Flame Family 2015 Extension 3 Release Notes Welcome to the Extension 3 release of the following products: • • • • • Autodesk® Flame® Premium 2015 Autodesk Flame 2015 Autodesk Flare™ 2015 Autodesk Flame Assist® 2015 Autodesk Lustre® 2015 For details on the new features included in this extension, see the following: • • Flame Premium What's New in 2015 Extension 3 Flame Assist What's New in 2015 Extension 3 This extension also includes bug fixes, and an updated DKU (version 9.5.1) for Linux workstations. You can also find PDFs and other offline documentation formats here. System Requirements For Flare, see Flare system requirements. For Flame Assist, see Flame Assist system requirements. System Requirements for Linux Workstations, including Linux stand-alone workstations, Incinerator workstations and Lustre Media Servers. Workstation BIOS HP Z840 Workstation with NVIDIA K6000 graphics card 1.11 HP Z820 Workstation with NVIDIA K6000 graphics card 3.59 See the note for more details. HP Z820 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics card 3.59 See the note for more details. HP Z800 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics card 3.54 (single- and dual-GPU) HP Z800 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro FX5800 3.54 RAM (GB) Minimum/Recommended AJA Firmware Operating System DKU 64 / 128 AJA KONA 4G: FPGA 2014/08/14 at 18:51:03 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.5 (64-bit) 9.5.1 32 (48 for dual-GPU) / 64 AJA KONA 4G: FPGA 2014/08/14 at 18:51:03 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.2 (64-bit) 9.5.1 16 (32 for dual-GPU) / 64 AJA KONA 3G Quad: 2014/03/19 07:22:10 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.2 (64-bit) 9.5.1 24 (36 for dual-GPU) / 48 AJA KONA 3G Quad: 2014/03/19 07:22:10 • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.3 with Workstation Option (64bit) • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.2 (64-bit) 9.5.1 0x75 AJA OEM 2K • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.3 with Workstation Option (64bit) • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.2 (64-bit) 9.5.1 9.5.1 24 / 48 HP xw8600 1.35 12 / 24 0x73 • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Update 3 (64- bit) • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.2 (64-bit) HP xw9400 3.05 12 / 24 0x73 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Update 3 (64- bit) 9.5.1 HP xw8400 2.26 12 / 24 0x73 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Update 3 (64- bit) 9.5.1 About the HP Z820 BIOS The latest BIOS version supported is 3.59 for both the single- and dual-GPU configurations. You do not have to upgrade the BIOS if your current setup is functional. BIOS 1.14 is still valid for single-GPU Z820, so is the 3.50 for the dual-GPU Z820. Note that BIOS 3.14 (and later) fixes a performance issue with Mellanox FDR InfiniBand adapters. About AJA Firmwares • In order to use the AJA Kona 3G card in Flame 2015, you must update the card's firmware to Firmware version "2014/03/19 07:22:10". A script is installed on the workstation when you install the application (in /usr/discreet/flame_2015/scripts/cfgAjaUpdate (Flame), that enables you to upgrade and downgrade the AJA Kona 3G's firmware. To run the script to upgrade the firmware for 2015, from a shell, type the following command: cfgAjaUpdate 2015. Once the card is upgraded, it is recognized as AJA Kona 3G Quad. • Once you have upgraded the card to the AJA Kona 3G Quad firmware, it is no longer useable with pre2015 versions of Flame. If you are running a pre-2015 version of Flame alongside a 2015 version, you must run this script again, with the [pre2015] variable to downgrade the AJA Kona 3G' Quads • • • firmware. To run the script to downgrade the firmware for pre-2015, from a shell, type the following command: cfgAjaUpdate pre2015. If you have downgraded the card's firmware and want to use it again in Flame 2015, you must reupdate the card's firmware, by running the following command: cfgAjaUpdate 2015. After running the script, you must power down and reboot your workstation, to make sure the appropriate AJA board firmware is properly installed. Upgrading to Flame 2015 overwrites the init.cfg file to make the new timings available. The new timings must be uncommented in the init.cfg file to be available in the application. Either modify manually the init.cfg to reset the edited options, or use the Flame Setup application. Hardware requirements for render nodes not purchased from Autodesk Component Minimum Recommended CPU Two single-core, or one dual-core 64-bit processor, such as AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon Memory 8 GB or higher Hard Disk 120 GB or higher SATA, Ultra-SCSI 320, SAS, or IDE drive. The system disk must be a single, physical hard disk drive. It cannot be a logical volume from an array of disks. Network card On-board Gigabit Ethernet adapter GPU-accelerated Graphics Card None. Nodes without a GPU-accelerated graphics card cannot render jobs that require a GPU, such as floating point jobs. Two quad-core 64-bit processors, such as the Intel Xeon E5472 CPU at 3.0 GHz Same amount of memory as the Creative Finishing workstation InfiniBand card, if you want to run Burn and Autodesk Incinerator on the same render node A card from either of NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 or better, or NVIDIA Quadro 4000 or better Linux requirements for render nodes not purchased from Autodesk Hardware Platform HP ProLiant DL160se G6 HP ProLiant DL160 G5 or HP ProLiant DL140 G3 Nodes not purchased from Autodesk Linux Version Custom Autodesk distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.2 with Workstation Option Custom Autodesk distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4, Update 3 On new nodes, use CentOS 6.3. On already-configured nodes, there is no mandatory upgrade. Compatibility Keep in mind the following information on software compatibility and limitations before upgrading to the current version. Autodesk recommends archiving your media and project data before you upgrade. Upgrade Compatibility • • • • Projects and Media Library Read-only. What you can access and how you access it depends on the version from which you are upgrading. o Upgrading from Flame 20th Anniversary or later: You can Convert or Convert and keep a copy your project from the Start Up screen. Once converted, the project becomes identical to a project created in the current version, with access to the libraries and the clips they contain. You cannot open a converted project using the original application; use Convert and keep a copy to keep a copy that remains accessible by the original application. You can also delete a project and its media as you would a native project, without having to first convert it. o Upgrading from a version prior to Flame 20th Anniversary: You cannot open a project created in a version prior to Flame 20th Anniversary. However, you can still access the clip libraries of those projects through the MediaHub, using the Projects browser. You can only delete projects and clip libraries from the application that created them. If the original project is on the same system: Create a project in the current release and then copy the clip libraries from the old project to the new project using the MediaHub. If the original project is on another system: If it has a previous version from 2007 onward installed, transfer the clip libraries to a project on the current system. Alternatively, you can archive the project from an older version and restore the archive in the latest version. See the application help for instructions on creating and restoring archives. Archives Read-only. o Archives created using earlier versions of applications from the Flame Family are read-only when restored to the current version. That is, you can restore an older archive in the current version, but you cannot append material to it; you must create a new archive. o Archives created in the current version cannot be restored in earlier versions of Creative Finishing applications. Users Incompatible. Create a user in the latest version. See the application help for instructions. Setups Compatible (including most Sparks setups). Flame Family 2015 Extension 3: Fixed Bugs List Common to All Platforms Key Components Summary SMOK-28378 Action SMOK-28254 Data Management Data Management Batch / BFX /CFX Memory usage increasing when switching between Timeline and Batch. MP4 with AAC 48K Audio crashes sw_serverd. Crash renaming Folder. SMOK-28224 SMOK-28156 SMOK-28070 Media Import / Export SMOK-28037 EditDesk, Desktop and Editing tools Backburner SMOK-27660 SMOK-27645 SMOK-27598 Media Import / Export Media Import / Export Archive / Restore SMOK-27593 Archive / Restore SMOK-27536 AVIO SMOK-27342 SMOK-27253 Archive / Restore Conform SMOK-27183 Player SMOK-27013 SMOK-26923 Media Import / Export Media Import / Export Batch / BFX /CFX SMOK-26920 Creative tools SMOK-26866 Archive / Restore SMOK-26818 Stone and Wire SMOK-26611 SMOK-26454 Media Import / Export Stone and Wire Installation and Software Config Player SMOK-26176 Archive / Restore SMOK-27600 SMOK-26980 SMOK-26527 SMOK-26511 Missing group node after load BFX setup from 2013X2SP3. Shot Publish: Batch