Frequency Documentation

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The latest Frequency Studio software releases.

Studio-1.28.2 - 03/24/2022

Optimizations

Missing Schedule Data - The issue with missing programs when paging into the future has been resolved.

Studio-1.28.1 - 03/14/2022

Features

  • Surface Series Id - From the Video Details view in Manage you can now copy the Series Id when hovering over the info icon next to the Series name. This feature has also been added to the Video title.

Optimizations

  • Schedule Paging - The issue with paging through past and future weeks in the Schedule tool has been resolved.

Studio-1.28 - 03/09/2022

Features

  • Schedule DST - UI changes to notify you about Daylight Savings Time are available in the Schedule tool. In the Calendar view, the day header will be highlighted based on the DST timezone of each schedule. Please review the start/end times and adjust as necessary. The schedule should show continuous start/end timestamps when there are no gaps. Time slots 11 pm - 12 am are blocked to account for DST.

Studio-1.27 - 03/02/2022

Features

  • Manage Collection - Brand names configured per Collection are displayed in a column when viewing all Collections and as a field in Collection Details.

  • Schedule Copy/Paste Expansion - Copy and paste weeks of programming while editing your schedule. To do this hold shift, select multiple weeks of programming, copy, and paste.

  • Shuffle Automation Programs - Shuffle is available as a rule for Linear Program Selection when creating or updating automation programs.

  • Linear Program Editor Shortcuts - Using Shift + D, while editing a linear program, brings up the page Add Dynamic Interstitial.

  • Linear Channel Creatives - Duration requirements have been removed when uploading creatives to allow for assets longer than 5 minutes.

Studio-1.26 - 01/28/2022

Features

  • Support Modal - Contact information for Frequency support is provided across all tools. Located in the top right corner under “Contact Support”

  • Manage - Show real-time character count while editing video metadata

  • Linear Programs - Dynamic interstitial title now displays in linear program preview / editor

  • Automation Programs - Can no longer set target ad load 50% or higher

Studio-1.25 - 12/04/2021

Features

  • Manage Automation Programs - From Manage you can now create or edit Automation Programs. This functionality was previously done within Schedule. Now all automation program configurations are completed within Manage.

  • Improved Automation Program Series Workflow  -  From the Automation tab in Manage you can now use Series to create Automation Programs. Select up to three different Series, configure advertising, and choose additional business rules to schedule your series automation program.

  • Interstitial Collection By Brand - Interstitial Collection now supports filtering by Brand to power dynamic interstitials in linear programs.

  • UI/UX Improvements - Studio now has more cohesive styling across all tools.

Studio-1.24 - 10/28/2021

Features

  • Manage Interstitial Collections - Manage Interstitial Collections - From Manage you can now create and manage collections of interstitials such as bumpers, idents, promotions and more. Interstitial collections allow you to add sets of interstitials to linear programs that will be dynamically populated in a program based on predefined business rules. By managing interstitials dynamically, programmers can now setup rules that will automatically update promotional content across many linear programs saving significant amounts of time.

Studio-1.22 - 08/24/21

Features

  • Linear Program Editor - When editing a linear program you can now double click on the components, such as ad pods, interstitials, and video segments, to open the editing modals for each component.

Studio-1.21.0 - 07/16/2021

Features

  • Manage - Cue points can now be imported into linear programs that contain interstitials.

  • Linear Program Editor - The timeline position indicator no longer resets to zero when adding components but maintains its location respective to the last component added to the linear program.

  • Build - Up to three complete advanced search queries can now be used to return results for building dynamic playlists.

Bug Fixes

  • Manage - Videos are no longer deselected when managing them from the list view.

Studio-1.20 - 06/29/21

Features

Manage - Subtitles can now be displayed on videos in Preview if they have been provided.

Manage - We have removed the ability to add cue points beyond the duration of a video.

Build - Series metadata can now be used in the Advance Search feature. Input the Series Name, Season, or Episode to return matching videos in the search results.

Studio-1.19 - 05/28/2021

  • Manage - Series and Linear metadata is now displayed within the List view.

  • Schedule - Double click feature no longer pastes programs after copy/cut of programs.

Studio-1.18 - 05/05/21

Features

Build - When creating a playlist in build you can now pin videos in the playlist. After adding dynamic rules for the playlist add an individual video by clicking the plus button found when hovering over the video. These single videos can be dragged and dropped to the desired location within the playlist.

Schedule - Programming templates can be used to save sets of programming that will be needed in the future. While Schedule is in edit mode, select the first program, hold the shift key, and then select the last program so that all desired programs are highlighted. Right click on any of the highlighted programs and select create template. Once saved these programs can be added to a channels schedule by right clicking on empty blocks of programing and selecting Add From Template which loads a list of saved templates.

Studio-1.17 - 03/26/21

Features

  • Linear Program Editor - Keyboard shortcuts are now available when editing a linear program.

Editing controls

<backspace> = Remove selected component

Shift + A = Add Ad Pod

Shift + I = Add Interstitial

Shift + T = Add Time Fill

Shift + W = Magic Wand

Shift + T = Auto Adjust Target Duration

Shift + S = Ready for Air

Shift + D = Save Draft

Shift + "+" = Timeline Zoom In

Shift + "-" = Timeline Zoom Out

Shift + E = Edit Linear Program Metadata

Playback controls

<space bar> = Play or Stop

<right arrow> = Move 1 frame forward

<left arrow> = Move 1 frame backward

Shift + <right arrow> = Move 2 seconds forward

Shift + <left arrow> = Move 2 seconds backward

Control + <right arrow> = Move 1 component backward

Control + <left arrow> = Move 1 component backward

  • Schedule - Users can now drag and drop multiple linear programs. In edit mode hold the Shift button on your keyboard and select several inline programs. Then release the Shift key and all programs remain highlighted. Finally click the highlighted programs and drag and drop to the desired location.

Studio-1.16 - 03/21/2021

  • Schedule - Saving the Schedule with over lapping VOD programs is no longer allowed. In order to save the Schedule all over lapping VOD programs must be corrected.

  • Schedule/Manage - Video and Program previews player now show captions when present.

Studio-1.15 - 02/02/2021

  • Schedule - Live programming can now be added into a channels play-out. There are two paths for this feature. First is scheduling live programs automatically in the schedule by double clicking on the time block and selecting the Live tab. Second is located at the bottom the broadcast pane is a One-Time Live section where you can switch to a live stream in real time.

  • Manage - Subtitle files can now be included when manually uploading a video through Manage. Below the video asset upload is now a subtitle file upload which can take either a URL or a local file.

Studio-1.14 - 01/20/2021

  • Linear Program Editor Magic Wand - Updated linear program component validation.

    1. If the sum of video/interstitial components and ad pod components are less than the target duration the magic wand feature increase the ad pod component to satisfy the target duration. If the duration sum of component is greater than the target duration the magic wand will suggest increasing the target duration.

    2. If the duration sum of component exceeds the target duration press the magic wand will remove the time fill.

    3. If the duration sum of components exceeds the target duration the magic wand will reduce the duration of ad pods by 30 seconds while maintaining a minimum of 30 seconds for ad pods. 

  • Schedule - A Paste button has been added to the editing actions that a located at the top of the schedule while in edit mode.