Beta build 7 (1 April 2022)


  • New zoom tool functionality

  • New options for ftrack integration (application UI)

  • Auto delete for downloaded files is now an option

  • Added "/volumes" short cut to file selector dialog boxes


  • Added "View at 1:1"

  • Additional compare functionality

  • Further UI updates

  • It's now possible to drag a .cs5 (saved session file) into cineSync Play

  • Vertical volume control


  • Fixed long file name issue in notes window

  • Fixes to compare and added additional compare options

  • Fixed rendering glitch in compare mode on retina display

  • Multiple minor bug fixes and optimisations

Beta build 6 (12 March 2022)


  • Added compare mode (Top/bottom and Overlay with wipe)

  • Added on-screen text tool

  • New notes tool

  • Notes and annotations can now be exported to PDF

  • Added support for SGI file format

  • Added Chinese translation for UI

  • Menu item and keyboard shortcut added to enable and disable mask

  • A global preferences file can now be specified via an environment variable.


  • UI updates, including new styling on drawing tool menus, etc

  • Timecode display now uses a fixed width font (so it not longer resizes/flickers as timecode updates)

  • Render/playback optimisations


  • On Windows, removed drop shadow on disabled text

  • On macOS disabled controls now appear greyed out correctly

  • Fixed crash when selecting square tools from menu option

Beta build 5 (02 February 2022)


  • Support for multichannel audio (previously only 2 channel audio), with audio tracks now mixed correctly

  • Added ability to slip audio tracks

  • Add ability to load a separate audio track along with a frame sequence

  • Added ability to draw/annotate per layer

  • Added keyboard shortcut to cycle through layers

  • Added View at Half/Actual/Double and fit to screen menu items

  • Added an option to make any new movies added to the review, the active movie

  • Added command line option to clear an existing session

  • Added ability to add the original file from ftrack


  • Improved playback performance by optimising memory and threading systems - supporting playback of very large files and sequences

  • Updated to latest version of the ftrack API

  • Added check to ensure minimum OpenGL version is met

  • Added ability to suppress close confirmation message

  • Large OCIO configs are split alphabetically within the menus

  • Application on macOS now runs as a single instance


  • Fixed savings frames with an alpha channel not exporting correctly

  • Fixed some menus being greyed out when an OCIO config is applied

  • More fixes to SSO (some back end fixes required)

  • UI fixes to ftrack integration

  • Fixed setting a small frame playback memory causing excessive memory usage

  • Fixed 360 rendering issues on Windows when used with 4k display in “scaled mode”

Beta build 4 (30 November 2021)


  • Added support for 360 "latlong" media

  • Added blackboard and whiteboard functionality

  • Added ability to rename playlist items from the main playlist

  • Added ability to display alpha channels independently of other channels

  • Added keyboard shortcuts to select output channels: Shift + R, G, B, A


  • Better support for "Open with" on macOS and Windows

  • Added script to install protocol handler on Linux (for KDE and Gnome)


  • Fixed dropdown menus appearing on wrong screen when used with dual displays

  • Fixed "Sign in with Google" crash on macOS

  • Fixed connection issues that could prevent cineSync Play from connecting to on-premise instances of ftrack Studio

  • Fixed most connection issues to a ftrack server with SSO enabled. Remaining issues to be fixed in future updates

Beta build 3 (11 November 2021)


  • Support for embedded 2 channel audio tracks (support for non-stereo audio, and support for separate audio tracks will be added in a future update)

  • Added support for OCIO environment variables

  • Added option of installer-free version for Windows

  • Ability to add up to four levels of subfolders


  • Upgraded OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and Imath to latest versions


  • Fixed crash on CentOS 7 when showing file select dialog box

  • Fixed crash on windows when using EXRs with DWAA compression

  • Drawings now resize correctly when the window is maximised on Linux

  • Fixes to focus issues on Linux

  • Fixes for OpenSSL issues on CentOS 7, this prevented playback on some Linux systems

  • Fixed issue with custom component names containing whitespace

  • Fixed issue loading frame sequences from ftrack Studio on Windows

  • Fixed preferences being deleted on macOS

Beta build 2 (18 October 2021)


  • Added support for MXF files

  • Hold Alt/Option key and move mouse to scrub on video

  • .cs5 files now associated with cineSync Play

  • The [ and ] short cut keys increase and decrease annotation line thickness

  • Basic preferences dialog added, allows changes of playback

  • Proxy support


  • Dark mode UI now enforced on macOS 10.14 and above

  • Removed 8 GB memory limit and set max memory pool size to 80% of available physical ram

  • Improved UI resolution on Retina display

  • Line drawing quality improved

  • Settings and changing saved frame location

  • Better error messages if errors occur while trying to connect to ftrack, plus logging

  • Removed close confirm on exit, if playlist is empty

  • UI fixes to the ftrack entity picker


  • Fixed adding folder on linux

  • Now listens and respond to SIGINT on linux

  • Fixed preferences saving on macOS11

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