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New Version – Likes, Rating, Archived tasks and other

2016/07/04 Posted by Cerebro 1 thought on “New Version – Likes, Rating, Archived tasks and other”

“The voice of the people” and reports rating

Cerebro has added a new feature to like or dislike messages. Now anyone can express an attitude to any post whether it is a colleague’s report or a supervisor’s review. All likes and dislikes are anonymous.

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Besides the likes, there is a new feature to rate reports using a 5 grade scale. In comparison with the likes, only users who are assigned with special rights can rate the reports.

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You can assign such right to supervisors or team leads, so that they will be able to do their “objective” evaluation.

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Rating

User rating is calculated based on likes and dislikes of reports as well as on an “achievement”. This feature is available in users statistics.

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There are new six columns added in statistics: overdue in hours, overdue in days, reports rating, likes, dislikes and user rating. You can choose which criteria to include in a rating calculation, as well as normalize rating using 10 grade scale.

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Normalization makes sense only for user groups analysis.

We believe it would be great to reward the best workers  😉

Archived tasks

 New features allow to archive not only the whole projects, but also some selected task threads using a button “Archive” on the task panel.

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Archived task threads is useful in “endless” projects. Tasks added in archive become invisible in all lists, besides statistics and search. You can add criteria “Archived tasks” in the search window to exclude search in it.

You can check and restore archived tasks in the Navigator. Main menu -> View -> Show archived tasks

Shifts

 If your workflow consists of shifts, you can switch a time displayed to shifts inside Cerebro. Any changes of the time displayed is available in an application setting. Mainmenu -> Cerebro -> Settings

Put in the shift duration and all values connected to hours will be calculated and displayed in shifts, according to duration specified by you.

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Login as other user

Now an administrator can login to Cerebro with their colleagues’ accounts. You can do it by opening an Administrator window, choosing Users tab, then choosing an user and push the button “Login as”

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The right to login as another user is set by right “Login as other users”

Columns administration

 We added a new column picker, which allows to quickly hide and show needful columns in the lists of the tasks.

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This button is located above each task list. After pushing it, there will open a new window with a list of the columns, where you can include/exclude displaying of any of columns, as well as columns with the project tags. You can also save different sets of columns to switch between it quickly.

Plugins distribution

 Cerebro plugins can be distributed among users of your companies by the system itself.

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To find more, please read the documentation (LINK)

Application usage statistics collection

To improve quality, functionality and usability we have implemented statistics collection on application usage.

Usage statistics includes general information about settings, user interface features usage, response rate and memory usage. Personal data are not collected in usage statistics. 

Please, give Cerebro an access to send usage statistics to Cinesoft. It will help us to know which features we should improve.

More information

KWENT and Cerebro integration

2016/06/09 Posted by Cerebro 0 thoughts on “KWENT and Cerebro integration”

We are pleased to announce KWENT and Cerebro products integration.
KWENT MAM key features:

  • Systematization, demonstration and search for media files
  • Comments and approval over images and video
  • Order placement for content purchases
  • Conversion of file formats according to requirements of broadcasters

 

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For companies which already use KWENT or Cerebro we have the following features available:

– large files review inside KWENT МАМ with system desktop viewers (you can find and open files from Cerebro in KWENT МАМ using appropriate buttons)

– For Cerebro users planning to have content approval with a large number of users we have a web-system for negotiations inside KWENT МАМ. Its results are available for review a matching task inside Cerebro.

This integration allows to use features important for you inside KWENT МАМ without purchasing additional Cerebro licenses.

For trial access and further information please contact Julia Khokhriakova ( +79255119592ykhokhryakova@kwent.ru).

New Update – New Gantt Chart, Users Planning, Lines in Mirada

2016/03/17 Posted by Cerebro 0 thoughts on “New Update – New Gantt Chart, Users Planning, Lines in Mirada”

Release Date: Mar 16, 2016

You can read this short release notes or read Full one

In this release we concentrated on an improvement of our planning tools. We call it Cerebro exacto.

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Couple of words about our new style of a main screen*

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The main pa

Basic panels are switched using a  tabulator on the left. On the right there are buttons which open/hide a Forum, Task Properties and Assignments. The main panels may detach from the main screen by dragging a tabulator button.

* If a new interface does not suit you, you can switch to an old one by choosing an option in a Main Menu View  -> Go back to an old style

Gantt Chart

We have a new Gannnt Chart in Cerebro

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Task tree is displayed on the left side of a panel, awhile its graphic representation is on the left side .The graphic part shows the duration and relative positions of tasks on a timeline as well as their connections

In the graphic region you can arrange and assign tasks. You can also perform  the same operations as on the  Navigator panel  i.e create, move, delete, copy tasks, etc..

Links

A panel of links is an additional window, where you can check your links in graphics.

