Hiero 12.1 Release notes
QuickTime Audio MultiOS Support
We’re expanding native support of .mov containers containing audio to Linux and Windows. You’ll now be able to import these directly into Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer without the need to extract and import the audio as a separate WAV file.
Surround Sound Audio Support
Introducing multichannel audio support in Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer. We’ve added multichannel audio patching to your timeline, so when you import 5.1 and 7.1, or individual audio files, and place them on your timeline, the audio tracks will now have the ability to patch to different output speakers (eg. LFE, Center, SR). The audio output can be set up using monitor out devices or specific audio cards.
Bin and Track Item Version Linking
A new behavior links source clip versions between a project bin item and its corresponding track items. Now, changing the version of a clip on the project bin, or on a sequence, will change all other instances of the same clip that exist in the same sequence or in any other sequences. This streamlines the process of updating sequences, for example when propagating changes across 10, 30, and 60-second cuts of a project. Version linking is set to ‘On’ by default and can be set manually in the timeline, project bin, and Preferences.
HieroPlayer as Flipbook in Nuke
Nuke 12.1 includes the ability to use HieroPlayer as a flipbook tool for Nuke and NukeX, giving artists more control when comparing different versions of their work. HieroPlayer will auto-detect the OCIO config and viewer colorspace coming from the Nuke script and set up the files being reviewed correctly, whether you are working on a single script or in multiple scripts at one given time. HieroPlayer can be set as the Flipbook in the UI and in the Preferences.
Faster HieroPlayer Launch
New instances of HieroPlayer will now launch faster, improving artists’ overall experience when using HieroPlayer as a flipbook tool. We’ve been able to increase launch speeds for new instances of HieroPlayer on Windows and macOS by a factor of 1.2x and on Linux, we’re seeing an increase of up to 1.5x in our internal tests.
Expanded Launch Options
Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer now offer the ability to dynamically load files and folders into the project bin by entering the file path in the terminal. This speeds up launching Nuke Studio, Hiero, or HieroPlayer to review any supported file type.