] Chapters: Add option to Tools>Options>Chapters to create a chapter marker at start of each joiner project.
[Enhancement] GUI: Add option to rotate the video being displayed (0, 90, 180, 270) for when the rotation metadata isn't set in the file.
[Enhancement] Output Profiles: Frame rate change algorithm on the advanced tab. Options: Fractional or Blend.
[Enhancement] Profile: Add new output option drop down, frame rate method. Needs to flow into the outputOptionsBase
[Enhancement] Transitions: Added new checkbox to T>O>Transitions, Enable audio transitions.
[Enhancement] GUI: Option to rotate the video during playback.
[Change] Output Profile: TVSuite profile dialog, change label "Encoding type:" to "Encoding codec:" or "Output codec".
[Change] Profiles: Change the default intelligent bit rate percentages to from HEVC.
[Fix] EAC3 audio: Switching from 5.1 to 2.0 channels during playback can cause an application crash.
[Fix] H.264 MXF: (VRDPro) Time code and number of frames reported in the info box too high by 1.
[Fix] H.264 output: Fade out at last cut of file not working.
[Fix] H.264 output: Very long sections of missing audio can trigger a video buffer overflow and hang output.
[Fix] H.264 playback: Missing source file audio during playback could trigger navigation and playback issues.
[Fix] H.264: Smart encoding with transitions could create pixelation at cut start after transition completes.
[Fix] HEVC: Limit maximum number of decoding threads to 16 to prevent random crashes while editing.
[Fix] HEVC: SPS parsing error on st_ref_pic_sets could cause crash.
[Fix] HEVC: When transcoding using QuickSync, force output to progressive.
[Fix] Joiner save: Scene markers aren't in the source projects aren't being saved as output chapters. Only cuts are.
[Fix] Joiner: Hard coded error message in MPEGEdit3Dlg
[Fix] Manage profiles: When importing, import dialog resizing not working, and can't change the width of the row headers
[Fix] Output Profile: (VRDPro) Frame rate method only showing if frame rate is no-change. Should be if frame rate is set.
[Fix] Output Profile: (VRDPro), Unable to turn off Transition Options type checkbox.
[Fix] Output Profile: Advanced setting, MPEG2 to H.264 always reverts to 70, does not retain value.
[Fix] Output Profile: Advanced setting, unable to Set MPEG2 to H.264 less than 50.
[Fix] Output Profile: Unable to change parameters for default profiles.
[Fix] Output Profile: Unable to set rotation and other parameters in output profile with SAS codec.
[Fix] SCTE-35: (VRDPro) If Advance goes negative display as 0 or negative number.
[Fix] Help: Help file technical support page points to missing page: forums.videoredo.com. Added redirect to message board.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.87.794 (Released 2019-05-09)
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** Updated beta expiration date **
[Fix] Titling: Saving video with added title can hang.
[Fix] H.264/HEVC output: Deinterlacing MPEG2 files with 3:2 pulldown to AVC or HEVC can cause combing.
[Fix] H.264 output: Some teletext captions causing slow "fast frame copy" on output.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.86.793 (Released 2019-04-24)
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** Updated beta expiration date **
[Enhancement] Playback: Improved quality of interlaced video by adding support for smart deinterlacer. See Tools>Options>Playback
[Fix] MP4/MKV: Unable to open H264/HEVC files created by DVDFab due to text stream confusing TVSuite.
[Fix] H.264 output: Removing video frames for sync caused excessive audio frame removal.
[Fix] QuickStream Fix: Get error message: "Unable to open file: %s" when doing QSF.
[Fix] Output: File save not picking up default output directory from profile.
[Fix] Output Profile: If profile is set to software codec with CRF, switching to QuickSync disabled CRF, but leaves slider visible.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.86.792 (Released 2019-04-16)
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[Fix] HEVC: M2TS output file type wasn't allowed and should be.
[Fix] MP4 output: AAC-HE at 48000/24000 being recoded to 64000/32000.
[Fix] HEVC: Opening HEVC files would crash application if CPU wasn't late model with AVX2 support.
[Fix] H.264 smart encoding: Could crash at end of file or cut end of recoded buffer wasn't previously enlarged.
[Fix] Caption display: Improve stability of 608/708 caption display when non-reference frames are dropped during playback.
[Fix] Display: For DX11 and GDI drivers, deinterlace setting was reversed.