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You can change the time of assignments and delete ones you don’t need using the Assignments panel.

Planning Tool

Planning tool allows you to arrange your tasks on a timeline. The planning tool now indicates when new users are added.

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 To move any user’s task for a specified time, there is a panel displaying all tasks assigned to the user..

Calendar

Calendar is an additional way to view user’s tasks in graphics.

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Yo can also create your tasks on the calendar.

Mirada

 Mirada has finally learnt how to draw straight lines, ellipsis, and rectangles, with vector editing enabled.

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We have also added extra speed to work with h264 codecs and enabled working with DVCAM codecs.

Full release notes

New Update – notifications system, new ffmpeg and other

2015/10/14 Posted by Cerebro 0 thoughts on “New Update – notifications system, new ffmpeg and other”

Release Date: Oct 14, 2015

For everyone – New Cerebro Client for Windows, Mac Os X and Linux

Server componentes:
– Database structure updated
– Cargador component updated

Server Components Installation Guide

Download Cerebro client

Download server components

 

Optimization

Database interaction was optimized to speed up adding, copying, moving tasks, assigning employees, editing time parameters for tasks.

New style and icons

Application looks and icons were changed. You can also configure your icons as you want them.

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To do that, open Styles window (Main menu -> Cerebro Serpens ->Styles…) and add a new style.

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Mirada

– New “Dripper” tool allows you to get a color of a pixel from an opened media file and use it in “Brush” and “Text label” tools;
– Onion Skin mode changed: drawings counter is no longer linked to original media frames, but rather to the amount of drawings in the timeline;

– Mirada now uses new dynamic library ffMpeg which allows for simler and easier video playback;

– Bugfixes: Review with empty drawing couldn’t longer be sent, support for tablet pen presses;

New notification system

Notification system in Cerebro went through major overhaul. Now you can configure notifications on Company / Project / User levels;

New notifications added, e.g. “Expired task notifications” and notifications for every status;

Notifications for client and e-mail are now separated;

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Notificcations can be configured for every role;

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You can read about new Notification system in more detail here

 

Task manager

Task Manager is a tool for performing different actions on tasks, posts and attachments conveniently – namely, navigation, copying, moving, etc. Task Manager is a twin-panel GUI application.

To launch Task Manager, use item in Main menu -> Tools -> Task manager.

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You can move / copy tasks and messages between panels, view and change task properties. More details here

 

Attachment list and parent task forum toggle

 

Forum now has two new panels – “Parent task forum” and “Attachments”. They can be toggled with buttons on bottom panel.

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Parent level forum is helpful when you need to post messages on different levels of tasks, and your employees can also access it without excess clicking.

Attachments panel allows you to see all post attachments on the specified forum.

 

Embedded Filter window and new Filter parameters

 

Task filter window can now be embedded into Task list.

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New filters were added

  • Unwarched tasks
  • Projects
  • References

Filters can also be applied to Statistics windows.

 

Also:

 

Limited visibility policy changes

Users with limited permissions now can view posts in parent tasks. This is to allow viewing of posts which are used for general guidelines and technical specifications, and users with limited permissions might require that.

Permission configuration for several tasks at once

Добавлена возможность установления прав доступа для нескольких выделенных задач.

Make Unique

Links could be made as full-functioning tasks.

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Text is now saved as you type your post

If you accidentally close Message window, text now will be saved and will reappear once you open the window back.

Fast Search criteria toggle and lots of new criterias

You can toggle search criterias without deleting them now.

There’s also a new criteria – task last level.

Task tracking statistics

Task tracking now has statistics table for all tracked tasks – how many tasks are ready, how many are in process, how many haven’t begun yet, etc.

Intermediary reports and statuses in active task window

In Active tasts window you can make an intermediary report without removing task from the list.

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Additionally, you will be offered to change task status while adding / removing task to Active Tasks tab, and your choice will be saved.

 

Client API, buttons, new events

Important! PyQt5 is now used instead of PySide:

Since migration to new QT version, support for PySide for graphical interfaces is no longer possible. PyQt5 is now used instead of PySide, a package is provided with distribution. If you used PySide in your plugins, you should make changes to your plugins replacing PySide with PyQt. In most cases all you need to do is replace PySide with PyQt5 and QtGui with QtWidgets. In case of any problems, contact our technical support.

Embedded buttons and menus

API for embedded buttons and menus is now changed. Old version is still supported.

New system allows you to embed not only menus, but buttons into panels on program interface.

New events

New events are added to process hashtag changes for tasks, messages and attachments. There also are events for changing client visibility for posts and reports.

 

Server API, multi-requests, task copying, hashtags

 

Important! psycopg2 for python3:

Due to major changes in database module we were obliged to refuse supporting py-postgresql module for python3, and replace it with psycopg2. If you used server API module for python 3.x, you shold install psycopg module (http://initd.org/psycopg/) when updating.

