DRS™NOVA 3.0 Release


Latest Release Version 3.0

Previous v2.3 Releases

DRS™NOVA Installers
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DRS™NOVA 2.3 Release Notes


Presets in Stabilize and Dewarp
Image zoom and position using Mouse (wheel) while holding down Z key
Use dirt map in alpha channel of 16-bit RGBA files to guide the Autofilter tool.
Make a clip from a sequence of DPX files where some of the files contain alpha
Choose Folder or File to create clip. Folder speeds up clip creation.
When modifying 16-bit RGBA files, preserve alpha channel instead of zeroing it out.
In Paint, pressing and holding the middle mouse button will now show the import frame when in Reveal or Clone modes (same functionality as pressing and holding the Ctrl and Shift keys).


Fixed an issue where the scratch tool was unable to fix EXR-format frames.
Fixed an issue where EXR frames were displayed with incorrect gamma applied. channels (RGBA) and some do not (RGB).
Fixed a bug related to tracking in Stabilize where occasionally during tracking an error dialog appears
Fixed Dewarp error dialog when trying to track when there are fewer than three tracking boxes.
Fixed Stabilize bug, if you pause tracking then change the marks, tracking would stop
Fixed issues with tracking dialogs in Paint.
Fixed TIFF issues with big-endian and RGBA files.
Added width to timecode field in Color Breathing tool so it isn’t cut off.

DRS™NOVA 2.0 Release Notes

In the Project Manager, allow editing of comments for multiple clips at once - the
same comment is set for each selected clip.

If desired the W and keys can be swapped. Their state can be set in
File/Preferences/General. When checked, the behavior is: W shows blue history
boxes and Shift+W shows original values. Unchecked swaps behavior.

Removed the “4K multithread” preference. Now defaults to multithread.

2.0 adds version of version feature. You can now create a version of a version by
right clicking on the version and selecting Create Version of Version. This allows
you to do non-destructive testing on a range of frames that you already have
approved without first having to commit them.

Replaced flicker tool with new Color Breathing and Flicker tool. CTRL CLICK on up
or down on spin boxes gangs all Color Breathing spin boxes together.

Sped up rendering in all full frame tools by 40 to 60%.

For DPX files, handled image descriptor = 0 properly.

Added support for monochrome DPX files.

In Paint always auto-accept in place. Only go back to the accepted frame if the
user presses G or presses the “Accept” button.

Don’t allow timeline to undock.

Don’t resize the picture when doing Shift+L while in presentation mode to toggle
the toolbar ribbon visibility.

Fixed issue with 12 bit DPX clips, render is now 60% faster.

Fixed shifted frame in a 16-bit monochrome clip with 3K header.

Fixed frame cut detection for monochrome files packed as

The untracked tracking boxes are drawn in yellow instead of red.

Fixed crash when loading tracking points in Dewarp and Stabilize.

Fixed issue in Dewarp where when you try to drag a point, some unselected points
move as well.

Fixed bug where painting original values painted garbage if the frame has no

Fixed bug where Paint would randomly switch from COLOR to REVEAL mode in midstroke.

Fixed issue where the timeline right click menu item “Run cut detection” did

Fixed issue in 3 Layer where doing a preview would leave the analysis/processing
region controls in the incorrect enabled state when analysis region is turned off.
Should fix issue where 3 layer was always using the processing region, even if the
box was unchecked.

Fixed issue with 3Layer Auto Per Shot setting in PDLs.

Fixed ALT+Numpad5 (focus on reticle selection combo box) - works like old Correct

Fixed timeline visibility not remembered when you close and reopen Nova. Restore
last height of main window top panel when Nova restarts.

Fixed timeline zooming.

Fixed cut marks not showing up when you show the cuts timeline.

b1569 1/11/16
Fixes to Color Breathing Tool renders

b1894 8/3/2016

b2150 3/7/2017
Fix handling of EXR source files (eliminate residual artifacts surrounding fixed regions)

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