TVSuite V6 - 6.4.85.791 (Released 2019-04-05)
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[Fix] HEVC: M2TS output incorrectly triggering an error when saving. Now OK.
[Fix] MP4 muxing: Saving to MP4 could trigger "non monotonic" DTS output abort.
[Fix] AC3: Installer missing the AC3 encoder DLL after name was changed.
[Fix] HEVC: Incorrect of versions of HEVC support files caused crash when saving to HEVC format.
 
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Beta 792c posted.

Improved stability when saving HEVC files especially to MP4 and MKV.

PLEASE NOTE: We are still working on a couple H.264 and HEVC cutting issues, if you've already uploaded samples and haven't heard back from us, then we are still working your reported problem.
 

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Beta 797 posted.

1. IMPORTANT: Joiner has been changed. When you add a project to the joiner each individual scene is now added as a separate joiner entry.
2. NVidia encoder now checks if interlaced encoding is supported and if not automatically includes a deinterlacer if needed.
3. Czech translation now works.

Please see release notes for a list of changes.
 

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Beta 798 posted.

Mostly minor bug fixes, updated beta expiration dates.

Please see release notes for a list of changes.
 

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Beta 799 posted.

Mostly minor bug fixes, updated beta expiration dates.

Please see release notes for a list of changes.
 

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Beta 800 posted.

1. Major change to the internals of mkv files. If you use MKV files, please test!!!!

2. HEVC with MP4 output and are intelligent recoded (i.e. smart edit). The first output GOP of the file will always be recoded even if you make the cut on a GOP boundary. This let's us create HEVC that play smoothly on an iOS device.
 

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Beta 801 posted.

1. NVidia, added surface selection (auto, cuda, dx11) to allow NVEnc HEVC encoding on Windows 7. See Tools>Options>GPU encoders

2. Output profiles: Simplified audio processing settings, settings are now: None, Normalize, Auto, Manual raise/lower.

3. 10-bit HEVC gives warning that it will be transcoded to 8-bit. This limitation will be removed after official release.

See release notes for complete list of changes.

NOTE: We had hoped to release this week, but it appears that the V6 release will now occur during the week of September 2 as we finialize the update procedure. More details next week.
 

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VIdeoReDo V6 has been released!

It's build 802 and can be downloaded from our website. Thank you to everyone who assisted in testing and reported problems throughout this pre-release beta period.

 

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Beta build 804 has been posted.

1. Lots of fixes from the 803 release (see release notes).
2. New: On the file save dialog, the save button has a drop-down button to split scenes. This is in addition to the split scene option that's already on the advanced options of the output profile. Hopefully this will make discovery of this feature easier.
3. New: Tools>Options>General>On save auto show 'Select file'. Some V5 users have mentioned that they don't like the extra mouse clicks in the file save dialog. Selecting this option will save a mouse click or two when saving yet still preserve the enhanced output functionality of V6.
 

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Beta Build 805 has been posted.

Mostly minor fixes, please see release notes above.
 

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Beta Build 807a has been posted.

Fixed HEVC MP4 saves
Ad-detective disables deinterlacer making it faster
Improvements to MP4 muxing, fewer hard DTS / PTS errors.
Fixed .vlst files
 

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Beta Build 807b has been posted.

Updated translation files, if you're running 807a in english you can skip installing 807b otherwise install the 807b beta.
 

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Beta Build 808a has been posted.

Fixed: Unable to open video files > 0.5GB. Broken in build 807.
 

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Beta Build 809b has been posted.

[Fix] Manual parameters, shift+Tools>Options wasn't working.
 
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