Multi-requests in database module.

All functions that change task properties, and some others,  now can accept an array of tasks as an argument.

If you need to set a similar parameter to several tasks, you preferably should use an array of IDs instaed of cycles, it will drastically improve performance.

New functions in database module:

Module has some new functions implemented:

  • task_attachments, to get a list of all attachments in task
  • copy_tasks, for copying tasks respectively
  • hashtag interaction functions for tasks, posts and attachments
  • task_by_url, returns task ID using its URL.

Examples

Since API is updated, examples of using API are now updated too. There are also new examples of importing / exporting tasks from spreadsheets.

 

More information here

 

Update – References, search, spell checker

2014/02/26 Posted by Cerebro 0 thoughts on “Update – References, search, spell checker”

Task references in the task navigator

Task references allow you to place the same task in several project branches without copying it.

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All the reference properties and the forum are inherited from the original task. It means that any message change/creation in reference or property change lead to the change in the original task. The only exception is the reference name which can differ from the original task name.

There are two buttons for task reference creation on the task toolbar:

ref_copy.png – Copy task as reference. Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+X

ref_cut.png – Cut task and leave reference. Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+C

For details please refer documentation.

Search tasks, messages and attachments in the address bar

You can search tasks, messages and attachments in the address bar now.

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Simply enter text to find and Cerebro will look for it in all its data. Since the “smart search” is used there is no necessity for the full text match.

Spell checkers in posts

Spell check is available now when writing messages.

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Inbox, favorites and filter by subscription

The “Followed Tasks” tab is renamed to “Inbox” which is more close to its meaning. Also now you can mark individual tasks as favorite to filter the inbox list by this criterion later.

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Enable the “Show only my subscription” radio button to hide everything that is not interesting for you.

External insert, multi renaming and replication of tasks

External task insert means inserting of “outside” objects such as files or text strings from the clipboard or by dragging into the “Navigator” window. New tasks are created on the basis of these objects.

To insert external objects from the clipboard select the objects and copy them to the clipboard, then switch to the “Navigator” window, find suitable location for new tasks in the task tree and click the paste.png “Paste” button in the task toolbar.

In the case of text insertion one or more tasks will be created in the Cerebro system depending on the text contents. The text must be in the CSV format to insert several tasks, it means that it contains a list of new task names separated by a line break. For example you can copy to clipboard one column from the Excel excel.png  spreadsheet and paste it in the “Navigator” window. After that Cerebro will prompt you to create new tasks named corresponding to the pasted text. In this way you can insert new tasks from other text documents such as Word, txt-files or a web page.

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Insert tasks with files

On pasting several files Cerebro will prompt you to create new tasks on their basis.

Multi-rename tasks

Multi-rename feature allows to rename selected tasks on the basis of a predefined template or regular expressions.

Select the tasks to be renamed and click the  btn_group_rename.png “Multi-rename tasks” button (keyboard shortcut Ctrl+M). The same command is also presented in the context menu.

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Replicate task

The replication feature allows you to create the required number of duplicates the selected task.

Select a task to replicate and click the btn_replicate.png button (keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D). The same command is also presented in the context menu.

For details please refer documentation.

Active Tasks

The “Active Tasks” window contains a list of tasks for which you are planning to work during the day.

You can add a task in this window by clicking the “Start work” button in the forum window.

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The task will appear in the list and a corresponding timer will be started. The list may contain several tasks but only one of them is allowed to be active at a time.
You can switch between tasks in the list during the day or pause your work. Each task time is stored and after the task completion click the btn_stop.png “Stop work and write report” button. After that the report creation window will arise with the time spent on the task specified.
It is not mandatory to use this window for time management, you can just put your actual task there to have them always “at hand”.

Notifications about switching task status

You will get e-mail notifications about task status switches now. To configure this notifications please go to your Cerebro profile (“Cerebro Serpens” / “My Profile…” main menu item).

Project filter

The project filter feature is present now in the Administrator pane.

Downloading and uploading files in multiple threads

The functionality of the Cargador service was updated to perform multi-threaded file transfer. This feature allow to significantly increase the speed of uploading and downloading from the Cerebro file storage.

And also

Copying tasks between universes

If you are working with several companies and you need to transfer information back and forth, now you can copy tasks between universes freely. In this case task copying is limited only by your access permissions.

Buttons to download and open files in the forum

Buttons to download and open a file appear when you hover the mouse over it in the forum.

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Elimination of illegal characters

Most of previously illegal characters in the task name are allowed now. Only “/” and “” characters still remain prohibited.