Write File tries to create directory before batch export begins. When you uncollapse a new clip on a reel it won't generate all of its proxy (desktop) images Should select local backburner server to do cache job when using a remote shared partition. Tape name data not seen from Sony MXF files. Tape name missing in DPX and QT header on Flame generated shots. Cannot open archive using OTOC - garbage generated when writing the file. Some Source Segments may not be reloaded when restoring Archive. Color space settings in VTR default to YCBCR-RGB+Headroom all the time. Archive: appending bloats the archive. Sequence Publish XML (Use Media with FX), source time code is changed. Player shows wrong colors on 12bit media greater than 4K on GFX card with 8K texture limit. Wrong timecode from DPX generated by OSD. Assigning export jobs to a group of servers does not work properly. Comp render performance issue when combined with Action (when Action is rendered) Recursive Ops : Crashes when modifying settings after duplicating the node Project Archive append writes whole archive again. sw_serverd can crash doing Cache Source Media and Playback. Doesn't read H264 QTs with "Millions +" in the metadata properly sw_serverd crashes or hangs. Signature on Mac Packages returns errors. Crash when entering text history after changing view. Cache Source Media: Change of Cache Source Media state is ignored on Reported through Customer Error Report System 20 Customers 20 Customers Key Components SMOK-26026 Installation and Software Config Wiretap SMOK-25888 SMOK-25798 SMOK-25454 SMOK-25172 SMOK-24953 SMOK-24669 SMOK-23828 SMOK-23752 SMOK-22528 Media Import / Export Media Import / Export Processing / Burn / Background Reactor Action Player Media Import / Export Views and Multiviews Media Import / Export Summary appending an existing clip to the archive. Wiretap crashes on network restart RHEL 6.x Dead lock if node id unregister at the same time an event is sent/received Specific MXF files get errors in logs and intermittently may crash flame. Shot Publish: Export should not be disabled at root level when publishing to a writeable destination. Slow burn processing Crash when analyzing in Axis Stabilizer Tracker if current frame is negative (backward mode). [email protected] drops on playback. IMX 30/40/50 exports have a green line at the bottom. View setting goes from Update All to Update Sel when the Viewport zoom factor is modified with the numeric field Error while reading specific MXF files Reported through Customer Error Report System 21 Customers 5 Customers 7 Customers Flame Family 2015 Extension 3: Fixed Bugs List Linux-Only Key Components Summary SMOK-28162 Flame Lustre Interoperability SMOK-27869 LUSTRE: AVIO SMOK-27340 LUSTRE: Media Import / Export LUSTRE: Metadata LUSTRE: Wiretap Lustre cannot see Container / Matte Container when importing a sequence from Flame in non-source grading workflow. Screen Grab should set the Broadcast Print LUT on the DVI (and SDI) Wrong ARRIRAW Camera settings on newest SUP9 / SUP10 media Creating a new version in a shared project can overwrite existing grades. Can't modify ISO on ARRIRAW media imported from Wiretap. SMOK-28333 SMOK-26912 Reported through Customer Error Report System Flame Family 2015 Extension 3: Fixed Bugs List Mac-Only Key Components Summary SMOK-27319 Installation and Software Config Hardware, OS, etc. [SMOK] MAC OS 10.10 Yosemite: Manager list empty in Backburner Monitor and Wiretap Central. Flame Assist and Flare on Mac OSX 10.9 sluggish when caching media. SMOK-25730 Reported through Customer Error Report System Flame Family 2015 Extension 3: Known Bugs List Common to All Platforms Key Components Summary Workaround SMOK-28497 Action Duplicate node. SMOK-28171 Action SMOK-28032 Action Action: expressions still reference original axis when mimicked axis is unlinked. Action/Gmask/vertices: Track data not saved and trackers change color. Action: axis track/stabilize results change when re-entering tracker. If track was from first frame, go back to first frame and enter/exit tracker. If track was not from first frame. reset track axis node, enter tracker, reset all and perform track again. SMOK-27691 Action SMOK-27379 Action SMOK-27367 Action SMOK-27899 Archive / Restore SMOK-27875 Archive / Restore SMOK-28462 AVIO SMOK-27323 AVIO SMOK-28372 Batch / BFX / CFX SMOK-28215 Batch / BFX / CFX SMOK-27539 Batch / BFX / CFX SMOK-27265 Conform SMOK-27127 Conform SMOK-27538 SMOK-27787 Creative Tools Data Management Clip select media with Action Timeline FX applied on crashes. Planar tracker: Crash when 'set' after 'snap' in multi feature