We started shipping the new GPICommander 3 USB box today. It looks identical to GPICommander 2, but it uses a new chip, and thus our software need to be updated. If you order one from now on, make sure that you use a software that is compatible with it. Read more...
We're welcoming some new products, bidding some goodbye, and giving one item a small raise... We price our products as low as possible, but due to the events of the last couple years we are forced to raise the price on one item -- the Serial Commander -- by a small amount. View the product description for the Serial Commander here. We have also removed the M|Family bundle products, as well as the S|44 and S|62. The S|40, S|80, and S|8R bundles are still available, though now the licenses are bundled to a single serial number, rather than on a dongle. We have, however, added two new items to our lineup: the MovieRecorder Express to Movie Recorder 4 Crossgrade and the S|40E bundle, which includes four MovieRecorder Express licenses on a single serial number.
MovieRecorder 4 was released in 2017, and to help our customers transition to the new version from MovieRecorder 3, we'd offered an upgrade path to make that change as comfortable and affordable as possible. As many of you know, due to the global supply chain issue, our M|Family products are no longer available, and will remain unavailable for the foreseeable future. As such, effective April 15th, 2022, the M|Family upgrade paths will no longer be available, either. We will still maintain the MovieRecorder 3 to MovieRecorder 4 upgrade paths, including the 4-pack upgrades, so you will be able to upgrade after that date, but the M|Family upgrades did offer significant savings -- so if you own one of these products and have not yet upgraded, now's the time! Note that the M|Family upgrades do not include OnTheAir Video Express upgrades, only MovieRecorder 3 to MovieRecorder 4.
Finally, we'll be able to meet again! After 2 years without an "in person" trade show, we are eager at Softron to be meeting with you all. We'll be in north hall (South halls are closed this year), at booth N5031. As we know some of you won't be able to attend, we have a webpage for NAB where we will show what's new, and show our demo workstations. Don't hesitate to check it out!
As you may have heard, there is a security flaw in a widely used logging library: Log4j. At Softron, we don't use Java, Java libraries, nor Apache in our software thus was not impacted by this breach. While we don't use Java software in development, we went a step further to ensure your security. We audited our software to confirm it is not used in any Softron code nor libraries that depend on it. At Softron, we develop most of our code internally and rely on as few external libraries as possible-- this has been our approach for many years. Though using external libraries can save some developing time, we prefer to remain in control of our code and any possible consequences. As an adding precaution, if you are running Softron software in a sensitive environment, we recommend that you check other software installed on your Mac to confirm your security is not compromised by Log4j.
All our software should be working fine with Big Sur and Monterey. There could be some incompatibility issues with older version, so we recommend using a recent version. Make sure to check this article to know which version to use.
It's just crazy what you can do with a MacBook Pro M1 Max and our software. We use all the power of the ProRes media engines. Just an example of a benchmark: with M|Replay, in HD60p, we encoded 14 channels + decoded 14 channels, and still 40% CPU free.
Terrific show over the last three days, and we'd like to thank Olivier Greoli, Matt Timmons, Bryce Seifert, Virgil Beljambe, and Jules Elkan for their participation in the Live panels, and to those who joined the discussions and who booked one-on-one meetings with our team.
Join us today for the first ever Softron Virtual Exhibition! Live panel discussions at 10 am, and face-to-face (via Zoom) one-on-one meetings with or team, Monday through Wednesday. We look forward to meeting with all of you!
The Softron Virtual Exhibition is right around the corner, and we've already posted a number of videos showcasing some of the exciting new features of our products on YouTube. The Live panel discussion will also be on YouTube, on the 11th through 13th.