More details about update

Update – Filters / User Traking / API

2013/08/03 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Update – Filters / User Traking / API”

Task filter

In the Navigator, in the “To Do List” and “On control” lists the possibility of filtering on the next properties has appeared:

– The universe for those who are in multiple universes;

– Task start time;

– Progress;

– Statuses;

– Activities.

For each task from the list a unique filter is used.

The filter window is opened is pressed btn_filter.PNG , which is located on the top panel in the list .

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The filter runs in the interactive mode, that is, when you change some filter options, it will immediately appear in the task list.

If in the filter window some filtering options are chosen, the filter opening button will change its color btn_filter_active.PNG

If there were some filtered rows in the task list, then in the status bar at the bottom of the main window, an indicator with the number of filtered tasks will display.

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Clicking on this indicator will open the filter window of the current list.

More information about task filtering here.


User Tracking

A new view (tab) is developed – “User Tracking”.

It enables a bird’s eye overview to determine whether or not your colleagues are working, and if they are, on what tasks they are now working exactly.

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In the top line you can filter users belonging to a particular group or type of activity, and also to select the task status.

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But most importantly – and this is something for which this representation was created – it is the «Switching Time» column.

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It shows the date and time when the user changed the status of the task (in other words, “took to work,” or vice versa “completed and waiting for comments “). If a cross is displayed in this column, it means the user is currently free.

After having selected the status on the top line, which says “work done, waiting for comments” (in our example – «Pending Review»), we will immediately see whose works require supervisor comments, and how long they are in this status:

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More information about User Tracking here

 

API Changes

Added server and client side API for statuses and tags.

Check out the whitepapers on these updates on http://cerebrohq.com/docs/en/index.html, in Cerebro API Documentation section.

Fixes

– If the file transfer service CARGADOR is installed locally on the file server of your company (this is true for almost all tariffs, except «Home»), we strongly recommend your system administrators to update the service. The new version of CARGADOR provides a far more stable file transferring process than all previous versions.

– Pereodical stop of  file downloading from remote file storages;

– Wrong calculation of summary statuses on tasks with subtasks;

– Improper working out of the rules of tasks status change with the links between the tasks of the various branches and links between tasks with subtasks.

Python API + Mirada with FFmpeg

2012/05/03 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Python API + Mirada with FFmpeg”

A new Cerebro Serpens (Constellation of the Snake ) version has been released in order to change the old Cerebro Astro version that you were working with since 2010. The reason we call it Serpens: Serpens version if to compare with Astro version, will be a Software development Kit on the Python API base.

Software Development Kit

SDK allows to develop custom functions for the system that were not available in the standard version, also to automate interaction between Cerebro and another Software, that is used (we will not be afraid this word) in the pipeline in your studio.

SDK consists of two global parts: Client API and Server API.

With the Help of «Client» API you can add points to the main menu, to the context menu – in the navigator and also to the forum. It is necessary to notice that API is realized on a so-called « trigger approach», or «system of events». That means with the help of client API you can launch various scripts in a response to the user actions or the system events, and thus make routine operations even more automatic, for example: to provide data transmission between several systems, or to conduct new control functions – to supervise correctness of the name of spread files, file types, etc.

Server API- Is used as a database access. In an automatic mode it allows to create/edit records to the database, for example: tasks and messages, and also it allow spreading files and links.

More detailed documentation about SDK is still in progress, but some sections are already available to inquisitive “Python-coders”. Follow our updates on our website in the “Support” section. New articles about SDK are updated almost daily, and we hope that the final documentation will be finished approximately by the May 15.

New Replication Server

In order to increase our system’s general reliability, we have launched an additional Cerebro’s replication server. That means, if the main server will not respond, users will be automatically switched onto the reserve server, and they will be able to continue their work at no problem. Replication server provides data synchronization in the real time, therefore switching between the servers will not be noticeable for users.

Note: Such data synchronization is available only on SaaS-plans. Local system clients still must manage their backup data on their own.

Generally, if you want a real reliability for free- welcome to the «cloud»!

 

New iOS Client version.

It happened! The beta-version of a long-awaited «Cerebro for iPad/iPhone 2.0» has finally being finished and soon it will be released. Currently, the app is being sent to the App Store. We hope that in 2-3 weeks it will be available to all the happy Apple (iPad and iPhone) owners.

A new iOS-client, compare to the old one, provides full compatibility with the new Cerebro Serpens databases.

Besides, in the new version the interface has been updated so that it improves the user experience when tracking your projects on an iPad.

 

New Mirada

Besides SDK, new version of Cerebro also includes an updated version of a Mirada player. Besides a standard Quick Time API, FFmpeg libraries, that considerably expands the list of supported codecs and containers. Thus the user can choose what library to use for playing one of these formats.

In general, from now on your favorite h.264 will run more smoothly and more precisely. Of course MiradaPro supports FFmpeg.