detection. Planar tracker: result offset error in multi feature detection. When archiving both cached and uncached versions of a clip the slate of the first one is used on the second clip as well. Cannot create the JPEG file associated to Clip thumbnail. Sync selection gets back to free run after each VTR operation. No VTR Output Reel/FOLDER option in Flame Assist. Crash when deleting an expended output Ignoring results in truncated output sockets. Loading a saved batch in BFX loads black thumbnails. MK inside action with an internally generated GMask causes the image to go black when the image in action is set to multiply. AAF Export: some illegal characters in file name sometimes prevent export of segments. Conform Event list: Can't select an event after an edit. Gmask issues when dropping the Opacity. Wiretap path translations does not work in wire transfers. Translate the GMask/track_shape channel to TranslateX = -1. Set sync manually for each VTR operation. Define a hotkey for it (Output Folder for VTR) Expand node with SHIFT+C. or Restart app. If possible update the thumbnails with the clip. Or Add the source clips to desktop before loading the BFX setup. Do the matte external to action or change the incoming source to 8bit. Avoid using illegal char in file names. Change the sort type of the event list to refresh it. or Switch to another tab and then come back to the Conform tab. or Select the clip in the timeline to be able to edit it in the event list. Make sure you mount the shared resources in the same location in Mac OS X and Linux workstations (typically /Volumes/<Shared resource>. Key Components Summary Workaround SMOK-27561 Data Management No new /usr/discreet/clip/stonefsx folder when create a new partition x, via direct editing stone+wire.cfg. Manually create /usr/discreet/clip/stonefsx folder OR use flame setup GUI to create the new partition. SMOK-27788 EditDesk, Desktop and Editing tools Hardware, OS, etc. Timeline not respecting handle consolidation on bfx clip. SMOK-28337 SMOK-27508 SMOK-27987 Installation and Software Config Keyers SMOK-27802 Keyers SMOK-28131 Media Import / Export Media Import / Export Media Import / Export Media Import / Export Media Import / Export SMOK-28066 SMOK-27665 SMOK-27348 SMOK-27103 SMOK-28428 Player SMOK-27251 Player SMOK-27607 RTD SMOK-27605 SMOK-27440 RTD Stone and Wire SMOK-28398 Timeline FX SMOK-28246 Wire Dual monitor: pointer can exceed to 2nd monitor although pointer span is set to primary monitor. To be removed DVS video option(s) from init.cfg. MK: Contextual copy and paste the Blend nodes = messed up UI. Turning on Auto key in Action does not turn auto key in the MK but creates keyframes. Markers are not considered when exporting audio file. Black frames publishing 2K 16fp in a HD timeline. Shot Publish: Shotgun versioning workflow not working with TW on timeline segments Crash reading QuickTime aac with audio through stone+wire server. Shot Publish: Incremental version is not working with shot publish when loading .batch file other than version 0. Player 2:3 insertion: inserted jitter frames are not interlaced. 4k playback gfx drops after stop on playback. VTR preview corruption when entering AJA output from tools (no template). Exit output clip UI refresh issue. S+W related issues when hostname and computer name are different on Mac. Format options copy does not set Resize & RGB LUT to "active". Unable to wire a timeline if it has any missing media. Set the right=0% and left=50% if you primary monitor is on left. Manually edit the init.cfg. Turn auto key on and off again in the MK. Workaround on step 2 set seq to 2048x1556 – to match source. Manually increment version number by 1 in the "write node" clip version option. Click to refresh UI. Ensure that the computer name and the hostname are the same and then start SW. Find where the missing frames are and replace them. Flame Family 2015 Extension 3: Known Bugs List Linux-Only Key Components Summary SMOK-28446 Hardware, OS, etc. SMOK-28419 LUSTRE: AVIO SMOK-27630 LUSTRE: Media Import / Export SMOK-27806 LUSTRE: Media Import / Export SMOK-27503 LUSTRE: Media Import / Export Tablet on RedHat 6.5 with Dual Monitor is mapped all the time across the 2 monitors. Lustre: GFX SDI rasters list always reverts to the Single page Wiretap: R3D/ARRI Orientation reverts to Camera if the Colour Settings are set to Camera. Lustre cannot import certain EXRs (with matte) that were supported in previous versions. Starting a R3D playback with DEB enabled can take up to a minute. Workaround Manually set the Orientation setting in Lustre. Transcode the media or disable DEB option.