2022
May 01
New GPICommander 3 USB box

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...

2022
Mar 03
New Software Bundles and Pricing

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.

2022
Mar 01
M|Family Upgrade Paths Ending

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.

2021
Dec 01
Security Statement: Log4j is not used in our software

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.

2021
Sep 01
M|Family products are not available anymore

Due to the global chip shortage we are unfortunately not able to supply the M|xx bundles anymore. We will continue to support existing customers, including with the Apple Silicon compatibility, but we will not be able to sell new bundles. Of course, our software-only bundles (S|xx) remain available and can still be used with any supported Blackmagic, Deltacast or AJA interface.

2021
May 31
NEW icons for our applications

We have new icons for all our "Universal" applications (the ones that can run natively on Apple Silicon computers).

Some of our applications may not have the new icon yet, and that's because they are not "Universal" yet, most probably because we are still waiting for a third-party libreary or framework to be universal. But stay tuned as we should receive these very soon. Read the following article for more information on the compatiblity with Apple Silicon Computers.


The new icons have been made by the studio MadebyHanna, we are forever grateful for such a beautiful job, thank you! These previous icons have been with us since more than 10 years, so these ones should be there for a while too.

2020
Nov 01
About the compatiability with Apple Silicon

Our software is mostly compatible with Apple Silicon chips. When checking for the compatibility with Apple M1 computers, there are different things to consider, depending on the software. Indeed, some external libraries may be used and may not be compatible. Or some features may note be available. Make sure to check this article of our help center.