And that’s not all!

Aside the described innovations above, we brought some more extra options, which in the essence are described in one word «Convenience! ».

First, it is a new license activation principle in locally established systems. If in the previous versions  our system administrator had to «to climb under a cowl» and to replace a certain special file in a certain special place, now it can be imported simply directly from the Cerebro interface. New interface displays   much more information now when you manage your licenses, than it was available earlier – for example, the maximum number of users, validity periods of each license, etc.

Second, new Cargador.  It is able to switch automatically from a local cache of files to the network storage and back – depending on, whether the network storage at the moment of login is available. Imagine that you have a laptop that periodically moves with you from your house to your office and back.  While “Old” Cargador at first would download to your laptop those files which are in the network storage, but are absent in your local cache. While «new» Cargador instead of wasting time on downloading- it will simply automatically connect you directly to the file server, straight away you will be able to work with them, while saving time and space on your hard disc. However, if you are more comfortable with the “Old Cargador” and you don’t want to change anything, then it is possible to switch this function off.

And third, we have improved our search system. Now as criteria for search it is possible to set not only available parameters, but also the absent ones. For example, it is possible to look for tasks not only with the put-down tag, but also tasks where tag is not set.

The new Cerebro Serpent is already available for those users that use Saas-Demo version and SaaS-Private Studio. But users that use local versions (Business and Corporate) will have their shipment after «May holidays», starting from May 15; a process of getting demands form system administrators.

More information about release here

Sincerely and have a pleasant «May holidays»!

Cerebro New Features

2011/09/22 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Cerebro New Features”

Access Rights Management Upgraded

Access rights can be global (granted to the whole Universe) or local, task-specific.

To adjust task-specific access rights pick the task (or project), go to  btn_access Task Properties tab and press the button .

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A new window will open:

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The upper list displays current groups and users who have access to the task. There you can change Role and Access Rights Inheritance Pattern. A Role is a combination of separate access rights which allows a user certain type of activities in the project structure. Access Rights Inheritance Pattern defines the scope of Role application. The patterns can be the following:

1. To the current task and all lower levels (sublevels)

2. To the current level only

3. To the sublevels only

The access rights highlighted with bold type are not inherited from upper levels (parent objects) and therefore can be changed. Inherited access rights cannot be altered. If you need to alter inherited access rights you must uncheck Inherit Access Rights from Parent Objects checkbox first. All current inherited rights will be changed to direct and ten set to zero. After that you can edit/delete these access rights in the particular task.

You can customize access rights for a picked group/user in the upper list by checking / unchecking the appropriate checkboxes in the lower list.

To add a group / user to the upper list press Add a Group/User button.

A dialog window will appear where you’ll be able to select Groups/Users to add to the list.

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Pressing Role button calls a window with list of roles and their specific access rights settings.

Here you can see and edit current role settings and create new roles.

Global access rights are set up in Administrator window (Main menu/Tools/Administrator) on Universe tab

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Global access rights are being set up the same way as described above except one restriction: they can be set up for groups only (not for separate users).

Access rights management is one of the most sophisticated matters in Cerebro therefore we strongly recommend you to read the latest User Manual on this matter before making any changes. ССЫЛКА

The latest access rights management system is not guaranteed to be compatible with the previous one. An issue noticed: if you edit access rights in the latest version of Cerebro, they can be displayed incorrectly in previous versions.

Bugs Fixed

Large files export to Cargador error (all platforms) – fixed

More information here.

New CEREBRO: Some options and bugs fix

2011/07/23 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “New CEREBRO: Some options and bugs fix”

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You may select the UI language Cerebro directly at login screen.

You may choose avatar display option to show them (the menu Cerebro Astro – Settings – Display Settings):

  • – on the left, center or right of the message header
  • – or disable altogether.

There is a new export Review option appear in MiradaPro (menu Review / Export Track to MOV). You may save Review track with voice comments in separate QuicktTme MOV file. The feature available on Windows and MacOS platforms. (Windows: Unknown problem was detected when export file targeted to Desktop)

Corrections to the server component:

module Sirena was updated. File deletion error was fixed.

Bug Fix in Cerebro:

The First Steps Wizard assigns default file storage for a new project immediately. This will eliminate “Site list is empty” error message.

Bug Fix in Mirada:

Saving of long (more than 3 minutes) reviews was fixed. They are correctly stored and shipped in Cerebro now.

More information here.

Mirada Pro: Stereoscopic 3D Support + 3 New Features

2011/06/17 Posted by Cerebro 3 thoughts on “Mirada Pro: Stereoscopic 3D Support + 3 New Features”

CineSoft Ltd. launches a new version of the most popular Cerebro plugin – Mirada player.

A new version of Mirada, named Mirada Pro offers four advanced features:

  • Stereoscopic 3D support,
  • Online reviewing sessions,
  • Color grading,
  • Reviews saved as standalone files in a user defined folder.

1. Stereoscopic 3D Support

Cerebro professional users get a unique tool for watching images and videos in stereoscopic 3D format and what is more noticeable – this tool allows to draw stereoscopic comments as well, i.e., they are parallax adjustable!

Mirada Pro supports 5 stereoscopic modes:

–  OpenGL Quad Buffering Mode based on NVIDIA 3DVision Pro hardware technology.

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This mode requires an  NVIDIA Quadro series graphic controller as well as shutter eyeglasses and an emitter (NVIDIA 3DVision Kit).

Anaglyph Mode. You’ll need special eyeglasses with red and cyan color filters.

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Alongside with the described above modes Mirada Pro offers a special mode for preview theaters (review rooms) – Dual Screen Output. This mode allows to project two separate videostreams via paired projectors and filter the streams by polarized eyeglasses. A dual video output graphic controller is required to run this mode.

If a user’s graphic controller doesn’t support any of the above modes Mirada Pro offers two monoscopic modes – Source and One Side Only. The first one displays the picture “as is”, the second one displays a half of it, either “left eye” or “right eye” depending on user’s choice.

2. Online Reviewing Sessions

Mirada Pro offers a special tool named Online Reviewing Session. This tool allows several remoted users to establish an Internet connection, share the session link and watch simultaneously not only the content played back by Mirada Pro but each other’s actions as well (mouse cursor movements, timeline shifts, picture zoom and pan).

This mode is based on more progressive technologies than trendy screen sharing, and they makes it possible to share and review high quality images or videofiles on pretty slow Internet connections.

3. Color grading

Tools -> Color Grading menu adjusts Gamma and Exposure and switches on/off Linear to Logarithmic mode:

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OpenGL library makes it possible for Mirada Pro to use Color Grading even with RAW formats (or other formats with more than 8 bits per color channel).

4. Reviews Saved as Standalone Files

This option lets a user save a review as a separate file to a defined folder if for some reason he (she) doesn’t want to publish it immediately in a Cerebro forum thread.

More information

How Do I Get Mirada Pro?

Starting with build 5794 by June 17, 2011 Mirada Pro is included in standard Cerebro installation packages for Windows, MacOS and Linux. Pro functions unlock after a special product key activation. Mirada Pro is available for all Cerebro pricing plans, including Free Demo.

A product key can be purchased by either of two possible ways:

1) Via Cerebro Web Interface (Main Menu -> Account -> Buy Mirada Pro);

2) Contacting CineSoft directly.

Product keys can be issued for 1, 3, 6, 12 months of validity or for an unlimited time.

Please note that Mirada Pro product keys are “node-locked”, i.e., bound to a particular workstation – this policy is opposite to Cerebro traditional “floating licenses”. We must take into account that unlike Cerebro, Mirada Pro is a highly specialized toolkit required by a comparatively small part of a whole facility. So, this licensing approach seems to be more economically effective in terms of company’s software assets and investments. Besides, Pro functions have rather specific hardware requirements and therefore it doesn’t make much sense in installing Mirada Pro on every PC in the house.

New Cerebro version

2011/06/17 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “New Cerebro version”

User Avatars

User avatars can be added to a user profile here:
Main menu -> Cerebro Astro -> Profile…

Universe administrators can attach avatars to material resources on Resources tab in Administrator window.
Main menu -> Tools -> Administrator…

Now every message in a forum can be identified by its creator’s avatar.
You may change Avatar size in Main menu -> Cerebro Astro -> Preferences.

Getting Started Wizard

This wizard helps create and set up a new project structure.

The wizard consists of several steps to create Users, Groups, Projects and set up permissions & access rights
It’s not obligatory to make all those steps, the wizard can either be closed at any moment or skip several steps and switch to, for example, creation of a new project.
The wizard shows automatically at the 1st time Cerebro starts up. After having been closed it can be launched again manually either in the Main menu -> Tools -> Wizards

Cerebro updated Forum

2011/03/04 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Cerebro updated Forum”

Message type can be selected/changed in the Add or Edit dialog windows. 
Files can be dragged-and-dropped right onto a forum thread. 
And it calls an Add message dialog window with the dropped files attached to it.
Every forum message now has 2 new buttons, Edit and Reply.type

Locked docks
All docks (Navigator, Forum, Gannt chart, etc.) are now locked by default, i.e. they can’t be detached and moved.
To unlock the docks you must uncheck the box View -> State docks-> Fixed docks.

Bugs Fixed
Incorrect connection via a proxy server.
A zero hash file upload error.
Crash caused by date/time adjustment in the New Task dialog window.
Crash caused by Navigator’s Panels style.
Invisible parent tasks for the Restricted Worker role.

More information here

Update: Budget and Multi edit

2010/11/29 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Update: Budget and Multi edit”

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Budgeting

  • Costs planning and tracking function
  • Payments record
  • Costs statistics
  • A new role – Producer – is added. It should be assigned to a project manager responsible for financial performance of a project. Producer has access to budgets and salaries.

Task properties multi-edit

You can change task properties for several tasks simultaneously – just select the desired tasks in Navigator. Any task property can be changed this way except tags.

Unread Messages Button

A new button appeared on the navigation bar.
If you have unread messages, the bulb is on. A click on the button will get you to the first unread message.

Bugs fixed

  • Calendar editing fixed
  • Task transfer on the next day (in Calendar) fixed


In the next version:

  • Resource usage reporting and statistic functions
  • Tabs bar for tasks

More information here

Cerebro new version. Work shedule and Calendar.

2010/10/28 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Cerebro new version. Work shedule and Calendar.”

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You will not be able set task planned date and edit Gantt diagram in previous versions of Cerebro client. You should upgrade client in order to do it.

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Task planed time is directly determine its duration in days.
You may define work schedules from Tools -> Work Schedules.

Work schedule affect only assigned users.
Note that all schedule and user assignment start work only from particular date and till another schedule will be accepted.

Repeat another time important points to work with task planning:
– You should create work schedule;
– You should assign users on the work schedule;
– You should pay attention to schedule/assignment start dates.

Calendar delivers another approach to plan work
Calendar works in conjunction with assignment tasks panel.
You may select time interval to view in calendar. They can be day, week or two weeks.

“Task properties” changes
The way of task date/time specification has been changed.

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Coming
– Change properties for multiple task
– Work schedule exceptions: regular holidays, user vocation/ill/extra work days.

See more information

Update – Mac OS X 64 Bit, ICal

2010/06/28 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Update – Mac OS X 64 Bit, ICal”

64 bit Version for Mac OS X Image
– This version will work under Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.x, and under Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x
– Stable work under Mac Os Snow Leopard 10.6.x
– Productivity increase by 2 times for interface “re-drawing” (when shifting from Carbon to Cocoa)
To change from the 32 bit version to the 64 bit version you will need to download it from our website and install it!
http://http://cerebrohq.com/en/download/ (choose Mac OS X 64 menu item)
If you don’t do this, the automatic updating system will continue to download the 32 bit version.
– Note: the Mirada module for the 64 bit Cerebro distribution kit is still 32 bit (because of QuickTime Api restrictions)

Export into network calendar ICal
– You can view the following drop-down menu in Assigned tasks

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– When choosing a menu item a http link for your assigned tasks calendar will be copied into your clipboard
– You will be able to download your calendar from Cerebro (it will be automatically updated) into Google calendar, ICal, Outlook! For e.g. in the Google calendar, please choose Add/ Add URL menu item and insert the copied link.

We’ve started work on implementation of non material resource planning
– This can be “cutting rooms”, cameras, etc.
– CreatingTools/Administatorhttp://cerebrohq.com. Resources
– Assigning resources in Task Properties

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Mас OS X – Gantt chart also available!

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Creating new tasks by drag and dropping files into navigator function restored.
In the Navigator menu, choose a spot in the project and drag and drop 10 files there, and you will be able to create a task with 10 files or 10 tasks with one of the files , the task name will be created out of the names of each of the files.

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In the next version:
– The Gantt chart will take into account Saturdays and Sundays and work hours. You will be able to enable/disable these functions. :)
– An additional calendar mode for resource planning!
– Time/resource overlap identification

Integrating Cerebro and Mikogo Web Conference

2010/05/13 Posted by Cerebro 3 thoughts on “Integrating Cerebro and Mikogo Web Conference”

Cinesoft and BeamYourScreen are proud to announce the integration of the Cerebro project management complex with Mikogo – the easy-to-use and cross-platform remote desktop tool ideal for web conferencing and remote support.

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The Mikogo software has been implemented within both the Cerebro Mac OS X and Windows distribution kits. We have created a new “Web conference” menu within the Cerebro interface that allows users to launch Mikogo quickly and easily. All you need to do is  register your Mikogo account and click on “Start Mikogo web conference”. Registration is necessary only when you wish start a screen sharing session. Participants, on the other hand, are not required to register a Mikogo account and can rather sit back, relax, and enjoy the easy-to-use Cerebro Mikogo web conference. Player for saved sessions available under Windows OS.

More information on our forum.

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Mac Screen Sharing

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Finally! Cerebro features Gantt chart!

2010/05/04 Posted by Cerebro 3 thoughts on “Finally! Cerebro features Gantt chart!”

Finally, on request of and dreading the threats of our users 🙂  Cerebro now includes Gantt Chart!
To edit Gantt chart please go to <Editable> mode.

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Plus:

– Task Properties – new links section (task dependence) and expanded date section;
– New Light interface style (looks a little like MS Оutlook) works for all operational systems;
– Warning message when creating new user or exceeding maximum amount of accounts;
– New Event flag (event/meeting) – when creating/reviewing task
In the nearest future calendars synchronized with Cerebro will be available (my tasks/ my meetings) for Outlook/Google Calandar/ICal.

For more details please see our forum.

Please welcome the Cerebro Web version!

2010/04/15 Posted by Cerebro 3 thoughts on “Please welcome the Cerebro Web version!”

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The Cerebro web version has finally  been launched! You no longer need to install Cerebro locally. If you have Internet access, your login and password – welcome aboard! Access your Cerebro account from any computer.

We remind you that in the web version you will be able to:

  • view task tree;
  • view assigned and interest task lists;
  • view messages and comments;
  • create tasks and assign users for tasks;
  • download files;
  • create tasks, reports and comments to them;
  • view attached images.

The Web version interface is available in russian and in english (see screenshots)
To switch language please use the “Language” menu.

Now the most important part:

You can access the web version in the top right hand corner of our website by pressing “SIGN IN” and then “web client”. Or you can use the direct link – http://webclient.cerebrohq.com/

To integrate the new web version with your file storage facilities clients of Studio / Installed rates need to:

  • upgrade your studio Cargador service  by downloading updated version of Standalone Cargador & Sirena.
  • the service works  on the 4080 TCP port  by default, you must configure the NAT to transfer it to an external address.

Cerebro Web version requirements:

  • Internet browsers:  Internet Explorer 8 and later versions, Mozilla Firefox 3 and later versions, Opera 10 and later versions, Safari 3 and later versions, Google Chrome 4 and later versions *
  • enabled Cookies и JavaScript
  • Internet access

(Web version limits– administrator panel inaccessible, not possible to create and view file comments, no audiovisual reviewing options)

*Proper work of the application in other browser versions and in other browsers can not be guaranteed.

We will be very glad to receive feedback from you on the new Web version!

Cinesoft to launch iPhone

2010/03/15 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Cinesoft to launch iPhone”

Available from the App Store
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Cerebro iPhone version 1.0. was developed specially for users that are  constantly on the move but still need to keep in touch. We’re sending out the application to Apple for approval, so keep your fingers crossed!  🙂

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Main functions:

  • work offline!
  • view task tree;
  • view assigned and interest task lists;
  • view messages and comments;
  • create tasks and assign users to tasks;
  • download and upload files;
  • create tasks, reports and comments to them;
  • view attached images.

Cerebro iPhone 1.0. version requirements:

  • iPhone firmware 3.0. and later versions;
  • supports  iPhone (2G,3G, 3GS), iPod Touch (2,3 generations);
  • Internet connection.

(iPhone version 1.0. limits– administrator panel inaccessible, not possible to create and view visual file comments)

Installation:

To install the application on your iPhone or iPod Touch you will need to register in the iTunes Store.

If you have an iTunes account, you will be able to install the  Cerebro iPhone ver.1.0. application through your computer. You will need to register in iTunes via Internet.

You can download the installation package here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Please note that the application works on devices with 3.0 firmware and later versions. You can upgrade firmware through your computer using  iTunes.

You need Cerebro  login and password.

Important!

The Cerebro iPhone ver.1.0 is a FREE application. After installation you will not be charged any money from your iTunes account.

Planning to launch Cerebro Web version!

2010/03/12 Posted by Cerebro 2 thoughts on “Planning to launch Cerebro Web version!”

The web version of Cerebro was developed specially for users that like a change of scene :), or, in other words, do not work on one computer. It can also come in handy for your clients that don’t have the opportunity to install the Cerebro Desktop Client version. We plan on launching Cerebro Web in April 2010.

Soon you will no longer need to install Cerebro locally. If you have Internet access, your login and password – welcome aboard! Access your Cerebro account from any computer.

Web

Main functions:

  • view task tree;
  • view assigned and interest task lists;
  • view messages and comments;
  • create tasks and assign users for tasks;
  • download and upload files;
  • create tasks, reports and comments to them;
  • view attached images.

Cerebro Web version requirements:

  • Internet browsers:  Internet Explorer 8 and later versions, Mozilla Firefox 3 and later versions, Opera 10 and later versions, Safari 3 and later versions, Google Chrome 4 and later versions *
  • enabled Cookies и JavaScript
  • Internet access

(Web version limits– administrator panel inaccessible, not possible to create and view file comments, no audiovisual reviewing options)

*Proper work of the application in other browser versions and in other browsers can not be guaranteed.